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Delta State Nursing Professor Selected to Transformational Leadership Program

Shelby Polk, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, assistant professor of nursing, Robert E. Smith School of Nursing at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., has been selected to participate in the 2015-16 Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. The program provides advanced practice nurses with transformational leadership development to prepare them to implement change in their practice settings and within the evolving and challenging health care environment.The program is made available through ...

Posted on: April 26, 2015
New Jersey Chosen to Receive Second Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced that the New Jersey Action Coalition will receive a second two-year grant through the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP). The $7.65 million initiative is helping states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation's most pressing health care challenges-access, quality, and cost.New Jersey is one of 18 states receiving their second two-year grants of up to $150,000. RWJF's SIP now supports 33 state Action Coalitions.  ...

Posted on: April 25, 2015
15th Annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) will, for the 15th year, be hosting the New Haven region's Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The event, which honors deserving nurses and recognizes outstanding nursing students, will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven.The goals of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and ...

Posted on: April 24, 2015
Columbia Nursing and WHO Partner to Expand Access to Care in Developing Nations

To help address the shortage of health providers that prevents universal access to care from becoming a global reality in many countries, Columbia University School of Nursing is continuing and expanding its work in global health as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing. "With unacceptable and inequitable global health disparities in health outcomes between high-income and low-income countries around the world, we have an urgent responsibility as nurses to ...

Posted on: April 23, 2015
WGU Celebrates Nurses with $75,000 in Scholarships

To honor nurses for their commitment to community health and to commemorate upcoming National Nurses Week 2015, Western Governors University has announced the WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship. During the week of May 6, up to $75,000 in scholarships will be awarded to motivated nurses who wish to pursue a bachelor's or master's degree program in WGU's College of Health Professions.WGU's online degree programs are competency-based, making them ideal for working nurses and health professionals hoping to advance ...

Posted on: April 22, 2015
Fighting Childhood Obesity Among Native Americans

A one-year pilot study will determine whether an evidence-based Strengthening Families Program for preschoolers can improve social, emotional and nutritional health of children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.Mary Isaacson, PhD, assistant nursing professor who specializes in Native American health care, and Marylou Mylant, FNP, PhD, nursing professor, of the South Dakota State University College of Nursing Brookings are in charge of the project.While doing health assessments in 2010 at the ...

Posted on: April 21, 2015
Nuclear Medicine Available at Good Samaritan Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the greater Greene County area, nuclear medicine services are now available at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Ga. Nuclear medicine is a highly advanced form of diagnostic imaging that helps doctors determine how well various organs function. Using small amounts of radioactive material, a nuclear medicine scan can reveal problems ranging from bone cancers to heart disease. Nuclear medicine uses physics and biology to detect disease. Some ...

Posted on: April 20, 2015
Nuclear Medicine Now Available at Good Samaritan Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the greater Greene County area, nuclear medicine services are now available at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Ga.Nuclear medicine is a highly advanced form of diagnostic imaging that helps doctors determine how well various organs function. Using small amounts of radioactive material, a nuclear medicine scan can reveal problems ranging from bone cancers to heart disease.Nuclear medicine uses physics and biology to detect disease. Some organs ...

Posted on: April 20, 2015
B-Line Medical Partners with University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to Advance Curriculum

B-Line Medical® has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing  in Philadelphia to provide nursing education and hospital simulation programs access to robust and proven healthcare curriculum. The recent NCSBN National Simulation Study, published by the Journal of Nursing Regulation, found substantial evidence that up to 50% simulation training can be effectively substituted for traditional clinical experience in all pre-licensure core nursing courses. The nursing curriculum ...

Posted on: April 19, 2015
The Valley Hospital Named one of America's Best Breast Centers

For the second consecutive year, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. has earned the Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their "We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals for ...

Posted on: April 18, 2015
AACN Honors Chapters for Exemplary Work, Service

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is recognizing 14 of its more than 235 chapters worldwide for their exemplary efforts to make a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities. Awards will be presented during the 2015 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, San Diego, May 18-21.Excellence in Collaboration: Three chapters were honored for their collaboration with other chapters and external ...

Posted on: April 17, 2015
Signature Home Health Receives National Accreditation to Provide Hospice Services

The Medford, Ore. branch of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care earned full certification from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) to provide hospice services to Rogue Valley residents."Signature's quality improvement, patient satisfaction and reputation have earned us continued growth," said Bob Thomas, President of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care. "By achieving hospice accreditation in Medford, we can now offer those we serve a full continuum of care with our post-acute ...

Posted on: April 16, 2015
Vitamin D May Help Prevent and Treat Diseases Associated with Aging

Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). These findings were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Aging and Gerontology.Researchers reviewed evidence that suggests an association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline, depression, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood ...

Posted on: April 15, 2015
Georgetown Memorial Earns Prestigious Designation

Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, S.C. was awarded the Pathway to Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a division of the American Nurses Association. Georgetown Memorial joins an elite group of just 127 hospitals internationally that have earned the designation.Ann Waters, MSN, BSN, RN, vice president of operations and Georgetown Memorial administrator, said the award's impact extends well beyond hospital nurses' work environment and demonstrates the high standards that ...

Posted on: April 14, 2015
UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health Receives 2015 Women's Choice Award

UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health earns the 2015 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.By carrying the evidence-based designation of the Women's Choice Award seal, UF Health Cancer ...

Posted on: April 13, 2015
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