NYS Nurses Association Podcasts
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Information and resources for the professional registered nurse and other healthcare professionals, brought to you by the New York State Nurses Association. The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 36,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining. “Advocating for patients. Advancing the profession.”
||Influenza and immunization||For months, news reports have said the nation is facing a pandemic with the spread of the H1N1 virus. How concerned should registered nurses be? How should they prepare? In this podcast, Nurses Association Occupational Safety & Health Representative Thomas J. Lowe, RN, MPH, COHN-S, discusses the virus, the vaccine, and the steps that nurses can take to ensure their facilities have an effective infection control program in place.||4 11 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Educational Advancement for RNS||This edition of the Nurses Association podcast examines the movement to expand the educational requirements for nursing in New York State. The issue of requiring RNs to earn a bachelor’s in nursing has been debated by nurses for decades. But now shorter lengths of stay, higher patient acuity, and advances in technology, are increasing the complexity of patient care today. This in turn places greater demands on nursing competencies and underscores the need for nurses to continue their education. NYSNA discusses this issue with representatives of the Coalition for the Advancement of Nursing Education, which is supporting legislation in New York State to require RNs to earn bachelor’s degrees in nursing within 10 years of their initial licensure in order to re-register to practice. Interviews are conducted with Karen Ballard, MA, RN, president-elect of NYSNA; Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN, executive secretary of the New York State Board for Nursing; and Deborah Zimmerman, RN, MS, CNAA, BC, chief nursing officer/senior vice president of Rochester General Hospital.||21 7 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nurses Working Overtime in New York||What’s in the new state law banning mandatory OT? And when is it safe to volunteer for overtime? Get the answers from New York State Nurses Association experts. Government Affairs Director Shaun Flynn talks about the long fight to ban mandatory overtime… forming union coalitions… lobbying legislators… and how NYSNA contract language helped the process. Nursing practice expert Eileen Avery, RN, discusses a recent statement by the State Board for Nursing that nurses who work more than 16 hours may have their competency questioned… and considers the important factor of professional judgment.||8 9 08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Guided Relaxation for Nurses||Certified yoga instructor Joely Johnson offers a 15-minute audio presentation to help you release tension from your muscles and clear your mind of stress-creating thoughts. With music by Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, from "Watermusic" (2007).||6 5 08||Free||View In iTunes|