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The State of the Hospice Nursing Workforce 

Hospice News

Honing clinical scheduling and onboarding models is key to sustaining the hospice nurse workforce as demand for these clinicians rises and wages lag compared to those in other settings. Much of that was because new nursing students who come into the industry are often ill-equipped to understand the big picture.

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Nurses’ Union Reaches Labor Agreement with PeaceHealth for Hospice, Home Health Workers

Hospice News

After more than a year of negotiations, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) labor union has reached an agreement with PeaceHealth. The nurses involved in the strike care for more than 500 patients. I’m touched by the support nurses and our patients received from people in every part of Lane County [Oregon].”

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The Pennant Group Acquires Hospice Provider Nurses on Wheels

Hospice News

NASDAQ: PNTG) has acquired the Corpus Christi, Texas-based hospice provider Nurses on Wheels Inc. Nurses on Wheels has a deep connection to Corpus Christ and the surrounding area, and we are honored to carry on this legacy of quality care,” said John Gochnour, president and COO of Pennant, in a statement. “We The Pennant Group, Inc.

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USF Unveils Palliative Care Certificate Program for Nurses

Hospice News

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing has launched a graduate certificate program in palliative care and hospice. The program is designed to help nurses pass the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®) exam. ” Participating nurses will take six courses taken over three semesters.

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Beyond the Bedside: A Hospice Nurse Works to Change the Conversation on Death 

Hospice News

Misconceptions about and limited awareness of hospice is among the industry’s largest headwinds, a problem that one hospice nurse in California is working to solve. Julie McFadden entered the nursing profession 16 years ago, starting her career in intensive care units. In my nursing education, I do not think I learned about death.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Blake Lynch, AKA Nurse Blake

Minority Nurse

Blake Lynch, aka Nurse Blake , loves caring for and helping patients and caring for and helping fellow nurses. As a popular nursing influencer, internationally touring comedian, healthcare advocate, and keynote speaker, Nurse Blake uses humor to bring nurses together. But Nurse Blake is about more than comedy.

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Fighting for Nursing as a STEM Field 

Daily Nurse

Is nursing a science-based profession? Given the importance of nursing in such concepts as evidence-based care and critical thinking, to regard nursing as anything but a science seems misinformed at best. Classifying nursing as a STEM field will allow nursing “to access nearly $1.2

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