TONE Monthly
August 2017
TONE News & Updates
By Gretchen Hunt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC
If you have recently read a journal article, listened to a podcast, or reviewed a blog you have probably heard about "disruptive" leadership. This buzzword is quickly becoming a recognized leadership style that is a necessary component of driving change into today’s fast paced industry. Early origins of this leadership style emerged in the technology world.

Contributed by Cindy Plonien
College Values Online has ranked UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation's online master of science in nursing administration program as No. 6 in the nation among accelerated online MS nursing degrees. Evaluators cited the college for both quality and affordability. Dr. Cindy Plonien, active member of NCONE and TONE is the Program's Director. The program's recognition in the top 15 MS Nursing on-line programs is the only program included from the state of Texas.

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Nursing Leadership
Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN,
Being a nurse leader is a complicated thing.
Jennifer Thew, RN, HealthLeaders Media
Giving nurses time to connect with why they chose to be nurses can stop burnout before it begins.
Robert G. Hess Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN,
Building a strong nurse network of "stars" can brighten your nursing career possibilities.
Dave Barkholz, Modern Healthcare
Women CEOs of hospitals earn 22% less than their male counterparts and even male nurses earn more than female nurses, a panel of healthcare executives observed at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference.
Kenneth Michek. The Leaders' Lounge
We all consider our privacy to be sacrosanct, a cocoon in which we wrap ourselves to feel safe and in control.
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Practice and Patient Care
Julia Quinn-Szcesuil, Minority Nurse
Mental illness is a major health condition affecting millions of American families.
Robin Farmer, Daily Nurse
As a nurse, you already know that staying healthy should be a top priority.
Mackenzie Bean, Becker's Hospital Review
Five Louisiana-based nurses recently spoke with about their careers and shared their best pieces of nursing advice.
Jennifer Thew, RN, HealthLeaders Media
Identifying patients who are risk for falling is a key component in traditional fall prevention programs.
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Public Policy
Shannon Muchmore, Healthcare Dive
The revised version of the Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA) didn't have many substantial changes, and the new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office shows the same general takeaways as the first version: 22 million uninsured by 2026, Medicaid cut by $772 billion and an increase of average deductibles.
Baylor University - Louise Herrington School of Nursing
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Members in the News
Howell new Women’s Services manager at Covenant Plainview
Homer Marquez, My Plainview
Covenant Health Plainview is proud to welcome Danette Howell as the hospital’s new nurse manager of Women’s Services.
Memorial Hermann Northeast among highest rated in state
Tom Broad, The Tribune
Washing hands is a big deal at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.
ETMC-Jacksonville nurses receive DAISY Awards
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Two East Texas Medical Center-Jacksonville registered nurses have been selected by the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System as DAISY Award winners, ETMC announced.
Healthcare Industry
Naveen Bhat, Healthcare Innovation
The healthcare industry has been faced with a flood of challenges over the past several years.
Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
As hospital losses soar, CEOs face new challenges amid rising pressure from impatient governing boards.