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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 »
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 »
New York nurse blends art, healing
As a registered nurse in the cardiac surgery ICU at Beth Israel Medical Center, Valley Fox, RN, BSN, MA, AP, CCRN, witnesses the spectrum of life and death. Her days are full of pharmaceuticals, imaging studies and other visual elements, which she reinterprets into an artistic language that explores the relationship between body and spirit. Read more »
Seton Hall uses grant to add two simulation manikins
Seton Hall University's College of Nursing, South Orange, N.J., has added two simulation manikins to its program, allowing students to learn basic skills as well as emergency care in a high-tech classroom setting that mirrors hospital conditions. Read more »
Long Island Health Collaborative thrives on team approach
Nurses in New York's Nassau and Suffolk counties have joined other providers in launching a collaboration aimed at boosting the health of Long Islanders. Read more »


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