Madeline Bell, new CEO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses her past nursing career and her future goals for the organization.
Nursing students at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., are learning valuable skills from virtual patients in online program.
Stephanie L. Taylor is grateful that online education enabled her to improve the care she provides to acutely ill patients. Taylor recently earned her certification in progressive care nursing after taking the PCCN certification review course through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. A nurse for 18 months, Taylor said the online course allowed her
Exceptional mentors enrich nursing careers. Just ask Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC. Like every Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, Giscombe has three mentors to guide her research, teaching and leadership growth. The value of mentoring is immediate and long-lasting, said Giscombe, an assistant professor in the school of nursing at the University of North
Maryland nursing leaders believe patients will benefit from new state legislation that allows nurse practitioners to work independently of physicians. The law also gives independent NPs the ability to open their own practices. Gov. Larry Hogan signed the Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Act into law in May, making Maryland the 21st state to have
Initiatives to promote the fitness and well-being of students work best with family involvement, according to school nurses. "Every year I have a health fair with a focus on safety, exercise and nutrition for families,” said Pam Meerdink, MSN, RN, a school nurse at the Lodi Unified School District in California. “My motto is: Healthy
The integration of smartphones in the Nash Health Care emergency department has elevated collaboration, improved patient turnaround time and led to an award for a positive nurse practice environment, according to nurses involved with the project. CareAware Connect, which aligns specially designed smartphones with bedside care at the facility in Rocky Mount, N.C., has earned rave
The career pathway to nursing informatics, which leverages technology by combining nursing skills with science and data management, might be closer than you think. Bedside nurses can get started by getting involved with their organization’s initiatives in IT that include the clinical arena, said nurses who already work in informatics. Volunteering as a super-user for