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Uncovering the Secret Silver Bullet: How to Replenish the Nursing Shortage

By now, most of us within the health care sector have already become well-acquainted with the impending and grim statistics facing the United States, mainly in regards to the staggering dearth in our nursing profession purportedly by the year 2014.

The Lived Experience of a Visiting Professor

The Lived Experience of a Visiting Professor

What an exciting opportunity to be invited to teach in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. St.

CenteringPregnancy: Better Birth Outcomes, Happy Caregivers, Satisfied Patients

The women trickle in, one by one, into a brightly lit ground floor conference room at Providence Hospital, a large urban hospital in Washington, DC. A vibrant social worker greets each one as “honey” as they take their seats in a circle of chairs.

Prevent “The Big One”—Ischemic Heart Disease

Prevent “The Big One”—Ischemic Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States both for men and women, killing 25% of Americans, and heart disease deaths are most often due to ischemic heart disease (e.g., heart attack).1 These facts are well known among doctors, nurses, and other health professiona

New Nurses Fight to Find Work

New Nurses Fight to Find Work

When Rhys Gibson, RN, received his nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009, the recession had started and it took him eight months to land a job.

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

Patient-centered, culturally sensitive approaches are the key to meeting the needs of Hispanic/Latino patients with dementia, diabetes and other clinical co-morbidities.

Public Spirit

Lula Owl Gloyne, the first Eastern Band Cherokee nurse, practicing at an unknown location

As the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ first public health nurse, Lula Owl Gloyne dedicated her life to bringing health and hope to her people and her community.

A Second Opinion: International Year of the Nurse

A Second Opinion: International Year of the Nurse

The international year of the nurse, 2010, is also the centennial anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing (1820-1910). To pay homage to this great nurse leader, we can fulfill her vision of nursing through our commitment to improving the health and welfare of society.

What Nurses Need to Know About Antibiotic Resistance

What Nurses Need to Know About Antibiotic Resistance

With the problem of drug-resistant bacteria growing at an alarming rate, nurses of all colors must take extra precautions to protect their patients from today’s new "superbugs."

Rethinking Gender Stereotypes in Nursing

Rethinking Gender Stereotypes in Nursing

Men who enter "feminine" occupations risk their gender identity being questioned. One such profession is nursing—but it has not always been that way.

Culturally Competent Nurse Anesthesia Care

Culturally Competent Nurse Anesthesia Care

The changing demographics of the citizens of the United States compels health care providers to adapt and deliver culturally competent care to underrepresented minorities, particularly in the nurse anesthesia profession.

Nurse Anesthesia: A Specialty with Endless Opportunities

Nurse Anesthesia: A Specialty with Endless Opportunities

Because of the autonomy, one-on-one patient care, and critical-thinking skills required, becoming a CRNA can lead to many exciting career paths

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Nurses and doctors came to Port-au-Prince from all over the world, joining relief workers and military personnel to pull a city of two million people from the wreckage

Russell Eugene Tranbarger: Renaissance Nurse

Russell Eugene Tranbarger

Educator, clinician, historian, legislative advocate, leader, author, editor, role model, trailblazer, nurse: Tranbarger has worn all of these hats, and more

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