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Resources by Topic: Nurses

RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education
Results of a survey of 237 schools with active RN-to-BSN programs, to ascertain the current status of rural-focused nursing education. Features statistics on proportion of RN-to-BSN students drawn from rural areas, student recruitment methods, barriers to recruiting students, availability of online courses, and challenges in online courses.
Author(s): Selina H. McKinney, Janice C. Probst, Eboni Haynes
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Rural Registered Nurses: Educational Preparation, Workplace, and Salary
Examines reported education levels and work sites of rural and urban registered nurses (RNs). Includes United States map showing proportion of RNs with Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from 2011-2015, and statistics on ADN nurses by work setting and salary differential, with breakdowns by rural and urban location.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Cassie Odahowski
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Violence Against Hospital Workers: Growing Awareness, Rural Interventions, and Why It Still Goes Unreported
Provides an overview of workplace violence in healthcare settings. Features rural hospitals in Oregon and Idaho that are undertaking a range of prevention activities addressing workplace violence. Also features research findings from a Michigan healthcare system study on the topic, and identifies resources and tools that rural hospital leaders can use to help protect hospital staff.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Highlights current state and federal data on the supply and geographic distribution of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers providing direct patient care services, and administrative and non-clinical healthcare workers in Nevada.
Author(s): Tabor Griswold, John Packham, Victoria Young
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Rural Nursing Practice
Results of a web-based survey of 435 nurses, examining perceived facilitators and barriers to nursing practice, job satisfaction, and self-identified challenges in nursing work environments and patient care. Features statistics including educational training and work preparation, educational characteristics of ambulatory care nurses, and demographic characteristics of survey participants, with breakdowns by rural, suburban, and urban location.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Whitney Zahnd, Eboni Haynes
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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National Program Helps Older Adults in Rural Maine and Hawaii Feel More CAPABLE
Highlights CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders), a national model that connects low-income older adults with an occupational therapist, registered nurse, and home repair services. Features programs implemented in Hawaii and Maine based on this model.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Educational Gaps a Barrier to Rural Nursing Practice
Poster presentation describing results of a study examining perceived barriers and facilitators to rural nursing practice, job satisfaction, and challenges in nursing work environments and patient care, including perceived education preparation. Features statistics related to likelihood of leaving the nursing profession, barriers occurring weekly, satisfaction with workplace characteristics, and educational training by rurality of practice site.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Susan Outen, Whitney Zahnd, Eboni Haynes
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America
Provides an overview of trauma-informed care and how it is provided in rural communities. Highlights the provision of trauma-informed care in a rural California community after wildfires, in a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and by rural nurses providing assault exams with support from experts via telehealth.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Increasing Cancer Screening Rates: The Role of Nurse Navigators in Preventative Care
Highlights a community health center in Delaware that used nurse navigators to help increase screening rates for several types of cancer. Discusses the population served by the health center, the role of the nurse navigators and their use of electronic health records, and the impact of the program, which earned them a Quality Improvement Award. Includes program contact information.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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AgriSafe Nurse Educators
Provides an audio recording and slides from a webinar focused on the AgriSafe program, which focuses on the health and safety of ranchers and farmers and offers distance education for rural nurses through its Nurse Scholar program. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 03/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Community Health Centers
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