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. 32, No. 6, November/December

Dismantle or Improve ObamaCare? Nurses Must Take Action
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* Following the 2014 mid-term elections, what will the next 2 years of Republican leadership do to change the structures still being put into place to meet the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?* Nurses need to be visible by creating...
E-Leadership: Leading in a Virtual Environment - Guiding Principles for Nurse Leaders
Executive Summary* Health care organizations have yet to appreciate the unique challenges associated with leading virtual teams.* Nurse leaders are faced with managing some aspect of virtual teams that require a new way of leading.* Nursing leadership...
Fostering Civility: An Interview with Cynthia Clark
Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, F A AN, is an awardwinning professor in the school of nursing at Boise State University, a nurse consultant for Ascend Learning/ATI Nursing Education, and the Founder of Civility Matters®. Her groundbreaking work on fostering...
New BLS Data on Staff Nurse Compensation and Inflation- Adjusted Wages
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* The wages of hospital staff RNs are a measure of the economic well-being of nurses across the board.* The good news is the estimated average annual compensation for hospital RNs is now $107,307, consisting of $72,862 in wages and $34,445...
Remembering Connie: A Life and Legacy That Just Keeps Giving
"Isn't that the real bottom line?" In her 18 years as Nursing Economics Editor (19902008), Connie R. Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, often ended her 100-plus editorials with that provocative question. At the time of her passing on November 10, 2014, Connie was...
The Hospital Work Environment and Job Satisfaction of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses
Executive Summary* In prior studies, newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) described their job as being stressful.* Little is known about how the hospital work environment affects their job satisfaction.* A random sample of NLRNs were surveyed to...
The Rapid Growth of Graduates from Associate, Baccalaureate, and Graduate Programs in Nursing
Executive Summary* Growth in the number of RN graduates from 2002-2012 has been dramatic and broad based, occurring between both associate and baccalaureate programs, and has included people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.* This growth has occurred...
The Value of Trust to Nursing
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY* Trust, one of nursing's intangible assets, impacts nurses' ability to form meaningful relationships with patients and this connection positively impacts health outcomes.* Linking trust to the fabric of nursing and investing in its...
When Nurses Speak, Will the Nation Listen?
IT IS HARD NOT TO DEDICATE an editorial to Ebola when it is clear from the beginning that this virus caused a near panic in the United States public health infrastructure. The emergence of the Ebola virus, a hemorrhagic disease caused by a filovirus,...
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