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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

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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Top Tweets of the Week (1-16)
January 20, 2012 2:13 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Kids' mental health in military families. Debate on pediatric transplant eligibility. The future of healthcare reform. Here's a list of tweets just for you. And, of course, be sure to follow ADVANCE for Nurses by going Read More...
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What's Your Story?
July 25, 2011 11:15 AM by Chuck Holt
Great ideas come in many forms. And sometimes great ideas are forms. Take for example, the idea for a "Stages of Surgery" form brought to our attention by its creator, Kevin Visitacion, BSN, RN, an OR nurse in Chicago. The aim of the form is to keep patients Read More...
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Supporting Japanese Nurses
March 21, 2011 4:24 PM by Robin Hocevar
When I first learned of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, my first heart skipped a beat, thinking of my two cousins, uncle and aunt living in Tokyo. Fortunately, a Facebook "we're okay" status update quickly put those immediate concerns Read More...
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How did healers become killers?
August 25, 2010 3:35 PM by Robin Hocevar
In my 3 years with ADVANCE , I've been stunned time and again at how frequently healthcare intersects with current events. Through the course of acquainting myself with medical issues in the Midwest, I've participated in an eerily realistic mass casualty Read More...
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Sara Dale, RN: Caring Nurse or Predator? What's Your Call?
May 12, 2010 3:19 PM by Valerie Newitt
You probably don't know the name Sara Dale, RN - then again, perhaps you do. The British nurse has been the target of investigations, allegations of scandal, and loss of livelihood since it came to light that she had romantic relationships with the spouses Read More...
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Alzheimer's, From the Inside Out
April 14, 2010 2:55 PM by Valerie Newitt
When I was a kid, I used to walk my great grandmother ("Gramma" to me) around and around the yard, then up and down the front path. Nearly blind, she couldn't see where she was going; she only knew it was quite a distance. "You're a very nice girl, and Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ego Episode
April 6, 2010 2:38 PM by Gail Guterl
On vacation last week, my husband and I were sitting in a great restaurant with a quartet of septuagenarians at the table across from us. After several drinks their conversation got a little louder and I perked up when I heard one woman say, "One show Read More...
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Cheers or Jeers? ‘Nurse Jackie' Brings Questionable Behaviors to an Art Form
March 29, 2010 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
If you enjoy the outlandishness of "Nurse Jackie," this week's Episode 2 is for you. If, on the other hand, the gutter-spiked vocabulary and leap-before-looking behaviors cause you to feel reflected disgust, better to dye some colored eggs than tune in. Read More...
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Enough Already! Nurses Are Not Sex Objects
March 11, 2010 2:12 PM by Gail Guterl
Does this sound familiar? A nurse bends over a patient's bed to help turn the patient and feels a hand on her buttock. She startles and whirls around, only to find the patient's son sheepishly removing his hand. Why should this healthcare provider, one Read More...
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Haiti Update: Dean Says Help Is on the Ground at Nursing School
January 18, 2010 2:07 PM by Valerie Newitt
Dean Hilda Alcindor, RN, of Haiti's FSIL School of Nursing offered words of hopefulness this morning in a communication to Marcia Lane, director of Haiti Nursing Foundation . She tells of help that has finally started to arrive in Leogane. It follows, Read More...
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See It For Yourself: Haitian Nursing School
January 18, 2010 8:33 AM by Valerie Newitt
To all who have taken a personal interest in the Haitian nursing students at FSIL School of Nursing , the first BSN nursing program on the island of Haiti: I thought you might like to take a look for yourselves. Yesterday Haiti Nursing Foundation Director Read More...
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Haiti Update: Nursing School Dean Tells of Lives Lost, and Lives Just Begun
January 17, 2010 6:17 PM by Valerie Newitt
Dean Hilda Alcindor, RN, of FSIL School Nursing, the first BSN nursing program on the island of Haiti created under the guidance of Haiti Nursing Foundation (HNF), has found her voice amidst tragedy. Following is a portion of correspondence from her to Read More...
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Voice from Haiti: Injuries, Efforts, Needs, 'Please Pray for Us'
January 15, 2010 10:11 PM by Valerie Newitt
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature." -- Helen Keller That apt quote is provided by Marcia Lane, director of Haiti Nursing Foundation , as she faithfully passes along an Read More...
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Haiti Update: Nursing School Dean Found Alive and Providing Care
January 15, 2010 9:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
Yesterday I blogged that Dean Hilda Alcindor, RN, of FSIL School of Nursing , the first BSN nursing program on the island of Haiti, was among the missing. Amidst the tragedy came good news: The dean is alive and well. She is, however, mourning the loss Read More...
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