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Matthew D. McHugh Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, RN, MPH, CRNP, FAANElection to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Election recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. More

Wide Variation Across Hospitals in Nurse Staffing Is Threat to Public’s Health

According to a new study published today in BMJ Quality & Safety, many hospitals in New York and Illinois were understaffed right before the first surge of critically ill Covid-19 patients. The study, “Chronic Hospital Nurse Understaffing Meets Covid-19,” documented staffing ratios that varied from 3 to 10 patients for each nurse on general adult medical and surgical units. ICU nurse staffing was better but also varied significantly across hospitals. MORE

Nursing Research Informs Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Credit: Penn MedicineNursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), explore how nursing research has been paramount in dealing with the emerging coronavirus pandemic.

“Nursing research provides answers during crises. In a time of profound upheaval, risk, and strain, it is reassuring to have evidence‐based solutions to the challenges confronting our health care system and its clinicians,” writes Eileen T. Lake, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and Editor in Chief of the journal Research in Nursing & Health.


First Magnet4Europe Partners Meeting in Leuven, Belgium, November 2019First Magnet4Europe Partners Meeting in Leuven, Belgium, November 2019€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Well-being of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. MORE

CHOPR’s International Impact: Nurse Staffing Research at ICN Congress 2019 Singapore

L-R: ICN President, Annette Kennedy; WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; with D...L-R: ICN President, Annette Kennedy; WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; with Dr. Aiken and Dr. McHughConferences are of utmost importance: for getting research seen, funded, and for making connections with other leading innovators in the field.

This summer, Center Directors, Dr. Linda H. Aiken and Dr. Matthew McHugh presented at the International Congress of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Singapore. Armed with thorough research on nurse staffing and the success of lower ratios across the board, Aiken and McHugh sparked a multitude of interest from nursing leaders and international health leaders alike. More

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