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The Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC)

What is the eNLC? For nearly 20 years, the Nursing Licensure Compact has been operational, allowing nurses to provide care across state lines without having to gain additional licensure. In 2015, the state boards of nursing voted to add enhancements to the NLC to make it even safer than it was previously proven to be.…

February 21, 2019
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How to balance exceptional patient care & quality reporting

As more hospitals and health systems adopt value-based care, they are shifting to a more proactive approach to care delivery by placing emphasis on patient engagement, preventative care, and care management. On top of that, healthcare organizations are also responsible for reporting performance data in the areas of quality, improvement activities, promoting interoperability, and cost.…

February 13, 2019
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The extensive impact of physician burnout

According to a recent article published in JAMA, the United States is in the midst of a physician burnout crisis thanks to excessive workloads and increased clerical burden, among other factors. Many hospital systems and practices aren’t working to solve the problem, but what they often fail to consider is the financial loss that can…

January 25, 2019
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How to become a Cath Lab RN

As with any other nursing specialty, the first step to becoming a Cardiac Cath Lab RN is to graduate with an Associates degree or Bachelors degree in nursing and pass your NCLEX-RN to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. What’s next? Because the Cath Lab is more advanced, many healthcare facilities prefer to hire more experienced nurses…

January 22, 2019
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How to become a Cath Lab Tech — Part 2

This is the second article of a two-part series on becoming a Cath Lab Tech. There are two different paths that can be taken when pursuing a career as a Cath Lab Tech; the second is through a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). What’s the difference between an RCIS…

January 9, 2019
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