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2017 has been quite the year for Jennifer Kalenkoski, RN, who was recently elected as 2017-2018 president of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). After graduating with an associate’s degree in May, Jennifer moved to Rochester, Minn., to begin her career in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at the Mayo Clinic this fall as she completes a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. We recently spoke to Jennifer about her nursing journey and how she manages her busy schedule, as well as NSNA’s plans for the upcoming academic year.

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On June 19, 2017, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact (GCI) launched the GenH Challenge, a global social venture competition aimed at finding solutions for some of the world's toughest health problems to ensure people born after 2011 can live even healthier lives than prior generations.

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.

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While midwives are well-known for attending births, certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) also provide various levels of prenatal, reproductive and primary care for many patients. We spoke with Samantha, a recent graduate of the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program at the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies in Washington, D.C., about the unique aspects of her specialty and why she loves being a CNM.

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June 23, 2017
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In this episode of the Nursing Notes Live podcast, we talk to Joe Flores, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP, JD, whose nursing background led him into a career as an attorney focusing on health care law and medical negligence in his home state of Texas. We discuss his transition from legal nurse consultant to attorney, and how he splits his time between working at his law practice and seeing patients as a nurse practitioner.

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June 23, 2017
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In this episode of the Nursing Notes Live podcast, we talk to Stacey Ryan, RN, MSN, a recent graduate of the Yale University School of Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Specialty Master’s Program in Orange, Conn., to learn more about the roles, responsibilities and unique aspects of psychiatric nursing.

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