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Cyber-education: More pros than cons

By | 2020-04-15T16:11:44-04:00 July 10th, 2015|Categories: National|

By Cathryn Domrose When Christina M. DiNapoli, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, enrolled in the DNP program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, she was a little skeptical, even though she knew the online nursing graduate program, ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2015, had a good

End-of-life policies affect patients, RNs

By | 2020-04-15T16:05:54-04:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: National|

Increased public support of patients’ rights is driving new state laws. Legal decisions about health issues and national legislation on healthcare funding could change the way care in the U.S. is accessed and funded. To help keep readers informed, Nurse.com highlights some important healthcare policy issues for nurses to watch. Here, we explore end-of-life laws

Supreme Court upholds federal subsidies

By | 2015-06-30T16:26:22-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing Specialties|

By a vote of 6-3 on June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld federal subsidies across the country, ruling the subsidies can be offered in both state and federal healthcare exchanges, or marketplaces. The Affordable Care Act gave states the option to build their own healthcare marketplaces or use one operated by the federal government.

NPs to transition to merit-based payment system

By | 2015-07-01T16:58:20-04:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing Specialties|

Increased public support of patients’ rights is driving new state laws. Legal decisions about health issues and national legislation on healthcare funding could change the way care in the U.S. is accessed and paid for. To help keep readers informed, Nurse.com highlights some important healthcare policy issues for nurses to watch. Say goodbye to sustainable

In good faith: American Muslim RNs reflect on challenges

By | 2020-04-15T16:06:55-04:00 June 8th, 2015|Categories: National|

When some patients see Aisha Hasan-Rasool’s long sleeves under her lab coat and her headscarf, they want to know where she’s from. “I tell them Buffalo, New York,” said Hasan-Rasool, RN, WHNP-BC. Hasan-Rasool is a nurse practitioner at a small women’s health clinic in Duluth, Ga. Like nearly half of all Muslims born in the

Caring for the nation’s immigrant children

By | 2020-04-15T16:13:08-04:00 June 8th, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing Specialties|

By Heather Stringer Last summer, news reports captured the public’s attention with stories about thousands of Central American immigrant children crossing the Mexican-American border. Although these stories have faded from the front page, nurses like Cathy Woodward, DNP, RN, PNP-AC, began wrestling with questions about the future healthcare needs of these children. Woodward, an associate