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    Recently Published RN's Study Guide Helps Nursing Students Thrive

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 6, 2016 4:24:00 PM

    As nursing school enrollments continue to grow, it's important for nursing students to know the basics. The just published RN's Study Guide: Nursing Essentials by Vicky Li is a unique and user-friendly resource that presents students with need to know information to help them thrive on their path to becoming a nurse.

    Unlike other texts, it condenses vast amounts of knowledge into manageable basics to help nursing students and professionals understand difficult material, prepare for rigorous tests, and provide optimal care for patients and their families.

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    Topics: New Text, nursing, nursing practice, nursing student, registered nurse, RN

    Happy National NP Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 14, 2016 12:19:20 PM

    National NP Week is a great time to recognize some of our favorite healthcare professionals-- nurse practitioners! Celebrated November 13-19, 2016, National NP Week acknowledges the more than 222,000 practicing NPs in the U.S. in addition to the 20,000 new NPs finishing up their studies and entering the workforce. Further, it aims to remind "lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice so that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full extent of their experience and education."

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    Topics: AANP, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National NP Week, national nurse practitioner week, nurse practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, nursing, nursing practice

    New Edition of Synergy for Clinical Excellence Applies the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 24, 2016 4:17:23 PM

    According to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), "synergy results when the needs and characteristics of a patient, clinical unit, or system are matched with a nurse's competencies." Based on a decade of work by the AACN, the just published Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care, Second Edition by Sonya R. Hardin and Roberta Kaplow encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristics inherent in the Synergy Model.

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    Topics: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing, New Edition, nursing, nursing practice, Roberta Kaplow, Sonya R. Hardin, Synergy Model

    Review: Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition is "a well-rounded view of the subject"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 19, 2016 10:32:09 AM

    Role development is such an important component to a successful nursing career, one that includes a strong foundation in teamwork and collaboration, communication, leadership, quality improvement, and safety. In a recent 4-star review of Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition by Kathleen Masters, Beth A. Ammerman, MSN, BSN, from Linden Family Medicine, writing for Doody's Review Service, deems it,

    "…a well-rounded view of the subject. This is a solid tool for beginning students in nursing. This update, which incorporates nursing core competencies, critical thinking, and case studies, is justified."

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, Kathleen Masters, Navigate, NOF, nursing, nursing practice, QSEN, Review, Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice

    Nursing Once Again Tops Gallup's Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 22, 2015 2:39:43 PM

    For the 14th consecutive year, the nursing profession ranks highest on Gallup’s list of the most trusted professions in the U.S. According to their annual poll that rated honesty and ethics in various fields, 85% of Americans gave nurses “high” or “very high” ratings.

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, Gallup poll, nursing, nursing practice

    National Nurse Practitioner Week Celebrates 50 Years of NPs

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 12, 2015 12:35:22 PM

    Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first nurse practitioner (NP) program? Or that today there are more than 200,000 licensed NPs in the United States? With so much to celebrate, join us in recognizing the importance of National Nurse Practitioner Week to raise awareness for all those who deliver patient-centered, accessible, and high-quality health care to millions nationwide.

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    Topics: AANP, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National NP Week, national nurse practitioner week, nurse practitioner, nursing, nursing practice

    New Webinar: Linda A. Roussel and Tricia Thomas Discuss New Edition of Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators

    Posted by jessicaf on Aug 17, 2015 1:06:13 PM

    Authors Linda A. Roussel, DSN, RN, NFA-BC, CNL and Tricia Thomas, PhD, BSN, FACHE, NFA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL recently spoke during a Jones & Bartlett Learning webinar about their new text, Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Seventh Edition. During the webinar both authors discussed the focus of the new edition as well as the general trends in healthcare that drove the revisions.

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    Topics: Jones and Bartlett, Leadership, management, Navigate, New Edition, nursing, nursing leadership, nursing management, nursing practice, Webinar

    NLN Announces New Nursing Centers of Excellence

    Posted by jessicaf on Aug 10, 2015 10:57:06 AM

    The National League for Nursing (NLN) recently announced that it has chosen 12 schools of nursing as Centers of Excellence (COE). In addition, 11 of these new COEs earned recognition in the category of Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development. NLN president Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, professor and dean of the college of Nursing of Alabama in Huntsville said that,

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    Topics: National League of Nursing, nursing, nursing education, nursing practice

    2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is a "comprehensive review"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 11, 2015 3:02:14 PM

    The appeal of 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook continues to grow. According to Steven A. Sheffer, an EMS instructor from Florida State College at Jacksonville,

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    Topics: New Edition, nurse's drug handbook, nursing practice

    5-Star Review: Advanced Practice Nursing is "a wonderful addition to the field of nursing and healthcare"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 13, 2015 4:27:26 PM

    Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care by Lynette Hamlin recently received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer, Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, "this unique resource is a wonderful addition to the field of nursing and healthcare."

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    Topics: advanced practice, Doody's Review Service, Lynette Hamlin, nursing, nursing practice, Review

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