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Minimum wage and overtime rules are complex issues for RNs

Minimum wage and overtime rules are complex issues for RNs Bowlby, Nancy Are you protected by the minimum wage and overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act? The answer to this question can be important to a worker who is concerned about their wages and the hours they are scheduled to work. However, it […]

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KSNA Collective Bargaining

KSNA Collective Bargaining The KANSAS STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION may represent licensed professional nurses for purposes of collective bargaining; therefore, KSNA is a registered labor organization under the National Labor Relations Act. As a multipurpose professional association, KSNA is in part a labor organization. That part of the affairs of the Association that involves the collective […]

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Nurses Taking Action to Address Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention

Caring Communities: Nurses Taking Action to Address Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention Leiker, Tona Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death for all Americans and the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24. Males are more likely to die from suicide, although females are most likely to attempt. More teenagers die […]

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Board of Nursing ARNP Committee discussing uniform standards for ARNP’s

Board of Nursing ARNP Committee discussing uniform standards for ARNP’s KSNA monitoring proposals and discussion The ARNP Committee of the Board of Nursing is continuing its discussion regarding creating uniform standards for ARNP credentialing. In a recent letter to their attorney Steve Phillips, Assistant Attorney General, in preparation for their next meeting May 15″, the […]

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Kansas ARNP FTE Report Prepared

Kansas ARNP FTE Report Prepared In March of 2003, the KansasCenter for Health and Environmental Statistics Office of Health Care Information used 2002 licensure and practice data obtained from the Kansas Board of Nursing to compile a report and calculate full time equivalents (FTEs) for the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) workforce currently engaged in […]

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Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements Provision 4 The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimum patient care. 4.1 Acceptance of Accountability and Responsibility Individual registered nurses bear primary responsibility for the nursing earc that their […]

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Kansas Report Card

Kansas Report Card Issued by the Corporation for Enterprise Development, the 2003 Development Report Card for Kansas ranks the state in 68 measures plus 5-year trends. Holding steady at a C, Kansas’s showing in the Performance Index is fueled by similar grades in the Employment, Earnings and Job Quality, and Quality of Life subindexes. Kansas […]

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Disability discrimination of nurses and the role of the EEOC

Disability discrimination of nurses and the role of the EEOC The following information was compiled from the Consent Decree of Case No. 97-1535-WEB Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Plaintiff, and JOAN STINSON-MYERS, Plaintiff/ Intervenor v. VIA CHRISTI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC. Defendant On December 12,1997, the federal government filed a lawsuit against Wichita’s Via Christi Health […]

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Kansas nursing occupational outlook 1998-2008

Kansas nursing occupational outlook 1998-2008 In 1998, the population of Kansas was at 2.6 million with the majority of residents living in urban areas. Kansas has consistently experienced unemployment rates below the nation as a whole. In 1998 the state unemployment rate was 3.8% compared to a national unemployment rate of 4.5%. Currently the Kansas […]

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Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue Mulligan, Linda Introduction The nursing profession, with its enormous physical and emotional demands, naturally predisposes nurses to compassion fatigue (Figley, 2002). Compassion fatigue replaces the more familiar term “burn-out.” It refers to a one-way street in which nurses are consistently giving out more energy and compassion than they receive. Compassion fatigue manifests […]