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6 Reasons Why Nurses Are The Unsung Heroes Of The ER

During a busy Sunday evening in my ER two weeks ago, while I stitched closed a laceration to the temple of a two-year-old infant who had run into a door, disaster struck. As is customary in these situations, my attendant nurse, a kind woman who is wonderful with children, had wrapped up the child in layers of sheets to prevent any unexpected movements of arms or legs while we performed the delicate procedure. 

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Gallup Poll: Nursing Ranks As Most Ethical Profession for 13th Consecutive Year

In 2014, Americans say nurses have the highest honesty and ethical standards. Members of Congress and car salespeople were given the worst ratings among the 11 professions included in this year's poll. Eighty percent of Americans say nurses have "very high" or "high" standards of honesty and ethics, compared with a 7% rating for members of Congress and 8% for car salespeople.Americans have been asked to rate the honesty and ethics of various professions annually since 1990, and periodically since 1976. 

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Why Nurses Are Racing To Minnesota-And Why It Will Continue

The Minnesota Board of Nursing is working seven days a week, attempting to process nearly 5,000 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse applications by the first of the year. That's when a new law kicks-in that will give nurses more authority to treat patients without doctor supervision. Proponents of the law say it could help solve Minnesota's looming doctor shortage.

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The Top 5 Nursing Issues for 2015

A rising awareness of ethical issues, a push for better representation in the boardroom, and initiatives to raise education levels among RNs will be top-of-mind topics for nurse leaders next year. The Ebola virus. Nurse staffing battles. ED violence. Unlike any year in recent memory, 2014 was a turbulent one for the nursing profession. But it was also an exciting one, and 2015 promises more of the same. I touched base with a couple of nursing leaders to get their take on some of the top issues that are in store for the profession.

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