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News by Topic: Nurses

UMaine System Launching Effort to Meet Growing Demand for Nurses
Sep 12, 2018 - Details the efforts of the University of Maine to address the state's current and future nursing shortage by addressing the financial burden and providing assistance to nursing students, including those in rural areas.
Source: Portland Press Herald
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HRSA: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Public Meeting Federal Register
Sep 5, 2018 - The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) will hold a public meeting on September 26-27, 2018. Agenda items include a discussion on areas in which nurses can lead the transition of healthcare toward one emphasizing value and quality of care, which is also the focus on the Council's 15th annual report to the Secretary, and discussion of strategic priorities for NACNEP.
Source: Federal Register
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PA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Treat Sexual Assault Victims
Aug 30, 2018 - Highlights the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, developed by the Penn State College of Nursing and presently in use in four rural Pennsylvania hospitals. The platform allows rural nurses to connect with trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) to help treat sexual assault victims. It also provides training for rural nurses to become SANEs and to provide accurate and professional testimony in court.
Source: mHealthIntelligence
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HRSA: Request for Nominations for the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice Federal Register
Aug 24, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking nominations to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). The council provides recommendations on policy for activities under Title III of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), including those related to nurse workforce, nursing education, and practice improvement. There will be a balanced representation of members from rural and urban areas and between nursing professions. Nominations are accepted on a continuous basis.
Source: Federal Register
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A Conversation with Nicole Thorell
Aug 14, 2018 - Radio interview with Nicole Thorell, MSN, CEN, Chief Nursing Officer at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington, Nebraska. Discussion focuses on the work of Lexington Regional Health Center, including reducing readmission rates by over 80% using a transitional care team and their successes with recruitment and retention, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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