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ANA Participates in Dialogue on SARS Diagnostics

ANA Participates in Dialogue on SARS Diagnostics On July 14, the Food and Drug Administration sponsored a “SARS Diagnostics: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges” in Rockville, MD. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together stakeholders to consider resources and methods to evaluate diagnostic tests for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Representatives from government public […]

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A New Solution to the Nursing Faculty Shortage at the Medical University of South Carolina, The

BSN to Ph.D. Program: A New Solution to the Nursing Faculty Shortage at the Medical University of South Carolina, The Leuner, Jean D’Meza The nursing shortage that is being experienced by South Carolina and the nation encompasses not only nurses at the bedside, but nurse faculty needed to prepare a welleducated and skilled workforce. A […]

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Designing Better Physical Environments for Today’s Nurses

Designing Better Physical Environments for Today’s Nurses Scott, Diane E Just as nursing alters professional practice through new data based on nursing research ,so do today’s architects in designing new hospital spaces. This new movement, known as evidence-based design, is changing the paradigms by which architects create new healthcare environments that correlate positive patient outcomes […]

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National Nurses Week History

National Nurses Week History National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of […]

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Executive Director’s Report

Executive Director’s Report Thompson, Judith Curfman It is a raw, rainy February, turning to March day as I sit writing this piece. Even though we have had some really warm weather and many of the early spring flowers have already poked their heads out, today feels like winter. It is the kind of day that […]

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Nursing Curriculum Development For Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness Competencies Grant

Nursing Curriculum Development For Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness Competencies Grant BIOTERRORISM! Now that’s a hot word these days! With the recent focus on being prepared to handle emergency events such as a nuclear, biological or chemical attack, a train wreck, or even a natural disaster like a hurricane, countless state and local entities are collaborating […]

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American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Announces Introduction of New Specialty Exams

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Announces Introduction of New Specialty Exams The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Certification (COC) will take a new approach toward developing specialty exams. Findings from recent role delineation studies revealed that there were not significant differences in the tasks and activities performed by the nurses, based on their […]

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Nurse Leaders Take Action on Range of Workplace and Patient Care Issues at ANA’s House of Delegates

Nurse Leaders Take Action on Range of Workplace and Patient Care Issues at ANA’s House of Delegates Washington, DC-Nurse leaders representing the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) 54 constituent member associations (CMAs) set policy on a range of issues important to the profession, including protecting the rights of nurses, supporting the critical role of public health […]

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South Carolina Board of Nursing

South Carolina Board of Nursing Official Information MISSION OF THE BOARD The mission of the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina is the protection of public health, safety, and welfare by assuring safe and competent practice of nursing. This mission is accomplished by assuring safe initial practice as well as continuing competency in the […]

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Cleaners, Disinfectants and Sterilants

Cleaners, Disinfectants and Sterilants Sattler, Barb Since Florence Nightingale’s time, nurses have been well aware of the importance of cleanliness to promote our patients’ healing process and to maintain quality health care. Unfortunately, in an effort to achieve the highest level of cleanliness hospitals may be undermining their own good intentions. Many of the cleaners, […]