By Cathryn Domrose For the first 12 years of her career at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, Betsy D. Driggers, BSN, RN, CCRN, never thought of herself as a leader. Then her new nurse manager asked her why not. “She said, ‘What are you doing? You’re good at this and you’re such
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
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
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.
By Cathryn Domrose UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in this case. See details on the decision at Nurse.com. Read details below on both sides of the argument and the impact a different decision would have had on patients. The Affordable Care Act has had its share of critics and advocates since its enactment
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
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
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