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12 Ways to Stand Out in Today's Job Market
April 9, 2014 - In an environment in which some hospitals are laying off staff, how does a nurse make an impression as the right candidate at facilities that are hiring?

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Her Family’s Story: Nurse-Author Advocates for Patient-centered Changes
April 8, 2014 - When Ruth Tarantine’s mother was admitted to the ICU after developing asthma-related complications, she was confident that she could navigate her mother’s health care experience without difficulty. After all, Tarantine, DNP, RN, a nursing professor at a private university, had 25 years of nursing experience, including 17 years in the ICU.

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Mentorship Program for Nurse Leaders Finding Success

March 31, 2014 - Nurses have an opportunity to lead much of the change taking place in the health care system, according to the Institute of Medicine’s “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” report, and the California Action Coalition has developed a mentorship program which is helping develop the next generation of nurses to serve as leaders in these roles.

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Five Ways Nurses Can Achieve Work-Life Integration
March 11, 2014 - Burned out. Drained. Drowning. From the medicine room to the break room, nurses repeatedly echo these sentiments.

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Does the Medical Home Make a Difference?
March 5, 2014 - Strengthening primary care through more patient engagement and coordination, the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model offers great opportunities for nurses and has gained prominence as a way to improve quality while curbing costs. Yet recent studies show mixed results and a model that continues to evolve.

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Nurse Leads Teen DUI Prevention Campaign
February 21, 2014 - Emergency department nurse Judi Nelson, RN, has cared for her share of victims of vehicular crashes caused by people who drove under the influence of alcohol. When presented, she seized a volunteer opportunity to try to prevent teens from getting behind the wheel after drinking.

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