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Insights from the New Nurse
January 17, 2018

2018 marks the fourth year of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Hispanics in Nursing campaign to increase the number of Hispanic nurses. In addition to providing information about which classes to take in high school to prepare for nursing prerequisites and highlighting the profiles of Latino nurse role models, the campaign provides access to Mentors Connection, a database of Latino nurses who can provide career guidance, advice, and cultural perspective to prospective nurses.

December 22, 2017

In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, we speak with Tobin Mathew, RN, BSN, a pediatric nurse who works in the surgical ward at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill., where he wears a superhero shirt or costume every day at the hospital to help make kids smile. We discuss the unique challenges facing pediatric nurses and the ways they find their own inner child to connect with their patients.

December 15, 2017

Throughout 2017, we had the privilege of interviewing dozens of nurses from around the world to gather advice, inspiring and unique stories, innovative ideas, and much more. Every Nursing Notes article and episode of the Nursing Notes Live podcast contributes something new and special, but here are just a few of our favorites...

Insights from the New Nurse
December 15, 2017

Throughout this year, nurses who have recently started careers in various specialties have shared advice, inspiration, and insights for students considering different nursing paths. Whether you are heading into your final semester of nursing school or beginning a career of your own, here are some of the best pieces of advice we’ve received this year to guide you on your journey to becoming a nurse.

The Modern Nurse
December 15, 2017

After working as an emergency room nurse for 10 years, Wendy Weirbach, BSN, RN, CEN, was looking for a change of pace. She went on to pursue a nursing position at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. She immediately fell in love with the job and decided she wanted to spend the remainder of her career at the theme park. We recently spoke with Wendy to learn about this unique nursing position and her experiences providing care for guests, superheroes and princesses alike!

The Nurse Perspective
December 13, 2017

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It’s Nurse Tobin from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Since his first day on the job, Tobin Mathew, RN, BSN, has donned superhero apparel to help put a smile on his young patients’ faces. We recently spoke with Tobin, who was named one of the Red Cross 2017 Nurse Heroes, to learn more about the nurse behind the costume, and discuss his experiences working with pediatric patients.

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