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Travel nursing requires flexibility & independence
Caridad Atienza, BSN, RN, has been a travel nurse with Cross Country Healthcare Inc. since 1990 - working in hospitals in Texas, California and Florida - because she loves seeing new places, making new friends and learning new things. Atienza left a good job in Canada to become a travel nurse because she wanted to play golf year-round. "There are some people who are good travelers and some who aren't," said the...READ MORE »
Experts offer tips to switch nursing specialties
Nurses continue to become more specialty-focused as they hone new skills and move their careers forward. With more than 100 to choose from, nurses may opt to transition to a new specialty. Nurse leaders share how to choose the right specialty when making a switch and how to make the transition as positive as possible. 1. Most positions are found through networking. Having a resume to send quickly to those hiring...READ MORE »
Nurse licensure compact offers practice flexibility
The Nurse Licensure Compact provides nurses with the opportunity to hold one license in their home state and practice in person or remotely in other states within the compact without obtaining another license. Twenty-four states participate in the compact. That saves time and money for nurses who want to accept temporary travel assignments, assist in disaster recovery, telephonically case manage or provide...READ MORE »
CDC, White House weigh in on President Obama's precision medicine initiative
President Obama will seek funding for a new "precision medicine" initiative to develop medical treatments tailored to genetic and other characteristics of individual patients. The President addressed the initiative during his State of the Union address Jan. 20 and is expected to release more details in the coming weeks. According to media reports, the money would support biomedical research at the National...READ MORE »
STTI announces Global Advisory Panel sponsors
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, announced the founding sponsors of the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing. GAPFON, a panel of international health and nurse leaders, was convened in March 2014 to establish a voice and vision for the future of nursing, with the overall goal of advancing global health. Key issues identified include the need for reform, advocacy and innovations...READ MORE »
Will an RN be able to get a job for a year and then quit without it looking bad to future employers?
Question: Dear Donna, I will be finishing up my nursing degree in May and will be sitting for the NCLEX soon after. I attend school in Colorado and plan to work in Colorado after graduation. However, my husband accepted a one-year internship with a company in another state, and then will return back to Colorado. I plan to move out of state for a year with him and then work in Colorado once we return. Will I be able...READ MORE »
Lutheran HealthCare names former CNO to new leadership position
Lutheran HealthCare has welcomed back former CNO Rosanne Raso, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, to serve in the newly created position of senior vice president and chief integration officer, according to a news release. In this role, Raso will provide oversight and direction to all projects that will shape the institution's future, through the new affiliation between Lutheran and NYU Langone Medical Center. Raso has served as the...READ MORE »
Can self-employed LPNs do wound and ostomy care on their own, or do they need orders from a doctor?
Question: Dear Nancy, I am an LPN and would like to be self-employed within the scope of my nursing practice. I have read the nurse practice act, but still have a couple of questions. I would like to perform wound care, can I do that with just a doctor's order? Can I do ostomy care on my own, or do I need orders from a doctor? Heather Nancy Brent replies: Dear Heather, Your ability to practice as a self-employed LPN...READ MORE »
Consulting firm started by UPenn nursing faculty seeks to reduce hospital readmissions
Preventing hospital readmissions has become a vexing problem, with 2,600 hospitals receiving penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this year. Two University of Pennsylvania nursing faculty members, Mary Naylor and Kathleen McCauley, have set up TransCare Partners, a consulting and educational firm, to bring the Transitional Care Model, an evidenced-based solution, to healthcare facilities...READ MORE »
Cadence Health notable nurses
Nurses from Cadence Health, based in Winfield, Ill., recently were recognized for various notable achievements, according to a news release. Nurses who achieved professional certifications were: Patricia Badway, BSN, RN, CBC, certified breastfeeding counselor; Pamela Bolyanatz, MS, APN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, pain management nurse certification; Lisa Boskey, RN, CBC, certified breast-feeding counselor; Christina Clancy MSN,...READ MORE »
Study: States with independent practicing APRNs have better healthcare
Quality of healthcare is improved in states where APRNs are allowed to practice independently, according to a recently published study by Missouri University Sinclair School of Nursing researchers. "APRNs have graduate-level educations; when you get APRNs into nursing homes, they help improve the overall quality of care because they have advanced knowledge of the best evidence-based practice," Marilyn Rantz, PhD,...READ MORE »
Nurse takes over as Good Samaritan Home Care program director
Bon Secours New York Health System has chosen Sharon Brown, MA, BSN, RN, as program director of its collaborative venture with Good Samaritan Home Care, an affiliate of Bon Secours Charity. Brown has extensive experience in home healthcare operations and comes to Good Samaritan Home Care from New York City-based Selfhelp Family Home Care, where she was administrator/director of patient services, according to a news...READ MORE »
Notre Dame of Maryland receives $1.5 million grant to fund endowed nursing chair
Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore has received a $1.5 million gift from the Pitts Family Foundation, among the largest gifts received from a university alumna, that will fund the first endowed chair in the university's school of nursing. The Frances Kay Pitts Endowed Chair for Nursing Leadership and Innovation will provide funding for scholarship, research and special projects in the school of nursing,...READ MORE »
How can an LPN who completed her RN schooling more than 15 years ago pass the NCLEX?
Question: Dear Donna, How can an LPN who completed her RN schooling more than 15 years ago pass the NCLEX? Needs to Pass NCLEX Dear Donna replies: Dear Needs to Pass NCLEX, I am presuming from your note you graduated from your RN program 15 years ago. Clearly a lot has changed since then including the NCLEX-RN exam itself. I would recommend you contact an NCLEX review program offering live courses and see what they...READ MORE »
FAU college of nursing recruits Treasure Coast nurses for upcoming nursing programs
Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is recruiting Treasure Coast nurses for its RN-to-BSN, MSN and master's level FNP programs at its Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, Fla. Deadlines for the programs are fast approaching, according to a news release. "We are thrilled to offer these programs to the Treasure Coast, providing needed access for nurses to advance their...READ MORE »