nursing http://ripr.org en Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI http://ripr.org/post/medical-education-adapts-new-needs-ri <p><a href="http://www.ric.edu/nursing/"><strong>Rhode Island College </strong></a>announced a new graduate certificate program in nursing care management today. In a statement, the college explained what nurse care managers do and why they decided to offer this program now:</p><blockquote><p>"Nurse care managers provide patient assessment, treatment planning, health care facilitation and advocacy within all health care settings, including private practices and hospitals.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 32090 at http://ripr.org Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI Nurse Residency Program Finds Early Success http://ripr.org/post/nurse-residency-program-finds-early-success <p>What organizers call a first-of-its-kind residency program for registered nurses in Rhode Island is about to graduate its first class of 19. Director of Workforce Development at Care New England, Michael Paruta, says about two-thirds have already been offered full time jobs – sooner than expected.</p><p>“To me it was surprising because they hadn’t yet completed their residency, number one," said Paruta. "And number two, we had heard that employers were really wanting to see people had experience.”</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31019 at http://ripr.org National Advocate Praises Nursing Industry In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/national-advocate-praises-nursing-industry-rhode-island <p>Nurses need a place at the table as the nation reshapes its healthcare landscape. That’s according to Dr. Susan Hassmiller, the senior advisor for nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Hassmiller has been touring the state this week, discussing the future of nursing.</p><p>She said because of the economy, older nurses are working longer, making it harder for recent graduates to land a job. Hassmiller applauds Rhode Island for helping nursing students with its state-wide residency.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:45:26 +0000 Catherine Welch 21611 at http://ripr.org Nursing Residency Program Launches for Unemployed Nurses http://ripr.org/post/nursing-residency-program-launches-unemployed-nurses <p>A new program has launched to help place new and unemployed nurses in health care facilities statewide for up to nine-month-long paid residencies. It's expected to start with 20 nurses and expand to 40 by the second year, with the first placements beginning this fall.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:13:34 +0000 Dave Fallon & Kristin Gourlay & John Bender 13014 at http://ripr.org Nursing Residency Program Launches for Unemployed Nurses RI nursing ed in spotlight, plus: cutting the cord too soon? http://ripr.org/post/ri-nursing-ed-spotlight-plus-cutting-cord-too-soon <p>The University of Rhode Island’s nursing school announced today that it has won $3.8M in federal grants – a huge number for a small school, and for nursing, at that. You can read more about those grants in our news coverage <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1947284/RIPR.News/URI.nursing.school.wins.$3.8M.in.federal.grants">here</a> and see URI’s press release <a href="http://www.uri.edu/news/releases/?id=6412">here</a>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8287 at http://ripr.org