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Twin Tragedies
July 24, 2012 2:52 PM by Robin Hocevar
The nightly news has moved on from the story of Kimberly Hiatt, the Colorado nurse who committed suicide after accidentally overdosing and killing a baby. But for nurses, the potential for living this nightmare lives on. After making the first mistake Read More...
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Social Media: Power to the People?
February 13, 2012 6:15 PM by Rich Krisher
Recent events have demonstrated the growing power of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It started with actions against governments in the Middle East, with participants organizing themselves and publicizing their efforts online. Then Read More...
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Win Dansko’s 20th Anniversary Professional Clog!
November 14, 2011 1:25 PM by ADVANCE Staff
Dansko is celebrating its 20 th anniversary! As part of the festivities, the comfort shoemaker wants to hear about when you bought your first pair of Dansko shoes. Maybe you were fresh out of nursing school or you decided to give Dansko a whirl based Read More...
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Practice Makes Perfect
October 7, 2011 2:31 PM by Candy Goulette
Whether you’re a musician, a language student or a healthcare provider, there’s no such thing as too much practice. Repetition helps make actions second nature, but it’s especially important when you’re tackling something new for the first time. This Read More...
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Lessons Learned
July 18, 2011 6:54 PM by Candy Goulette
As I write this, I'm preparing to go back to Michigan (from California) for my 40th high school reunion. In addition to thinking about seeing old friends (pun intended), I've been taking stock of some of the lessons I've learned in the last 40 years. Read More...
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Soul Searching
March 11, 2011 8:46 AM by Barbara Mercer
Whether you are religious, faithful or spiritual, completely or in fits and starts, some sincere self-discipline can go a long way toward creating a feeling of accomplishment. But does self-discipline mean avoiding sweets and walking each day? Could it 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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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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‘Shame’ Facebook?
March 20, 2009 11:48 AM by Abigail Scott
I'll confess: I'm a Facebook addict. About a year ago, I scoffed at the idea of a social networking. I had dallied with MySpace but didn't like it, so I abandoned my page. Then an old high school friend got me on to Facebook and I've been hooked ever Read More...
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