In honor of National Nurses Week, and in honor of heroic nurses everywhere, read these accounts of nurses who set their own fears aside and did their best to save lives and limbs after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Even beyond the clinical understanding and expertise that's required of the job, care coordinators who come from nursing backgrounds have a wealth of other skills to draw on. What are needed now are programs to formalize care coordination training.
Advanced practice registered nurses in Minnesota are encouraging graduate-level nursing students to lobby for a pair of bills that would remove restrictions that bar APRNs from practicing independently.
There's not enough talk with suicidal patients in the emergency department about handguns, pistols, shotguns, and rifles. Guns are a public health issue, but ED nurses often "think someone else should ask about firearms."
It takes more than excellent clinical skills to rise to the role of nurse leader. Two new programs in Tennessee and New York aim to train the next generation of nurses who are ready to push themselves forward.
In the second part of our roundtable discussion, three nurse leaders discuss strategies for dealing with overwhelmed staff, the importance of risk-taking, and the need to expand the scope of advance practice nurses and nurse practitioners.