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Getting Real: Nursing Today

Explores the realities of a nursing career through the voices of experienced nurses, showcasing hands-on, personal skill-building programs and tools for nurses.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
October 10, 2017

Mary Yoshino, FNP, wore an identification badge for years that told the world who she was and what she represented in the healthcare community. When she retired from being a nurse, Mary wasn’t sure what her next step would be, but she knew she wanted to continue to help people. Currently, Mary is on the ground in Houston, Texas, volunteering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, an extremely destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that made landfall in southern Texas in August 2017. We recently had the opportunity to speak with her to learn more about her career and her current role as a volunteer disaster response nurse.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
October 10, 2017

Nurses have a long history of supporting disaster relief efforts through the American Red Cross. In the past six weeks, the Red Cross has launched a wide-ranging relief effort to help people devastated by three historic, back-to-back hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
September 26, 2017

Randy "Joey" Ryan brings a unique perspective to nursing. As a member of the United States Navy Reserve, vice president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA), president of the Stony Brooke Student Nurses' Association (SBSNA) and 2017 Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Health Leader, his goal remains to make a positive impact in patients' lives as their nurse.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
August 31, 2017

Growing up with nurses in her family, Kimberley Munn, RN, BSN, OCN, was exposed to medical science and the art of helping others early on in life. Read on to learn about the everyday life of this new oncology nurse and why she loves her chosen specialty.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
August 31, 2017

Case managers are responsible for helping their patients understand their health status and coordinating long-term care. We recently spoke with Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM, president of The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) to learn more about the critical role that case management nurses play in patients’ lives.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
August 15, 2017

Did you know school nursing began in the early 1900s as an experiment in New York City? We recently spoke with Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN, president of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), to learn more about the role of the school nurse in modern society.

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