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The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree has aroused confusion and controversy. Learn why.

Why you need an electronic professional portfolio

You can think of an electronic professional portfolio as being similar to an electronic health record. An electronic health record captures all the clinical...

Understanding the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader

Learn how the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role came into being, what educational preparation is required, and what CNLs do.

Staff development educators: Helping to improve patient outcomes

Nurses have long focused on providing high-quality, evidence-based care to help achieve better patient outcomes—and staff development educators are crucial to this endeavor. We...

Nurse Researcher: A career, not just a job

For me, nursing has never been a "punch-the-time-clock" job; it’s a profession. Early on, I decided to always keep my career interesting. There are...

Beyond an interesting “read”

Nurse authors call on educators to incorporate IOM findings into education, practice.

Letters to the Editor – May 2008

Dimensions of pain distraction I read with applause "Assessing the seven dimensions of pain" in the February issue. I work in a large teaching institution...

Teaching Ostomy Care

WEB EXCLUSIVE - More information on teaching patients ostomy care.  Please download PDF for best viewing.

Seven reasons why oncology nurses should get certified

For oncology nurses, specialty certification has become the gold standard. The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation awards the following certifications: Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), Certified...

Letters to the Editor – June 2007

Float or be fired? The February article “Protecting yourself from malpractice claims” states, “Don't accept assignments if you're not sure you're competent to perform them.”...