Nursing Informatics is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice. Recognized by The American Nursing Association since 1992 as a specialty role in nursing, there are both graduate degrees and board certification recognitions. Nursing Informatics plays an important role in advocating for patients and nurses.
When you decide to pursue advanced education as a nurse, one of the first things you’ll discover is you have several nursing degree options to choose from. For many, it can be a little overwhelming. Today, I want to highlight one nursing degree that has grown in popularity over the last several years; the Doctorate of Nursing Practice or DNP.
My mom always said I was born to be a nurse. Maybe it was the nursing outfit I used to wear as a child – complete with hat and cape (it was even my Halloween costume one year). Or maybe it was because I had a Nurse Nancy doll complete with bed and thermometer that I used to take care of.
This week we celebrate the men and women who make the choice to help others by becoming a nurse. This week is Nurses Week. Whether you’re a nurse working in a hospital, office or other setting we thank you for your dedication and service to others. We’ll be celebrating Nurses Week all month long here on the blog. Check back each week for a new post highlighting the people and the profession of nursing. We’re kicking off the week with a video that says “thank you” in a unique way. We think you’ll enjoy it. You can watch it below… Read more.
Dr. Josh Solomon is an intensivist at Rose Medical Center. He’s always believed that if you have the ability to help another person, you should. That’s why after making several trips to a Vietnam orphanage to provide medical care, he helped start the Hoi An Foundation. The Hoi An Foundation provides high quality healthcare to the disadvantaged in Vietnam.
A chance meeting at the Masters Tournament in August, Ga. led to a conversation that changed Dr. Justin Bundy’s life and the lives of dozens of children in Jamaica suffering from spinal deformities.
When Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, FL. prepared to open its new Pediatric ICU, officials knew they wanted parents and children to see all the services that would be offered. Trouble is, they didn’t want to scare the children as they walked through what can be an intimidating place.
We spend most of our waking hours at work. For many, that involves coming into an office environment and working, seated, at a desk. This type of routine, without proper diet and exercise, can take a toll on a person’s health. So, it should come as no surprise that more and more companies are working to create a office environments that support health and wellness. Good health benefits both the employee and the company.
As spring nears, we start to clean out our houses, cars and desks. While we’re at it, why not tend to our health as well? This spring, get inspired to set new health goals and “toss out” old habits. Setting a goal is a great first step to making lifestyle improvements, but changing old habits can be more difficult. Luckily, H2U health coaches can help participants with those first few steps in their health journeys and then along the way to healthier lives.
It was Christmas day, and while most businesses are closed and families are spending the day celebrating the holiday in their homes, the hospital is open and providing care for those unable to be with their families and friends. Those of us working on Christmas make every attempt to make the day special for our patients, knowing that this is not the ideal place to spend Christmas.