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This year's California region GEM Awards finalists are among the best of the best in the profession. They will be recognized at the California GEM Awards Dinner on June 5 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City in Universal City, Calif. Read more »
Meet the 2015 Mountain West Regional GEM Awards finalists
Read about the 2015 Mountain West region GEM Award finalists who will be honored June 19 at the Nursing Excellence GEM Awards at Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino in Chandler, Ariz. Read more »
St. John Medical Center nurses test smartphone app
Read about the experiences of nurses at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash.who took part in a trial for a smartphone app that decode results from pregnancy tests administered to all female patients to undergo surgery at the facility. Read more »
Nurse reviews career journey
Read about the career path of Rita DiCarlo, RN, of California, who started out as a chiropractor and is now an entrepreneur. Read more »
Washington Center for Nursing develops nursing video targeted to young teens
Read about WCN's newest video, "Exploring Your Future in Nursing," aimed at students between the ages of 10 and 14, and what it takes to develop a professional video. Read more »
CSUDH professor receives NACNS top nurse educator award
Terri Ares, PhD, RN, lecturer and clinical nurse specialist program adviser at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been honored with the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists' 2015 Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator of the Year Award. 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 »

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