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"We are one of the most dangerous professions," said Elizabeth Mizerek, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, FN-CSA, New Jersey State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association chairwoman for research and practice. ENA research has found significant underreporting of workplace violence. Read more »
Mount Saint Vincent nursing alums take part in Guatemala mission
Four nursing alumni from College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx participated in their second annual mission trip to Guatemala in February. Read more »
Notable Nurses: NY/NJ healthcare professionals reach career milestones
Nurses around the New York/New Jersey Metro region are celebrating career achievements. Read more »
Early to rise for Pink Glove dancers at AORN 2014
CHICAGO - Ed Aquino, RN, of Yonkers, N.Y., came to a 6 a.m. event on March 31 wearing a foam Statue of Liberty crown and sharing a message. Aquino's father has battled colorectal cancer, and his wife recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more »
Calvary Hospital chooses new nursing VP
Margaret M. Pelkowski, RN, MSN, has joined Calvary Hospital as vice president for hospital patient care services. Read more »
Northern Dutchess Hospital announces plan for $47 million pavilion
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, N.Y., has announced it will construct a new 81,000-square-foot medical pavilion. The $47 million facility will feature six operating rooms, 40 private patient rooms and medical offices. Read more »
HHC nurses cheer on patients
Nurses with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation are finding that spending more focused time with patients with hypertension, giving them tools to manage their condition at home and following up with stated goals gets positive results. Read more »
Mount Sinai nursing research event focuses on best practices
"Sharing Best Practices," Mount Sinai Beth Israel's inaugural Nursing Research Day took place Feb. 12 at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center in Manhattan with presenters Mercedes Simoncelli, who discussed the publication process; Nessa Coyle, RN, NP, PhD, FAAN, who delivered the keynote "Moral Distress in Clinical Care;" and Kathleen Broglio, RN, ANP-BC, DNP, ACHPN, CPE, who hosted a palliative care Q&A. Read more »
HVHC earns spot among national group of NICHE honorees
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders recently honored Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., among a list of nine hospitals that have achieved Exemplar status for the progress of their nurse-driven programs in raising the level of quality in care of older adult patients. Read more »
RWJUH agrees to clinical collaboration with MinuteClinic
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J., has signed a clinical collaboration agreement with Rhode Island-based MinuteClinic to enhance access to healthcare services at MinuteClinic's walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS pharmacy stores in Middlesex and Mercer counties. Read more »
N.J. Action Coalition launches LTC residency
The New Jersey Action Coalition will prepare nurses to care for a growing geriatric population by creating one of the first long-term care nurse residency programs for new graduates in the country. Read more »

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