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Correctional Facility Nursing

Correctional Facility Nursing

A misunderstood and little-known nursing specialty that can offer surprising opportunities to give back while also growing in the profession

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Hypertension is a serious health problem affecting African Americans more frequently than other ethnic groups. Here, one nurse observes the reasoning behind patients' antihypertensive medication noncompliance and how to properly educate them.

The Soft Skills of Nursing

The Soft Skills of Nursing

Nursing encompasses more than technical knowledge—but how can nurses cultivate and encourage those intangible skills?

Nursing as an Art and a Science

Nursing as an Art and a Science

Nursing requires clinical skills, of course, but there are other more intrinsic abilities all nurses (should) possess. Can these intangibles be taught? One nursing professor takes a philosophical, even poetic, look at infusing nursing education with the virtues of the profession.

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

What’s the status of diversity and discrimination in nursing today? One Doctor of Education student turned her focus on research in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, to analyze how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go

Financial Planning 101: Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

For all the miraculous work nurses do as caretakers, they are notorious for neglecting the very things in their own lives they know are important, such as physical or financial health. But ignoring either one can have serious consequences.

An Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

An Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

Who are you? Well, you are a medical-surgical (med-surg) nurse, of course. You are a member of a very talented and competent nursing specialty. Let’s delve into this in more detail...

Avoiding Workplace Fatigue

Avoiding Workplace Fatigue

Feeling overwhelmed? Heavy patient load, blazing speed, 24/7 shifts, and an ever-evolving field have long been complaints among nursing professionals. Add the stress of a slumping economy, budget cuts, and staff re-jiggering, and job fatigue can hit critical mass in the workplace.

Academic Leader, NIMH Trailblazer Dr. Rhetaugh Dumas Passes Away

 Academic Leader, NIMH Trailblazer Dr. Rhetaugh Dumas Passes Away

Rhetaugh Graves Dumas, PhD, RN, FAAN, one of the nursing profession’s most distinguished leaders, educators, researchers, health policy-makers and psychiatric nursing scholars, passed away on July 22 at the age of 78.

Texas Nurse Gives Back to Community with “Pay It Forward” Scholarship

Texas Nurse Gives Back to Community with “Pay It Forward”  Scholarship

The scholarship, awarded to employees of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston pursuing education leading to RN licensure, provides financial assistance, mentoring and other support. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to “pay it forward” when they graduate.

Worth 1, 000 Words

Worth 1, 000 Words

The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) recently selected Theresa Asai, BSN, RN, as one of two recipients of its 2007 Nurse of the Year Awards.

Who Really Was the First American Indian RN?

Who Really Was the First American Indian RN?

On July 1, 2002, Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail, RN (1903-1981) became the first American Indian nurse to be inducted into the American Nursing Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame.

PAD: The Health Disparity Nobody Knows About

PAD: The Health Disparity Nobody Knows About

How much do your patients know about peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common and dangerous cardiovascular condition that is an especially serious health threat for African Americans? There’s a good chance the answer is: not very much.

PNAA NCLEX® Task Force Honored by President of Philippines

PNAA NCLEX® Task Force Honored by President of Philippines

This past summer, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) opened its first-ever NCLEX testing center in the Philippines--a country that is one of the world’s biggest exporters of foreign-educated nurses to the United States.

Earn CEUs for Preventing SIDS

Earn CEUs for Preventing SIDS

Q: When is a continuing education program more than just a way to earn those all-important CEUs? A: When it’s also part of a national outreach effort to engage nurses in the fight against one of the nation’s most tragic minority health disparities.

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

This culturally competent wellness education DVD, sponsored by the HMO Kaiser Permanente in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Institute of Church Administration and Management, comes with a guidebook covering healthy eating, exercise, health ris

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