TONE Monthly
June 2018
TONE News & Updates
By Paula J. Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, president, TONE

"Transition to practice," "academia vs. practice," "staff and faculty shortages," "lack of clinical sites" – these are phrases that most of us have either spoken or heard. Gaps in understanding all aspects of each phrase can lead to frustration and confusion. While we understand the phrases from our own role perspective, understanding both perspectives can assist us in bridging those gaps.
By Nelson Tuazon, DBA, MSN, MAEd, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FNAP, FACHE, vice president and associate chief nursing officer, University Health System, San Antonio; president, South Central Texas Organization of Nurse Executives

The quest for excellence in patient care and the increasing competition for reimbursement brought about by value-based purchasing (VBP) have compelled hospital leaders to focus on clinical care processes, outcomes and efficiency, and patient care experience.
Intercom Inc.
Nursing Leadership
Becker’s Hospital Review
In addition to feeling burned out from long hours and tedious administrative duties, a far more subtle but pervasive issue is plaguing hospital staffs — nurse bullying. At Becker's Hospital Review Health IT + Clinical Leadership Conference May 10 in Chicago, a panel of nursing and healthcare leaders explored where and how nurse bullying occurs and prevention in their organizations.
Nursing Times
Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings, England’s most senior nurse, is retiring from her role in the near future while also unveiling ambitions to reform the country’s nursing leadership structure.
Nursing Times
Leaders in nursing have a significant role to play in minimizing the impact of greater pressures on their staff. Find out how Engaging Transformational Leadership, a specific leadership approach, provides a framework for nursing leaders to rise to this challenge.
Southern New Hampshire University
Finding a mentor can help you develop essential skills, and being a mentor can be professionally and personally rewarding. For National Nurses Week, SNHU asked three nursing leaders about the role mentors played in their careers.
UTHealth
Practice and Patient Care
HealthITAnalytics
According to a University of Phoenix College of Health Professions survey, 87 percent of RNs agreed that nonphysician health care professionals are playing an increasingly important role in patient management and care coordination.
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Nurses participating in the Parish Nursing program of the Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler, Texas, blend the practices of nursing with the beliefs of a religious community.
Texas Public Radio
Hospitals around the country have been upgrading their neonatal intensive care units to include personal webcams for each tiny patient.
ADVANCE
ADVANCE asks nurses how it is that they go about meeting the needs of today’s patient population in a value-based healthcare environment.
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Public Policy
The Nation
Democratic voters overwhelmingly support Medicare for All, yet not all Democratic candidates do.
Members in the News
AACN
Beth Ulrich, the 2016 TONE Award winner, received the 2018 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a distinguished career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Ulrich is a healthcare executive, consultant, researcher and professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing.
Healthcare Industry
Hays Free Press
WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently released a report regarding which states are best for working nurses. Texas ranks first in the best monthly average starting salary for nurses category, when adjusted for cost of living.
AONE
A study in the May issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration concludes that nursing research programs in Magnet hospitals are stronger when they have a nursing director, a research department and conduct more than 10 nurse-led research studies over five years.