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Welcome – From the Editor
Welcome to the MERLOT Health Sciences Portal, an educational resource for health professionals. You are invited to join MERLOT―it's free―and contribute to this growing community of health professionals, health professional educators, and students by using the learning materials, submitting your own modules and assignments for evaluation, and learning ideas to help you learn as well as teach in a variety of settings.
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Dr. Jamie Murphy's OER textbook for Transitions to Professional Nursing is featured in the Health Sciences showcase. The text is for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents. The competencies of the Standards of Professional Practice and the Code of Ethics are weaved throughout the text.
Topics covered in this text include professional nursing practice, baccalaureate education, healthcare in the 21st century, autonomy and accountability, nursing philosophy, professional development, communication, interprofessional collaboration, critical thinking, introduction to evidence-based practice, and nursing leadership and theory.
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New York passes safe staffing law for hospitals, nursing homes
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UnitedHealth settles for $15.6M after Labor Department finds mental health cuts, denials
"You should expect to see more investigation," of those not abiding by the federal mental health parity law, a top DOL...
Sutter to pay $90M in largest False Claims Act settlement against a health system for alleged MA fraud
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AHA presents Congress with laundry list of requests for budget reconciliation bill
The hospital lobby asked that some of the funding be used to address the ongoing labor shortage, shore up mental health...
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AHA-backed study predicts hospitals could lose $54B in profit this year
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Health Information Management: Federal Regulations
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In a survey of hospital strategic planners, larger health systems were substantially more likely to report that their...
ACO leaders support new bill designed to boost participation in value-based payment
Accountable care organizations stand to benefit from a new bill that would increase investment funding and make changes...
Reimagining the revenue cycle today to benefit us tomorrow
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Solid written policy and agility are key to preparing for disaster
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AACN Fact Sheet - Nursing Shortage
AACN fact shee regardiing nursing shortage.
The U.S. Nursing Shortage: A State-by-State Breakdown | NurseJournal.org
To understand the nursing shortage on a national scale, we gathered the most recent data showing the number of nurses in...
During COVID-19, nurses face significant burnout risks, reports American Journal of Nursing
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of nurses and other health care workers had risks associated with an...
AMA spurs a movement to fight the key causes of physician burnout
Since 2013, the AMA has spurred a movement to fight the causes of burnout and provide relief for physicians who too often...
Nurses' burnout and associated risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis - PubMed
We found that burnout among nurses is a crucial issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an urgent need to prepare...
'I think we already broke': Mississippi's nurses are resigning to protect themselves from Covid-19 burnout
Earlier this month, Mississippi ICU nurse Nichole Atherton resigned, worn down by the stress, young patients and...
The exacerbation of burnout during COVID-19
We are experiencing a pandemic that has not occurred to this extent since the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu. The virus has...
Burnout, Stress: Nurses Share Toll Fighting Coronavirus Is Taking | NBC News NOW
The fight against Covid-19 is taking a toll on nurses, leading to physical and mental burnout. NBC News’ Isa Gutierrez...
Nurses and COVID burnout: How Cleveland hospitals are helping nurses with mental health
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EHRs, COVID-19, and Understaffing: Spotlighting Contributing Factors to Nurse Burnout
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"Why 2020 Will Forever Be the Year of the Nurse": A Look Back on How the Pandemic Has Impacted Nursing
Johnson & Johnson has a long legacy of supporting the nursing community—and the challenges brought on by COVID-19 have...
Nurses at the Front Line of COVID-19: Roles, Responsibilities, Risks, and Rights
Nurses have critical roles and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will continue to be at the front line...
Danielle MoranCayuga County Community/Technical College
sharon brownBucks County Community/Technical College
Maria WamsleyUniversity of California System - San Francisco
Kendria MusgroveFlorida Atlantic University
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Emily HeithoffUniversity of Iowa
Rhonda SlocumbUniversity System of Georgia - Georgia Southwestern State University
Jillian KishLogan College of Chiropractic
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Breanna McCansCalifornia State University, Long Beach
Colleen BastianiUniversity of North Carolina System - Wilmington
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Dhruv SharmaLong Beach
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