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November Election Maintains Status Quo in New Mexico Legislature

November Election Maintains Status Quo in New Mexico Legislature Siegle, Linda As controversial as the November election was in New Mexico, very little changed in our state legislature. All 112 legislative seats were up for election although twenty-five (25) out of forty-two (42) Senate seats had no contested race and forty-three (43) out of seventy […]

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Center for American Nurses

Center for American Nurses Over a year ago, the American Nurses Association, with the consent of the House of Delegates peeled off the United American Nurses (the collective bargaining arm) and the Center for American Nurses (CAN) (the workplace advocacy arm) and had them form as separate but associated organizations, known as Associate Organizational Members. […]

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Blessings of the Season

Blessings of the Season As we begin the holiday season, I tend to look around and notice the blessings I have in my life. As I begin to see the season through others eyes, I see people without family, without shelter, without jobs, without food, and without a Savior. I then see my blessings very […]

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ANA news

ANA news ANA wants your Input The American Nurses Association is currently seeking public comments on three core foundational documents for the profession. The draft documents are available at the following web site address: www.nursingworld.org/practice/ 1. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice 2. Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice (deadline for comments is March […]

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What is the New Mexico Nurses Association?

What is the New Mexico Nurses Association? The New Mexico Nurses Association (NMNA) is the only multi-purpose professional organization for Registered Nurses in New Mexico. NMNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). NMNA and ANA represent you and the nursing profession at the federal, state, and local levels through testifying at […]

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New Mexico Board of Nursing’s new Executive Director

New Mexico Board of Nursing’s new Executive Director Allison Kozeliski, BSN, RN is the new Executive Director at the NM Board of Nursing. Hired in April, 2003, many of you haven’t had a chance to meet her, so we thought we’d put her picture in so that you would at least be able to recognize […]

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Nurses-Defenders of Environmental Health, The Problems Posed by Medical Waste Incineration

Nurses-Defenders of Environmental Health, The Problems Posed by Medical Waste Incineration Sattler, Barb Incineration, the process of burning waste, is an age-old practice for waste management. However, the process of burning modern day waste, particularly medical waste, presents us with new and extensive environmental health risks because of the make-up of the waste stream. Incineration […]

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Nursing Shortage and Our Efforts to Deal with the Impending Crisis, The

Nursing Shortage and Our Efforts to Deal with the Impending Crisis, The Roberts, Carolyn Looming Nursing Shortage Surely over the past three years you have read and heard and discussed ad nauseum the impending nursing shortage. In July 2002 the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a […]

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How To Choose The Style That’s Right for You

Direct versus Indirect Communication: How To Choose The Style That’s Right for You Gaddis, Susanne Imagine you’ve just hired a new consultant whose job is to help you improve your communication. The first time you meet with her, she hands you an article and says, “Sit down and read this article I’ve written. Think about […]