What makes a good leader? Merriam-Webster defines a leader as “a person who leads.” This is a very broad definition, however that allows our minds to take control. In reality, anyone can become a leader, but a leader must have the ability to influence others to achieve a goal. They
The National Institute of Nursing Research is accepting applications until December 1 for their 2016 Graduate Partnership Project. The DPP is a research training opportunity that combines academics with NIH-level research; it is designed specifically for PhD students who have completed their required coursework. Research is completed with in NIH labs
Did you know that twenty-two percent of American adults read below the proficiency level, as compared to the fourteen percent who are at or above (Begintoread.com)? Low literacy levels cost approximately $73 million per year in direct healthcare costs because of the amount of errors that are produced (Begintoread.com). Medical
“Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek.
Teamwork and collaboration in healthcare is of the utmost importance. We’ve all heard the saying, there’s no ‘I’ in team, and for the most part this is true, however there is an exception. The
This page offers narrated modules for healthcare professionals on ongoing Professional Development, and Patient Assessment, as well as helpful simulations, to assist with making nursing diagnoses.
American Association for Colleges of Nursing – Competencies to Improve Care for Older Adults
Hello QStudent readers! It’s quite obvious these days that a majority of what we do involves technology. We have smart phones, tablets, laptops, flat screen TVs, etc. In the healthcare world, patients can access their medical records online, charting is done through computer systems, and medication bar code scanning is found
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the topic for our forth post. EBP can, and usually does, go hand in hand with Quality Improvement (QI), which was our topic in the last post.
Evidence-Based Practice is defined as “integrating best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery
The definition of quality improvement (QI) is, “Using data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and using improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems” (QSEN, 2003).
These days, both healthcare institutions and the government are focusing on
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Many believe that social media sites are only limited to Facebook and Twitter, and while these are two of the most common platforms, that is not the case. The Merriam-Webster definition of social media is “forms of electronic communication (as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create