The Agenda-Setting Theory in Mass Communication

When major news happens, the world’s mass media organizations take notice. Whether it’s the President of the United States making an announcement or a severe storm battering a region, when it’s a story that affects people, the news media is on alert to cover it, providing viewers with the facts and information they need to… Read more »

The Case for Interprofessional Healthcare

Interprofessional collaborative healthcare is at the forefront of the latest advancements in nursing and patient care. An interprofessional collaborative approach to healthcare is defined by the American Nurses Association as the “integrated enactment of knowledge, skills, and values and attitudes that define working together across the professions, with other health care workers, and with patients,… Read more »

Nursing EBP and Why It Matters

Evidence-based practice (EBP) changes and improves the way nurses care for their patients every day. According to Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, and others in the American Journal of Nursing, evidence-based practice “is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician… Read more »

RN Responders: Understanding Disaster Nursing

The United States and its territories suffered a trio of devastating hurricanes between August and October this year, causing widespread damage, injuries and death. When tragedy strikes, often the first people mobilized to help in dangerous and deadly situations are nurses. In Texas alone, the state’s Board of Nursing issued more than 600 temporary licenses… Read more »

5 Types of Anxiety Disorders in Adults

In their lifetimes, nearly one in five Americans will have an anxiety disorder. About 40 million people in the United States, ages 18-54, have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, making it one of the most common mental illnesses. But it’s important to note the difference between simple anxiety and a disorder. According to the… Read more »

The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting millions of Americans every day. An estimated 21 million Americans age 12 or older (7.8 percent of the population) required treatment for substance abuse in 2016, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The National Institute on Drug… Read more »

Types of Partnerships in Business

A partnership is an unincorporated organization with two or more partners. It is recognized as the simplest way for two or more people to own a business. There are different types of partnerships, but partnerships are all designed to balance the risks and returns of the relationship. Negatives of partnerships include some loss of control… Read more »

How to Start a Subscription Box Business

A subscription box business delivers boxes filled with a certain type of product at set intervals. Customers typically pay a set amount to receive a new box at the same time each month. Some subscription box businesses vary frequency of deliveries and offer the product at different tiers, which changes what the customer will receive…. Read more »

A Guide to Healthcare Careers and Requirements

Healthcare occupations and industries will have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs by 2024, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS expects healthcare and social assistance to become the largest-employing sector, overtaking both the government and business/professional services. Some lesser-known healthcare careers can be a strong option… Read more »

7 Low-Cost Workplace Incentives to Boost Morale

Low morale can undermine productivity and lead to increased employee turnover. With the average turnover rate for all U.S. industries at 16.7 percent and the direct replacement costs for employees reaching as high as 50 percent to 60 percent of the individual’s annual salary, businesses need to pay attention to morale in order to be… Read more »