• The right stuff0






    Acting Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, PhD June 29, 2017 – With today’s announcement that Indiana health commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, has been nominated to be U.S. Surgeon General, it appears that the tenure of Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, PhD, as Acting Surgeon General is drawing to a close. Still, her months on the

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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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  • 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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  • Forward?0






    Abby Wambach on NPR’s Fresh Air:  Title IX was really about escaping nursing September 14, 2016 — Today soccer star Abby Wambach appeared on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air to promote her new memoir Forward. In discussing Title IX, Wambach asserted that the historic legislation was not intended mainly to strengthen women’s sports, but instead

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  • Sounds and silence0






    NPR on nursing innovations September 25, 2014 — In recent months, reports on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition have highlighted the important roles that nurses can play in improving hospital care through new clinical initiatives. On January 27, 2014, the radio network aired Richard Knox’s piece on the efforts of Boston Medical Center to combat

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