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  • Two Nursing Worlds that SHOULD Collide

    By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who is a nurse educator in Connecticut. Recently I attended a nursing orientation at a hospital, composed of both new graduates and experienced nurses. As a nurse educator, I enjoy being in this type of setting, seeing former students grow into their new role as a registered nurse.  Yet, like my ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 19, 2014
  • Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers

    By Anny Su, BSN, RNApproximately 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 by instituting controversial bans on hiring smokers with the goal of stigmatizing smoking ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 25, 2014
  • Government Mandate Threatens Jobs

    Even in this tough economy, the healthcare sector has managed to create 169,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2012 alone, which accounts for one out of every five jobs created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a recent report released by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on September 17, 2012
  • Great Black Nurses in History

    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 first African-American graduate nurse. According to the Bridgewater (MA) State University ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on February 22, 2012
  • What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors

    ''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 doctor of nursing practice degrees has spawned a backlash from some physicians, who claim ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 7, 2011
  • Facebook Post Gets Nursing Students Kicked Out of School

    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 her posing with a human placenta in a lab class, according to a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 5, 2011