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Nursing Accomplishments at Edward Hospital

Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., would like to congratulate members of its nursing staff for the following recent accomplishments: James Patrick Gorman, RN, and Jennifer Vance, RN, passed the examination for Certified Emergency Nurse. Gina Comonal, RN, and Christine Yaeger, RN, passed the examination for Critical Care Registered Nurse. Jessica Schnase, RN, passed the examination for Oncology Certified Nurse Joelle Janis, RN, passed the examination for Cardiac Medicine ...

Posted on: January 23, 2015
Island University Nursing Program Among Best in the Nation

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked in the top 30 for 2015 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.A&M-Corpus Christi ranked 28 out of 96 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, and is the third highest Texas school on the national list.These programs were assigned an overall numerical rank based on the following factors: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; peer reputation; ...

Posted on: January 22, 2015
CHOP Recognized for Exemplary Community Service

In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was named a finalist of the prestigious 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare. CHOP is the first children's hospital to be named a finalist for the Prize.The Foster G. McGaw Prize is sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation and the American Hospital ...

Posted on: January 21, 2015
Hopkins Nursing Ranks 3rd in Online Programs

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON), Baltimore, Md., ranks number 3 among the nation's online graduate nursing programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school's leap from 24th place affirms the level of excellence and leadership given not only in the classroom but also to online learning."We are pleased that we've made such a tremendous jump in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for graduate schools of nursing, moving from #24 to a tie for #3.  ...

Posted on: January 21, 2015
The Valley Hospital Among America's Best Hospitals to Have a Baby

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has received the 2015 Women's Choice Award as an America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. The list of 371 award winners represents hospitals, including The Valley Hospital, which women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity ...

Posted on: January 20, 2015
115 HCA Hospitals Recognized as Top Performers

HCA, a provider of healthcare services, recently announced that 115 of its licensed hospitals in the U.S. are included among The Joint Commission's new list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.Eighty-five percent of HCA's hospitals are on TJC's list, as compared to 36.9% of all TJC-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2013. Of the 115 HCA hospitals recognized, 48 have been Top Performers all four years of the program's existence."This distinction from The Joint Commission ...

Posted on: January 19, 2015
Nurses' Union Welcomes White House Community College Initiative

National Nurses United (NNU) this week announced strong support for President Obama's community college initiative. Under the Administration's plan, the federal government would pick up 75% of the costs of community college, with states expected to pay the rest. That plan should have a huge impact on expanding and improving nursing education opportunities for an entire new generation of registered nurses, NNU officials said. "Community college education is especially critical for the nursing ...

Posted on: January 16, 2015
Mount Sinai Health System, UC San Diego Partner on Emergency Medical Services

As part of nationwide efforts to discover and implement best practices for emergency medical care, the Mount Sinai Health System today announced the launch of its "Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services" project, in collaboration with University of California, San Diego Health System. The project's goals include identifying and addressing the regulatory, financial and technological obstacles to improving our nation's EMS systems.  It is supported by a $225,000 grant from the United ...

Posted on: January 15, 2015
WOCN Society Releases Support Surface Selection Algorithm for Nurses

Recently, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) set out to develop an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm in an effort to provide clinical guidance for selecting support surfaces based on individual patient needs. Although a number of support surfaces have been shown to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers or facilitate wound healing when compared to standard mattresses, there is insufficient evidence to guide support surface selection to match individual patient needs in many ...

Posted on: January 15, 2015
Joint Commission Launches New Infection Prevention and HAI Web Portal

The Joint Commission is merging its two online infection-prevention resources into one convenient, expanded tool dubbed the "Infection Prevention and Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAI) Portal."Previously, the Joint Commission offered both the Infection Control Page and the HAI Portal as separate resources. The new Infection Prevention and HAI Portal puts information from the Joint Commission, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and Joint Commission Resources in one place. In addition, it ...

Posted on: January 14, 2015
Boca Raton, Fla. - FAU's College of Nursing Celebrates First-Ever White Coat Ceremony

Nearly 100 freshmen Florida Atlantic University (FAU) nursing students recently took part in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing's first-ever white coat ceremony at the Boca Raton campus.FAU was one of only four universities in Florida, and 100 nationwide, to receive funding for this ceremony through a joint initiative of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.These pilot white coat ceremonies were designed "to instill a commitment to providing ...

Posted on: January 14, 2015
American Sentinel Online Graduate Nursing Programs Earn Elite Ranking

American Sentinel University once again has been recognized among the nation's best online graduate nursing programs. The university ranked 46th in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs rankings among public and private universities. The rankings mark the second consecutive year the university was listed in the top 50."The complexity of our modern healthcare system requires nurses to be technologically savvy and have critical thinking skills. To be successful, nurses must be ...

Posted on: January 13, 2015
Online Course Aims to Help New Nurses Transition to Clinical Setting

Elsevier and the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) announced they are collaborating to develop a cutting-edge eLearning course to help nursing professional development specialists successfully transition new nurses to the acute-care, med/surg setting. "Our collaboration with ANPD is timely in light of the rising registered nurse turnover rate, especially among medical-surgical nurses," said Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, executive director, Clinical eLearning, Elsevier Clinical ...

Posted on: January 12, 2015
Port Jefferson, N.Y. - Mather Memorial Receives National Stroke Care Award

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.Get With The Guidelines helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Mather earned the award by meeting ...

Posted on: January 12, 2015
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award Winner Announced

Michelle R. Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, is the winner of the 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.  This award is presented to one individual who, in the judgment of the HIMSS Board of Directors, has demonstrated significant leadership in the area of nursing informatics within the Society and the industry.Troseth is the chief professional practice officer of Elsevier Clinical Solutions. She has more than 25 years of experience in co-designing and implementing evidence-based practice and ...

Posted on: January 11, 2015
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