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December 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Tips for Winter Skin Health to Combat the Harsh Weather
December 20, 2012 7:23 AM by Guest Blogger
Guest blogger Richard Bezozo, MD, is president of MoleSafe . Summertime isn't the only time to pay close attention to your skin health. As the winter months are drawing near, the cold weather poses several challenges to maintaining healthy skin. Not only Read More...
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Missed Lesson of Sandy Hook Elementary School Murders
December 17, 2012 5:36 PM by Rich Krisher
Friends, friends of friends and total strangers emotionally raw over the mass murder of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, expressed rage all weekend on my social media networks about the presence of guns in our society. Read More...
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Benefits of Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
December 12, 2012 1:25 PM by Guest Blogger
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.) We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you Read More...
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New Jersey APNs and Joint Protocols
December 11, 2012 12:52 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Cross your fingers, New Jersey advanced practice nurses (APNs), because if Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) succeeds in passing his recently introduced S-2354 — the “Consumer Access to Health Care Act,” — you will be able to prescribe medications without Read More...
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Limited Access to Healthcare?
December 10, 2012 9:58 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN At a recent research conference, I listened to two colleagues battling back and forth about access to healthcare, and what the audience viewed as a "two-tiered" system; those who have insurance coverage Read More...
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AACN Survey Finds More Nurses Are Pursuing Higher Education
December 5, 2012 1:28 PM by Catlin Nalley
Preliminary data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) 32 nd annual survey reveals that enrollment in various professional nursing programs increased from 2011 to 2012. Findings are based on data reported from 664 of the 856 nursing Read More...
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