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NurseZone Newsletter - 5/20/2011


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May 20, 2011 
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Noteworthy Nurses 

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Every day, nurses’ skilled observations and interventions make a difference in the lives of patients. But often, nurses in a variety of settings step beyond the expected to advance the profession, to start new programs and to reach out to others to improve lives.
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The Growing Role of Nurses 
 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

The sky’s nearly the limit when it comes to the choices that nurses have today. From filling an increasingly critical role in providing primary care to achieving certification in their chosen specialties to serving on boards and crafting policy, nurses are making greater contributions than ever before.
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 Spotlight on Nursing
Nursing Advocates

By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

When it comes to patient care, nurses consistently play the role of advocate as they support each patient’s emotional well-being, contribute to the healing process and speak on their patients’ behalf. Nurses can also put their advocacy skills to work in advocating for each other and for the nursing profession as a whole.   READ FULL STORY 

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By E’Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

What does it take to be the best nurse you can be? NurseZone asked a few veteran nurses who have had long, varied and successful careers about what it takes to excel. What philosophies and plans drive them, and what advice can they share? Here they tell us what their combined 118 years of experience have taught them.
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Devices & Technology
D&T 
 
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

Nurses possess so many professional and personal qualities that make them champions in a health care setting, including multitasking skills, passion and efficiency, to name a few. It turns out that these are also some of the key attributes that make for a successful entrepreneur, business owner or innovator.
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