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Championing the Capstone Experience
January 7, 2015 2:37 PM by Guest Blogger
By Agnes Gutowski, MSNc, BSN, and Ryann Nocereto, MSNc, BSN In recent years, hospital administrators and staff nurses have reported dissatisfaction with the level of preparedness of new graduate nurses. Despite decreased availability of clinical sites, Read More...
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Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Nurses: The Wrong Choice
September 8, 2014 2:22 PM by Guest Blogger
By Priscilla Ngo, BSN, RN, a staff nurse on critical care staff unit in Philadelphia and Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For many years, the flu vaccine has been recommended for healthcare workers, Read More...
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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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The Right or the Duty to Die: Making the Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide
May 5, 2014 2:36 PM by Guest Blogger
By Susanne Marie Johnson, BSN, RN In February 2013, Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia was arrested and subsequently charged with a felony of assisted suicide. The prosecution asserts Mancini provided her 93-year-old and terminally ill father, Joe Yourshaw, Read More...
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Hourly Rounding Improves Patient Care
April 15, 2014 7:46 AM by Guest Blogger
By Lauren Petrillo, MSN, RN-BC As nurses, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring patient safety and improving patient satisfaction. Although at first it may seem like another task to add to the list, hourly rounding can help us achieve these Read More...
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Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior 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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Introducing CE Live
March 26, 2012 9:07 AM by Mike Bederka
ADVANCE for Nurses is excited to present CE Live , a brand new educational series. In these webinars, experts will share their knowledge in topics across the continuum of healthcare. These nursing continuing education online courses are a convenient way Read More...
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BSN-Go-Round: Will profession finally grab brass ring on upgrading education standards?
January 17, 2012 11:02 AM by Guest Blogger
Kay Bensing, MA, RN, is senior staff nurse consultant at ADVANCE. Recently, I talked to an editor on the ADVANCE staff who was excited about a program that aims to meet the elusive goal the American Nurses Association proposed in its famed 1965 position Read More...
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What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors
October 7, 2011 8:15 PM by Rich Krisher
"Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse." That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate. The trend of nurses earning 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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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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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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The Future of Nursing
October 7, 2010 9:41 AM by Rich Magda
Is it feasible for 80 percent of nurses to have bachelor’s degrees by 2020? Do nurse practitioners have the necessary education and experience to care for patients without physician oversight? How will the National Health Care Workforce Commission and Read More...
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