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Leaders are made, not born, according to legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi. That holds true in nursing as much as football, and today's nurse leaders are grooming the next generation of managers. Read more »
Phillips Beth Israel achieves NLN Center of Excellence designation
Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Manhattan, has earned the National League for Nursing's four-year designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of student learning and professional development. Read more »
NYC's Jewish Home Lifecare launches nursing home-based geriatric substance abuse program
Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan, has launched a nursing home-based recovery program for older adults dealing with alcohol and/or prescription drug addiction, according to a news release. Read more »
Household income key factor in rate of avoidable hospital visits, says Rutgers study
The household income of its residents is the most important factor in whether a community has high or low rates of avoidable hospital visits - conditions that could be better managed in a doctor's office or other healthcare settings if treated at an early stage, according to a report by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy in New Brunswick, N.J. Read more »
SUNY Downstate nurse anesthesia students taking part in clinicals at SBH
SBH Health System in the Bronx is serving as a clinical site for the first class of students in the nurse anesthesia program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing, Brooklyn. Read more »
Patient safety honoree appreciates South Nassau's commitment
As vice president of organizational effectiveness at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Ruth Ragusa's responsibilities are numerous and far-reaching, but she never forgets her top priority: keeping patients safe. Read more »
NYU nursing researcher studies obesity in Latinos
NYU College of Nursing student researcher Lauren Gerchow, RN, BSN, has sought to identify the factors that contribute to obesity in Latino populations by compiling a systematic review of qualitative studies that focused on food patterns in Latina women. Her study was published in the May/June issue of Nursing Research. Read more »
Pace University's nursing school receives $50K grant
Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions, Manhattan, has been selected for the fourth time for a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, according to a news release. Read more »
Pace University nursing school selects new associate dean
Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions, Manhattan, announced the appointment in August of Carol Roye, RN, EdD, CPNP, FAAN, as its new associate dean for faculty scholarship. Read more »
Nurse practitioner among Beth Israel Wonderful World award winners
Ann-Marie Dassler, RN, FNP, MSN, was one of four winners of the 2014 What a Wonderful World Award announced in August by Joanne V. Loewy, director of Mount Sinai Beth Israel's Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, Manhattan. Read more »
Notable Nurses: Pace nursing professor earns kudos for 35-year certification
Karen "Toby" Haghenbeck, RN, PhD, assistant professor at the Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions at Pace University in Manhattan, was honored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the AACN Certification Corporation for maintaining 35 years of continuous CCRN certification. Read more »

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