The national job-offer rate for baccalaureate nursing graduates is 56% at graduation and 88% six months later, according to a survey of nursing school leaders by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The BSN job-offer rate for new BSN grads is highest in the South, followed by the Midwest, the Northeast and the West. The rate for MSN grads is higher than for baccalaureate graduates.
Pregnant women who had developed high blood glucose levels at 28 weeks of gestation were 3 1/2 times more at risk of giving birth to babies weighing more than 9 pounds, 15 ounces compared with those who had the lowest glucose levels, according to Irish researchers.
Eating a serving of canned food a day was associated with higher levels of bisphenol-A, a chemical linked by other studies to greater risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed 75 people, and those who ate canned soup had levels of BPA that were 10 times higher than those who ate soup made from fresh ingredients.
Women who drank more than four cups of coffee were 25% less likely to develop endometrial cancer, according to findings from the Nurses' Health Study, while drinking two to three cups a day was linked to a 7% reduction in risk. The findings appear in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.