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Nursing home residents need more activities to help them thrive
In a survey of staff from 172 Swedish nursing homes, most residents had been outside the nursing home during the previous week, but only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion. (2017-02-23)

$1.2M grant to further geriatric mental health nursing
A four-year $1.2 million grant has been awarded to three Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, including the center in the University of Iowa College of Nursing. The grant will ensure that nurses have the most recent evidence-based guidelines to care for elders with mental health issues. (2007-10-04)

FNSNA awards $25,000 grant to Rutgers College of Nursing
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association awarded a $25,000 promise of nursing for New Jersey Nursing School grant to the College of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, one of seven New Jersey nursing schools to receive this grant. (2007-03-26)

Rutgers College of Nursing professor authors book to help nursing students
Robert Atkins, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, has authored a book to help nursing students make the most of their learning opportunities in nursing school. (2008-08-25)

Rutgers College of Nursing professor elected Academy of Emergency Nursing Fellow
A Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, Linda Scheetz, was elected as a fellow to the Academy of Emergency Nursing. (2006-07-26)

Study examines trends in smoking among health students
The prevalence of smoking among undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students in Spain decreased from 29.3 percent in 2003 to 18.2 percent in 2013. (2015-06-15)

UTEP study finds link between childhood adversity, burnout and depression
The results of the study at the University Texas at El Paso titled, 'The Relationship of Childhood Adversity on Burnout and Depression Among BSN Students', were published in the Sept. 2018 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, the official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The study found that undergraduate nursing students who were exposed to a higher number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) -- such as abuse, neglect or family dysfunction -- encountered higher levels of burnout and depression. (2018-10-08)

Guidebook: 201 Careers in Nursing
If you want to travel the high seas, work as a crime scene investigator, hike through rugged and remote areas, or even serve as an expert witness, then a career in nursing may be for you, according to the Case Western Reserve University co-author of (2011-09-09)

Rutgers presents Susman award to College of Nursing faculty member Marlene Rankin
Rutgers University presented one of its Warren I. Susman awards, the university's highest honor for innovative teaching and mentoring, to Marlene Rankin, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, during a ceremony at Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick's home on May 2. (2007-05-02)

Dismantling structural racism in nursing
Confronting the uncomfortable reality of systemic racism - the system that creates and maintains racial inequality in every facet of life for people of color - is having a national heyday. But calling out this injustice and doing something about it are two different things. (2020-09-09)

UofL School of Nursing awarded grant to fund new informatics education project
The University of Louisville School of Nursing has been awarded a $792,000 HRSA grant to develop nursing informatics education at UofL. (2010-09-30)

Nursing shortage might not exist
The true extent of the NHS nursing shortage - if it exists at all - will be known only when nurses spend all their time nursing, argues Professor Steven Lewis in this week's BMJ. (2002-12-05)

NYUCN receives $299 thousand from NCSBN to study patient safety in nursing homes
New York University College of Nursingreceived a two-year, $299,990.00 grant from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Grant (NCSBN) to research the (2011-10-27)

F.M. Kirby Foundation awards $750,000 grant to Rutgers College of Nursing
The F.M. Kirby Foundation of Morristown, N.J., awarded a $750,000 grant to the College of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to support the education of 10 doctoral fellows who are New Jersey residents. (2008-11-11)

Breastfeeding benefits during COVID-19
While the current coronavirus pandemic continues to affect all people, families will still give birth and bring new life into the world. During the COVID-19 crisis, breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to infants is recommended by national and international organizations because it is effective against infectious diseases: it strengthens the immune system by directly transferring antibodies from the mother. (2020-04-16)

Penn Nursing awarded grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) today announced that with a new grant of $60,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, matched by $40,000 of its own monies, it will fund the scholarship of five doctoral nursing students in 2016. (2016-02-29)

Apathy is common and may decrease life expectancy in nursing home patients
In a study of nursing home patients, apathy was linked with an increased risk of dying over a four-month period, even after controlling for depression. (2017-08-09)

Rutgers College of Nursing professor to study N.J. nurses' work environment
A Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member launched one of the largest studies of New Jersey nurses to explore the impact of nurse staffing levels and work environment on patient outcomes. (2006-02-06)

2-part gift expands clinical nurse leader program and creates endowment
The Medical College of Georgia has received a $1.27 million two-part gift from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to expand nursing education in Georgia. (2008-11-20)

School nurses key to safe school reopening
Sudden school closures in the United States were undertaken to reduce COVID-19 transmission this spring. Those closures were not typical, and how and when schools reopen will create a set of new norms, with unique stressors for students, families, school personnel, and communities. (2020-06-24)

Nursing homes a popular option in Taiwan
University of Queensland research has found that the decision to place elderly parents in a nursing home is becoming increasingly acceptable. (2008-07-23)

Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member to receive a Diva Award
The Institute for Nursing of the New Jersey State Nurses Association Foundation will present one of its Diva awards to Julia R. Plotnick, a Rutgers College of Nursing visiting faculty member, at its sixth Divas and Dons gala at the Hyatt Regency Princeton on Dec. 1. (2005-11-28)

