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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 8
March 27, 2012 2:24 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the eighth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. 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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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 3
February 21, 2012 4:58 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the third installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary
February 14, 2012 1:16 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the second installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Read More...
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Guide to Professional Health in an Otherwise Unhealthy Environment
January 26, 2012 1:54 PM by Guest Blogger
Colleen Claffey RN-BC,MSN,CEN,CPEN, is nurse educator in the emergency department/critical care at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach, FL. Never had I imagined that hospital workers, including nurses, would be mandated to take leave without Read More...
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Paid to Get Dressed?
December 7, 2011 4:44 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
Early last month two nurses at Aurora Medical Center filed a class action lawsuit against the Colorado facility's parent company, HealthOne of Denver, over the time it takes them to put on and take off their scrubs. They want to get paid to dress. The 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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Validating Professional Nursing
November 13, 2011 10:29 PM by Candy Goulette
It’s about time. A guilty plea by Dr. Rolando Arafiles in a West Texas courtroom last week closed a painful chapter in the long career of Texas nurses Anne Mitchell, RN, and Vicki Galle, BSN, RN. As part of a plea bargain, Arafiles admitted guilt to retaliation Read More...
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Under the Radar
November 7, 2011 6:30 PM by Robin Hocevar
Those of you who’ve had long careers in acute care were probably the only members of the reading public who weren’t surprised by the Chicago Tribune’s report that 85 percent of hospital complaints were ignored by the state of Illinois last year. Grievances 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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Bias in Healthcare
June 20, 2011 5:14 PM by Joe Darrah
The New York Times recently wrote about a male patient at an HIV clinic in the city who was under the impression that he had been living with the disease that causes AIDS for nearly 20 years. Today, thanks to a hunch one of his providers, a nurse practitioner, Read More...
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‘Happy Nurse' Game Launches for Nurses Week
May 9, 2011 1:42 PM by Chuck Holt
It's official. Nursing, the Internet and wireless technology are now inextricably intertwined - even when it comes to de-stressing, as evidenced by the new mobile app from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future called the "Happy Nurse" Read More...
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Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 27, 2011 7:39 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving 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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