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ISU School of Nursing ranked top in West, a global media website for nurses and health care professionals, has ranked Idaho State University's School of Nursing fifth out of 442 nursing schools in the West.ISU scored 101.32 points out of the maximum 130. used 20 metrics to measure schools in five categories: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value.In the quality category, the site placed double weight on a school's passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examinations. The NCLEX exams ...

Posted on: March 29, 2015
Benedictine University's Online MSN Program Highly Ranked

Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois' online Master of Science in Nursing program has been ranked as one of the top online nursing master's programs in U.S. News & World Report's "2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs." For qualification and ranking, institutions had to meet and exceed in five categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity."U.S. News & World Report's recognition of our online ...

Posted on: March 28, 2015
Methodist Dallas Medical Center Receives Prestigious International Award

Methodist Dallas Medical Center announced is the first hospital in Dallas to receive the Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this designation recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.  Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital ...

Posted on: March 27, 2015
GVSU, MSU Partner for Pipeline Program

Allison Swets, BSN, graduated in August from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. She now plans to attend the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing.She will be among the Grand Valley health professions students who will serve as mentors to Grand Rapids Public School students in a new pipeline program.Swets told the audience gathered for the announcement that she saw herself when she looked at the high school students in the room. "I was bright, energetic and ...

Posted on: March 26, 2015
Seton Hall Nursing Students Attend UN Conference

Seton Hall University nursing students experienced the global side of healthcare when they attended the annual conference of the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN) in New York.A group of students including Gregory Turner, Mathew Chapman, Karen Dally, Dhenu Patel, Vibhuti Patel, and Swata Patel all received free admission to the conference when they volunteered to help with security and administrative duties. BSN student Gregory Turner, the president of the Seton Hall chapter of ...

Posted on: March 25, 2015
AACN to Present Circle of Excellence Awards

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) will bestow the 2015 Circle of Excellence award on 25 nurses nationwide at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, San Diego, May 18-21. These outstanding caregivers from 15 states receive this coveted award for achieving excellent outcomes in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Criteria used to evaluate Circle of Excellence award candidates include relentless promotion of patient-driven ...

Posted on: March 24, 2015
Mercy Joplin to Reopen After Facility Destroyed in F5 Tornado

Immediately after a tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. , on May 22, 2011, Mercy leaders promised co-workers they wouldn't lose their jobs. No one did, and many of them are thriving in places and in roles they couldn't have predicted nearly four years ago.Several of the 2,200 employees at the time of the tornado have moved on to other careers, but Mercy Hospital Joplin currently employs 1,500 and expects that number to grow to 1,800 within a few months after the new ...

Posted on: March 23, 2015
First Doctoral Program at CBU Scheduled for Fall 2015

California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif. will have its first doctoral degree beginning in the fall of 2015. The School of Nursing will offer the doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) after it was approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges."It is very exciting to be launching CBU's first doctoral program later this year," said Jonathan Parker, Ed.D., CBU provost and vice president for academic affairs. "We have been working very diligently to develop a high quality DNP degree ...

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Forensic Nurse Recognized with 'Bill Barnet Service Above Self' Award

Kelli Clune, BSN, saw a need in the Spartanburg, S.C. community for forensic nurses and made it happen. Because of her work, she was awarded the "Bill Barnet Service Above Self Award." "I was shocked, amazed and humbled," Clune said. "I don't see what I do as extraordinary, I just saw a need and started doing it."Clune is the coordinator for the Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) Forensic Nursing program. She was recognized by the 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office for her care of crime victims during ...

Posted on: March 21, 2015
Nurses & Caregivers Launch Massive Campaign to Inform the Public that Lives Are At Risk

Nurses and caregivers in New York are sounding the alarm to let patients and the public know that 28 hospitals from Brooklyn to Buffalo could face imminent closure if the State Senate and Assembly do not include $290 million in crucial funding in the budget. The wave of closures would result in lack of access to critical care, including emergency medical services, for over 2 million New Yorkers and the loss of 25,000 jobs.Twenty-eight severely financially distressed hospitals in all parts of the state are ...

Posted on: March 20, 2015
AACN Celebrates Essential Work of Certified Nurses on Certified Nurses Day

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) joins with hospitals and other healthcare groups across the country today, Thursday, March 19, to celebrate and recognize the essential work of certified nurses as part of Certified Nurses Day."Certification promotes excellence among nurses and contributes to better patient outcomes," said Mary Frances Pate, RN, PhD, CNS, chair, AACN Certification Corporation board of directors. "AACN honors the commitment certified nurses make to providing the ...

Posted on: March 19, 2015
Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care Earns Recognition

Taking the lead in caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Hospital for Special Care (HSC) in New Britain, Conn. announced that The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care as the nation's first Patient-centered Specialty Practice (PCSP).  NCQA is recognizing The Autism Center at HSC for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other health care groups, and dedication to ...

Posted on: March 18, 2015
Palomar College to Offer Four-Year Nursing Degree

Palomar College students will be able to earn four-year degrees in nursing through an agreement with Point Loma Nazarene University beginning this fall.Under the agreement, Palomar students who earn a two-year nursing degree at the college can study for an additional 15 months with PLNU instructors who will teach at the San Marcos campus. Students will pay $16,200 in tuition to earn the BSN from Point Loma Nazarene. The agreement with PLNU allows for 15 Palomar students to be in an advanced nursing ...

Posted on: March 17, 2015
Healthcare Professionals to Explore Innovative Solutions for Improving Care of Older Adults

More than 850 nurses and other healthcare professionals from over 300 hospitals and healthcare organizations worldwide will meet in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for the 2015 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference, April 14-17, 2015. The theme of this year's conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is "Innovation Through Leadership."Attendees at the annual NICHE conferences share evidence-based innovations and research. NICHE supports hospitals and other ...

Posted on: March 16, 2015
New Perspective Senior Living Names Senior VP of Quality Services and Chief Compliance Officer

New Perspective Senior Living in Eden Prairie, Minn. announced Lore Brownson, BSN, JD, as senior vice president of quality services and chief compliance officer.  Brownson is responsible for clinical programs and quality assurance initiatives, as well as the development and implementation of resident programs for the company's Betty's Harbor memory care and Vivid Living assisted living neighborhoods.  She will also be responsible for ongoing development and oversight of the Company's Corporate ...

Posted on: March 16, 2015
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