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  • Men in Nursing: A Diversity Solution

    By Sam Osei, RN In my opinion, I do not think the body of nursing has done enough to acknowledge the presence of males in the nursing profession in this 21st century. Low interest in nursing for men contributes to the lack of gender diversity in the profession. As a result, stereotype of nursing as a “female profession” persists. Men make ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 10, 2014
  • Benefits of Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

    (Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.) We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you may imagine, the conversation may go like this: First nurse: ''In room 320 is Mr. Jones, a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 12, 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
  • Paid to Get Dressed?

    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 nurses are required to wear scrubs while on the job, but the hospital's policy states those ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 7, 2011
  • 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
  • ‘Happy Nurse' Game Launches for Nurses Week

    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'' Game. Nurses, nursing students or anyone interested in the profession can play the game ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 9, 2011
  • Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?

    ''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 46,000 patients annually. St. Luke's is the second largest employer in that region, so ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 27, 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
  • Sometimes We Need Inspiration

    The other day, while tidying up, I picked up a book, Inspired Nurse by Rich Bluni, RN, and leafed through it. My first reaction: How did I miss this book? My second: Wow, what a great book to tell nurses about, especially in this stressful time and especially because it's almost Nurses Week (May 6-12). And you know how it works, once you hear or ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 22, 2010
  • Striking Nurses: Do Ends Justify the Means?

    When nurses go on strike, it can be a thankless undertaking. They may be fighting for an ideal of better patient care, while at the same time walking away from the patients for whom they are caring. It's a ''damned if you do, damned if you don't'' situation. At Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital (TUH), that scenario is playing out as some ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 7, 2010