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April 2013 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

WSJ Reports Hospital Jobs for Nurses Not Easy to Come By
April 30, 2013 8:49 AM by Linda Jones
Finally, someone is speaking the truth about nursing jobs. While there are plenty of open positions for experienced nurses, the opportunities for those just entering the field and for LPNs/LVNs has been tough for years. We've been saying that all along Read More...
Landing Your First Job Starts with the Right Support
April 29, 2013 9:57 AM by Catlin Nalley
Whether you are a new nurse or a seasoned professional you know just how hard it can be to land that first nursing job, and today's recent graduates face an especially competitive job market. New grads should always be on the lookout for the right tools Read More...
Happy Nurses Week to Fellow Nurse Case Managers
April 26, 2013 3:13 PM by Guest Blogger
Emylou Tiukinhoy, MA, RN-BC,CCM, is a Nurse Case Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and a Board Member of CMSA-NYC chapter. As hospitals gear up to celebrate Nurses' Week, I would like to give a shout out to my fellow Nurse Case Managers. Read More...
Boston Hospitals on ‘Lockdown’
April 19, 2013 3:39 PM by Rich Krisher
Several Boston-area hospitals were in a “lockdown” condition Friday as federal, state and local law enforcement officials asked residents and businesses to curtail activities as investigation of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon continued. Massachusetts Read More...
Nurse Advises: Have Ferritin Levels Tested
April 18, 2013 7:48 AM by Guest Blogger
Angie Teoli, RN, teaches the CNA/GNA certification course 11 th and 12 th grade students at a School of Technology in Maryland. Having one cousin with a liver transplant and another who died from liver cancer while on the liver transplant wait list concerned Read More...
Maximizing Transitional Care
April 17, 2013 11:02 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Your patient is about to leave the inpatient facility for home, where they will need to manage approximately 3.4 chronic diseases (if they are a typical senior ≥ the age of 65, according to the CDC, U.S. Read More...
Finding a Job Just Got Easier
April 10, 2013 12:13 PM by Rich Krisher
In today's competitive employment market, anyone looking for a job knows timing is everything. ADVANCE's all-new job board at allows you to apply to any job in seconds, then track the status of your application. You Read More...
Resources for Advance Directives
April 9, 2013 12:26 PM by Linda Jones
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHHD) is April 16, 2013, and is recognized by more than 370 state and community organization and 75 national organizations. NHHD is an initiative to encourage everyone to express their wishes regarding healthcare through Read More...
The Lost Art of Mentoring
April 8, 2013 10:46 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN I was born knowing I would become a nurse. Perhaps I knew my destiny in utero as well. My mother, who was vehemently "expecting" a boy, had selected the name David, and declined the need for selecting female counterparts. Read More...
RNs & Hormonal Birth Control
April 3, 2013 12:19 PM by Catlin Nalley
The recently passed Assembly Bill 2348 , also known as the "Timely Access to Birth Control" bill, allows California nurses to provide hormonal birth control "without a pelvic or comprehensive physical exam, and without direct physician supervision," reported Read More...


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