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Nurses’ Vital Role in EMR Upgrades Creating Opportunities
April 18, 2014 - Just as nurses play key roles during hospitals’ implementation of electronic medical records, they are proving valuable as facilities seek to achieve the next stage of meaningful use and extract data from the records to improve patient care. That creates new opportunities for nurses.

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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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