(Texas Tribune) As an advanced practice nurse specializing in family medicine, Holly Jeffreys operates the only medical clinics in two rural Texas Panhandle counties. The state requires that she have a contract with a physician to supervise both clinics, but she operates the facilities almost independently. [Read more...]
(Miami Herald) Laws passed in recent years to boost the number of nurses in Florida have resulted in more nursing education programs on probation and more nursing graduates failing the national competency examination.
Measures passed unanimously by the Florida Legislature in 2009 and 2010 allowed colleges and trade schools to open nursing programs without the scrutiny of the state’s 13-member Board of Nursing, which for years has assessed and approved proposed nurse education programs. [Read more...]
New Report: Nurses Practicing Independently in Retail Clinics Deliver Significant Cost Savings for Many Common Conditions
(Market Watch) A new study co-led(1) by UnitedHealth Group’sUNH -0.05% Center for Nursing Advancement shows that nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing in retail clinics have the potential to deliver significant cost savings when treating a range of common conditions, with the greatest savings occurring in states that allow NPs to practice independently. [Read more...]
(American Nurse) Whether it is a brand new nurse taking on the challenges of full patient-loads or an experienced clinician moving into a managerial or academic role, having a mentor can make an RN’s professional life exponentially better than having to go it alone.
Nurses who are involved in mentoring say that every nurse deserves a trusted mentor. But historically, that’s not been the case, especially given the military and monastic roots of nursing. [Read more...]
He was riding in his aunt’s sedan, a kid in elementary school, watching senior citizens walk in and out of the Lynwood retirement home where his mother worked. Then she emerged in scrubs.
David Fuentes holds on tightly to that simple memory: his mother at work. It’s easier than recalling many other parts of his childhood — “a blur,” as he calls it.
Like the time when he was little and his father, drunk, socked his mother. She remembers the blood gushing from her face and her child standing in the bathroom saying, “Mom, Mom.” [Read more...]
(LivingstonDaily.com) Keeping track of doctor’s appointments, prescription drugs, bills, insurance paperwork and other medical issues can overwhelm patients and their families.
Carolyn Bargero has the cure for those problems.
After working for 25 years as a registered nurse at a number of medical facilities, the Brighton Township woman recently launched Nurse Concierge LLC. [Read more...]
(Times Leader) Luzerne County Community College dedicated the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center on Saturday.
Francis Carrozza, of Pittston, recently donated a naming gift for his wife Mary, who died in February. In addition, the school’s nursing and health sciences programs were named for her. [Read more...]