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March 2014 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Will Banning ‘Bossy’ Make Better Nurse Leaders?
March 31, 2014 4:21 PM by Linda Jones
As a primarily female industry, nurses should have a lot to say about the movement to ban the word bossy as a way to "empower girls to lead." Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, claims that when used to describe young girls, bossy is a negative put-down Read More...
Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior Read More...
Reflection Is a Powerful Teaching Strategy in Nursing Education
March 18, 2014 3:12 PM by Guest Blogger
By Kimberly Raines, professor in the nursing program at American Public University When I first began teaching nursing some 16 years ago, I saw that nursing students are frequently overwhelmed by the fast-paced events that make up the daily reality in Read More...
Get Some Sleep! Advice for the Ages
March 5, 2014 12:40 AM by Chuck Holt
Japan’s Misao Okawa turns 116 years old today, making her the world’s oldest living person . [ ] Among Okawa’s tips for a long life include eating sushi at least once a month and most importantly getting plenty of sleep. “You Read More...


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