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The search is on! Visionary Leader 2010

The deadline for Nursing Management’s Visionary Leader 2010 award has been extended to August 1. E-mail your manuscript to Barbara.Miller@wolterskluwer.com, with "Visionary Leader" in the subject head. For more information about competition guidelines, click on the link above.


Meet the FDA's new online safety reporting portal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have launched a new web site to provide a mechanism for the reporting of pre- and post-market safety data to the federal government.


Focus on men's preventive health

Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a healthcare provider within the past year and 30% more likely than women to be hospitalized for preventable conditions, according to new data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


Council suggests educational advancement for RNs

In light of the recent passage of healthcare reform legislation, the Tri-Council for Nursing has issued a consensus statement calling for all RNs to advance their education in the interest of enhancing quality and safety across healthcare settings.



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Earn CE credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Nursing Management and taking the test.

Stroke care in the 21st century
Alison Trembly, RN, CNRN, FNP

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Transforming Care at the Bedside: The CNO's role
Aline M. Holmes, MSN, RN, and Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, APN, CCRN

Managing personal issues; readying for promotion
Gladys Campbell, MSN, RN


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