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About Heather Cygan

Heather Cygan is content development manager for, a Relias company. She was named among the 2018 Top Women in Healthcare Marketing by Digital Megaphone. The recognition honors the work of female marketers leading the way in the healthcare industry. Heather has been developing healthcare content for more than 10 years and has a bachelors of arts degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.

Experts: Succession planning needs to become focus

By | 2015-07-01T16:50:38-04:00 June 26th, 2015|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing news|

Succession planning has long been a staple term in the business arena, but it has been lacking in the leadership areas of nursing, especially in nursing middle management, according to Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAAN, assistant dean, clinical and global partnerships and professor, department of family, community and health systems

Community nurses lead way with nutrition programs

By | 2015-07-13T19:53:58-04:00 May 19th, 2015|Categories: Nursing news|

When Courtney Jones, BSN, RN, was a school nurse at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., back in 2011, she and two colleagues started a group called The Ladies of Dunbar to mentor and support the school’s female students. “We saw that the female students needed formal guidance in things like proper hygiene, how to

Med/surg nurses use informatics to save time, enhance patient safety

By | 2015-07-12T19:26:56-04:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

Informatics programs that allow med/surg nurses to cut down on documentation and increase patient safety at the touch of a button are becoming more essential in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. “Most all nurses use the electronic health record in their daily practice,” said Jill Arzouman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, president of the Academy of Medical-Surgical