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Resurrection University hosts Fulbright Scholar for visit

By | 2020-04-15T12:54:52-04:00 January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Prathana Langkarpint, RN, PhD, MSN, a Fulbright Scholar from Thailand, visited Resurrection University in Oak Park, Ill., on Oct. 11 to meet with faculty and students.Langkarpint completed a fellowship in leadership training at Valparaiso (Ind.) University's College of Nursing and conducts research there. She was introduced to Resurrection President Beth A. Brooks, RN, PhD, FACHE,

Village of Schaumburg honors local RN

By | 2012-01-23T00:00:00-05:00 January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Village of Schaumburg, Ill., recently honored a local RN for stopping to care for a victim of an automobile crash on May 25, 2011.Jill Kottmeier, RN, a labor and delivery nurse at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., came upon the accident while she was driving on Barrington Road, according to the Daily

Northwestern RN’s passion for med/surg nursing leads to ANCC recognition

By | 2012-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

When Cora Palmer sets a goal, trying to stop her is like trying to harness the wind. The wiser course of action is to raise a sail and enjoy the ride. Palmer, RN-BC, BSN, CMSRN, a night-shift staff nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, was honored in the Transformational Leadership category Oct. 4 in Baltimore as one of five recipients of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's inaugural Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards.

Despite guidelines, elderly often screened for cancer

By | 2012-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

A high percentage of adults ages 75 and older continue to report receiving cancer screenings, according to a report, despite U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommending against routine screening for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer for patients in that age range.In background information in the article, which appears in the Dec. 12/Dec. 26

Nurses rank as most trusted profession yet again

By | 2012-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nurses maintained their dominance atop Gallup's annual poll on trustworthy professions, topping the list for the 12th time in the 13 years they have been included as an option.The survey was conducted Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 among a random sample of 1,012 adults representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C. When asked to rate

Baby-Friendly practices promote breast-feeding success right after birth

By | 2012-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants be breast-fed exclusively until they are 6 months old, not all new mothers have the same success breast-feeding. The CDC’s Breastfeeding Report Card 2011, reports 75% of U.S. infants have “ever been” breast-fed but those rates vary from state to state.