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Charting Nursing's Future
Charting Nursing's Future policy briefs focus on nurses and nursing, with the most recent issues in the series addressing recommendations from the Institute of Medicine's landmark Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report.
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On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
An Increase in the Number of Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees is Linked to Lower Rates of Postsurgery Mortality
March 4, 2013 | Journal Article
Researchers found that a 10-point increase in the percentage of nurses holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing within a hospital was associated with an average reduction of 2.12 deaths for every 1,000 patients.
A Phased Cluster-randomized Trial of Rural Hospitals Testing a Quality Collaborative to Improve Heart Failure Care
May 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Nurse staffing stability associated with improved performance measures in heart failure care in rural hospitals according to this study.
April 1, 2013 | Journal Article
This article outlines 10 process steps, followed by recommendations, to transform nursing education in ways to improve patient safety in the state of Michigan.
November 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Baccalaureate degree program in nursing pairs online content delivery with simulations and traditional nursing program clinical rotations.
Celebrating a Sustained Commitment to Improving Health and Health Care Through Nursing: RWJF Marks Its 40th Anniversary
January 1, 2013 | Issue Brief
The January 2013 issue of Charting Nursing's Future celebrates four decades of RWJF investments targeting nursing's ability to improve care and strengthen the nursing profession.
Hospital Nursing and 30-Day Readmissions Among Medicare Patients With Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia
January 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Improving the hospital nurse work environment can prevent readmissions for three common conditions.
Supplemental Nurses Are Just As Educated, Slightly Less Experienced, And More Diverse Compared to Permanent Nurses
November 5, 2012 | Journal Article
Employing supplemental nurses could help meet the challenges of an aging nursing workforce, the projected future shortage of nurses, and an increasingly diverse U.S. population.
June 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Nurses play a critical role in identifying and intercepting medication errors regardless where the error originates—at the prescribing, transcribing, dispensing or administration stages.
Predictors of Actual Turnover in a National Sample of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Employed in Hospitals
March 1, 2012 | Journal Article
In order to reduce costly turnover among newly-licensed nurses, hospitals should work to improve job satisfaction and organizational commitment before nurses develop the desire to leave their jobs, and also work to reduce workplace injury.
May 1, 2012 | Report
Collaborative program applies rigorous research standards to identify the ways in which nurses contribute to patient care across a range of settings.