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Nurse.com prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at the GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Award programs. Held in cities throughout the United States, these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of regional winners in six categories. Read more »
Hospitals making headlines: Lawrence Hospital Center earns joint replacement recognition
Lawrence Hospital Center, Bronxville, N.Y., has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its joint replacement program by demonstrating compliance with the commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety. Read more »
Mount Sinai facilities celebrate dual Magnet achievements
Nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital facilities celebrated two Magnet recognition announcements on July 17. Read more »
Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses present research at ONS event
Two nurses at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick have explored an educational initiative to help breast cancer patients navigate the pre-surgical treatment regimen. Read more »
Rutgers, Saint Peter's sign affiliation agreement
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Brunswick, N.J., have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance medical education, the delivery of healthcare and research opportunities within New Jersey, according to a news release. Read more »
New Jersey hospitals partner with AWHONN to prevent maternal deaths
AWHONN's Postpartum Hemorrhage Project has brought together 58 birthing hospitals in New Jersey and Georgia to assess and improve clinical practices, according to a news release. Read more »
Nurse takes over president's role at Bergen Regional
Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, N.J., has appointed a nurse - Susan Mendelowitz, RN, MPA, FACHE - as its new president. Read more »
NYU College of Nursing announces new NICHE director
New York University College of Nursing recently announced the appointment of Barbara Bricoli, MPA, as executive director of Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders. Read more »
Helene Fuld College of Nursing graduates first ever BS in nursing class
Members of Helene Fuld College of Nursing's 2014 graduating class are among a special group. The 143 men and women are part of the school's largest graduating class ever, which included the first graduates of the college's RN to BS degree program. Read more »
Nurse leader crosses DNP off bucket list ... at age 67
Most everyone has items on a bucket list, be it to skydive or peer over the rim of the Grand Canyon. One 67-year-old nurse, Aline Holmes, RN, APNC, MSN, DNP, kicked a major item off her list this year - earning a DNP degree May 22 from Rutgers University, Newark. Read more »
N.Y. action coalition breaks up state into regions, pushes toward IOM goals
When the New York State Action Coalition's funding ran out this year amid its efforts to advance the nursing profession according to the vision of the Institute of Medicine, leaders reorganized into an all-volunteer team. Their goal stayed the same: to use recommendations in the IOM's 2010 "Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" report to transform healthcare through nursing. Read more »

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