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  • Reflection on Father’s Day: One Dad’s Nursing Journey

    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 is that these two jobs, fatherhood and nursing, are one in the same. Both require ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 13, 2014
  • Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?

    In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information.   The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 5% of identity theft victims report medical fraud.  In response, FTC in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 21, 2014
  • What's Your Story?

    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 and their families, as well as OR nurses and other healthcare staff, including ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 25, 2011
  • Does Family Presence in the ICU Help or Hinder?

    By Kathleen Rose Umali Senior Nursing StudentDominican University of CaliforniaSan 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. I found the article to be extremely enlightening as far as educating the nurse ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 20, 2011
  • March is National Women's History Month

    Did you know March is National Women’s History Month?  Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing is certainly filled with its share of historical female figures, beginning perhaps most ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 10, 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
  • 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
  • Faith & Community: A Nursing Natural

    Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession. It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they go to work. In fact, for some that sense of commitment to caring about and for ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 13, 2010
  • Reporting From NBNA—A Look at Global Health

    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 Heart Association. Lots of talk today about global health concerns. One of the most ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 5, 2009