In 1994, five states allowed nurse practitioners full practice authority—meaning they didn’t need physician supervision to test, treat and prescribe. Today, 27 states and Washington, D.C., do.
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The premature end of the IU Health partnership could leave a large number of IPS schools without a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to dispense medication or respond to health emergencies.
Net patient revenue for the first nine months of the year increased an undisclosed amount, driven by an increase in volumes in many areas. Patient days climbed 5% and admissions rose 5.7% during the period.
The Hamilton County campus will admit 20 nursing students for the spring semester and 20 more students for the fall semester. Enrollment increases are expected in future years.
The state Senate voted 48-0 on Thursday in favor of allowing nursing schools to increase enrollment and hire more part-time instructors if they have a high percentage of graduates passing the national nursing licensing exam.
The bill, which allows nursing schools to increase enrollment and hire more part-time instructors, is widely supported by Indiana hospital systems, nursing schools and the long-term-care industry.
The state ranks far lower—33rd—for “work environment,” according to the study, conducted by Wallet Hub, a financial consumer website.
Foster, 58, is a registered nurse and program manager of the special pathogens unit at Indiana University Health, which is dealing with many facets of the pandemic, from vaccinations to keeping bedside workers safe.
The problem, health leaders say, is twofold: Nurses are quitting or retiring, exhausted or demoralized by the crisis. And many are leaving for lucrative temporary jobs with traveling-nurse agencies that can pay $5,000 or more a week.
Researchers say that trust could become important in the push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as unvaccinated people have care providers they know and are open to hearing new information about the vaccines.
In 1879, Dr. William N. Wishard, then 27 years old, became superintendent of Indianapolis City Hospital, an institution so little regarded that it lacked city water and gas.
In an unusual show of solidarity, officials from several major Indianapolis-area health care systems held a joint press conference Monday afternoon to issue dire warnings about the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases and explain how their facilities and staffs are close to becoming overwhelmed.
U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages.
Departures are not surprising, according to experts, considering not only the mental toll of the pandemic but the fact that many nurses trained in acute care are over 50 and at increased risk of complications if they contract the virus.
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Indiana will recognize nursing licenses from most other states with a new law taking effect this summer.
Senate Bill 28 would offer grants of $5,000 a year to eligible instructors at Indiana nursing programs, with a lifetime cap of $25,000.
IU Health declined to name the employee or specify whether the job separation was a resignation or firing.