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The Modern Nurse
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.

Advancing Health Outcomes
June 15, 2017

Are you drawn to a nursing career, but want to avoid working in a hospital setting? Visiting nurses meet patients where they are, by providing care for them in their homes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, home healthcare is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Read on for five reasons to consider becoming a home healthcare nurse – and why this growing specialty is an attractive career choice for many nurses.

The Modern Nurse
January 26, 2016

Care for patients with chronic diseases varies based on the condition, but across the board, nurses are at the center of care for chronic disease management. Unlike acute care, nurses who care for people living with chronic disease have the opportunity for more in-depth patient education and to build stronger patient-nurse relationships over time.

The Nurse Perspective
January 26, 2016

James A. Fain, Ph.D., RN, BC-ADM, FAAN, associate dean for academic affairs at the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. Fain is editor-in-chief of The Diabetes Educator, and his professional memberships include the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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