Advanced practice nurses

Add an NP to improve ER patient QT

Add an NP to improve ER patient QT

Crowded, busy emergency rooms may find their patient loads alleviated by the addition of just one nurse practitioner to general hospital staff, according to a new study by the Loyola University Health System.

Practice Made Perfect

Practice Made Perfect

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, a clinically focused alternative to the traditional nursing PhD, are opening new doors of opportunity for minority advanced practice nurses.

From RN to CRNA

A severe shortage of nurse anesthetists plus a growing need for culturally and linguistically competent anesthesia care make this advanced practice specialty an ideal career for minority nurses.

From Minority Nurse to Nurse Practitioner

Because nurse practitioners are able to provide primary care and prescribe treatments, this advanced practice career can empower minority nurses to make an even bigger difference in eliminating health disparities

Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility

Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility

Bullying has captured national attention lately, as “youthful teasing” escalates to pervasive, malicious, even dangerous levels. Yet, if only bullying stopped at high school. Nursing schools, hospitals, and private practices may not see schoolyard taunts, but incivility in the workplace certainly exists. Many minority nurses and other health professionals still experience various forms of prejudice at the workplace—not just from patients but each other. Here an expert on workplace bullying explores some examples and describes how nurses and schools of nursing can foster a more civil workplace.

Nominate an Outstanding Nurse for the 2009 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Awards - Deadline Extended to June 30!

Nominate an Outstanding Nurse for the 2009 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Awards

Do you know a nurse whose exceptional dedication, service and innovation truly exemplifies what excellence in nursing is all about? Someone who goes far beyond the call of duty to deliver the best possible care to patients, families and communities?

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