Nursing Economics

Nursing Economics is a bimonthly business magazine for nursing administrators published by Jannetti Publications Inc. It has been in publication since 1983. The Editor is Dr. Donna M. Nikitas. Kenneth J. Thomas is the Managing Editor, Katie Brownlow is the Editorial Assistant and Connie R. Curran is the Editor Emerita.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, July/August

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing Position Statement: The Role of the Registered Nurse in Ambulatory Care
PurposeEXPLOSIVE CHANGES are occurring in the delivery of health services in ambulatory care settings. These changes, fueled by federal legislation, national reports about quality and safety, and consistently rising costs (Swan & Haas, 2011), challenge...
An Online Portal to Support the Role of the Nurse Manager
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* To encourage retention in nursing administration while building leadership capacity, efforts must be made to support the manager's practice and professional development.* Functions and duties of the nurse manager need to be simplified...
Navajo Nation Public Health Nurses Inspire Thoughts on Health Care Reform
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* The wisdom and experience of pubic health nurses serving on a Navajo Reservation, who work far from the typical hospital setting, may well hold some of the keys to how we can successfully plan for and navigate the future of our shifting...
New Graduate Nurse Residency Program: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Based on Turnover and Contract Labor Usage
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* A cost-benefit analysis was conducted to assess the economic outcomes of a new graduate registered nurse (NGRN) residency program utilizing turnover rate and contract labor usage data from a multi-site health care corporation.* Secondary...
Nursing Is the Room Rate
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* Shrinking dollars increase the need for health care stakeholders to clearly understand nursing's worth.* For nursing to assure an adequate investment in nurses, it needs to articulate its value drivers.* Nursing revenue offers a data...
Our Independence Day: A Summertime Reflection
THIS PAST Independence Day was a time for a summertime reflection recalling the promises of freedom, demo - cracy, and the American dream. For me, this Independence Day was very special as it came on the heels of the Supreme Court decision to uphold...
Quality in Life and Death: Can We Have the Conversations?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* As nurses, we participate in providing social justice through the delivery of health care.* While much of what we do supports healthier lifestyles and healing, we must also acknowledge that for an increasing number of our patients,...
The Importance of Employment Status in Determining Exit Rates from Nursing
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* To mitigate nurse shortages, health care decision makers tend to employ retention strategies that assume nurses employed in full-time, part-time, or casual positions and working in different sectors have similar preferences for work.*...
Transition Programs for Internationally Educated Nurses: What Can the United States Learn from the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* It is critical to conduct competency assessments of internationally educated nurses (IENs) to ensure public safety, as well as uphold accountability to nursing as a regulated profession.* Transition programs are needed because of the...
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