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Coming to America

By | 2015-04-15T21:29:50-04:00 January 28th, 2015|Categories: National|

A decade ago, international nurses who qualified to work in the U.S. waited about one to two years to obtain a green card — a stark contrast to the stories of foreign-educated nurses arriving today. Now the majority of international RNs hired in the U.S. have been on a waiting list for five to eight years as a result of retrogression.

Expanding roles for cardiac NPs

By | 2014-10-26T00:00:00-04:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: National|

When cardiac nurse practitioner Marci Farquhar-Snow, RN, ACNP-BC, started working at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona 14 years ago, she was the only NP in the cardiology inpatient unit. Since then, a remarkable transformation has taken place on the unit. “Now there are 13 of us,” Farquhar-Snow said. “Nurse practitioners are working in electrophysiology, cardiothoracic