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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
  • Nurses Can't Seem to Escape Being Honest & Trustworthy

    As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the ''Most Trusted Profession'' in an annual Gallup survey of Americans. But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital units in which they work.  In short, it turns out nurses are not only trustworthy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 9, 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
  • 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
  • HIPAA be damned? Celebrity death fuels debate about privacy rules in healthcare

    If you think the fictional Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe are bad for nursing’s image, just wait until you hear about one real-life nurse in California. Like many, I could not escape the media frenzy following Michael Jackson’s death. Internet, TV, newspapers, magazines and even my iPhone was giving me minute details of the singer’s final days, his ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 13, 2009
  • More Compassionate Than a Fifth Grader?

    This is the nurse I want for all children, and even for myself. When I grow up I want to be a pediatric nurse because I love children. I'll comfort children in their time of pain. I'll also show up to work 15 - 20 minutes early to see every one of my patients. When my shift is coming to an end, I'll go to each one of my patients' rooms ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 20, 2009