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Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare Completes $10 Million Expansion

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare has completed its $10 million expansion and modernization project and prepares to welcome students to the 2015 school year The completion of the construction project marked a new era for the school, which will celebrate its 95th anniversary in 2016. In the new and expanded facility, the school offers the latest in nursing education and educational technologies to its students that want to advance in their fields of expertise. Not only does the ...

Posted on: August 28, 2015
Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses

Strains, sprains and needle sticks are among the most common non-fatal injuries associated with nursing, and research suggests that newly licensed nurses are at greater risk for these injuries than their more experienced counterparts.A new study conducted by RN Work Project, and published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, finds that the higher risk is associated with working longer hours and higher than average workloads. Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the ...

Posted on: August 27, 2015
American Sentinel University Named National Education Provider for Montana Hospital Association

 American Sentinel University, an accredited healthcare-focused online university, has been named an approved national education provider for MHA-An Association of Montana Health Care Providers .The national education partnership supports the mission of both organizations to expand the collaborative commitment in delivering accessible and high-quality healthcare throughout the rural areas of Montana.As a trusted, online education provider of healthcare degree programs, American Sentinel will provide ...

Posted on: August 26, 2015
ANA Makes New Recommendation that All Nurses be Immunized against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is calling for all individuals, including registered nurses (RNs), to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons.ANA's new position on immunization aligns with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a CDC panel of medical and public health experts that advises vaccine use. ANA's re-examination ...

Posted on: August 25, 2015
Apartment Owners See Benefits to Going Smoke-Free

Adopting a smoke-free policy can improve the living environment for apartment dwellers while reducing maintenance costs, according to a survey of multiunit housing owners and operators.South Dakota State University nursing researchers, assistant professor Linda Burdette of the Aberdeen Accelerated Nursing Program and research associate Jennifer Kerkvliet at the Brookings campus, surveyed South Dakota multiunit housing owners/operators about the use of smoke-free policies.They collaborated with Dee Dee ...

Posted on: August 24, 2015
Emory School of Nursing and Atlanta VA Train Nurses to Care for Aging Veterans

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) are teaming up to prepare nurse practitioners to provide specialized care for aging veterans. The VA Health System is facing a severe primary care shortage, which will intensify due to a wave of health provider retirements and an increased need to deliver primary care to veterans as they become older.Emory is one of six nursing schools nationwide selected for the VA Nursing Academic Partnership for Graduate ...

Posted on: August 23, 2015
University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Named President-Elect of Gerontological Society of America

Barbara Resnick, PhD '96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), was recently voted president-elect of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She will take on the new role beginning in November.Resnick will serve as president-elect in 2015-2016, and then become president for the 2016-2017 term. GSA officers are responsible for overseeing the governance and strategic planning of the organization ...

Posted on: August 22, 2015
Nursing Degrees from New York Colleges on the Rise

A survey of in-state colleges by the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies shows that the number of registered nurses graduating each year from New York colleges has doubled since 2002.The Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester reports the number of nursing graduations has increased 6 percent from 2013 to 2014, following both a state and nationwide trend.The number of graduates has increased in each of the past 13 years since the height of 2002's nursing shortage.In the past four ...

Posted on: August 21, 2015
Apple and IBM Unveil New Apps for Nurses

Apple and IBM have unveiled three new iOS apps designed to make life easier for nurses and nurse administrators inside the hospital setting - and another for at-home caregivers.The apps, part of Apple's new MobileFirst initiative, are: Hospital RN, which uses the iPhone to replace the pager and gives nurses access to patient records, locate patients through iBeacon technology, and use push notifications to access patient requests, lab status and safety alerts. Hospital Lead for iPad, ...

Posted on: August 20, 2015
Pacific Union College Launches New Online Nursing Degree

This summer, Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif. is enrolling adult students for a new fully online degree program, an RN to BSN in Nursing. This WASC-approved degree program is designed for registered nurses who are interested in career advancement. Classes start August 31, 2015, for the 100% online program, PUC is the first Seventh-day Adventist college or university in the western United States to offer an online RN to BSN degree.New students may enroll at various times throughout the year, as ...

Posted on: August 19, 2015
Healthcare Workers Not Removing Protective Garments Correctly

Fewer than one in six (4/30) healthcare workers (HCW) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report published in the July issue of theAmerican Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).In this study undertaken by researchers from the University of Wisconsin, a trained observer watched healthcare personnel entering and ...

Posted on: August 18, 2015
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Recognized for Outstanding Patient Care

Premier, Inc. honored Florida Hospital Fish Memorial was with a Citation of Merit for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care.Only 20 hospitals received a Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in any five of the seven areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient experience and appropriate hospital use."Florida Hospital Fish ...

Posted on: August 17, 2015
University of Maryland Professor Co-Authors Book on Workplace Violence

Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Matt London, MS, adjunct professor, have written a book on workplace violence.  Not Part of the Job: How to Take a Stand Against Violence in the Work Setting, which was recently published by the American Nurses Association (ANA), addresses workplace violence for front line nurses and health care workers.According to the ANA, 80% of nurses do not feel safe in the workplace. Workplace violence, a ...

Posted on: August 16, 2015
St. Joseph's Named "Most Wired" Hospital

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was named a 2015 Most Wired hospital, according to the 2015 Most Wired Survey, released this month by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). On the list for the past six years, St. Joseph's is the only hospital in Central New York ever to be named to the list The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,200 hospitals, is an ...

Posted on: August 15, 2015
American Nephrology Nurses' Association Publishes Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, 6th Edition

Amassing the most crucial information about nephrology nursing and putting it into a well-organized six-module format was an ambitious goal for a group of nursing experts from the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) (ANNA), but that same group is now celebrating the release of the new Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, 6th Edition, an impressive publication that will help their colleagues reach a higher level of knowledge."The Core not only represents what we know now, but ...

Posted on: August 14, 2015
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