2 Rutgers College of Nursing Ph.D. students to receive FNSNA Fellowships
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association awarded its $7,500 Promise of Nursing for New Jersey Regional Faculty Fellowships to two Rutgers College of Nursing doctoral students, Donna Ho-Shing and Stephanie Turrise. (2008-05-22)

Rutgers College of Nursing hosts International Nursing Computer Conference
The 24th Annual International Nursing Computer and Technology Conference, hosted by the College of Nursing Center for Professional Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will focus on how to integrate state-of-the-art technology into nursing education, administration, and practice. (2006-05-09)

Rutgers College of Nursing's NJ Collaborating Center for Nursing hosts National Workforce Forum
The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, based at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will host the National Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City April 27-28. The conference is funded in part by a $50,000 planning grant from the New Jersey Health Initiatives program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2006-04-25)

Seen for the first time: Golden snub-nosed monkeys nurse other females' infants
More than 87 percent of golden snub-nosed monkey infants evaluated in a five-year field study were nursed by females other than their mothers -- a phenomenon called allomaternal nursing. This is the first evidence of allomaternal nursing in an Old World nonhuman primate, the study's authors say. It occurred predominantly among relatives and was usually reciprocal; around (2019-02-20)

Study: 21 percent of newly admitted nursing home residents sustain a fall during their stay
One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2012-06-19)

Nursing science could help reduce firearm violence and its impact
Firearm violence is a significant public health problem worldwide. In the United States, firearms are used to kill almost 100 people daily. Yet despite the staggering impact of firearm violence, there is limited research directed at preventing or addressing its impact on individuals, families and communities. (2018-11-09)

Rutgers College of Nursing professor and her 2 students receive PSN Editor's Award
The American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses presented its Plastic Surgical Nurses Editor's Award to Marlene Rankin, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, and her two co-authors, during its annual convention in Chicago Nov. 1. (2008-11-12)

Increased collaboration between nursing home RNs and LPNs could improve patient care
Many adverse drug events could be prevented with safety practices such as medication reconciliation, a process in which health care professionals, such as physicians, pharmacists and nurses, review medication regimens to identify and resolve discrepancies when patients transfer between health care settings. In nursing homes, both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often are responsible for this safety practice. A recent study by a University of Missouri gerontological nursing expert found, when observed, these nurses often differed in how they identified discrepancies. (2012-03-14)

Language matters in end-of-life conversations
In general, the term 'medical futility' applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering for the patient and the patient's family. (2018-02-02)

Pandemic inspires framework for enhanced care in nursing homes
As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats--like reduced access to resources needed to contain and eliminate the spread of the virus--to achieving and sustaining care quality even in the best nursing homes. Active engagement of nursing home leaders in developing solutions responsive to the unprecedented threats to quality standards of care delivery is required. (2020-07-10)

Nursing research informs response to COVID-19 pandemic
Nursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), explore how nursing research has been paramount in dealing with the emerging coronavirus pandemic. (2020-04-27)

Investigating link btwn bedside nursing & avoidable readmissions for older black patients
As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days. Readmissions like these result in increased healthcare costs, functional decline and greater need for skilled nursing when transitioning back to community settings. Older black patients bear a disproportionate risk of readmissions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and no single approach has been repeatedly effective in reducing readmissions for older black patients. (2016-12-08)

Rutgers present Sussman Award to Rutgers faculty member Mary Ann Scoloveno
Rutgers University presented one of its Warren I. Sussman awards, the university's highest honor for innovative teaching and mentoring, to Mary Ann Scoloveno, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, during a ceremony at Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick's home on May 4. (2005-05-04)

Insight into the challenges and contributions of nurse bioethicists
Nurse bioethicists are a small but special subset of the nursing profession and bioethics community, focusing on the moral complexities that arise in clinical care, research, and health policy. (2017-10-13)

Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to bestow the second annual Award for Exceptional Curriculum in Gerontologic Nursing. This award was presented to six nursing schools that exhibited exceptional and innovative baccalaureate curricula in gerontological nursing education. (1999-10-24)

Elderly care is inadequate, especially in nursing homes
The quality of medical care that elderly patients receive, particularly those in nursing homes, is inadequate, concludes researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-03-13)

Society for Vascular Nursing releases patient care guideline
The Society for Vascular Nursing has released the first in a series of guidelines being developed that will focus on the nursing care of patients with vascular disease. Working as a collective group of experts, members of SVN have developed guidelines based on the latest available evidence supporting patient care, 2009 Clinical Practice Guideline for Patients Undergoing Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, which appears in the June issue of the Journal of Vascular Nursing published by Elsevier. (2009-07-06)

Emergency/trauma care post-master's program to go online with grant funding
New funding in the amount of $1,103,048 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership grants program has been awarded to Elda G. Ramirez, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of clinical nursing in the Department of Acute and Continuing Care. (2014-06-09)

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