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CSUDH professor receives NACNS top nurse educator award
Terri Ares, PhD, RN, lecturer and clinical nurse specialist program adviser at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been honored with the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists' 2015 Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator of the Year Award. Ares, who earned her BSN and MSN in nursing at CSUDH, was presented the award March 6 during the NACNS' 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, according to a...READ MORE »
Nurse-run volunteer clinic provides healthcare to uninsured immigrants in Philadelphia
For nursing student Bridget Sweet, volunteering at a free clinic that serves mostly immigrants allows the junior to apply what the Villanova University College of Nursing teaches: nursing as a healing ministry that values every patient. Sweet embodies the college's mission as a volunteer at Unity Clinic, a nurse practitioner-run health service in south Philadelphia that provides free care to uninsured patients, most...READ MORE »
Barbara Bates Center raises funds to preserve nursing history archives
As director of Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has met scholars from as far away as Australia and Germany to use the center's archival materials in Philadelphia. Although Fairman enjoys having such visitors, she recognizes the need to make the center's collections more accessible and convenient for scholars and researchers...READ MORE »
Holy Name CNO earns spot on 50 Best Women in Business list
Sheryl Slonim, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, executive vice president of patient care services and CNO at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J., has been named one of New Jersey's 2015 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, a business news publication. The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey's most dynamic women in business who are making headlines in the field, according to a news release. An independent...READ MORE »
Special screenings of 'The American Nurse' to be held May 6
The award-winning documentary "The American Nurse" (DigiNext Films) will be shown at special screening engagements May 6 in honor of National Nurses Week. The film highlights the work and lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties and explores topics such as aging, war, poverty and prisons. "At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, whether it's as a patient or as a loved one," Carolyn...READ MORE »
RWJUH healthcare team cuts ribbon on renovated cardiac cath lab
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital celebrated the ribbon cutting of its newly renovated cardiac catheterization laboratory Feb. 18 at its Somerset, N.J., campus. The new lab offers advanced patient and operator care, increased speed and quality of imaging, and improved safety, according to a news release. Its identical layout and design to the eight cath labs at RWJUH's New Brunswick campus enhance efficiencies...READ MORE »
Should I report a physician who screams at me and makes it difficult for me to practice to the medical board?
Question: Dear Nancy, I am an NP working in a small clinic/hospital/ER. There are two physicians; a father and his daughter, who was recently hired. The original physician has exhibited abusive behavior toward me on two occasions; both in front of our CEO who was relatively new at the time but has since resigned. This physician is trying to get me fired, which the CEO admitted. None of the allegations have been...READ MORE »
Oncology Nursing Society honors North Shore-LIJ NP for mentorship
A nurse practitioner at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, Lake Success, N.Y., was honored March 11 by the Long Island/Queens Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society for mentoring oncology nurses and educating patients. Candace Schiffer, RN, AOCNP, a hematology/oncology nurse, received the Kay O'Brien Memorial Award for encouraging oncology nurses as they pursue additional certifications. Schiffer earned advanced...READ MORE »
Do you see my absence from nursing for a few years as an obstacle to getting a job in the future?
Question: Dear Donna, I have four years of experience as a mother/baby RN and credentials as a breast-feeding counselor. I left my position a year ago so I could stay home with my newborn. I miss nursing a lot, but have decided it's best to return when my daughter starts pre-school. My concern is I will be away from nursing too long, and employers won't want to hire me. Do you see my absence from nursing for a few...READ MORE »
Notable Nurses: New York NP leads mission trip to Nicaragua
Mary Anne Dumas, RN, a family nurse practitioner at Northport (N.Y.) VA Medical Center, led a medical mission to the remote village of Amatitan, Nicaragua, in February. Dumas, along with pediatric NP Kammy McLoughlin, RN, and pediatrician Kelly McLoughlin, MD, volunteered as part of a group from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church, Forest Hills, N.Y., that was building houses for the poor. The three served as a medical...READ MORE »
What alternative careers are there for an experienced ED nurse?
Question: Dear Donna, What alternative careers are there for an experienced ED nurse? I want to put all of my knowledge and experience in ED to meaningful use, but I need a change from working in an ED. Nurse Looking For Alternatives Dear Donna replies: Dear ER Nurse Looking For Alternatives, You have a whole host of options available to you as an experienced ED nurse. Occupational health nursing comes immediately...READ MORE »
IOM halftime report: Learning for life
The year 2015 marks an important half-way point for the ambitious goals set forth in 2010 in the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing Report, which included eight recommendations to transform the nursing profession. Recommendation 6 calls for the profession to ensure nurses engage in lifelong learning, and to accomplish this goal a diverse collective of groups should collaborate - including accrediting bodies,...READ MORE »
How can I get a fine removed for allowing my RN license to lapse while working as a health and medical teacher?
Question: Dear Nancy, My nursing license lapsed, and I was working as a health and medical teacher. I was fined for working without a license. How can I have this removed? I can't afford to pay the fine. Suzanne Nancy Brent replies: Dear Suzanne, You did not indicate how long you were practicing with a lapsed license but you may be able to reduce the amount you were fined based on any mitigating factors. You will...READ MORE »
Do I need a BSN to work as a nurse coroner or could I do so with an ADN?
Question: Dear Donna, I'm a high school senior and I need advice about becoming a nurse coroner. I know that I have to become an RN, but is it possible for me to go straight into nurse coroner program after two years of college, when I have my associate degree? Or do I have to get my BSN? Also, I'm not sure but I saw information in a website that nurse coroner also work in the forensic nursing field. Wants to Become...READ MORE »
NUMC infection control nurse earns APIC Chapter Leadership Award
Perlita Kabigting, MSN, RN, ANP-C, CIC, director of infection prevention and control at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., has been selected by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to receive the 2015 APIC Chapter Leadership Award, according to a news release. In a letter to Kabigting, the APIC nominating and awards committee chair, Brenda Helms, BSN, RN, MBA/HCM,...READ MORE »