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Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
January 21, 2014 4:08 PM by Chuck Holt
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information. The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Read More...
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Nurses Lose Licenses Due to Loan Defaults: Fair or Unfair?
February 2, 2011 3:15 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
In October, Tennessee came down hard on nurses and other healthcare professionals who were in default on their student loans - and in violation of a decade-old statute that requires licensed professionals in the state to repay education loans, or face Read More...
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Facebook Post Gets Nursing Students Kicked Out of School
January 5, 2011 9:50 PM by Chuck Holt
Doyle Byrnes, a 22-year-old nursing student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, is suing the school in federal court for dismissing her from its registered nursing program in response to a photo she posted on her Facebook page showing Read More...
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Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?
June 23, 2010 12:26 PM by Chuck Holt
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA. In her report on PAS , Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses 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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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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Haiti: Call for Help Deepens in the Face of Lost Hope
January 14, 2010 4:30 PM by Valerie Newitt
The tragedy that was Haiti a week ago has worsened this week. It has deepened to unfathomable proportions, unimaginable suffering. Innocent people beset by abject poverty, scant healthcare, few medical supplies, unsafe drinking water, raucous streets Read More...
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Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural
January 13, 2010 11:49 AM by Chuck Holt
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they Read More...
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'Nurse Jackie': Episode 3 Highlights
June 23, 2009 3:08 PM by Ainsley Maloney
Here are highlights from Episode 3 of Nurse Jackie that aired last night on Showtime: We saw a great cameo appearance by movie and TV legend Eli Wallach as Mr. Zimberg. The man is 93 years old and still acting, and is better known for his roles in The Read More...
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