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Learn about a new residency program created by Katherine Bullard, RN, the regional CNO for Providence Southern California, that pairs new nursing grads with experienced RNs. The seasoned RNs learn how to use new software and the residents gain bedside experience and a mentor. Read more »
UOPX College of Health Sciences and Nursing names new academic dean
Meet Michael Graham, DNP, RN, PhD, PMHNP-BC, who has been named academic dean for the College of Health Sciences and Nursing at the University of Phoenix. Read more »
NICHE honors Renown Medical Center for care of older adult patients
Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., is one of five hospitals in the nation honored recently for achieving exemplar status from Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders. Read more »
5 West region nurses join RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program
Meet the five West region nurses to join the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program. Read more »
UC Davis Nursing dean earns national gerontological research award
Read what Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, founding dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Sacramento, says about being named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award. Read more »
AHA names UCSF nursing professor as 1st RN distinguished scientist
The American Heart Association has named a nurse, to receive its Distinguished Scientist Award. Barbara Drew, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, the David Mortara Distinguished Professor in Physiological Nursing Research and founder of the UCSF School of Nursing's ECG Monitoring Research Lab. Read more »
Alameda Health System promotes interim chief nurse executive
Alameda Health System, serving Alameda County, Calif., named Kinzi Richholt, MSN, RN, as chief nurse executive. Read more »
State of Washington earns second Phase II APIN program grant
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the Washington Center for Nursing its second $300,000, two-year grant in Phase II of its Academic Progression in Nursing program. Read more »
Nurse Executive earns DNP, attains career goal with son
Read about how San Diego-based Thomas Hamelin, DNP, MBA, RN, executive leadership program graduate candidate, and his son, Thomas "TJ" Hamelin, MBA graduate, both earned their advanced degrees from American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colo. Read more »
New software speeds up cardiac care for patients with implanted devices
In emergency departments where rapid, correct diagnosis and treatment is paramount, nurses and other staff have a new tool to promptly understand what's going on with cardiac patients who have implanted devices. Nurses at University of California, San Diego and Sharp Chula Vista (Calif.) are seeing positive outcomes for patients and better workflow in their EDs using this technology, the Geneva Healthcare Suite.... Read more »
National University receives grant to enhance veteran preparation for nursing careers
National University, San Diego, launched an Accelerated Track for Vets to BSN Project to provide veterans interested in nursing careers with academic and professional support. Read more »

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