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North Shore nurse shares her story at Go Red event
MANHASSET, N.Y. - Portia Rindos, RN, was working as a nurse in open heart and cardiac stepdown six years ago when she began experiencing lightheadedness. After a trip to the ED, she ended up with a pacemaker. That event, and a subsequent one, resulted in the addition of two stents as well. "I was living a very sedentary lifestyle," she said. "I'm a nurse. I should have known what I needed to do." Realizing drastic...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital offers seed localization for breast cancer patients
Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., in collaboration with Advanced Radiology, is offering patients seed localization, an approach that allows surgeons to precisely locate breast cancers for treatment during surgery, according to a news release. The procedure involves a radiologist inserting a tiny sealed seed into a patient's breast, using a small needle and mammographic or ultrasound guidance, to mark the...READ MORE »
FAU clinical nurse scholar discusses pediatric nursing rewards, challenges
Marion Godin, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, clinical nurse scholar at Florida Atlantic University's Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development and adjunct faculty at the university's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, shares her insights as a pediatric nurse and educator with Nurse.com. Godin: I wanted to help people and do something that allowed me to work with and connect with people and children. I...READ MORE »
Illinois nurses battle measles outbreak
When the first patients with measles came through the doors of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., in mid-January, nurses on duty moved quickly to respond to the outbreak. "For more experienced nurses, who have been working in nursing for a long time, some of us could still identify a measles case in a second because we had that exposure," said Kimberly Nagy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Northwest...READ MORE »
New Jersey schools create dual admission BSN program
Camden County College, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College have created a dual admission nursing program that enables students to complete a BSN in four years. The Finish in Four program at the New Jersey schools will allow graduates of the nursing cooperative program offered by Camden County College, Blackwood, and Our Lady of Lourdes School...READ MORE »
Oak Hill Hospital director of women's services shares vision for new unit
Cindy Poirier, BSN, MBA, RN, the first director of women's services at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill, Fla., shares her vision and more for the new unit. Poirier: When I think about what we're getting ready to embark on, it's actually a two-fold vision. The unit needs to be high quality but it needs to have that human factor where the staff is passionate about what they do. Poirier: I'll be making sure that we have...READ MORE »
American Academy of Nursing launches Institute for Nursing Leadership
The American Academy of Nursing announced the launch of the Institute for Nursing Leadership. The institute houses the academy's work to place more nurses on governing boards, commissions and task forces with an emphasis on federal and gubernatorial appointments and governing boards of national organizations, according to a news release. "The Institute for Nursing Leadership will serve as a springboard for nurses to...READ MORE »
Six strategies for starting a new job
Congratulations! You've just landed a new job and are gearing up for your first day. You're feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension as you wonder how you will fit in, what your new coworkers will be like and what new knowledge and skills you'll need to acquire to do well. Follow these six steps to make a smooth transition. Be more of an observer in your first few weeks. This is not the time to show off how...READ MORE »
How can I find a new job with only a couple years of experience and none in acute care? I am unhappy at my current job.
Question: Dear Donna, I've been a nurse since 2012, working first in a clinic then a rehab hospital (not acute care). I am unhappy with my current job due to poor management and favoritism. I don't know what to do. I want to branch out and look for another job. My worry is I do not have the experience and do not qualify for a new graduate program. Unhappy and Worried Dear Donna replies: Dear Unhappy and Worried, It...READ MORE »
Six steps to getting the most from your job
Every job you have holds opportunities for personal and professional development. You can go to work each day, put in your time and follow your job description to the letter, or you can look for ways to maximize your opportunities and experience. There are many ways to make your work more interesting, exciting and rewarding without changing employers. Here are six ways to get the most from any job. Look for the...READ MORE »
What's the future hold for a nurse terminated for accidentally turning in an altered personal prescription at her facility's pharmacy?
Question: Dear Nancy, I was terminated from my nursing position of 26 years after I unknowingly handed in a prescription to the hospital pharmacy for Valtrex for my daughter, which I didn't realize Zithromax 250 mg had also been written on the top of by my husband. I was called into work early in the morning, grabbed several prescriptions from off of the kitchen counter and once I got to work handed them in to the...READ MORE »
Mount Sinai launches clinical collaboration with Bronx-Lebanon
The Mount Sinai Health System, Manhattan, and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System, Bronx, announced a clinical collaboration in February aimed at providing superior healthcare to residents of New York City's northernmost borough, according to a news release. Bronx-Lebanon serves the south and central Bronx with two hospital divisions; two long-term care facilities; a comprehensive psychiatry program;...READ MORE »
Noticeable brain patterns found in IED-wounded veterans
Veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injury or TBI, have distinct brain patterns, researchers recently found. The findings were published in November in the journal Neuropathologica Communications and showed abnormalities in several brain sites, including clusters of axonal spheroids or varicosities in a honeycomb pattern with perivascular distribution. Scientists focused on blast injury to the brain, one...READ MORE »
Raritan Valley CC professor honored by NJ Institute for Nursing
Carol Patterson, MSN, RN, CEN, associate professor of nursing at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J., received a Divas and Dons award from the Institute for Nursing at its annual gala in December in Princeton. The award honors a New Jersey nurse who makes an extraordinary impact on the nursing profession and the health community, has demonstrated outstanding achievement and has been a positive...READ MORE »
Should I get certified in a specialty or wait to see if any new master's degree programs are developed before getting an MSN?
Question: Dear Donna, I am considering going for my MSN. I always thought nursing had many avenues to pursue, but it seems the majority of programs are focused on preparing Nurse Practitioners for the workforce. I don't envision myself as becoming one. I am aware of the importance of higher education but feel undecided about what to do in pursuing further nursing education. Should I get certified in a specialty or...READ MORE »