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Nursing Economic$ Foundation accepting scholarship applications
The board of trustees of the Nursing Economic$ Foundation will award up to four $5,000 scholarships to registered nurses in master's or doctoral nursing programs who submit applications before May 15. The board supports graduate-level nursing education, with an emphasis on administration or management, with these annual scholarships. Applications will be reviewed after the May 15 deadline, and winners will be...READ MORE »
Nursing Economic$ Foundation accepting scholarship applications
The board of trustees of the Nursing Economic$ Foundation will award up to four $5,000 scholarships to registered nurses in master's or doctoral nursing programs who submit applications before May 15. The board supports graduate-level nursing education, with an emphasis on administration or management, with these annual scholarships. Applications will be reviewed after the May 15 deadline, and winners will be...READ MORE »
University of Missouri nurse helps improve hearing aid use
A University of Missouri nurse researcher is working to ensure people who use hearing aids for the first time are not bombarded by sounds that could be overwhelming and potentially painful. Individuals who wear hearing aids for the first time can potentially hear sounds they have not heard in months of even years, according to a University of Missouri news release on the research. The study, published online Dec....READ MORE »
UCLA Medical Center researches how to improve outcomes for older trauma patients
Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step by offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. Carol Roth, MPH, RN, a project associate at RAND...READ MORE »
ANA Leadership Institute offers new courses
New self-paced courses are being offered as part of the American Nurses Association Leadership Institute, with its partner Capella University, to help nurses strengthen leadership effectiveness and increase confidence, according to the American Nurses Association website. "Our goal is to provide leadership training that combines knowledge and action," Nancy Robert, PhD, BSN, MBA, ANA executive vice president, said...READ MORE »
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards millions in grants to state Action Coalitions
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that the state Action Coalitions in Arizona, Maine and West Virginia are now part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program and will each receive a two-year grant of up to $150,000. The program helps states prepare the nursing profession to address the nation's healthcare challenges, such as access, quality and cost, according to a news release. In addition,...READ MORE »
The gift of time: Volunteering can bolster a nurse's career
From the community to nonprofit organizations to disaster relief efforts, nurses continually volunteer their time and care for those in need. "Any chance to volunteer is an important step to every next opportunity," said Mary Beth Schultz, BS, RN, CEAP, a 1970 graduate from Holy Cross School of Nursing, associated with St. Mary's College of Notre Dame in Indiana. She speaks from her own experience. Today Schultz is...READ MORE »
NASN asks school nurses to lead anti-bullying efforts
The National Association of School Nurses' "See Something, Say Something" ... The School Nurse Role in Bullying Prevention" program, tasks school nurses with taking an anti-bullying pledge and leading anti-bullying efforts at schools where they work. The program, launched in November, reviews bullying prevention best practices and poses eight questions to aid school nurses in assessing whether a particular student...READ MORE »
Rising Star gives critical tips on leadership
Nicole Que, MSN, RN, CCRN, recipient of the Nurse.com 2014 California region Rising Star Award, recognizes her nursing career hasn't been long. But after just four years, Que's rapid professional growth already has set her apart as a leader to watch. Most recently, Que served as quality and safety coordinator nurse 2 at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, as well as working as a nurse in its cardiothoracic ICU. She...READ MORE »
A discussion with the president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives
In response to the challenges presented by today's healthcare environment, nurses have stepped to the fore, taking the lead on a variety of initiatives to improve healthcare for patients and professionals, alike. Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, has helped many nurses cultivate leadership skills in her dual roles as vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at...READ MORE »
Legally speaking: Nursing leadership
Nursing leadership has no single definition. It has been characterized in relation to principles a nurse leader should strive for: commitment to excellence, focusing on employee satisfaction and building individual accountability. Other depictions target skills necessary to be an effective nurse leader - organizational management, communication, analysis/strategy and creation/vision. Regardless of the definition...READ MORE »
Ethically speaking: Clinical care and leadership competencies
Mark is an excellent neuroscience nurse who has practiced for three years in a university medical center neurosurgical intensive care unit. His specialty is stroke nursing and he recently passed the SCRN exam to become a stroke certified registered nurse. A strong proponent of patient- and family-centered care, Mark is loved by his patients and their families, and has consistently earned the respect of his peers. He...READ MORE »
Program develops critical care, leadership skills
The Institute of Medicine in its landmark "Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" report called on nurses and nursing associations to prepare the nursing workforce to assume leadership positions. In the nearly five years since its release, many organizations have taken that recommendation to heart, offering formal programs to develop frontline nurses' leadership skills. "Bedside nurses are at the point...READ MORE »
Transformational change: Nurse leaders and their effect on the profession
To enact change, successful nursing leaders possess a personal credo that drives their ability to motivate everyone around them to work to achieve shared goals. "My personal credo is that all that we do as nurses is in service to caring for the public and providing the best possible care, which requires that we have the best knowledge possible to help make this possible," said Geraldine Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN,...READ MORE »
Study: Prostate cancer patients who smoke can be jeopardizing recovery
Prostate cancer patients who smoke might be increasing their risk of having their cancer return in the future or possibly dying from prostate cancer, a new study revealed. The study, published online Jan. 27 in BJU International showed that smoking could double a patient's chances of having their cancer spread and interfere with treatment. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center looked at 2,156...READ MORE »