Denise M Petras

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Documentation typically is an area that can be streamlined, thereby saving nursing time and money. The authors' nursing division created a combination intervention record and nursing progress notes form for a 24-hour period. The results yielded a savings of 90 minutes of RN time in a 24-hours period, a 36% reduction in charting time, and an annual cost(More)
Direct care nurses and nurse leaders were surveyed on their perceptions of the appropriateness, importance, and use in daily practice of 10 clinical nursing competencies needed for nurses to be successful in the future. Competencies needed in the 21st century are not based entirely on task-driven motor skills because comprehensive knowledge is essential to(More)
Nursing certification is recognized as advanced competency and knowledge beyond basic preparation, thus empowering nurses to contribute to improved outcomes by demonstrating expertise in their specialties. It has been recognized that nurses do not seek certification because of identified barriers. Through a structured Certification Achievement Program that(More)
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