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FAU Receives $2.8 Million HRSA Grant To Enhance Role Of RNs In Primary Care
Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $2.8 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for a four-year project titled, “Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence (CAPE) RNs in Primary Care,” to recruit and prepare nursing students and registered nurses (RNs) to practice the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. This latest HRSA grant is the third awarded to FAU’s College of Nursing over three consecutive years and totaling $6.4 million.
FAU has partnered with the West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center and their interprofessional health care teams who provide services in 26 primary care clinics; Community Health of South Florida, Inc. in Miami; Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale; Caridad Center in Boynton Beach; and FAU’s Community Health Center in West Palm Beach. FAU
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New Emergency Care Workforce Analysis Shows Rural Staffing Challenges
Emergency departments are strained by physician shortages, predominantly in rural areas, according to "State of the National Emergency Department Workforce: Who Provides Care Where?," a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
"Emergency departments are an especially vital safety net for patients in rural settings," said M. Kennedy Hall, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and lead study author. "This study shows that there is an opportunity to address emergency medicine workforce challenges and narrow any potential gaps in training for those providing emergency care. Staffing differences between rural and urban communities should factor into optimal care delivery decisions and sound policymaking."
Of 58,641 emergency medicine clinicians identified by the analysis, 61% (35,856) were classified as emer
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OPTION CARE Nurses Earn Elite Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®) Credential
Option Care Enterprises, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of home and alternate treatment site infusion therapy services, recognizes 19 of its nurses for passing the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®) examination this spring.
The bi-annual CRNI® exam, facilitated through the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC), is the only accredited and nationally recognized certification for infusion nursing. Option Care’s newly certified clinicians make up nearly 20% of the total number of nurses to receive the credential this March and will join an elite group of only 3,000 active CRNI®s worldwide. Option Care bases its own policies and procedures on INCC standards to ensure clinicians are held to the industry’s leading best practices.
“The achievement of CRNI® credentials by so many of our nurses demonstrates our team’s commitment to going above and beyond to deliver excep
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Donna Meyer, CEO Of OADN, Appointed To The National Advisory Council On Nurse Education And Practice (NACNEP)
Donna Meyer, CEO for the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). The prestigious federal council that advises the Administration and Congress on healthcare policies related to the nursing workforce, nursing education and nursing practice improvement. NACNEP has responsibility for a wide range of activities in support of nursing education and practice. Council members are appointed from an array of sectors including academia, practice, professional organizations and consumer groups. The body has issued reports on enhancing the composition of the nursing workforce, improved workforce distribution, nursing competencies, new care delivery models, and interprofessional education and practice.
“I am honored to be appointed to NACNEP,” says Meyer. “Throughout my career I have advocated o