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  • Flu Vaccine Mandate

    It's the middle of summer and flu season seems a long way off, but a new Joint Commission requirement that went into effect July 1 serves as a reminder about an often controversial topic: mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers. The Joint Commission is not mandating influenza vaccine for accredited organizations, but it is establishing a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 23, 2012
  • 50 & Pregnant

      50 & Pregnant It sounds like a Lifetime movie, but extreme middle age births are exploding. According to the most recent CDC statistics, 8,000 babies were born to women 45 and older. That's double the number since just 1997. Of these, an alarming 541were born to women age 50 and older, a 375 percent increase in the same time ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 31, 2012
  • Confronting the Bullies

    Everybody's talking about it and too few are doing anything about it. ''It'' is bullying in the nursing workplace. When we published an article on the subject in January, readers posted an avalanche of responses. Many related personal stories of unresolved bullying at work. One stated she is ''ashamed to be part of this profession''; another ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 24, 2012
  • Introducing CE Live

    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 to earn those valuable credits. Viewers can watch the talk live or in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 26, 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
  • Validating Professional Nursing

    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 and misuse of official information, both felonies, for his part in targeting the nurses ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 13, 2011
  • MA Voters May Take Up Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Next year, Massachusetts may become the fourth state in the U.S. where physicians can assist terminally ill patients to end their own lives. In 2012, residents will likely get to vote on the Massachusetts Death and Dignity Act. If passed, the Bay State will follow in the footsteps of Montana, Oregon and Washington where such laws exist. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 4, 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
  • Nurses’ Jobs Aren’t Physically Demanding? Really?

    The City of New York has classified more than 300 jobs under the category ''physically taxing.'' Professions on this list include assistant locksmiths and gardeners, but not nurses or midwives, according to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Working in a position that is classified as ''physically taxing'' allows city employees to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 10, 2010
  • Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?

    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 Association Code of Ethics for Nurses ''clearly specifies that nurses ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 23, 2010