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As hospitals realize the high costs - financially and in outcomes - associated with nurse turnover, organizations are focusing on retention efforts and allowing nurses to drive the change. Read more »
Kean University receives HRSA funding for faculty loan program
The Kean University School of Nursing, Union, N.J., has been awarded more than $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to administer a Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Read more »
Queensborough Community College earns $10 million grant from N.Y. governor
Queens-based Queensborough Community College, part of the CUNY system, has been awarded a $10 million grant from New York State to establish a healthcare clinic and training center in northern Queens, according to a news release. Read more »
Long Island University celebrates arrival of new nursing dean
Long Island University, Brooklyn, named Judith Erickson, PhD, MA, BSN, as dean of the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing on Sept. 17. Read more »
Elizabeth Seton recognizes winner of newly established nursing award
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, Manhattan, recently honored Maria Teresa Sangcap, RN, during National Nurses Week as the first recipient of the facility's newly established Sr. Miriam Kevin Phillips Mission Award for Nursing Excellence. Read more »
Mount Sinai receives grant to study kidney, heart disease in 9/11 WTC responders
Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Manhattan, have received a $1.1 million grant from the World Trade Center Health Program to study the risks of kidney and heart disease among Ground Zero first-responders and volunteers exposed to the toxic dust-cloud created by the disaster 13 years ago. Read more »
Wagner College DNP program turns focus on disaster prep
Disasters and emerging diseases continue to challenge healthcare clinicians. Wagner College on Staten Island, N.Y., aims to prepare the next generation of experts through its new DNP program, which has a unique focus on disaster preparation. It is the college's first doctoral level program. Read more »
Passion for palliative care drives NYC nurse
Marlene McHugh's interest in palliative care started early in her 29-year nursing career. Read more »
Hunterdon nurse receives Inspire Award for helping patients
Madeline Denlinger, BSN, MPA, RN, a nurse at Hunterdon Healthcare's Center for Advanced Weight Loss, Clinton Township, N.J., has received the Inspire Award by OPTIFAST. Read more »
Local healthcare facilities celebrate nurses
During National Nurse Week in May, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NYU Langone/Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York honored nurses with special programs and awards ceremonies. Read more »
Queens Hospital Center nurses promote breast-feeding benefits
Staff members at Queens Hospital Center in New York worked for seven years to help the facility earn Baby-Friendly designation in June from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund. Read more »

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