Here at HCA we take great pride in the excellent patient care all of our nurses provide every day. Each year on March 19th, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), sponsors this recognition day to honor registered nurses who have demonstrated advanced skill, knowledge, and practice by earning a professional certification in the complex specialties of acute and critical care. So, today, we recognize and support the unique contributions of HCA’s board certified nurses.
Air Force vet opts for a busy hospital ER as the setting for “Career 2.5” After years of flying in F-11, F-4 and F-18 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Col. Byron Nash wasn’t quite sure what to do with himself when he landed for the last time. The open days of retirement loomed, and at first he opted to fill them by working in the defense industry. That didn’t last long.
The field of nursing is always evolving and as the need for more efficient and personalized care grows, so does the demand for the technology that will meet those needs. In the consumer market alone there are already dozens of platforms and devices that track and interpret individual biometric readings. The exciting work for those of us in healthcare is to create ways to use these wearable devices to improve the delivery of care. And the good news is that we’re already experimenting.
We want to wish all nurses a very happy nurses week. This year, we asked employees from around to the company to send in pictures that show their appreciation for nurses and we were flooded with submissions. We organized them into the video below and we hope it puts a smile on your face when you watch it. Happy nurses week!
Happy nurses week! This is a special week where we have the opportunity to pause and recognize you (our nurses) for the incredible work you do everyday to provide quality care to our patients. It’s also a chance to recognize your fellow nurses – the people you work with everyday – for their work. Our’s is a rewarding profession and I consider myself fortunate, as I’m sure you do, that I chose nursing as a career. Please take a minute to watch the video below for a special message. I hope you have a wonderful week and feel appreciated because…you… Read more.
Last week we told you about a newer nursing degree that has gained popularity in recent years. Today, we’re going to focus on a new nursing role – the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). A CNL is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing and has completed rigorous coursework and assessments.
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.
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.
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.