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Read how Julie Armstrong, PsyD, MN, BSN, RN, shaped her work to fit her interests and what other nurses need to do if they want to carve their own path. Read more »
CHLA one of 3 programs to receive new practice transition accreditation
The Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, was one of three nursing practice transition programs to achieve accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Practice Transition Accreditation Program. Read more »
Oregon Center for Nursing board names new executive director
The Oregon Center for Nursing board of directors has named long-time staff member Jana Bitton as the next executive director. Read more »
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican names new CNE
Meet Cathleen Hamel, MS, RN, NEA-BC, new chief nursing executive for Dignity Health -- St. Rose Dominican's three southern Nevada hospitals. Read more »
UCLA Medical Center researches how to improve outcomes for older trauma patients
Learn about research showing how elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step by offering geriatric consultation early on. Read more »
More than 160 people exposed to 'superbug' at UCLA medical center
A "superbug" resistant to antibiotics has infected seven patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and may have contributed to the deaths of two of these patients, according to media reports. More than 160 others were exposed to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae through contaminated medical scopes used during endoscopic procedures that took place at the medical center between October and January. The... Read more »
UCLA nursing student uses Schweitzer fellowship to help diabetics begin statin therapy
Learn about Julia Routman, an MSN/FNP candidate at UCLA, using her Schweitzer fellowship to help diabetics patients begin statin therapy at Northeast Valley Health Corporation, San Fernando, Calif., where she is employed as a nurse. Read more »
NurseWise earns HIP 2 certification
NurseWise, a national multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, was awarded the Health Information Product 2 certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Read more »
University of Arizona professor earns RWJF nurse faculty scholar award
Read about Sheila M. Gephart, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing in Tucson, one of 12 nursing faculty chosen to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Nurse Faculty Scholars program. Read more »
Nurses participate in bio-preparedness trainings
PeaceHealth's Oregon employees, including nurses, will be the first to participate in a series of three-day bio-preparedness trainings offered in 2015 by Corvallis-based Samaritan Health Services. Read more »
Providence Health & Services nurse leader gets seat on quality board
Kathleen Harren, MSN, MHA, RN, regional director of Providence Health & Services' Providence Nursing Institute, Los Angeles, has been named to the California Hospital Quality Institute board of directors. Read more »

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