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Melissa Mills BSN

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    Gender Bias in Healthcare Occupations

    Gender Bias in Healthcare Occupations

    One study reports that patients are more likely to think that men are doctors and women are nurses. Discover some statistics about gender disparity in healthcare professions and how you might be able…

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    New York Nurse Steals Narcotics from Cancer Patients

    New York Nurse Steals Narcotics from Cancer Patients

    Nurses have several risk factors that place them at a higher than average risk. However, diverting medications from cancer patients seems a bit out of the ordinary. Find out the details of Kelsey Mulv…

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    #AMAGetOutTheWay: Nurses, Doctors, and Students United

    #AMAGetOutTheWay: Nurses, Doctors, and Students United

    Imagine a scene of nurses, physicians, and healthcare students standing united to fight for an issue. Well, you don't have to imagine anymore. On Saturday, June 8th, this precise scenario played out a…

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    Safe Staffing in Illinois: Not Over Yet

    Safe Staffing in Illinois: Not Over Yet

    The nurses in Illinois have been hopeful about HouseBill 2604, which came to a halt last week. However, the Illinois Nurses Association isn't ready to concede just yet. Learn more about the status of …

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    Nurse Donates Uterus to a Stranger

    Nurse Donates Uterus to a Stranger

    One nurse did. Learn more about her story and the work being done at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas.

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    Nurse Beaten by Patient Denied Request for Unpaid Time Off and Fired

    Nurse Beaten by Patient Denied Request for Unpaid Time Off and Fired

    Imagine being beaten on the job, needing multiple surgeries, and then being told that you can't have more time off and ultimately being terminated. This isn't just an example scenario for Tina Suckow,…

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    Nurse Practitioner Called a Drug-Dealer at Sentencing

    Nurse Practitioner Called a Drug-Dealer at Sentencing

    Nurse Practitioners in Alabama are required to have physician collaboration. However, at Lillian Akwuba, skirted this law and others when she prescribed controlled substances to patients who didn't ne…

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    It's Official: Workplace Burnout Gets an ICD-11 Code

    It's Official: Workplace Burnout Gets an ICD-11 Code

    The World Health Organization made the change this week by adding it as an occupational phenomenon in ICD-11. Discover more in this article.

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    Nurses March into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Commission Meeting

    Nurses March into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Commission Meeting

    Find out how unionized nurses in San Francisco are making their feelings about this exact issue known in significant ways.

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    Saving Lives and Changing Laws: The Story of One School Nurse and Glucagon

    Saving Lives and Changing Laws: The Story of One School Nurse and Glucagon

    Two Illinois nurses faced this exact situation last year. Find out what they did and how one has been working to change the law so that this doesn't happen again.

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    Behind Every Great Physician is Excellent Nursing Care

    Behind Every Great Physician is Excellent Nursing Care

    A recent Press Ganey survey reports that nursing excellence improves the patient's perception of their care experience. Discover the connection here.

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    Virginia Nurse Practitioners Join Others Who Practice Independently

    Virginia Nurse Practitioners Join Others Who Practice Independently

    Virginia joined a growing list of states that now allow NPs to practice independently. Discover how one nurse set up her practice and what one naysayer says about nurse practitioners in private practi…

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    Illinois Nurses are Banding Together For Safer Work Environments

    Illinois Nurses are Banding Together For Safer Work Environments

    As House Bill 2064 remains with the governor, five union nurses are stepping out to share their stories about high patient acuity, violence at the hands of their patients, and the need for nurse-patie…

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    When Nurses Strike: Ohio Hospital Fails to Come to Agreement with Union

    When Nurses Strike: Ohio Hospital Fails to Come to Agreement with Union

    One Ohio hospital is finding out as their nurses have continue into the first week on their labor dispute. Find out the details and how it might impact care.

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