Welcome to the beginning of our fiscal year for the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) and the time when our leadership positions rotate. I am honored to be your president and accept the responsibility to build on the outstanding organization that TONE has become.
I have been a member of TONE for over a decade and a member of the board since 2010. I have always been proud to be a part of an organization dedicated to improving my leadership skills and connecting me to nurse leaders across the state. I have enjoyed getting to know the TONE nurse leaders and the frequent sharing of innovation when evidence did not exist.
By Susan Veldey, BSN, CEN, MSN Candidate, UTA
The Vietnam Nurse Project, founded in 2007 by Dr. Gregory Crow and Dr. Robert Geibert, has the mission to improve the health of the people of Vietnam by improving education, training and practice standards for the nurses who care for them. The vision is to assist in creating a new generation of nurse leaders that will partner with the government to improve the education and the overall practice of the nurse.
Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to four TONE members pursuing advanced degrees. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, community service and financial need.
For more information about the scholarships, including criteria and online application, please click here.
One $1,500 grant will be awarded to a TONE member pursuing advanced degrees. The grant will be awarded based on EBP Project Proposal and financial need.
For more information about the grant, including criteria and online application, please click here.
This year’s INARC (International Nursing Administration Research Conference), sponsored by CGEAN, will be held Nov. 8-10 in Atlanta. The conference serves as the pre-eminent forum for nursing educators, executives, administrators and researchers from around the world to learn and discuss current healthcare and system challenges.
Click here to review the conference brochure and access registration details.
One nurse leader created a millennial nurse mentor role to help her address the needs of younger nurses and improve retention rates.
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Becker’s Hospital Review
The median annual salary for chief nursing officers in the U.S. is $125,857, according to data from Payscale.
According to the AMN Healthcare "Survey of Millennial Nurses: A Dynamic Influence on the Profession," which compares the views of millennial nurses (ages 19-36) to those of Generation X (ages 37-53) and Baby Boomer nurses (ages 54-71), millennial nurses are bringing a dynamic new perspective on such factors as career, leadership, education and work environment.
If you think school nursing is just about taking temperatures and handing out bandages, a visit to the Kids First workshop at the University of Texas School of Nursing proves you wrong pretty quickly.
Nurse-patient ratios can increase by 50 percent when neurocritical-care RNs travel off the unit to accompany patients to tests.
Using an after-hours telemedicine platform, a Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facility treated more patients on site, reduced costly hospital transports and cut its Medicare expenses by more than $1.5 million in one year.
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Who drives innovation? Hospital leaders with the skills, network, and experience to drive change. Build all three by joining the next class of fellows.
On Oct. 25-26 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, UT Systems is joining with IT’S TIME TEXAS to bring you the second annual Healthier Texas Summit. The Summit is a two-day event for Texas’ thought leaders and health champions to share best practices, discuss current trends and innovations in population and community health, and make connections that will catalyze their work.
Employ the power of online professional networking! Nurses Lounge is all about bringing nursing professionals together in a way that advances our profession. Join TONE’s Lounge today! The cost is free, but the value is PRICELESS!
Your destination for exciting Nurse Executive job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Nurse Executive Industry. Visit the TONE Career Center today!
Verbal and physical assault of health care providers motivated a Texas researcher to create a prevention tool.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Waco, Texas-based Providence Healthcare Network tapped TONE member Cyndy B. Dunlap, D.N.P., R.N., to serve as chief nursing officer, effective Aug. 20.
It may very well be the best time to be a nurse in the U.S. The job’s strong demand, relatively high pay, rewarding nature and low-risk of automation are all compelling incentives to pursue the career.
False health information can be disastrous, but "alternative" doesn’t always mean illegitimate. Can Facebook tell the difference?