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Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility
December 1, 2014 8:54 AM by Guest Blogger
By Susan Salka, President and CEO, AMN Healthcare Most public companies dedicate some resources to good corporate citizenship. They choose to spend these resources - time, money or both -- on endeavors aligned with the company's mission and goals in win-win Read More...
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Healthcare is a Human Right
February 10, 2014 9:56 AM by Chuck Holt
This post is written by Mbettie Worrell, BA, BSN, RN, a graduate student in the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia. Consider these scenarios: A six-year-old girl is found dying Read More...
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Using Fish Skin to Heal Human Wounds
November 7, 2013 4:23 PM by Chuck Holt
I live in South Florida very near to the Gulf of Mexico, but I’m not exactly an avid fisherman -- although most everyone I know has a good fish story to tell. And while what I’m about to say may sound like another one of those, it is not: There’s a new Read More...
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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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HPV Vaccinations for Boys?
November 21, 2011 4:36 PM by Joe Darrah
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC is endorsing vaccinations against human papillomavirus (HPV) for boys of ages 11 and 12. This announcement comes on the heels of new research that reportedly documents the rise in cancers caused 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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Florida RN’s Husband, Brother Unharmed in Haiti Quake
January 18, 2010 4:37 PM by Karin Lillis
News reports are rife with the overwhelming tragedy Haiti faces in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that crumbled Port au Prince Jan. 12. Yet amid the despair and death, resilience and hope linger. Here’s the story of Michele Fils-Aime, BS, RN, 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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Reporting From NBNA—Promoting AIDS Testing
August 7, 2009 10:10 AM by Robin Hocevar
AIDS seemed to be a hot topic Wednesday at the National Black Nurses Association Convention in Toronto. The last full day of the conference commenced with a spirited skit that raised awareness about how nurses can best encourage testing and navigate sensitive Read More...
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Reporting From NBNA—A Look at Global Health
August 5, 2009 1:19 PM by Robin Hocevar
Greetings from the 37th annual National Black Nurses Association conference! There was certain energy among the attendees on Tuesday, which was enhanced by the sea of red everyone was wearing as part of the "Go Red, Girlfriend" campaign by the American Read More...
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Nurses' Voices Heard Round the World
July 15, 2009 1:12 PM by Valerie Newitt
If you were grilling hotdogs in the backyard on the recent Fourth of July, chances are you completely missed the multi-day 24 th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in Durban, South Africa. Not to worry. Some of the most Read More...
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