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Getting Real: Nursing Today
October 10, 2017

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The flu is serious and can even be deadly, but it’s also preventable – and the flu vaccine has been shown to be one of the best ways to protect against the flu. We spoke with Katherine “Kate” Holbrook, MS, RN, CNS, PHN, program manager of Shoo the Flu, to learn more about this community-based program and the unique role nurses play in decreasing flu-related disease burden within communities.

Advancing Culturally Competent Care
April 26, 2017

Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler believes there are no boundaries to nursing care. Inspired by a personal connection to the plight of refugees, Raya, a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
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.

J&J + Nurses: Partnering with Purpose
March 29, 2017

"Unseen Enemy,” a new documentary sponsored by Johnson & Johnson premiering April 7 on CNN, explores the imminent threat of infectious disease in an increasingly-connected world. The film shares the deeply personal stories of families and healthcare workers impacted by Ebola, Zika and influenza. “Unseen Enemy” also raises awareness for the importance of outbreak preparedness and prevention. Throughout the film, the documentary showcases the ways in which people can make simple daily changes to protect themselves, their families and communities from infectious disease.

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Learn more about the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program as fellows talk about the important role of nurses in improving healthcare in schools and communities.

J&J + Nurses: Partnering with Purpose
August 12, 2016

Michele Wilmoth, MSN, RN, LSN, NCSN, is the director of school health services at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. After participating in the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program and starting a project concentrating on asthma management education, she learned the power of reaching outside her comfort zone to make a big impact in her community.

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