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Nursing salaries reported as part of comprehensive salary comparison completed for state employee positions in health care

Nursing salaries reported as part of comprehensive salary comparison completed for state employee positions in health care Senate Bill 509 Implementation* January 31, 2003* Department of Administration Division of Personnel Services Note: Nursing relevant sections are bold faced. Executive Summary The 2002 Legislature authorized Senate Bill 509 requiring the Director of the Division of Personnel […]

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Things to know about health care “decision making” and advance directives

Things to know about health care “decision making” and advance directives Recently KDHE received a number of inquiries related to advance directives in adult care homes. The following was developed to provide guidance with issues related to resident consent for treatment. * Competent adults have the right to decide what treatment they will accept or […]

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H.B. 2168 ARNP prescriptive authority for ARNP’s

H.B. 2168 ARNP prescriptive authority for ARNP’s Hearing Held in the Senate KMS requests time to discuss alternative language March 3, was the Senate Public Health and Welfare (SPHW) Hearing on H.B. 2168 as revised by the House Health and Human Services Committee (HHS). There were five conferees that testified, Pat Johnson (KBON) explained the […]

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Educating for a better tomorrow

Risk management and nursing: Educating for a better tomorrow Kabriel, Mary Kansas Risk Management law (KSA. 65-4921 et. seq) began in 1986 with the intended purpose of decreasing the number of lawsuits within the health care system. KSA. 65-4921 (-f) defines a reportable incident as “An act by a health care provider which ( 1 […]

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AONE survey on nurse staffing

AONE survey on nurse staffing A survey released on February 23, 1999 suggests that a new type of nursing shortage appears to result from increased demand for experienced RNs in specialized areas – such as neonatal, operating room, and intensive care – to meet changing patient needs. While there is significant variation in recruitment across […]

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Plan to address the Kansas nursing shortage

Kansas State Nurses Association: Plan to address the Kansas nursing shortage The current and increasing demand for registered nurses in Kansas translates to a period of great employment opportunity. If we are to attract qualified persons into nursing, we must make it clear that healthcare/nursing is “work worth doing”. A comprehensive strategy to address the […]

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End of life care: Ethical issues

End of life care: Ethical issues Marshall, Penny L Nurses spend more time with patients who are facing the end-of-life than any other member of the health care team. Yet, studies have shown that many nurses feel inadequately prepared to provide the comprehensive care so important at the endof-life. Penny Marshall, RN, PhD nursing professor […]

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Kansas Board of Nursing ARNP Subcommittee Meets

Kansas Board of Nursing ARNP Subcommittee Meets The first meeting of the KBON ARNP subcommittee was held recently, with some participants in Topeka and others by teleconference. The meeting was called in response to the Kansas Board of Nursing’s decision to withdraw the proposed ARNP Scope of Practice Regulations and have them reworked. This action […]

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Kansas Nurses Foundation 2002 Scholarship Awards

Kansas Nurses Foundation 2002 Scholarship Awards KNF General Scholarships Melissa Batterton, Hutchinson, is a 1999 graduate of Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently attending Wichita State University in the graduate nursing program. Batterton began her education at Bethany College, followed by Tulsa Community College. She has worked as a […]

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Duties and responsibilities of KSNA standing committees, council and conference group apointments

Duties and responsibilities of KSNA standing committees, council and conference group apointments Members who are interested in serving on committees and councils should notify the Executive Director or members of the Board of Directors in writing or submit the consent to serve form mailed annually with ballots in August. Appointments are made by the Board […]