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Art helps nursing students strengthen their observation skills, DePaul study finds
Gazing at a painting or examining a sculpture can help nursing and medical students improve their observation skills, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Nursing Education. "Observation is key to diagnosis, and art can teach students to slow down and really look," Craig Klugman, PhD bioethicist and medical anthropologist at DePaul University in Chicago and co-author of the study, said...READ MORE »
Benedictine University professor named chair of Illinois Board of Nursing
Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, associate professor of nursing and health at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., recently was named chairwoman of the Illinois Board of Nursing, according to a news release. "It is an honor to work with my board colleagues and with IDFPR [Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation] staff as a participant in the process of fostering safe nursing practice and...READ MORE »
Loyola nursing study finds caregivers of vets with TBIs experience extreme grief, anger
Researchers at Loyola University's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill., found that some caregiver-partners of U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injuries experience a level of grief on par with that of losing a loved one. Karen Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, associate professor at the nursing school, conducted a pilot study, about which she co-authored the article "The Man I Once Knew: Grief and...READ MORE »
New Blood Club at Centegra-McHenry gives new nurses more confidence
Candy Vermett, RN, is no stranger to working in hospitals, having previously worked as a technician and surgical scrub in the labor and delivery unit at Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, Ill., for 13 years. But after she was hired full-time as a nurse on the med/surg unit at Centegra Hospital in McHenry, Ill., in February 2014, Vermett felt a little less self assured. As a working mother of three with three children,...READ MORE »
Physicians shadow nurses in unique program at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
Nurses gain valuable insights when they shadow a physician, a common practice at many healthcare facilities. The orthopedic staff at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill., thought it would be helpful to turn the tables and have physicians follow nurses for a few hours. Orthopedic surgeon Michael Murphy, DO, and Patient Care Manager Barbara Walker, BS, RN, co-chairpersons of the floor improvement...READ MORE »
Lewis University nursing renovation expands technology, adds classrooms and gathering space
Nursing students and faculty members are reaping the benefits of a $1.3-million upgrade to Lewis University's College of Nursing and Health Professions. The renovation of the campus in Romeoville, Ill., includes a 24,000-square-foot expansion of facilities, which include three new simulation labs with state-of-the-art manikins, additional classrooms and faculty offices, new student gathering spaces and a cafe....READ MORE »
Loyola University offering online oncology nursing certificate program
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill., is offering an online oncology nursing certificate program for nurses interested in advancing their oncology knowledge and skills, according to a news release. "This program provides an excellent opportunity for busy nurses to take graduate-level coursework to better prepare them to care for patients with cancer," Patricia Friend, PhD,...READ MORE »
Advocate South Suburban Hospital nurse earns DAISY Award
Laarni Dumlao, RN, Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill., recently was honored with a DAISY Award by the hospital. The award is given to recognize nurses who provide extraordinary care to patients and their families, according to a news release. Dumlao, from Park Forest, Ill., was nominated by a patient's family, who said the post-anesthesia care unit nurse provided exceptional care to their father...READ MORE »
Loyola to offer high school students a look at healthcare careers
High school students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the U.S. healthcare system this summer at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. according to a news release. The course, "Healthcare in America," will provide an introduction to the healthcare system and an overview of its structure and functions. Students also will learn how to describe and explain the political, economic...READ MORE »
Meet the 2015 Greater Chicago Regional GEM Awards finalists
This year's Greater Chicago region GEM Award finalists are among the best of the best in the profession. Read about the finalists in each of six categories below, from the words of their nominators. Kim Lucille Armour, PhD, NP-BC, RDMS, NEA-BC Director, women's health, Prentice Women's Hospital Northwestern Medicine Chicago Expertise as a clinician, academician and organizational leader distinguishes Armour, who has...READ MORE »
Two Advocate Trinity nurses receive National Black Nurses award
Chikira Hale, MSN, RN, and Crystal Price, BSN, RN, two nurses from Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, recently were honored as recipients of the 2015 National Black Nurses Day Award sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, according to a news release. Starting her career as an ED nurse, Price joined the clinical informatics department four years ago. She took the lead on a GI lab...READ MORE »
Winthrop Harbor nurse receives DAISY Award from CTCA
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., has honored Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, WOCN with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care, according to a news release. Dillow was honored Feb. 16 in front of patients, peers and leadership. As a CTCA nurse, she supports patients living with wound,...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital notable nurses
The following nurses at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., were recognized for recent accomplishments: · Laura Harken, RN, passed the examination for registered cardiovascular invasive specialist. · Diane Patino, RN, passed the examination for vascular access-board certified nurse. · Kendra Bendak, RN, received the Good Catch Award for January. · Nicolet O'Brien, RN, graduated from...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan makes list of Top 100 hospitals
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove was named as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for the sixth time. Good Samaritan is one of 10 hospitals in Illinois named to the list, published by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, according to a news release. "Our 100 Top Hospitals recognition reflects a tremendous commitment to high reliability and performance...READ MORE »
Loyola symposium focuses on health inequities
Loyola University Chicago will host its 28th annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium at 10 a.m., April 11 at its health sciences campus, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The symposium will address inequities in health, according to a news release. Keynote speaker Shirley Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present "Using Tailored and Targeted Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities." Moore is a professor of nursing and...READ MORE »