• Nurse assaulted for advocating for patient0

    Nurse Alex Wubbels was assaulted by Salt Lake City police officer Jeff Payne after she refused to violate an unconscious patient’s rights by collecting blood to test for alcohol. See the full video here–it is bookmarked where it starts to unravel, but you can scroll back to see preceding events: The best reporting on this

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  • 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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  • 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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  • If something seems too good to be true . . .0

    Beware of fake conferences! April 2017 – We have become aware that some companies have been advertising conferences in nursing and other fields that appear to be less designed to advance scientific understanding than they are to extract funds from unwary conference speakers and participants. In some cases it appears that the names of nursing

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  • Get In0

    Minority Nurse highlights Truth’s work to build understanding of nursing March 2017 – The cover story of Minority Nurse’s Winter / Spring issue was Lynda Lampert’s “Media Leads the Way: How the Truth About Nursing Is Changing the Perception of Nursing One Person at a Time.” The article was a detailed look at the Truth’s

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