Empowered Nurse -From Frustrated to Fulfilled

Empowered Nurses Can Reduce the Number of Unnecessary Patient Deaths A New Book, “From Frustrated to Fulfilled: The Empowered Nurses’ System,” Shows Nurses How to Improve Patient Care Indianapolis, IN, March 16, 2015 – There are 210,000 unnecessary deaths in hospitals each year. Nurses have the answers to drastically reduce this number but are often too afraid to say anything. Lorie Brown, the editor of the new book, “From Frustrated to Fulfilled: The Empowered Nurses’ System,” knows this from personal experience. During her first year of nursing, she was written up for simply trying to get lifesaving equipment during an emergency. Ms. Brown, who went on to become an attorney that represents nurses, found that she wasn’t alone in her frustrations with nursing. She collaborated with ten other nurses who loved their profession but realized that something was not quite right with nursing. Together they wrote a book that not only chronicles their journey but also shares how they found a way to rise above the problems and create meaningful and fulfilling lives and careers for themselves. In “From Frustrated to Fulfilled: The Empowered Nurses’ System,” nurses are introduced to the Empowered Nurses’ Bill of Rights. This bill is not about what people think nurses want – such as better pay or benefits – but what nurses really want yet rarely asked for – like being treated with fairness and equality. Instead of blaming doctors, supervisors or the status-quo culture at many hospitals, nurses are encouraged to develop their own GIFTS™ and embrace the challenge of creating a nursing environment they love. They also learn how to develop leadership...

APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM MONTH

Facts and Statistics About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. (CDC, 2014) Prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC, 2014) More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Buescher et al., 2014) Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). (CDC, 2014) Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. (CDC, 2008) Prevalence has increased by 6-15 percent each year from 2002 to 2010. (Based on biennial numbers from the CDC) Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually. (Buescher et al., 2014) A majority of costs in the U.S. are in adult services – $175-196 billion, compared to $61-66 billion for children. (Buescher et al., 2014) In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200-400 billion. (Autism Society estimate) Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention. (Autism Society estimate based on Government Accounting Office Report on Autism, 2006) 1 percent of the adult population of the United Kingdom has autism spectrum disorder. (Brugha T.S. et al., 2011) The U.S. cost of autism over the lifespan is about $2.4 million for a person with an intellectual disability, or $1.4 million for a person without intellectual disability. (Buescher et al., 2014) 35 percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school. (Shattuck et al., 2012) It costs more than $8,600 extra per year to educate a student with autism. (Lavelle et al., 2014) (The average cost of educating...

March Newsletter

The March Newsletter from the Nurisng Success College is here!!! Take time to review. We would love to have some feedback on the newsletter!!! The March Newsletter located below will review the following topics: – Interview with Senator Rosalyn Dance – Resources for March Health Concerns – Nurse Nicole Gift Shop – Nursing Success College Happy Newsletter Reading to All!!! Nursing Success College March News Letter Feel free to check out my new website:  http://nursingsuccesscollege.com...

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