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Male nurses increase as stigma subsides

Although nurses remain overwhelmingly female, the number of men in the profession is slowly increasing as nursing schools make an effort to recruit more, according to the Associated Press.

Nurses flock to higher education programs

Baccalaureate, master's and doctoral nursing programs experienced an "enrollment surge" last year, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a trend that the group says reflects a growing demand for better-educated nurses.

Nebraska latest state to expand nurse practitioners' role

Nebraska has become the latest state to expand the practice scope of nurse practitioners, a move hailed by a leading industry group and backed by other states' push to do the same.

3 life lessons from a broken wrist

You may have noticed that last week's FiercePracticeManagement was written by more of an ensemble cast than usual. That's because my second-favorite typing hand has been out of commission...

How nurses can use the past to transform their future

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Those words, by philosopher George Santayana, can apply to many aspects of healthcare, but a new book shows just how much...

Healthcare CEO turnover drops from all-time high

Turnover among healthcare CEOs fell in 2014 but remains high, according to research from the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Whistleblower reprisals still plague VA

Without whistleblowers, the revelation that the Department of Veterans Affairs tried to cover up dangerous delays in care at its health facilities may not have ever come to light. But employees who expose wrongdoing still face reprisals in the VA system, even as it tries desperately to change, the  Washington Post  reports.

3 ways to sell your hospital on sustainability

Despite popular perceptions that sustainability measures will financially drain hospitals and health systems, they can drive savings when organizations take certain steps, according to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania.

U.S. doc shortage could hit 90,000 in 10 years

Despite claims by healthcare economists that the medical community has exaggerated the scope of the potential doctor shortage, a leading association that represents medical schools and teaching hospital reports that the country will be short as many as 90,000 physicians by 2025.

How physician CEOs can strengthen clinical outcomes

The post-Affordable Care Act healthcare climate is particularly ripe for physician leadership, but the industry has been slow to bring physicians into the C-suite, argues a Becker's Hospital Review article.