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A push to swell NP ranks in US doctor shortage
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In a bid to address the shortage, the medical community has embraced the greater use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who can prescribe medicines and diagnose and treat many illnesses. For years, hospitals and medical schools have been trying to find solutions to meet the growing demand from patients. Schools have increased the number of nurse practitioners and physician assistants they train to do some of the work currently done by doctors. More

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MARN Awards and Scholarships call for nominations — Deadline Nov. 15
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AN OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR YOUR COLLEAGUES
MARN has established several awards that provide you the opportunity to recognize those nurses who have made a difference at the bedside, in the classroom and in the practice of nursing.
The nomination process is easy:
Access the applications at the relevant links below or at www.MARNonline.org.
Complete the application and submit by the deadline. Have questions, need help? Call MARN at 617-990-2856. Or email: info@MARNonline.org.
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New shiftwork sleep disorder CE and toolkit
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With support from American Nurse Today and the American Nurse Foundation, ANA is pleased to present the Shiftwork Sleep Disorder Program with access to continuing education and toolkits. Click here to access.

This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals to the American Nurses Foundation. All content underwent peer review by experts in the field. Click here for full continuing education information and disclosures.




MARN member Charlotte Stepanian to get service award
Charlotte Stepanian will be awarded the American Public Health Association Lillian Wald Service Award at the annual APHA meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 30. This is a very prestigious award as it is named for the founder of Public Health Nursing, Lillian Wald. Click here to read the full news release.

Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing Pinnacle Lecture Series
Orchestrating a Career for Leadership
Angela Barron McBride, Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing
Thursday, Nov. 1 | 5 p.m. | Boston College, Yawkey Center, Murray Room
Renowned scholar and author of The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders Angela Barron McBride will discuss the career stages of nursing, how nurses can develop into leaders and the benefits of mentoring.

McBride is known for her contributions to women's health, the psychology of parenthood and psychiatric-mental health nursing. She served as president of Sigma Theta Tau International and of the American Academy of Nursing, which named her a Living Legend in 2006. McBride is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
A reception will follow the presentation.
Read more and RSVP at www.bc.edu/pinnacle.


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Massachusetts launches statewide HIE
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Massachusetts has successfully launched a statewide health information exchange. Massachusetts' HHS, with the help of stakeholders and oversight from the Health Information Technology Council — a group of representatives from public and private sectors that prioritize the use of public funds to support statewide health IT projects — developed the infrastructure for Massachusetts' HIE, known as Mass HI-way, to enable secure exchange of health information from one hospital or provide to another, regardless of affiliation, location or differences in technology. More

 Nursing News


Nurses: 'Beyonce' rooms are putting newborns at risk
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Executive suites, including the one where mega-star delivered baby Blue Ivy, receive nearly one-on-one nursing care. Two floors above, up to 18 newborns are sometimes tended by a single nurse. More

Understanding shiftwork sleep disorder for you and your patients
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With support from American Nurse Today and the American Nurse Foundation, ANA is pleased to present the Shiftwork Sleep Disorder Program with access to continuing education and toolkits: Click here to learn more.

This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals to the American Nurses Foundation. All content underwent peer review by experts in the field. Click here for full continuing education information and disclosures.


 Healthcare News


Meningitis probe widens, fungus confirmed
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U.S. health officials confirmed the fungus Exserohilum rostratum was detected in unopened vials of a preservative-free steroid linked to meningitis. "This laboratory confirmation further links steroid injections — methylprednisolone acetate — from the three lots from the New England Compounding Center to the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and joint infections," the CDC website said. "Testing on the other two implicated lots of methylprednisolone acetate and other NECC injectable medications continues." More

Family whooping cough shots may protect babies
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Vaccinating moms and older siblings against whooping cough may prevent infants from coming down with the infection, a new study suggests. Whooping cough typically isn't dangerous in adults, but it can make babies very sick. Because there isn't a vaccine for newborns, some experts recommend "cocooning" — vaccinating everyone who lives with an infant — as a strategy for protection. More

 Policy & Reform


Nurses who teach lead best
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In nursing, news and trends happening in other industries can slip under the radar. It's easy to see why. Healthcare is different in from other industries in various ways, from the heavy regulations, to complex work schedules, to the "life or death" circumstances that accompany every single workday. A working paper from researchers at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the University of Utah finds that good front-line supervisors are directly correlated to worker productivity. Not only that, but study identified a trait that separates good bosses from poor ones: Teaching. More

Alabama law may be blocking legal immigrants from nursing licenses
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A Catch-22 in Alabama's immigration law may be preventing some legal immigrants from getting state licenses to work in a wide range of professions, from nursing to general contracting. The immigration law, passed in 2010, says that non-U.S. residents must be cleared through a federal database called Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE, before they can conduct transactions with government agencies. More


 

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