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Quinnipiac University Students Create Game about Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
ABG Rush, a video game that aims to teach nursing students ABG analysis, is the product of a year-long collaboration between Quinnipiac University's School of Nursing and the game design and development program.The university received a $10,000 Innovation in Accelerated Nursing Education grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program, to fund the project. In addition to Jonah Warren, MFA, assistant professor of game design and development, the project ...
Posted on: October 13, 2015
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission Appoints New Officers
The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), the certifying organization for nurses and technicians who care for nephrology patients appointed Theresa Mottes, RN, CDN, of Cincinnati, OH, and Deborah Brooks, MSN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNN-NP, of Charleston, S..C, to its Board of Commissioners.Mottes and Brooks will each serve a two-year term and will be responsible for fulfilling the duties of the Commission, following the mission of the organization.Both new ...
Posted on: October 12, 2015
Portland State Researchers Discover Possible One-Pill Malaria Cure
Researchers at Portland State University in Oregon have discovered a possible cure for malaria that could be administered orally in a single pill.The compound is based on a natural red pigment that comes from a soil bacteria. The researchers' results, recently published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, show that the compound cures malaria in a single oral dose in animal models. Additionally, the compound works against drug resistant strains of the malaria.Principal investigator Kevin Reynolds, PhD, ...
Posted on: October 11, 2015
First Class in U.S. Geriatric Education Program for Nursing Home Staff Graduates
The first in the nation geriatric education program for long term care nursing staff recently graduated its first class. The purpose of the program iis to provide geriatric training to LTC non-clinical staff, certified nurse aides (CNAs), certified medication aides (CMAs), and nurses (LPNs and RNs) using the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program model. The model facilitates early recognition of geriatric syndromes and chronic diseases in older adult patients. The program is an ...
Posted on: October 10, 2015
University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Accreditation from CCNE
The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that its baccalaureate, master's, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse certificate programs have been granted a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). During the accreditation process, CCNE visitors examined the quality and integrity of the nursing programs at UMSON. Throughout its evaluation, CCNE focused on four standards of program quality ...
Posted on: October 09, 2015
Helene Fuld College of Nursing Celebrates Anniversary
Helene Fuld College of Nursing turned 70 this year! To commemorate this milestone, the College hosted a yacht cruise aboard Harbor Lights in Manhattan, on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Approximately 115 guests were in attendance. Attendees enjoyed a fun-filled evening dining and dancing while experiencing breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Proceeds from the event will be used to scholarships and for programmatic development at the College.Located in Harlem, Helene Fuld (a private, not-for profit ...
Posted on: October 08, 2015
UCF Nursing Program Ranked Top in State, Country
A report on the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX®-RN) ranks the UCF College of Nursing once again among the top programs in the state and the nation.With 98% of BSN graduates, both traditional and second degree students, passing the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt, UCF now ranks among the top four percent of 778 BSN programs nationwide. UCF rose in the national rankings, moving up from the top eight percent the previous year. Additionally for the second year in a row, ...
Posted on: October 08, 2015
RMU Nursing Professor Selected for Fellowship
Robert Morris University professor of nursing has been selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.Suzan Kardong-Edgre, PhD, is one of 163 nursing professionals nationwide selected for the program.She is director of the RMU Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education Center, editor-in-chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing and vice president of research for the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning.Kardong-Edgren has been on the faculty at RMU in ...
Posted on: October 07, 2015
Lack of Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability Creates Medical Errors
Lack of medical device connectivity and interoperability are big contributors to preventable medical errors, according to a recent survey of nurses. According to the 526 registered nurses who participated in the survey, which was commissioned by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted by Harris Poll, nurses end up shouldering a lot of the burden of medical devices and electronic health records that don't integrate well together.Half of the nurses surveyed said they ...
Posted on: October 06, 2015
Shortage of Nurses not as Dire as Predicted
News for the nation's nursing workforce isn't as dire as had been predicted a decade ago, but the nation is still expected to be short of nurses in coming years, according to new research by Montana State University nursing economist Peter Buerhaus, PhD, MSN, and other researchers.Ten and more years ago, economists had been predicting a shortage of hundreds of thousands of nurses as baby boomers retired in large numbers. Currently, there are more than one million registered nurses over age 50 and most are ...
Posted on: October 05, 2015
Dignity Health Nurse Wins DAISY Award
Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland, Calif. joined the DAISY Foundation in May 2015. Its first DAISY Award recipient is Melissa Franz, RN, Intensive Care Unit. She was nominated by a patient, Sandy Meadows, whom she cared for in the unit.After arriving in the emergency department at Woodland Memorial with stomach pains, Meadows was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. After four surgeries, time spent with many specialists, and weeks in the ICU, Meadows was on her way to ...
Posted on: October 04, 2015
Seniors Get Mental Health Drugs at Twice the Rate of Younger Adults
Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, a new study finds. But they're much less likely to be getting their mental health care from a psychiatrist.The new findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by a team from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The authors probed nationally representative outpatient visit data, combined with U.S. Census data, to come ...
Posted on: October 03, 2015
AACN Opens Applications for Critical Care Nursing Research Grants
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) aims to advance high acuity and critical care nursing practice through its annual research grants.Applications for the next cycle of AACN grants are being accepted through Oct. 30, 2015, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.This year, $160,000 in research funding is available, including three Impact Research Grants for $50,000 each, to support inquiry that drives change in high acuity and critical care nursing ...
Posted on: October 02, 2015
Ashland University College of Nursing Received Nearly $400,000 in Grants
Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Ashland, Ohio has been awarded funding for two grants totaling nearly $400,000through the Nurse Education Grant Program from the Ohio Board of Nursing.The purpose of the Nurse Education Grant Program is to address the nursing shortage within the State of Ohio by supporting nurse education programs, like Ashland University's, in their efforts to increase enrollment capacity of nursing students and nursing educators.The $200,000 ...
Posted on: October 01, 2015
Montefiore Nursing Hosts Research Symposium
The 5th Annual Nursing Research Symposium was held at Montefiore Medical Center on September 25. This year's theme is "Improving Patient Outcomes Through Nursing Research, Performance Improvement and Evidence-Based Practice."The annual symposium provided a forum to share new knowledge, best practices and successful research-based initiatives. Research and incorporating nursing research knowledge into practice have long been identified as key components in the delivery of quality care. The Montefiore ...
Posted on: September 30, 2015