Americans possess unwavering faith in registered nurses. Year after year, nurses top the list of most trusted professionals. But ask most people just what nurses do and their answers lack clarity, conviction, and a clear-eyed understanding of nursing’s sundry roles.
Scientists showed that people who have a variant of a longevity gene, called KLOTHO, have improved brain skills such as thinking, learning, and memory, regardless of their age, sex, or whether they have a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death—yet 20% to 40% of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When a new kind of health care model burst onto the scene more than two decades ago promising techniques that gave better patient care, created less work for nurses and physicians, and saved organizations money, the reaction was decidedly lukewarm.
Do you work at one of the more than 400 Magnet-recognized hospitals around the world? It has been said that minority nurses who work at these recognized facilities have the benefit of flourishing in a positive environment with employers who value their skills and career goals.