MNA NewsScan, May 6, 2013: Happy Nurses Week

Minnesota Nurses

Nurses-WeekNOTES ON NURSING

Sen. Boxer Proposes Federal Regulation for Nurse-to-Patient Ratios    “I am proud to introduce legislation that will help save the lives of countless  patients by improving the quality of care in our nation’s hospitals,” Boxer said  Tuesday. “We must support the nurses who work tirelessly every day to provide  the best possible care to their patients.”

HHS to Fund Solders-to-Nurses Program   A new program will help military veterans with healthcare experience or training  to build on their skills and abilities and earn bachelor’s degrees in nursing,  Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.

Nurses Drowning in a Sea of Paperwork   Nurses are “drowning in a sea of paperwork” with more than one-sixth of the working week taken up doing non-essential paperwork, a survey suggests.

Nurses Lead the Way in Better Diabetes Outcomes  A program led by certified diabetes nurse educators helped patients titrate…

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