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Death may be a part of life, but nurses in many settings may not feel comfortable caring for terminal patients and their families. An experienced hospice nurse provides some guidance in the new book, "To Comfort Always: A Nurse's Guide to End-of-Life Care, 2nd Ed," which was published this year. The first edition was published in 2008. "There's good material, textbooks, but nothing that was a basic primer, and... Read more »
Medical Center Health System RN earns Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award
Diana Ruiz, DNP, RN, director of population and community health at Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, is one of 10 nurses who will be recognized as recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award Read more »
WSU nursing professor earns grant, develops materials
Read about Washington State University nursing Professor Denise Smart, BSN, DrPH, RN, who earned a state Safety & Health Investment Projects grant and developed materials to save time and money for employees and employers. Read more »
The Valley Health System begins construction on health village
Read about the The Valley Health System's Union Village, the world's first integrated health village in Henderson, Nev. Read more »
OHSU nursing school lecture-theater production stresses communication
Assistant dean for Academic Practice and Innovation at the OHSU School of Nursing Gary Laustsen comments on participating in the theater production of "Bedside Manners." Read more »
UNMH senior director of nurse residency earns nursing excellence honor
See all of the 2014 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award winners and read about Mary Blessing, MSN, RN, the New Mexico Distinguished Nurse of the Year for 2014. Read more »
CHOC Children's Hospital names new CNO
Read about Melanie Patterson, DNP, MHA, RN, has been named CHOC Children's vice president of patient care services and CNO of the health system's Orange, Calif., campus. Read more »
New Breakthrough Leaders award recognizes Oregon nurse
Jake Creviston, MN, RN, PMHNP, Oregon Health & Science University DNP student, is one of 10 nurses who will be recognized as recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award. Read more »
PeaceHealth sends newborns home in holiday stockings
Every baby who goes home from PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Oregon, throughout December is sent off in a special holiday stocking. Read more »
SJSU holds first white coat ceremony
Read about San Jose (Calif.) State University holding its first white coat ceremony for 60 first-semester BSN nursing students Dec. 5 Read more »
Scottsdale Healthcare nurses publish piece on obstetric emergencies
Read about the Arizona nurses that wrote the article, "Developing Protocols for Obstetric Emergencies," for AWHONN's Nursing for Women's Health journal. Read more »

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