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The rewards of nursing in an ambulatory surgery center

The rewards of nursing in an ambulatory surgery center

The secret is finding balance and working collaboratively. By Timothy P. Luckett, CRNFA Takeaways Working as a nurse in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires the ability to take on multiple responsibilities. Success as an RN...

Interprofessional education

Combining skills and knowledge from different disciplines enhances patient care. By Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN   In 2003, the Committee on Health Professions Education of the Institute of Medicine released a report recommending that “All health...
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Can nursing meet the 80/2020 goal?

Progress is slow but steady as RNs head back to school to get their BSN. By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Will 80% of RNs hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree by the year...
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Ready to change specialties?

Make sure you know yourself and what you really want.   By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Deciding to change your nursing specialty can require as much self-assessment and research as transitioning into an entirely new...

Dumped: When nursing homes abandon patients to the hospital

Margie is an 86-year-old nursing home resident who has developed a bladder infection. As is the case with many elderly women, she also is confused as a result. On her way out the door...