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Survey says male nurses are paid more than female nurses on your units

Recently, we posted a poll on and asked whether on your unit male nurses earn more than female nurses for the same role.

Seventy-three percent responded that they do. Only 24% said no, while 4% admitted they don’t know.

Click here to take the poll if you haven’t already done so.

Introducing a new weekly column!

Please join me in welcoming Carol Ebert, RN, to the and The Leaders’ Lounge blog community!

Carol is a health and wellness expert and devotes much of her time to helping nurses focus on their own health and wellness, as well as preparing for retirement and the later part of their careers.

Carol will pen the “Rock your health” column each Wednesday on The Leaders’ Lounge. Be sure to stop by and check out her latest helpful tips and advice!

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March 19 is Certified Nurses Day!

Congratulations to all Certified Nurses out there! Obtaining a national board certification in your specialty takes hard work and a commitment to professional excellence. It demonstrates that you have advanced skills and knowledge that enables you to provide a deeper level of patient care and ensure improved patient outcomes.

In your time in nursing, have you seen an increase in the number of nurses who obtain their professional certification? If you have a certification, how has it changed your practice?

Leave a comment below and let us know.

Webcast: Nursing Case Review: How Peer Review Empowers Nurses

Developing a structure to support nursing case review is the easy part. Here’s the hard part: How do you actually do nursing case review? How do you deal with the outcomes? And how can you use case review to monitor performance and track and trend data?

Join nursing peer review experts Laura Harrington, RN, BSN, NPR2cloud3a
MHA, CPHQ, CPCQM, and Marla Smith, MHSA, authors of the HCPro book Nursing Peer Review, Second Edition: A Practical, Nonpunitive Approach to Case Review, for a 90-minute webcast that will answer all your questions.

Join us on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern.

For more information or to register, click here.

Dealing with tardy nurses

Some people appear effortlessly organized and always manage to be on time. Others are perpetually frazzled and think five minutes late equates to being early. Parents of small children usually fall into the latter category!

How do you deal with nurses who are frequently late? Comment below and let us know.

Webcast: Build Nurse Engagement Through Coaching and Mentoring

Studies show only 30% of your nurses are actively engaged, which can negatively impact patient satisfaction, safety, and nurse turnover. Join us on February 26 at 1 p.m. to discover how to engage the rest of your staff.

Join experienced nurse and leadership specialist Patty Kubus, RN, MBA, PhD, for a 90-minute webcast to learn how to build a culture of nurse engagement.

Don’t miss the chance to improve nurse satisfaction, increase your nursing staff’s commitment to the organization, and raise the level of patient care.

Research shows a culture of nurse engagement leads to:

  • Higher productivity
  • Higher patient satisfaction scores
  • Lower turnover
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Fewer safety incidences

For more information or to sign up, visit

Meet the speaker:
Patty Kubus, RN, MBA, PhD, is the president of Leadership Potential International, Inc., which helps executives select and develop their leaders to improve engagement and productivity in their organizations. She has worked with Fortune 100 companies in the healthcare, financial, aerospace manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. Along with her nursing credentials, she has an MBA and a doctorate in human development and education. She was formerly a nurse manager at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.