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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Most nurses don't think of themselves when Dolly Parton’s "9 to 5" comes on the radio. The profession is known for flexible hours and offers big chunks of time off, considering that 65 percent of nurses already work 12- or 13-hour shifts, according to a study drawn from American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals data. But there is an option that offers even more flexibility and even more unusual hours: per diem nursing. Naturally, with those advantages come certain drawbacks. Could per diem nursing be a good fit for you? Here are pros and cons to consider.
RN Day will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and the Conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C members and all interested CA nurses to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development and politics.
Early Bird Registration is now available. Click here.
- Networking Reception for Conference Attendees on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Keynote: Janet Haebler, MSN, RN- ANA Senior Associate Director, Policy & State Government Affairs
- Panel discussions
- Exhibit Hall - Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon - Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- Poster Abstracts
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly, and much more!
Submit an Abstract for the Conference Poster Session
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Submit your abstract today and share your knowledge and best practices. Abstract submission deadline: February 13, 2020.
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Nominate a Colleague for an ANA\C Award
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Award Nomination deadline: February 21, 2020.
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Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
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The ANA\C Advocacy Institute is an 8-month program for members in good standing, who demonstrate a passion for policy development and advocacy and understanding of the state legislative processes with a specific focus on advancing the profession of nursing through policy, legislation, and regulations.
Deadline for Application: January 31, 2020
CEU: 20 HOURS
Registration Fee: $599
Includes lodging for three nights, two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner plus wine and cheese at networking reception.
Click here for more information and to apply now.
Join us in Fresno on February 22, 2020 for ANA\C's regional board meeting for an opportunity to network and hear updates from all Officers, Directors and Executive Director about their work and plans for the future, as well as an update from ANA\C's lobbyist. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the following appointments to various State Departments. Click here to read more.
Mark Jason Cabusas
You instinctively advocate for your patients, but what about advocating for yourself?
Now’s your chance! Help grow more nurse leaders, elevate nurses’ influence on boards, and foster the next generation of nurses. 2020 is The Year of the Nurse and ANA is planning a year-long celebration to promote nursing excellence, infuse nursing leadership across the health care spectrum, and inspire nursing innovation.
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For Shanna Jackson, the best part of the WCU online program is the flexibility. She has two little boys and works full-time, so being able to attend her kids' baseball games, work and go to school at the same time gave her the flexibility needed to earn her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner degree.
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Creativity in Nursing – America’s Best Kept Secret
Creating a Culture of Innovation: Design Thinking & Why it Matters to Nurses
Both online courses are now only $125 — $112.50 for ANA Members.
As someone who’s interested in innovation, especially since it represents quality for tomorrow, you recognize that innovation solves health challenges and transforms care delivery.
To further the culture of innovation in your workplace, we've put together two of our highly popular nursing innovation programs in one package.
With these two courses, you'll learn how to highlight creativity in nursing, gaining valuable insights that will build creative capacity. The bundle covers design thinking, with new mindsets, skills and behaviors that create champion problem-solvers.
It's critical baseline knowledge that offers advancement and success for you and your nurses and enhanced focus on innovation for your team.
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NNEC registration is now open!
Los Angeles, California
March 26-27, 2020
Register before February 7 to get the Early-Bird Special!
The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® will be taking place May 13-15, in beautiful West Palm Beach, FL. It’s already shaping up to be a great program with an exciting variety of events.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Scroll past the teens who film themselves flossing (that's the dance, not the act of dental hygiene) and the young activists satirizing the issues of the day, and you might find a board-certified physician thrusting furiously to a Ciara song, extolling the virtues of complex carbohydrates.
That may sound like a sentence straight out of Mad Libs. It's not.
Medical professionals are navigating the testy waters of TikTok, one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, en masse.
The hope is, if TikTok's primarily teen demographic doesn't get adequate health education in school, maybe they can pick up a tip or two in between all the lip syncing. Just make it funny, self-aware enough and, if possible, frame it like a meme.
They don't always get it right.
A never-before-seen virus detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan has claimed at least 26 lives and infected hundreds of Chinese citizens with a pneumonia-like illness, according to China's National Health Commission. The virus was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31 and has been under investigation since. Chinese scientists have linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, which include the deadly SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome.
Stopping smoking at any age could add a decade to your life, but don't bother quitting with e-cigarettes — there's not enough evidence it works, the Surgeon General says.
In an interview before the release of the first Surgeon General report on smoking cessation in 30 years, Dr. Jerome Adams urged those as old as 85 to quit smoking and added fuel to the burning debate over the benefits and risks of vaping, which has been billed as a smoking alternative but also has led millions of young people to start using nicotine.
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By Keith Carlson
The term "groupthink" has been in popular usage since the 1970s, and its applicability to the multibillion-dollar 21st-century healthcare industry could not be more salient than it is today. Initially coined in 1974 by Irving Janis, a professor of psychology at Yale University, it is defined by Yale Alumni Magazine as when "a group of intelligent people working together to solve a problem can sometimes arrive at the worst possible answer." Those firmly ensconced in the healthcare ecosystem can likely agree that groupthink plays a larger role than we would like to believe.
Transgender youth have a much greater risk of suicide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if they have access to a puberty blocker, their chances of suicide and mental health problems in the immediate term and down the road decline significantly, a new study finds.
Northwestern University via PhysOrg
Indoor dust is evolving—and not in a good way.
A new Northwestern University study is the first to find that bacteria living in household dust can spread antibiotic resistance genes. Although most bacteria are harmless, the researchers believe these genes could potentially spread to pathogens, making infections more difficult to treat.
By her mid-20s, Faith Day was out of jail but homeless. She was also addicted to a substance now too legally compromising to name. When she tried to quit, she couldn’t afford the medication to manage the withdrawal symptoms. She looked to the internet for answers. News about a plant called kratom kept popping up in her social media feeds, alongside claims that consuming it would help her break free of addiction. Desperate, she used her last $140—money that would have otherwise gone to the destructive drug—on an ounce she found at a head shop.
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
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By Dorothy L. Tengler
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. During the 1940s, before a vaccine was introduced, more than 200,000 cases of pertussis were reported annually. As a result of the pertussis vaccine, used since 2000, incidence has decreased more than 80 percent. The vaccine targets three antigens in the bacteria. However, despite vaccination, pertussis bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unsuspecting hosts. Now, whooping cough is emerging as a superbug.
University of Virginia via Medical Xpress
Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older.
Researcher Brad Gelfand, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the UVA School of Engineering, cautions that his team is far from being able to use the approach in patients with AMD, but he is excited about the potential it holds. "It's not as if this is the final answer to the problem, but it's certainly a big step along the way, hopefully," he said.
UT Southwestern Medical Center via Medical Xpress
UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations.
The findings, published in the journal Cancer Cell, were prompted by the observation that, after an initial response, patients with cancers harboring HER2 mutations eventually develop resistance to a promising new cancer drug currently in clinical trials.
The scientists found that another drug, already on the market, counters that resistance and blocks the cancer, thereby providing the basis for a novel drug combination against cancers with mutations in the HER2 gene.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a downside: They lead to more plaque in the arteries. Further, the new research shows that high-protein diets spur unstable plaque — the kind most prone to rupturing and causing blocked arteries. More plaque buildup in the arteries, particularly if it’s unstable, increases the risk of heart attack.
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