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May 2019 Vol. 14 No. 5

The authors describe a fun way to help students explore career options. 
Takeaways:

· Nursing faculty facilitate an interactive career exploration camp for high school students interested in health professions.

· Professional nursing roles, skills, and educational pathways are introduced via creative, interactive experiences in the nursing school’s classrooms, labs, and . . .

May 2019 Vol. 14 No. 5

Stop and think before you post. 
Takeaways:

· Social media is a powerful double-edged sword capable of providing access to education and also leading to negative consequences when misused.

· Old rules of communication etiquette apply to social media.

· Nurses should educate themselves about proper social media use and act responsibly . . .

April 2019 Vol. 14 No. 4

This program enhances confidence.
Takeaways: 

The Neurosurgery Mentorship Program at New York Presbyterian–Columbia University Irving Medical Center pairs novice nurses with experienced nurses to improve clinical confidence and satisfaction and reduce attrition. 
During the 6-month program mentors and mentees collaborate monthly to discuss topics related to the clinical . . .

April 2019 Vol. 14 No. 4

Nurses have a role to play in assessing, educating, intervening, and advocating.
Takeaways: 

Whether a history of mental illness caused a specific shooting or that a psychiatric evaluation might prevent shootings is a complicated issue. 
Whether an individual with a mental illness should have a firearm is a controversial, debatable . . .

February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

Reduce recurrent transient ischemic attacks
Takeaways:

The study presented in this article determined that recurrent TIA was significantly reduced in rapid access transient ischemic attack and stroke clinics compared previous clinic operation within the general neurology clinics at the Seattle VA.
Protected appointment times and stroke specialist may be key . . .

January 2019 Vol. 14 No. 1

Compassionate care supports patients and caregivers.
Takeaways:

Compassionate care promotes hope in patients and supports caregivers.
Schwartz Rounds® provide a structured forum for members of the interprofessional healthcare team (clinical and nonclinical) to share their vulnerability and openly discuss their feelings about working in healthcare in a judgment-free environment . . .

October 2018 Vol. 13 No. 10

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Nurse practitioner education challenges
We are inundated with the news pertaining to gaps in healthcare delivery. We are plagued by the critical shortages of healthcare providers . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

An academic-practice partnership achieves student and staff nurse success.
Takeaways: 

Developing and sustaining a dedicated education unit (DEU) academic-practice partnership requires collaboration, commitment, and careful planning. 
The benefits of DEUs include positive student learning outcomes, fulfillment and professional advancement of front line staff nurses, increased new graduate retention . . .

February 2017 Vol. 12 No. 2

Author: Kim S. Hitchings, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Tonya Kemp, RN; Sharon Kromer, BSN, RN; Barbara Labriola, MS, RN, CMSRN; and Lori Yesenofski, MSN, RN, CCRN

Since the Magnet® Vision was published in 2008, it has inspired actions by nurses at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH), a Magnet-recognized academic community hospital located in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2011, when LVH received its third Magnet designation, we dissected the vision statement to stimulate goals to help LVH continue . . .

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