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Learn how Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System's Valley Homeless Healthcare Program nurses bring tests and medications to homeless patients on the streets in Santa Clara County. Read more »
New Mexico Department of Public Health celebrates Nursing Excellence Award nominees
Meet the four nurses from the New Mexico Department of Health who were among the nominees for the 2014 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards held Oct. 11 at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque, Read more »
Dream Fund Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic welcomes new APRN
Read about Catherine Flynn. MSN, APRN, RN, CPNP, CDE, who joined the staff at the Dream Fund Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic in Henderson, Nev., Read more »
Cal State L.A. summit addresses how nursing is advancing healthcare
Read about the more than 50 community and consumer partners gathered at the California Action Coalition Summit to discuss how nursing is advancing healthcare in California. Read more »
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program RNs working with the homeless say no day is typical
Read what it's like working with the homeless on the streets for two Valley Homeless Healthcare Program nurses. Read more »
AAN names ASU healthcare pioneer a Living Legend
Read about Barbara Durand, RN,emeritus professor and former dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, who was recognized as one of the American Academy of Nursing's 2014 Living Legends. Read more »
AWHONN recognizes two West region fetal heart monitoring instructors
Read about the AWHONN recognition given to Rebecca Chavez, RN, with Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., and Melissa Gabaldon, RNC-OB, with Presbyterian Hospital Family Birthing Center in Albuquerque. Read more »
Children's Hospital Stanford celebrates national GEM Award winner
When Linda W. Ritter, RN, CPON, graciously accepted the Nurse.com national GEM Award in the category of Clinical Nursing, Inpatient, she thanked her family and colleagues for their support and dedication, and then turned to her dream team, presenting each of them with their own gem. "These members of the palliative care committee are passionate about working together and providing the very much needed palliative... Read more »
Social media offers patients ability to go public about healthcare
When one of their patients had a poor experience, Maggie Rafferty, RN, and her team at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican in Henderson, Nev., found out about it right away. The patient was blogging and tweeting about his dissatisfaction in real time, while still in the ED. While thousands of followers and readers received details about his experience, Rafferty and her team rapidly responded, with a positive result in... Read more »
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican earns top Leapfrog score
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican's, Rose de Lima Campus, was one of two hospitals in southern Nevada to receive an "A" score from the Leapfrog Group. Read more »
CSU student turns class assignment into prison diabetes program
Learn about how Kelly Ranson, RN, turned her award-winning class assignment into a program where she works, Kern Valley State Prison, Delano, Calif. Read more »

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