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Advancing policy through collaboration: CNA joins forces with the Connecticut Cancer Pain Initiative to address treatment of pain

Advancing policy through collaboration: CNA joins forces with the Connecticut Cancer Pain Initiative to address treatment of pain Sanford, Shannon The under-treatment of pain is an issue of public health concern in Connecticut and throughout the United States. It is estimated that approximately six hundred to seven hundred thousand adults, not including children, in Connecticut […]

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Nurse Reinvestment Act

Nurse Reinvestment Act President Bush signed the landmark Nurse Reinvestment Act into law on Aug. 1. ANA President Barbara Blakeney, MS, APRN, BC, ANP and Democratic Rep. Lois Capps, a registered nurse and the original sponsor of California, were among the congressional and other national leaders who joined the president for a signing ceremony in […]

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Leaders in nursing education

Leaders in nursing education Aronson, Barbara S Catherine L. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN, dean and professor at Yale University School of Nursing, was interviewed by Barbara S. Aronson APRN, MSN as part of a Connecticut Nursing News series featuring our new leaders in nursing education. Although Dr. Gillis has been in her position for three. […]

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New CN-PAC donor recognition program announced

New CN-PAC donor recognition program announced Bel, Leo A Le Have you got money to burn? Would you like to help your profession? Do you want to make an impact on behalf of nursing? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, consider making a donation to CN-PAC because we’ve just initiated […]

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Substance abuse and addictions: Choosing change in the land of steady habits

Substance abuse and addictions: Choosing change in the land of steady habits Church, Olga Maranjian The ANA defines impaired nursing practice as… … when the individual is unable to meet the requirements of the professional code of ethics and standards of practice because cognitive, interpersonal, or psychomotor skills are affected by conditions of the individual […]

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Research project of senior students presented at convention

Research project of senior students presented at convention Connecticut’s registered nurses comprise one of the 10 most rapidly growing populations. More than 30,000 nurses are employed in this state. At the present time there is a national nursing shortage, and in Connecticut the nurse vacancy rate has increased from 3.8% to 8% in 1999 (Izdebski, […]

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CNA members–discounted long-term care insurance

CNA members–discounted long-term care insurance The great medical advances that have happened over the last few decades have been a great blessing to society. Our life expectancies have increased dramatically. People are living longer and healthier lives. This. trend should continue for years to come. Along with this good news comes a sobering concern. Namely, […]

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UK examining roles between nurses and doctors

UK examining roles between nurses and doctors A pilot project at Kingston Hospital in Surrey, England, will examine whether the roles of doctor and nurse could be merged to combine many of the tasks performed in hospital settings. Alan Milburn, the health secretary for the National Health Service (NHS), has called for a “far-reaching look […]

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Sample survey 2000–important data collection event

Sample survey 2000–important data collection event The Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently received approval to conduct the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses in 2000. The multi-page survey will be mailed to a carefully selected representative RN sample […]

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CONNECTICUT NURSING HISTORY VIGNETTES

CONNECTICUT NURSING HISTORY VIGNETTES This is the 17th in a series of vignettes about Connecticut nursing history by Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, nurse historian and professor emerita, University of Connecticut NURSING PINS and BADGES For more than a century, American nurses have taken considerable pride in wearing their school of nursing pin. The pins, sometimes called […]