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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 »
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 »
GCU nursing students cap summer course with health fairs
Learn how GCU students received hands on experience by hosting health fairs at three senior citizens communities in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. Read more »
Cal State School of Nursing receives additional funding to expand community college partnerships
The California State University, Los Angeles, School of Nursing has received a $300,000, two-year grant to build on the success of its California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education. Read more »
Federal grant to WSU will help school recruit, support NP students from underrepresented groups
Six students from underrepresented groups will be recruited into WSU's NP program thanks to a federal grant. Read more »
Concordia University 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 »

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