• Founder of nursing is not your robot assistant0






    Nuance’s electronic scheduler gets own name wrong Take Action! May 27, 2017 – Today we learned of Nuance’s new electronic scheduler, designed specifically to help physicians, which the company has thoughtfully named “Florence,” after the modern nursing founder and public health pioneer Florence Nightingale. What an honor! After all, Nightingale was well known for meekly

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  • The hometown hero0






    Reports highlight advocacy by versatile Kentucky NP May 2017 – Recent media items have profiled a rising figure in Kentucky nursing. In November 2014, Glamour magazine ran a substantial feature entitled “Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference.” Emily L. Foley’s piece briefly described one woman from each U.S. state.

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  • Unskilled. Lowly. Servile.0






    Paul Krugman says nursing is “menial,” not “cognitive,” in blog post Nobel-winning economist apologizes after nurses give cognitive feedback April 15, 2017 — On February 24, Paul Krugman posted a short item on his New York Times blog listing “nurses” as one example of those who perform “menial work dealing with the physical world.” The

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  • Puzzler0






    People crossword says RNs are “E.R. assistants” March 14, 2017 – The clue for 29 Down in People magazine’s crossword “puzzler” this week was “E.R. assistants (abbr.),” seeking a 3-letter answer. Can you guess it? Yes, it is “RNs.” In fact, though, nurses are autonomous professionals who use their advanced skills to save lives and improve

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  • You gotta keep the devil way down in the hole0






    London Free Press on firing of Ontario CNO for understaffing report June 17, 2016 — Today the London Free Press (Ontario) ran a piece by Jonathan Sher reporting that the city’s largest hospital had fired its chief nursing officer apparently because of her role as president of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), which

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  • The doctor school dropout0






    NCIS: Los Angeles investigates nursing stereotypes October 23, 2016 – In tonight’s episode, the popular CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles engaged briefly with some nursing stereotypes, especially those that apply to men in nursing. In the episode, Special Agent Kensi Blye has been partly paralyzed in a helicopter crash and lies in a coma in

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