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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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