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NurseZone Newsletter - 10/23/2012


October 23, 2012
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The 2012 Election: What Nurses Need to Know
The 2012 Election: What Nurses Need to Know
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

As the November 6 election approaches, campaigns are kicking into high gear to get out the vote. Presidential debates are discussed at the water cooler, political commercials have taken over our televisions, yard signs and bumper stickers are everywhere, and campaign promises are posted all over Facebook and Twitter. Amid all the noise, what do nurses really need to know about health care issues and other key issues before they head to the polls?

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Best Places to Work in Healthcare Share Similarities
Best Places to Work in Healthcare Share Similarities
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

A commitment to delivering quality care, opportunities for professional development and a friendly environment dedicated to people represent some of the qualities nurses and leaders at hospitals near the top of Modern Healthcare's 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list attribute for their high ranking.

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Spotlight on Nursing
Navigating Hospital Politics
Navigating Hospital Politics By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Nearly every work environment has stressors, difficult interpersonal dynamics and office
politics, and in health care these issues are often intensified because of the life-and-death nature of the work. It is important for nurses to be aware of the dynamics in their environment and to learn how to handle tense situations productively while avoiding unnecessary drama.

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Nurse Breast Cancer Survivor Becomes Advocate for the Cause
Nurse Breast Cancer Survivor Becomes Advocate for the Cause By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Along with all of nature's beautiful fall colors on display this October, most of us have been seeing a lot of pink around us, as well.  The reason, of course, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has everyone from professional athletes to Girl Scouts sporting the lively color.

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Devices & Technology
Nurse Educators Reflect on Five-year, $1.5 Million Project to Improve HIT
Nurse Educators Reflect on Five-year, $1.5 Million Project to Improve HIT By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

Health information technology (HIT) has changed dramatically in recent years, due in part to HRSA's five-year, $1.5 million grant to fund the Health Information Technology Scholars Project (HITS). After involving dozens of nursing schools, the program is set to come to a close, and leaders discuss what they've learned and how technology and nursing education will forever be intertwined.

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RN.com Announces New CNA Continuing Education Designation
RN.com is proud to announce that it is now recognized by the California Department of Public Health as an approved provider of continuing education for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)! RN.com offers more than 20 courses for CNAs and is certified throughout the U.S. and abroad. Topics range from Infection Prevention to Helping Seniors Fight Depression, with many more scheduled for release in 2013. This designation further demonstrates RN.com's commitment to excellence in continuing education.

Visit RN.com for more information and to see a list of current Certified Nursing Assistance continuing education courses.
Take Our Poll on the 2012 Election
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Click here to take our 30-second poll (found in the bottom left column of the NurseZone website) and let your voice be heard! We'll post the results on Facebook.

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