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The Nurse Perspective

Provides a first-hand perspective of nurses who are implementing advances in patient care, sharing their personal career journey and advice.

The Nurse Perspective
February 15, 2017

In honor of African-American History Month, the Campaign is reflecting on African-American nurses who made significant contributions to the nursing profession. Despite centuries of oppression and prejudice, these three nursing pioneers – and countless others – overcame adversity and broke through barriers to pave the way for nurses of all backgrounds.

The Nurse Perspective
January 12, 2017

"Our first exchange involved a mother-son pair from Toledo and a married couple from Cincinnati, and it was a great success. Soon enough, people from outside Ohio started asking to work with us." - Susan Rees, RN, BSN, Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation

The Nurse Perspective
December 12, 2016

Medical emergencies can happen at any time. For trauma nurse Julie Stroyne Nixon, RN, BSN, her wedding night was about more than her wedding, it was about saving a life. Walking to her wedding after-party with her husband Andrew Nixon, the bride saw an unconscious woman lying on a bench nearby. Bystanders were calling for help and Stroyne, still in her wedding gown, ran to help.

The Nurse Perspective
November 15, 2016

What is the true cost of nursing care? How can hospitals build efficient nursing care systems that maximize value? These are the types of questions John M. Welton, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, is trying to answer as a scientist for health systems research. Read on to learn about his career journey and how his research is using big data to improve health care.

The Nurse Perspective
October 11, 2016

Intrigued by the complexity of hospital labor and delivery units, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) designed a robot to learn how to help make scheduling decisions. Kristen A. Jerrier, RN, BSN, CNIV, is a resource nurse in the labor and delivery unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Mass., and was one of 17 physicians and nurses who participated in the CSAIL study. Read on to learn about her experience as a resource nurse, and how participating in research projects like this has strengthened her resolve to give patients the best care possible.

The Nurse Perspective
September 15, 2016

Kristin Haden, RN, is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Of the 24 years she has been a nurse, she has spent 17 of them working the night shift. Read on to learn her perspective on some of the benefits of being on the night shift.

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