Newly licensed RNs report having fewer job opportunities

( Compared with six years ago, newly licensed RNs have greater job commitment but are more likely to work part-time, and to report that they had fewer job opportunities, according to a study. [Read more…]

A nurse who is healing patients and himself

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.

That’s it.

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…]

Unprecedented Demand For Family Docs, Nurse Practitioners As Obamacare Emerges

(Forbes) The family physician is the most highly recruited doctor as the Affordable Care Act and trends in medical economics move more health care service to less expensive outpatient settings,according to a national doctor recruitment firm. [Read more…]

Nurse graduate inspired by memory of daughter

(Valley Morning Star) Madison Randolph was a ball of energy with an adventurous spirit.

On Friday, her mother Gina delivered the salutatorian address at the inaugural pinning ceremony for the Registered Nursing Program at Texas State Technical College. And much of the strength Gina needed to get through her speech she drew from her late daughter. [Read more…]

School nurses from across state visit North Whitehall Township school

(Lehigh Valley Live) More than 165 school nurses from 62 school districts across the state are visiting the Lehigh Valley this week.

The Lehigh Career and Technical Institute is hosting a two-day conference today and tomorrow for nurses from elementary to high school levels. [Read more…]

Organization for men in nursing grows at Widener University

( In August 2012, Widener University in Chester, Pa., established a chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for the Greater Philadelphia region. Led by Widener University nursing alumnus Frank Poliafico and a board of students, faculty and practicing nurses, the chapter aims to increase awareness of the need for men in the field and to reduce gender discrimination, according to a news release. And since the chapter’s inception, it has continued to grow. [Read more…]

NHS nurses may be asked to work until age of 68

NHS nurses may be asked to work until age of 68

(Top News) In order to avert a looming staffing crisis in the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is looking into an option to ask nurse to continue serving in the hospitals until the age of 68.

As many as 200,000 nurses are set to hit the age of 60 and retire in the next few years. [Read more…]

Union’s top military nurses were nuns

(Pittsburgh Post Gazette) The Daughters of Charity at their provincial house in Emmitsburg, Md., could hear the cannons of Pickett’s Charge 10 miles off. They helped their chaplain pack a wagon with medical supplies and, when the cannons were silenced, a dozen sisters rode with him to tend to the wounded. [Read more…]

Impaired nurses in PA

(Fox 43) Over the last twelve months the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing has suspended more than 130 licensees on the basis of impairment. Often that impairment involves a dependence on drugs and alcohol.

We dug deeper and found that right now there are more than 950 open case files of suspended nurses being handled by Professional Health Monitoring programs at the Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs . [Read more…]

Former Nurse Gets Prison Time for Stealing Drugs

(NBC 10) A former nurse is headed to prison for taking patients’ pain medication, sometimes replacing it with a diluted dose.

Lisa Cowger, 44, was sentenced Wednesday in Lackawanna County Court to 11 to 23 months. The Times-Tribune reports she pleaded guilty in March to obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation and other counts. [Read more…]