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The Modern Nurse

Outlines unexpected or non-traditional nursing roles, as well as emerging nursing roles, and discusses the influence nurses have across the healthcare arena.

The Modern Nurse
June 28, 2017

In many regions of the world with limited access to healthcare providers, nurses play an essential role in reducing the burden of pediatric disease. We recently spoke with Michele Morin, RN, MSN, about her experiences traveling to Rwanda and Ghana to assist and train local healthcare providers, and the differences between pediatric nursing domestically and abroad.

The Modern Nurse
May 4, 2017

When she first found out she was pregnant, Natausha Smith, BSN, RN, was preparing to finish her nursing degree—not become a mother. Discover how a nurse from the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) gave Natausha the support to finish her nursing degree and become a nurse home visitor herself.

The Modern Nurse
April 26, 2017

As the globalization of the world economy makes international travel easier and more commonplace, it also contributes to the growing threat of global pandemics like Ebola, Zika and influenza. To help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, healthcare institutions often rely on infection preventionists (IPs) like Margaret “Peg” Pettis, RN, MPA, CIC, the manager of Rochester General Hospital’s Infection Prevention Department in Rochester, N.Y. We spoke to Peg about her experience as an infection control nurse and why she is so passionate about her chosen career.

The Modern Nurse
March 15, 2017

The nursing profession has changed quite a bit since Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, of MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., began her career in 1946. From scientific advances to the evolution of nursing specialties to the emergence of scrubs, SeeSee has been at the front lines to witness the evolution of the nursing profession.

The Modern Nurse
February 27, 2017

During his three-decade career as a nurse, Eric J. Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, has often been the first male or African-American to hold his position, including in his current roles as the first male president of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).

The Modern Nurse
January 30, 2017

In ICUs around the country, nurses are at the forefront of revolutionizing quality of care by delivering a more personalized patient experience with the help of advanced technology.

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