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Hospital of Central Connecticut Scholarship Funded

A 1961 graduate of the former New Britain General School of Nursing has established the Diane Ramy Faulconer Scholars Program to support continuing education of nurses employed by the Hospital of Central Connecticut.Ramy's $50,000 donation to HOCC will support registered nurses who work at the hospital and seek to return to school for a bachelor's, master's or doctor's degree in nursing or for a certification. She also established a major planned gift through a charitable trust that will further support ...

Posted on: August 02, 2015
Wolters Kluwer Announces Partnership with Society of Pediatric Nurses to Review Content

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a partnership with the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) to review pediatric-specific content for the Lippincott Solutions software suite. With a membership comprised of more than 3,500 pediatric nurses, SPN is the premier pediatric nursing society in the U.S."This partnership with Wolters Kluwer is an excellent opportunity to promote the profession of pediatric ...

Posted on: August 01, 2015
Oregon Nursing Advancement Fund to Support Nursing Workforce Research

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 72, which establishes the Oregon Nursing Advancement Fund. The bill creates a $9 license surcharge on licensed practical nurses and registered nurses which will be used to fund a non-profit organization which conducts research studies on the nursing workforce, convenes organization around nursing issues, and works to advance the profession of nursing."As Oregon's nursing workforce research center, we are thrilled that the Oregon's lawmakers have ...

Posted on: July 31, 2015
SIU Med School Team Chosen to Learn "Hotspotting"

Students and professionals at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have been chosen as one of 10 new teams to participate in a program that will help them better understand the root causes of patients' health care issues.The team will be a part of the 2015 Inter-Professional Student Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project learning collaborative. This program provides training on handling "hotspotting." Hotspotting is the process of caring for patients who are admitted to the hospital several times a ...

Posted on: July 30, 2015
Duke University School of Nursing Makes a Stand Against Offensive Language

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) launches its version of a national campaign designed to call awareness to the power of marginalizing words and phrases that are used too casually. The photo project, which will be released over a three-week period, contains 37 photos featuring students, faculty and staff. DUSON is the first academic unit in the nation to join the "You Don't Say? Campaign,"an anti-marginalization social media project."Our students, faculty and staff viewed this campaign as a way of ...

Posted on: July 29, 2015
Shawnee State University Dedicates Khoury Nursing Labs

Rita Rice Morris, PhD, former Shawnee State University president, the Shawnee State University Development Foundation board, academic leadership and nursing faculty were joined by Randy Arnett, CEO, Southern Ohio Medical Center to honor Thomas Khoury, MD and. Cheryl Khoury for their generous contribution to establish the Khoury Nursing Labs.Through the Khoury Nursing Labs, SSU nursing students will be able to utilize state-of-the-art laboratories and the latest in technology to ensure the skills they will ...

Posted on: July 28, 2015
Massachusetts Nurse Receives National Association's Excellence Award

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) presented its 2015 Award of Excellence in Education to Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, assistant professor, Boston College School of Nursing. for her commitment to educating student nurses.  The award was presented at the AWHONN national Convention in Long Beach, California.AWHONN presents its Award of Excellence in Education each year to an AWHONN member with an outstanding history of educating colleagues, patients and ...

Posted on: July 27, 2015
OSHA Steps Up Enforcement at Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care Facilities

Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the health care industry, OSHA announced  that it is expanding its use of enforcement resources at hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities to focus on these five hazards: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis; and slips, trips and falls.A June 25 memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Dorothy Dougherty to regional ...

Posted on: July 26, 2015
Team from Loma Linda University Health Receives Specialized Disaster Training

Five individuals from Loma Linda University Health in California recently traveled to FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. for specialized disaster training. The team - composed of four clinicians and one administrative staff member - were among 115 individuals from the Southern California Hospital Association who attended the training, which is dedicated to preparing first responders for a mass casualty event.Georgann Smith, an emergency management specialist at Loma Linda ...

Posted on: July 25, 2015
Orland Park Will Be Ground Zero August 9th in Battle Against Deadly Medical Emergency

A cut at a playground, a tear of a cuticle at a nail salon, a wound from a house repair.If left unattended, these everyday events can - and too often do - lead to one of our nation's top killers:  sepsis.  Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a toxic response to infection that kills more than a quarter of million Americans each year - more than breast, lung and prostate cancer combined. In fact, sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the US, killing more kids than cancer. ...

Posted on: July 24, 2015
Georgia Nurse Receives Community Service Award

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) presented the 2015 Award of Excellence in Community Service to Lashea Wattie, RNC, C-EFM, BSN, M.Ed,, clinical nurse specialist, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia,for her dedication to improving the lives of women and newborns through community service.  The award was presented at the AWHONN national Convention in Long Beach, California.AWHONN presents its Award of Excellence in Community Service each year to an ...

Posted on: July 23, 2015
Nurse Anesthestist Named Didactic Instructor of the Year

Aric Bunch, CRNA, MSN, EMT-P, Nurse Anesthestist at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, Penn. was named Didactic Instructor of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthestists (PANA). This award recognizes "an individual's commitment to the profession of nurse anesthesia and to the advancement of educational standards that further the art and science of anesthesiology and result in high quality patient care," according to the PANA.The Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists ...

Posted on: July 22, 2015
Holy Name Medical Center Receives $5 Million Grant

Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J.  has received a $5 million grant - matching the biggest gift in the hospital's history - for its Institute for Simulation Learning from The Russell Berrie Foundation. The funds will be used to expand the physical operation, staff, and equipment of the Institute, the only hospital-based simulation center in North Jersey, in its effort to provide an ethical, humanistic method to learning rather than a purely technical or academic approach used in the majority ...

Posted on: July 21, 2015
New Online Nursing Course Addresses Challenges of Caring for Acutely Ill Older Patients

In response to the increasing number of older adult patients, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has launched a new online clinical education course that teaches acute and critical care nurses to differentiate between symptoms and conditions of usual aging and those arising from illness.The course, Optimizing Care for Acutely Ill Older Adults, is organized around three primary modules that align with the typical processes of caring for acutely ill older adults: assessment, treatment ...

Posted on: July 20, 2015
Concordia University Nursing Earns National Accreditation

Concordia University-Portland's Bachelor of Science in nursing program received national accreditation for the maximum 5-year timeframe by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its educational competency and effectiveness.CCNE is an autonomous agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The accreditation is the culmination of a voluntary, comprehensive year-long self-study of the program, ...

Posted on: July 19, 2015
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