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Reflection on Father’s Day: One Dad’s Nursing Journey
June 13, 2014 10:01 AM by Guest Blogger
By Lee Helstein As I reflect upon the significance of Father’s Day, I am reminded of why I decided to pursue nursing in the first place. The birth of my daughter reaffirms my commitment to the path I have chosen every day. What I have come to realize Read More...
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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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New Jobs for New Grads
November 21, 2011 11:21 AM by Pam Tarapchak
So, is it a myth that new nursing grads can’t find jobs? According to some recent surveys, it just might be. A recent survey of nursing schools conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) tells a story of success for recent graduates. 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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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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Nursing Students Share Top Reasons for Being a Nurse
June 13, 2011 4:17 PM by Guest Blogger
Susan C. Slaninka, EdD, RN, is an adjunct professor of nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. Most nurses are juggling career, home and family responsibilities. One wonders why anyone would add graduate school to an already busy life. Classes, Read More...
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Does Family Presence in the ICU Help or Hinder?
April 20, 2011 12:51 PM by Guest Blogger
By Kathleen Rose Umali Senior Nursing Student Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA I am writing in response to an article, "Does Family Presence in the ICU Help or Hinder?" by Beth Puliti, posted on Oct. 11, 2010 for Advance for Nurses . Read More...
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March is National Women's History Month
March 10, 2011 12:21 PM by Chuck Holt
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month ? Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing 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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Sometimes We Need Inspiration
April 22, 2010 12:02 PM by Gail Guterl
The other day, while tidying up, I picked up a book, Inspired Nurse by Rich Bluni, RN, and leafed through it. My first reaction: How did I miss this book? My second: Wow, what a great book to tell nurses about, especially in this stressful time and especially 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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