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VNSNY celebrates 3,500 Nurse-Family Partnership graduates
VNSNY recently recognized its 90 most recent Nurse-Family Partnership graduates along with the nurses who worked with them for 2 1/2 years, according to a news release. Since the NFP program began in 2006, it has served more than 3,500 women and children in the Bronx and Nassau County, according to the release. This citywide initiative, overseen and funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, provides...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital notable nurses
Nurses from Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., were recognized for the following achievements: · Terri McGuire, RN, received the Good Catch Award for August. · Joan Callaghan, RN, volunteered as a race guard for the Chicago Half Marathon on Sept. 7. · Connie Huberty, MS, RN, APN-BC, CHFN, Christine Janke MSN, RN, APN-BC, CHFN, Deb Brandt MS, RN, HAS, CHFN, and Teresa McDaniel, MS, RN,...READ MORE »
Parkland receives platinum award from cardiology foundation
Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry--GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014 -- one of 256 hospitals nationwide to do so, according to a news release. The award recognizes Parkland's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies Parkland has...READ MORE »
Survey finds U.S. hospitals lack infection prevention personnel and resources to deal with Ebola
Leaders from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology held a news briefing Oct. 24 to discuss the results and implications of the organization's national survey, which asked APIC's infection preventionist members at U.S. hospitals, "How prepared is your facility to receive a patient with the Ebola virus?" Of the 1,039 U.S.-based respondents working in acute care hospitals, only about...READ MORE »
Study: C. difficile rate nearly doubled between 2001-2010
The rate of Clostridium difficile infection in U.S. hospitals nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010, according to a study in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Researchers from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy analyzed data from the U.S. National Hospital Discharge Surveys and found that rates of CDI rose from 4.5 to 8.2 discharges per 1,000 total adult hospital discharges over...READ MORE »
TEDx Talk: Being present, not perfect
Most RNs would say the importance of good communication with patients cannot be overrated - that it's essential at every stage of care. Helping healthcare professionals build better communication skills, especially during difficult conversations, was the goal in this summer's TEDxLongwood Talk presentation "On Being Present, Not Perfect,' by Elaine C. Meyer, PhD, RN, co-founder and director, Institute for...READ MORE »
Saint Barnabas Medical Center chooses new CNO
Jennifer A. O'Neill, DNP, APN, RN, has been named CNO and vice president of patient care services for Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., according to a news release. In this role, O'Neill will oversee all aspects of the nursing division and the more than 1,000 nurses employed by Saint Barnabas. She began her career at Saint Barnabas as an RN, then transitioned to a patient care coordinator role, the...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center honors September DAISY Award winner
Suzanne Harrison, RN, was presented with the September DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for close to 20 years, Harrison was honored for her expert and compassionate care of patients and her outstanding skills as a team player in her department, according to a news release. "Suzanne is an extraordinary nurse who has the greatest ability to brighten everyone's day. She...READ MORE »
Rutgers, Cooper Health encourage underrepresented populations to pursue nursing
The Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden (N.J.) and Cooper University Health Care in Camden are partnering to encourage healthcare paraprofessionals from underrepresented populations to pursue nursing careers, according to a news release. The Rutgers-Camden/Cooper Collaborative for Upward Mobility in Nursing will provide baccalaureate education to unlicensed, assistive personnel employed at Cooper University Health...READ MORE »
What can a nurse desperate for a job change do if she cannot attend a Career Alternatives for Nurse seminar?
Question: Dear Donna, Dear Donna: I am not able to attend your Career Alternatives for Nurses seminar in New York City this month. Will you be offering it again anytime soon? I am desperate for a change. Desperate Dear Donna replies: Dear Desperate, Career Alternatives for Nurses seminar will be offered again on March 25, 2015, in Atlantic City, N.J. (http://www.nurse.com/events/ce-seminars). Be sure to register...READ MORE »
Will a nurse with a DWI in one state where the DWI is not considered a felony be prevented from getting a license in another state?
Question: Dear Nancy, When I was 20 years old, I made the mistake of getting a DWI in a state in which I do not reside. In the state where I received the DWI, a DWI is not considered a crime, felony or misdemeanor. It is considered a motor vehicle violation. My lawyer said I would not have a criminal record and would pass a background check. I am a licensed RN in one state and want to move to another state. I am...READ MORE »
Linfield College develops new curriculum for online RN-to-BSN program
Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., has launched a new online RN-to-BSN curriculum with an updated course progression and a new capstone course called the Service Learning Experience. These changes are in response to feedback from current online RN-to-BSN students on how to make the BSN degree more attainable, according to a news release. Each semester's workload of nursing courses has been reduced to better...READ MORE »
Does a nurse with an extensive job history over 30 years need to list all of the positions on a resume?
Question: Dear Donna, I've been in nursing for more than 30 years and have had many different positions during that time. Do I need to list all of them on resume? To do so would make my resume too long, but I'm not sure what to eliminate. Can you give me some guidelines or suggestions? Too Long Resume Dear Donna replies: Dear Too Long Resume, For nurses who have been in nursing for some time and had numerous jobs,...READ MORE »
New Jersey City University nursing educator joins state board of nursing
Barbara B. Blozen, EdD, MA, RN, BC, CNL, an associate professor of nursing at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J., has been appointed to the state board of nursing by Gov. Chris Christie, the school announced Sept. 16. Blozen's term is effective immediately and will expire July 1, 2018. Composed of nursing professionals and public members from across the state, the board of nursing is charged with...READ MORE »
Two years later: NYU College of Nursing looks back on Superstorm Sandy
New York City faced a truly frightening Halloween during the last days of October 2012. A ferocious storm was merging with the polar jet stream and an arriving cold front, promising a perfect storm that would be worse than any in the region's history. On Oct. 29, Superstorm Sandy slammed the city. Winds up to 80 mph sent the sea into a turbulent fury over the coastlines of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island...READ MORE »