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Professional Nursing in Kentucky

Professional Nursing in Kentucky Professional Nursing in Kentucky * Yesterday * Today * Tomorrow is a book being developed by the Publications Subcommittee for the 2006 Centennial project of the Kentucky Nurses Association. The Editors are collecting pictures, documents, articles, and stories of nurses, nursing schools, hospitals, and health agencies to tell the story of […]

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Spalding University Founds ‘Center for Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing’ To Aid Community

Spalding University Founds ‘Center for Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing’ To Aid Community Spalding University, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has established the Center for the Study of Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing. Unique among schools of nursing in the United States, the Center offers a paradigm of learning opportunities and services […]

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Quality Health Care for the 21st Century

FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR NURSES: Quality Health Care for the 21st Century Health Care Excel (HCE), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kentucky and Indiana, working in a collaborative effort with Jeffrey Rice, MD, MS, former Kentucky Medical Director and Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the establishment of its new Internet-based, independent-study […]

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Nurses On The Move

Nurses On The Move Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, DNSc, MA Ed, RN, Professor and Chair, School of Nursing, Dean, College of Health and Natural Sciences, Spalding University has been selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). This is the first time that a sitting faculty or chair of the School of […]

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Continuing Education/Competency-Are you exercising all of your options?

Continuing Education/Competency-Are you exercising all of your options? Spurr, Patricia In 1978, a revision of the Kentucky Nursing Laws (KRS 314.073) mandated 30 contact hours of continuing education for relicensure of nurses each two-year licensure period. As cited in the law, the purpose of mandated continuing education (CE) is to require evidence of the nurse’s […]

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Kentucky Board of Nursing Practice Corner

Kentucky Board of Nursing Practice Corner Sutherland, Bernadette Kentucky Board of Nursing Adopts Administrative Regulation on LPN Intravenous Therapy Practice In June, the Kentucky Board of Nursing approved a proposed Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 201 KAR 20:490, governing licensed practical nurse intravenous (IV) therapy scope of practice. The regulation has undergone the statutory review process by […]

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Art Therapy with Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer

Art Therapy with Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer Fugate, Jessica Patients and their caregivers experience a significant amount of stress and anxiety related to their hospitalization. Art therapy has been one suggestion for reducing anxiety and stress. Nurses possess valuable knowledge of patients’ and families’ needs and are in an ideal position to implement […]

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Quality Health Care for the 21st Century

FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR NURSES: Quality Health Care for the 21st Century Health Care Excel (HCE), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kentucky and Indiana, working in a collaborative effort with Jeffrey Rice, MD, MS, former Kentucky Medical Director and Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the establishment of its new Internet-based, independent-study […]

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President’s Perspective

President’s Perspective Pohl, Susan Everyday nurses deal with sickness, and health as well as life and death. They deal with understaffing, tons of paper work, and mandatory overtime, yet they remain at the bedside to care for their patients through even the roughest of recoveries. They are also there to support the family when a […]

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Perceived Barriers to Adherence as Described by Individuals with HIV Disease

Perceived Barriers to Adherence as Described by Individuals with HIV Disease Wurth, Susan The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the United States is eontinuingly associated with youth, poverty, and social marginalization (Ammassari et al., 2002). Persons now contracting HIV infection are much younger, are more likely to be minorities and impoverished women, and are […]