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    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles" is the latest program offered.

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    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

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  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"


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Nurse Salary Survey

Nurses Concerned about Equal Pay for Equal Work: Survey

A new Kaplan survey of almost 6,000 recent nursing school graduates shows salary issues are significant concerns and gender disparities in the workplace are not going unnoticed.

According to the study, 79% of female nurses say not earning the same amount as their male counterparts for the same amount of work is a concern. While 61% of male counterparts sympathize with female nurses’ equality of salary concerns, 39% say it’s an issue that doesn’t bother them.

A separate study of 290,000 registered nurses released this year revealed male nurses earn about $5,000 more annually than their female colleagues in similar roles. The study also found this pay gap hasn’t narrowed between 1988 and 2013, though no reasons were offered for its existence.

Other survey results:

  • No Bonus for Being a Man. Kaplan’s survey also found that despite the desire and need of many health care providers to hire more male nurses – who make up only one-tenth of the workforce – just 13% think male nurses should be paid more.
  • Topic of Discussion. While speaking about salary may be considered taboo, 41% of nurses say they often discuss salary with one another.
  • Workplace Fairness. Nearly 7 out of 10 (68%) nurses say that pay issues aside, male and female nurses are treated equally in the workplace.