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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 4
February 28, 2012 2:29 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the fourth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Read More...
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Thank You, Nurses
February 27, 2012 8:43 AM by Pam Tarapchak
If anyone knows the importance of research and clinical trials, it's nurses. In the 1976 and again in 1989, more than 250,000 LPNs and RNs ages 20-46 were asked to participate in one of the largest clinical investigation - the Nurses' Health Studies - Read More...
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Nurses Taking Charge of Change
February 23, 2012 3:20 PM by Guest Blogger
Jackie Larson is vice president of client services at Avantas. She is responsible for the executive oversight of its consulting and education branches, including project and client management, technical implementations, business intelligence, and workforce Read More...
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Great Black Nurses in History
February 22, 2012 1:22 AM by Chuck Holt
As I search the Internet for information on the contributions of great African American nurses in history, I find myself wishing I had more time. More time to learn more about people like Mary Eliza Mahoney, RN, (1845-1926), who in 1879 became America’s Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 3
February 21, 2012 4:58 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the third installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Santorum Comments on Prenatal Testing -- Let's Hear the Whole Story
February 21, 2012 8:50 AM by Guest Blogger
Valerie Neff Newitt is a managing editor with ADVANCE. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, a current front runner in the Republican race for presidential candidacy, suggested on CBS News' "Face the Nation" that prenatal testing is done primarily Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (2-13)
February 17, 2012 1:48 PM by Pam Tarapchak
@ADVANCENurses : What Nurses Want Docs to Know: Here's the short wish list compiled from Facebook responses. http://t.co/uRLCpI8O @ NEJM : Rate of percutaneous injuries per 100 f/t hospital employees declined after 2000 Needlestick Safety and Prevention Read More...
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Time for New Pediatric Growth Charts?
February 16, 2012 11:48 AM by Robin Hocevar
Exploding rates of childhood obesity have been in the news long enough to have the statistics--one-third of kids classified as overweight or obese--committed to memory. Still, even I was shocked by a recent article on CNN exploring the trend of bariatric Read More...
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Work-Life Balance: Step Away From the Device
February 16, 2012 8:31 AM by Linda Jones
Last month, Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, pledged to deactivate emails on German staff BlackBerries during non-office hours. For those of you in a position where emails, texts and voicemail rule your workday, can you even imagine not checking Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary
February 14, 2012 1:16 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the second installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Read More...
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Social Media: Power to the People?
February 13, 2012 6:15 PM by Rich Krisher
Recent events have demonstrated the growing power of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It started with actions against governments in the Middle East, with participants organizing themselves and publicizing their efforts online. Then Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (2-6)
February 10, 2012 8:44 AM by Pam Tarapchak
@ADVANCENurses : Most Nurses Spend 25 Percent of Shift on Indirect Care, Study Finds: http://t.co/VPOL0RpI @NEJM : State flexibility over essential hlth benefits may lead to inequities. Better: Uniform stds for all. @ YaleSPH 's Ruger. http://t.co/7Ji502N4 Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary
February 8, 2012 9:14 AM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the first installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (1-30)
February 3, 2012 8:48 AM by Pam Tarapchak
A popular topic this week @ADVANCENurses was a study linking obesity in nurses and the 12-hour shift. Do you think there's a connection? Share your thoughts: http://tinyurl.com/7utwbvw Other topics of conversation: @GoRedForWomen Help expose the truth Read More...
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