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"Success is measured in small steps." That's how Marcia Gordon, RN, characterizes her work as the staff nurse at Mary's Place Day Center in Seattle, a drop-in center for homeless women and children. From evaluating foot care needs and tending to cold symptoms, to sitting for an hour listening patiently to a guest's fears and concerns, Gordon uses a diverse range of skills and ample compassion. "My primary role is to... Read more »
Former Kaiser Permanente CNO takes same position with Texas Health
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford has named Debra K. Grant, RN, as its CNO effective March 30. Previously, she served as the CNO for Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Read more »
Signature Home Health Medford branch earns hospice service accreditation
The Medford, Ore., branch of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care earned full certification from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care to provide hospice services to Rogue Valley residents. Read more »
UA professor leads Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
Janet C. DuBois, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, has been elected president of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network. She will serve a two-year term representing 800 members and 3,000 followers. DuBois, a nurse practitioner for 20 years, served as legislative committee member and vice president of education for the network. She is clinical assistant professor and FNP specialty coordinator at the University of Arizona... Read more »
Washington Center for Nursing names new executive director
Sofia Aragon, BSN, JD, RN, joins the Washington Center for Nursing, the statewide nonprofit nursing workforce center, as its new executive director effective April 1. "The WCN Board of Directors is excited and pleased to bring Sofia on board as our new executive director," Victoria Fletcher, MSN, ARNP, FACNM, WCN board president, said in a news release. "Sofia's background and experience will be a great asset in... Read more »
White Memorial earns national recognition for community service
Learn more about the TELACU program, which supports Hispanic nursing students at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, and how it helped the hospital qualify as a finalist for an excellence in community service award. Read more »
AACN honors 25 Circle of Excellence awardees
Meet the five West region nurses selected to receive the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses May 18-21 in San Diego. Read more »
NAU School of Nursing professor earns editor's award
Read about the nurses who received the Linda Strangio Editor's Award from the Journal of Radiology Nursing on March 3 at the annual business meeting of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing. Read more »
UCLA joins with three other universities to create National Clinician Scholars Program
UCLA has joined with Yale University, New Haven, Conn; the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) to launch the new National Clinician Scholars Program. Read more »
Simi Valley Hospital ICU nurse earns employee-of-month honor
Read about February's employee of the month Will Robbins, RN, who works in the ICU at Simi Valley Hospital in Callifornia. Read more »
NACNS honors outstanding nurses
Meet two nurses, one from Oregon and the other from California, who were honored March 5 in San Diego at the 20th anniversary annual meeting of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Read more »

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