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CNE Named for Allegheny Health Network

Claire Zangerle, MSN, MBA, RN, was recently named  chief nurse executive (CNE) for Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pennsylvania.Zangerle will assume the CNE role on Sept.12. She had been CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Ohio since 2008. As CNE for AHN, Zangerle will spearhead the implementation of best nursing practices throughout the organization's facilities and programs. She will oversee more than 3,000 AHN nurses, working to enhance the quality of care and service provided to ...

Posted on: August 28, 2016
Sisters Write Book about Military Nurses

Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, OCNS, and her twin sister Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM, have co-authored a book exploring the challenges military nurses face when returning home. Titled Nurses After War: The Reintegration Experience of Nurses Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the book is the second collaboration by Scannell-Desch and Doherty.              "We wanted people to have perspective on their wartime experience," said ...

Posted on: August 27, 2016
On-Demand Healthcare Available in Houston area, With More to Come

PediaQ, a children's healthcare app that brings nurse practitioner care into homes, is growing in popularity in the Houston area. Launched in 2015, the app enables parents to seek full medical care for their child in the comfort of their own homes.Available 7 days a week, PediaQ nurse practitioners are on the road and in the home within an hour of a patient making an appointment. The PediaQ van is fully equipped with the same supplies a typical pediatric office holds, ranging from gauze and bandages to ...

Posted on: August 27, 2016
Blog Gives Tips and Tricks for RNs Returning to School

Going back to school can be a challenging transition for an RN, and American Sentinel University wants to help. Through an eight-part blog series called "Ready, Set, Grow!," the Aurora, Colorado-based university will give advice, unique resources and valuable insight for mid-career nurses returning to school.American Sentinel is an accredited online program offering degrees in nursing and healthcare management. The goal of the new blog is to inform and advise nurses who are returning to school for ...

Posted on: August 26, 2016
AANP Announces Leadership Program Participants

For the third time, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has selected a group of nurse practitioners for the organization's Leadership Program.The AANP Leadership Program lasts 12 months. The NPs involved will be trained to become the next generation of NP leaders and will participate in a variety of initiatives to learn about the current and future healthcare responsibilities of an NP. During the selection of participants, AANP looked for NPs who were currently serving in clinical, ...

Posted on: August 26, 2016
UMass Receives Grant to Combat Substance Abuse

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst College of Nursing received an $870,000 grant to develop a program to train student nurses in the screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) of patients with substance abuse disorders. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services."We are optimistic about the SBIRT curricular approach to teaching behavior change," said Donna Zucker, RN, PhD, FAAN, associate professor in the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst and ...

Posted on: August 25, 2016
AANP Opens Nominations for 2017 State Awards

Each year, nurses and nurse practitioners across the country have the opportunity to nominate members of their healthcare community for two American Association of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) awards: the NP State Award for Excellence and the Advocate State Award for Excellence.The NP State Award for Excellence is awarded to one NP from each state. This award is given to NPs who demonstrate excellence in NP clinical practice.The Advocate State Award for Excellence is awarded to one person from each state who ...

Posted on: August 25, 2016
Clinical Nurse Specialists Object to Government Classification

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has classified clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) as general registered nurses, outraging the president of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)."Yet again, we are incredibly disappointed that the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Policy Committee is erecting barriers to full scope of practice for the more than 72,000 CNSs across the United States who work in hospitals and other healthcare settings," said Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, ...

Posted on: August 24, 2016
Mobile-Friendly Interface Created for Nurses

Sherpath, a first-of-its-kind nursing and allied health education platform, was launched by Elsevier in July. The platform integrates content, assessment and simulation modules via a mobile-friendly interface for nurses and health aides."As digital learners, healthcare students now require shorter and more targeted, media-rich content accessible on their mobile devices," said John Danaher, president of Elsevier Education. "And faculty now require data and analytics that eliminate the guesswork associated ...

Posted on: August 24, 2016
'Certified Nurses are Everywhere!' Wins PSA Honor

After attracting more than 362 million impressions, the public awareness campaign "Certified Nurses are Everywhere!" was recognized as one of the top 10 public service announcements (PSAs) in 2015.In 2014, the National Certification Corporation (NCC) launched the national PSA campaign titled "Certified Nurses are Everywhere!" Since its release, the PSA has been broadcast more than 48,000 times on television, internet advertisement and transit advertisement platforms. "Nurses are probably the foremost ...

Posted on: August 23, 2016
Johns Hopkins Says 'Farewell' to BSN Track

The 2015-16 school year marked the 30th-and final-semesters of Johns Hopkins's bachelor of science in nursing program. In fall 2015, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) began the transition to an all-graduate program, welcoming students to the inaugural master of science in nursing: entry into nursing program."As we celebrate our last baccalaureate class, it's important to reflect on our foundation and remember the innovative thinkers who went before us and paved the way for higher education. We ...

Posted on: August 23, 2016
Peer Mentorship Vital to Early Career Nurses

In 2000, the John A. Hartford Foundation in New York established the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) program. Sixteen years later, researchers are assessing the mentoring model designed for BAGNC-and finding that both mentors and mentees benefit from the program.The model was reviewed because the number of senior faculty members to mentor new healthcare students in gerontology is dwindling. "The issue is effectively compounded," said lead researcher Abraham Brody, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, ...

Posted on: August 22, 2016
VNA Launches Nurse Residency Program

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Care New England will welcome six nurses to its new residency program this fall. This graduate program is designed to teach newly licensed nurses  about community health nursing. Lisa DiMaria, RN, MS, PhD, was selected by the VNA to oversee the program. DiMaria worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing and will now use her clinical and academic program development and evaluation experience to guide the inaugural ...

Posted on: August 22, 2016
Rehabilitation Nurses Develop Strategic Plan

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) board of directors recently reviewed the organization's existing strategic plan. During its meeting at The Future of Patient-Centered Rehabilitation Care Summit, the board created a new ARN 2016-2018 strategic plan.The summit gathered experts in related fields to participate in in-depth discussions about healthcare quality, health policy and care transitions affecting rehabilitation and rehabilitation nursing. ARN members are in academia, research, clinical ...

Posted on: August 21, 2016
Study Cuts Costs on Factor VIII Infusions

A recent study of patients with hemophilia A found that reducing the dosage of factor VIII (FVIII) can still produce good outcomes, with the added benefit of reducing costs. The study was financially supported by Option Care Enterprises, Inc., a provider of home infusion services.A total of 77 patients receiving home infusions of FVIII participated in the study. The patients' weekly dosage dropped from the national average of 108 units per week to 102 units per week. Researchers reviewed studies on ...

Posted on: August 21, 2016
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