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Read about the role of nurses at the San Martin campus of Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican in Las Vegas in helping the facility earn Baby-Friendly status. Read more »
Concordia U Irvine launches MSN program
Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., is launching a new MSN program for nursing educators, with classes to begin Oct. 11. "With the national shortage of higher education for nurses, it was clear that Concordia University Irvine needed to establish a program that would foster and support the future generations of nurses," Mary Hobus, PhD, MS, RN, director of Concordia's Department of Nursing, said in a news release.... Read more »
Bank of America Grant helps fund hospital's workforce program
Thanks to $1 million in anchor grant funding from Bank of America, White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles began its Workforce Development Program. Read more »
AWHONN presents 2014 Award of Excellence in Research to UCSF prof
Learn more about this years' winner of the 2014 Award of Excellence in Research Kathryn A. Lee, RN, professor and associate dean for research at the University of California at San Francisco. Read more »
AAN names Sacramento State nursing professor to 2014 Class of Fellows
Christine Vourakis, RN, PhD, MN, a Sacramento State University professor of nursing and a nationally recognized expert on mental health and addictions, has been named to the 2014 Class of Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing. Read more »
Cal State LA names Outstanding DNP Student
Myriam Boutary, RN, MSN, FNP-C, was named the Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice Student by the university's Southern California DNP Consortium. Read more »
NAU offers American Indian reservation-based nursing program
Northern Arizona University's American Indian Program offers people of Native American heritage an opportunity to study on the 27,000-square-mile Navajo land and care for indigenous people. Read more »
NAU student credits White Memorial Medical Center with interest in nursing
We recently spoke with Sean Begay, a nursing student who is half-Navajo, to learn how he became interested in being an RN and his plans for the future. Read more »
White Memorial Medical Center announces new simulation center
The Lyman A. Brewer, III MD Simulation Center at White Memorial Medical Center replicates a multidisciplinary hospital setting to give healthcare professionals and trainees a real-world environment in which to learn, practice and master the latest techniques for patient care. Read more »
Nursing professor, expert on mental health and addictions shares insights
Christine Vourakis, RN, PhD, MN, a Sacramento State University professor of nursing and a nationally recognized expert on mental health and addictions, offers advice to students and discusses how the field of addiction has changed during her more than 30 years in nursing. Read more »
Five West region nurses join RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program
Five of the 20 nurses selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014 were from the West region. Meet the new fellows here. Read more »

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