Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the U.S.

Research brief describing the structure and practices of an emerging international nurse recruitment industry, as well as the national and international responses to this phenomenon.

RB- Recruitment of Foreign Born RNsKey Findings:

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Patricia Pittman

Assessing Consumer Response to Changes in the Profession of Nursing

Research brief exploring how consumers might respond to changes in the roles and responsibilities of nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs).

RB- Assessing Consumer Response to Changes in RNKey Findings:

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Shoshanna Sofaer

Quality Improvement Training: Scanning the Field

Research brief to ascertain availability of training options for health care and public health professionals to build proficiency in quality improvement (QI) or process improvement (PI) theory and practice.

RB- Quality improvement

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Sally Holmes and Lori Melichar

Nurses and Health Information Technology

Research brief to review and synthesize the literature on how nurses use health information technology (HIT), how HIT impacts their work, and how nurses can help with the effective utilization of HIT.

RB-Health information technology

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Renae Waneka, M.P.H., and Joanne Spetz, Ph.D.

Overlap of Physician and Registered Nurse Practice

Research brief to explore the practice overlap between physicians and registered nurses (RNs) excluding advanced practice nurses (e.g. nurse practitioner).
RB-OverlapKey Findings
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Maja Djukic and Christine Kovner

Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health (Funding Opportunity)

February 21, 2011

Public Health Law Research - Rapid-Response Grants 2010-2011 Call for Proposals

2011 Call for Proposals - Round 3

Deadline:  April 20, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

Program Area:  Public Health

Medscape: Nurses Involved in Patient Care Report Greater Job Dissatisfaction

February 16, 2011
Nurses Involved in Patient Care Report Greater Job Dissatisfaction
By Emma Hitt

Nurses who directly care for patients in hospitals and nursing homes have much higher job dissatisfaction and burnout rates than those working in other jobs or settings, and nurses are especially dissatisfied with their health benefits, according to the findings of a new survey of more than 95,000 nurses.

Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Report Now Available in Hard Copy

February 9, 2011

Report Available from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Insitute of Medicine

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in October 2010, is now available in hardcover. 

Human Capital News: RWJF Clinical Scholar Urges Health Care Providers to Better Understand and Accommodate Islamic Beliefs and Practices

February 9, 2011

Cultural competence and patient-centered care will lead to higher quality care, improve outcomes and narrow health disparities, Aasim Padela writes.

Pop question: A Muslim woman walks into a doctor’s office for a routine gynecological exam but refuses to be examined by a male physician. There are no female physicians available. What to do?

Webcast of The Future of Nursing: Implications for Washington Event

On January 12, 2011, the University of Washington School of Nursing held an event to discuss the implications of the Institute of Medicine's report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health for Washington state. 

Watch the Lecture (Separate window)

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Hosted by the University of Washington School of Nursing and co-hosted by:

Council on Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS)
Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE)
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC)
Washington Center for Nursing (WCN)
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