Nursing becomes more specialized to meet market demand

(Sun Herald) KC Arnold always knew she wanted to become a nurse like her mother. After more than 12 years providing care as a nurse at Keesler AFB, Arnold found herself suddenly out of a job and needing care and reassurance herself to find a new path. [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…]

‘Polishing their skills’: Simulation adds reality to nurse conference

(The Town Talk) Senior nursing students at Louisiana College did some teaching of their own on Thursday, leading a simulation for a group of occupational nurses. [Read more…]

Researcher searches for global views of nurses’ end-of-life care for patients

(Medical Express) The April issue of the International Nursing Review reported the findings about the end-of-life preferences of 1,089 nurses in the first multinational and cross-cultural view of nurses’ end-of-life care choices.

Two factors influenced the care of people dying: lack of knowledge about the patient’s wishes and the call of duty, according to Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and a lead investigator on the study. [Read more…]

Nursing: The most trusted profession in America

( There’s a myth out there that most nurses work in hospitals. While it’s true that more than half of all nurses are employed by hospitals, nurses also provide healthcare in some unexpected locations, from homeless shelters and prisons to football arenas and camps. Often described as both an art and a science, nursing is a profession that reflects the varied passions and interests of its dedicated workers. As the largest component of the healthcare professions, nurses serve with a strong commitment to patient safety even as they work in roles that range from airlift nurse to professor, from telemetry specialist to hospice supervisor. [Read more…]

“Nurse impersonator” assaulted child at hospital, say Phila. police

(CBS News) A 24-year-old woman has been charged after posing as a nurse and assaulting a child at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children, say Philadelphia police.

CBS Philly reported that Ashley Delvalle, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with simple assault, indecent assault and related offenses, for the incident that allegedly occurred on Tuesday, April 2. [Read more…]

Court: School nurse exam maybe not illegal search

(WATE-TV) A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Nashville school nurse who was sued after she visually examined a 6-year-old student who complained of genital discomfort.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling published Wednesday in Cincinnati that nurse Karen Sliwowski is entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by the student’s mother. [Read more…]

Men’s Presence in Nursing Positions Expands

( The demand for skilled and qualified nurses is on the rise. The population is aging and the need for healthcare, including long-term and end-of-life care, is growing significantly. As a result of increasing demand, employers have shifted their recruitment efforts to target more men to fill this need. Colleges and universities have also responded by making more of an effort to recruit men into their nursing programs. [Read more…]

Nursing by the numbers considered

(Sunday Dispatch)  How many nurses should a hospital maternity ward have? How about the intensive care or neonatal units? Should they be the same numbers at rural and inner city hospitals?

The correct answer now depends upon each individual hospital’s best practices. But state legislators want to take the guess work out of staffing. [Read more…]

Teachers, school nurse save Big Spring student’s life

(abc27) January 23 started out like any day for Chris Yocum, a junior at Big Spring High School, until the end of his first period gym class.

“The morning just started out normally, I got up, had breakfast, took my shower, got on my bus and got ready for gym. I felt great.” he said.

“We were just getting done doing an exercise called planking, and I was just finishing up and writing down the stuff in my gym sheet, and the next thing I know, I’m waking up in the ambulance.” [Read more…]