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AACN gives out award for distinguished career in critical care

By | 2015-07-28T20:20:12-04:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently honored Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, with the 2015 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career. Disch — professor ad honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in Minneapolis — received the award for exceptional contributions throughout her 45-year career that enhanced the care of

U.S. News & World Report announces best online graduate nursing programs

By | 2020-04-15T16:10:29-04:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges and Best Graduate Schools, earlier in 2015 released the 2015 Best Online Programs. The U.S. News Best Online Programs, now in their fourth year, are a resource for students and working adults who are increasingly enrolling in distance education programs to complete their degrees or gain

New study seeks to provide foundation for future of digital higher education

By | 2015-07-28T20:07:24-04:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

A new, comprehensive metastudy of the role technology plays in higher education urges universities to capitalize on technologies that effectively support student learning, to embrace blended learning environments and to customize degree programs to serve the needs of students in a digital age, according to a news release. George Siemens, executive director of The University

Nursing program partners with Northwestern College for online education

By | 2015-08-05T19:07:22-04:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, has formalized a nurse education articulation agreement with Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. The agreement ensures that nursing graduates from the community college can continue their nursing education to complete BSN degrees through Northwestern’s online RN to BSN degree-completion program. “Our online RN to BSN degree option is

Workshop participants report increased confidence in palliative communication

By | 2015-08-05T19:04:39-04:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

A workshop at the University of California San Francisco helped critical care nurses improve their palliative communication skills, according to an article in the July issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. The article, “Communicating With Families and Physicians Regarding Prognosis and Goals of Care: An Education Initiative for ICU Nurses,” describes the design,

Critical Care Nurse article examines transitional care

By | 2015-08-04T17:08:07-04:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Transitional care has emerged as a way to reduce hospital readmissions, and progressive care nurses can play an integral role in efforts to help patients achieve functional recovery faster in post-acute care, according to an article in the June issue of Critical Care Nurse. The article, “Progressive Mobility as a Team Effort in Transitional Care,”

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selects 25 nursing schools to receive grants

By | 2015-08-06T15:48:46-04:00 May 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced that 25 schools of nursing have been selected to receive grants to support 48 nurses as they pursue their PhDs. These schools comprise the second cohort of grantees of the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars program, and each of these school will select one or two students to

Study: Peer mentoring fosters leadership, teaching skills among nursing students

By | 2015-07-12T17:46:23-04:00 May 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Peer mentoring can help foster the development of leadership and teaching skills of nursing students who want to become educators, according to a recent study. Nursing faculty members from the University of Calgary, Alberta, explored the development of nursing education leadership in senior undergraduate students. Seventeen senior undergraduate nursing students participated in the study. The

Leadership style of nurse managers plays role in patient safety, study finds

By | 2015-07-12T17:43:42-04:00 May 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nurse managers who exhibit transformational leadership style can have a positive impact on the safety environment in hospitals, a new study found. Study author Katreena Merrill, PhD, RN, assistant professor of nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, explored the relationship between nurse manager leadership style and safety climate in 41 nursing units across