RN Jobs >> Browse Articles

Browse RN Jobs Articles

  • +4

    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals

    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals
    Sorrel King's daughter, 18-month-old Josie King, died in 2001 at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. The child had been severely burned after accidentally stepping into a hot bath. She spent 10 days in the pediatric intensive care unit and was healing well. Then the child was sent to an intermediate care unit, and her family was told she would be ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
  • +5

    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony

    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony
    A former prison nurse whose career may be in jeopardy over her relationship with a jailed murderer has married him in an intimate ceremony at Maghaberry Prison. Kathryn McClelland and glue-sniffing killer Paul Johnston (26) walked down the aisle in front of about half a dozen guests in the Co Antrim jail’s chapel last week. Johnston and his brother Stephen are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
  • Rate

    Pill as Good as Chemo on Lung Cancer, But Costlier

    Pill as Good as Chemo on Lung Cancer, But Costlier
    LONDON – Some advanced lung cancer patients already treated with chemotherapy might be able to skip some of the bad side effects of another series of chemo by taking a pill instead, a study suggests. An international study showed patients on Iressa, an expensive, newer targeted treatment, survived about as long as those on another course of chemotherapy. "This will provide ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
  • +4

    Study: Banning Fast-Food TV Ads Could Dent Obesity

    Study: Banning Fast-Food TV Ads Could Dent Obesity
    ATLANTA -- A little less "I'm Lovin' It" could put a significant dent in the problem of childhood obesity, suggests a new study that attempts to measure the effect of TV fast-food ads. A ban on such commercials would reduce the number of obese young children by 18 percent, and the number of obese older kids by 14 percent, researchers found. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
  • +4

    Plunging Economy Adds Incentive to Quit Cigarettes

    Plunging Economy Adds Incentive to Quit Cigarettes
    A smoker since she was a teenager, Maribeth Santillo has tried to quit more times than she can count. "It didn't last," she lamented. But as she walked the hallways of the hospital where she works today, nervously squeezing a rubber ball, Santillo waxed confident this would be the year she finally gives up cigarettes. The reason for her optimism? It's ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
  • +10

    Cardiac Arrest Victim Alive Thanks to Off-Duty Nurse

    Cardiac Arrest Victim Alive Thanks to Off-Duty Nurse
    Hamilton-area grandmother Wanda Gruenschlaeger and Dayton intensive care unit nurse Stacie Oxman merely intended to enjoy a Bengals game when they arrived at Paul Brown Stadium early Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16. Fate had other plans for the two women, who started the day as strangers. Oxman stepped out of her bathroom stall around 12:15 p.m. when she saw a woman lying ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
  • Rate

    Surgeon Who Did First US Heart Transplant Dies

    Surgeon Who Did First US Heart Transplant Dies
    DETROIT – Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, a cardiac surgeon who performed the nation's first human heart transplant and who also developed lifesaving medical implants, has died. He was 90. Kantrowitz died Friday in Ann Arbor of complications from heart failure, said his wife, Jean Kantrowitz. In 1967, Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States, three days after the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
  • +12

    Teen Lives 4 Months With No Heart, Leaves Hospital

    Teen Lives 4 Months With No Heart, Leaves Hospital
    MIAMI — D'Zhana Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. "But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart." As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she's endured. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
  • Rate

    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study

    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study
    CHICAGO – The dietary supplement ginkgo, long promoted as an aid to memory, didn't help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the longest and largest test of the extract in older Americans. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
  • +2

    Insurers Make Pitch for Health Coverage Mandate

    Insurers Make Pitch for Health Coverage Mandate
    WASHINGTON – The health insurance industry said Wednesday it will support a national health care overhaul that requires them to accept all customers, regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, but in return it wants lawmakers to mandate that everyone buy coverage. Lawmakers have signaled their intent to craft health care legislation early next year, and the insurance industry's support would make passage ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
  • Rate

    Incisionless Surgery for Heartburn Goes for the Throat

    Incisionless Surgery for Heartburn Goes for the Throat
    Like some 14 million Americans, Debra Crawford, a 58-year-old nurse from Farmington, Fayette County, suffered for years from heartburn, or GERD, the medical acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. At first, she kept it controlled by taking Nexium twice a day. Later, when Nexium started keeping her awake at night, she began taking it earlier in the day and adding Zantac at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
  • +3

    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls

    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls
    The new mother was crying frantically when the nurse entered her hospital room. "I dropped her," she said. "I dozed off and I dropped her." While nursing her baby in bed, the mother had fallen asleep and the newborn slipped out of her arms and fell to the floor. A CT scan and physical exam showed the baby was fine, but ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
  • +15

    Student Nurse Helps Save Life at Hospital

    Student Nurse Helps Save Life at Hospital
    DURHAM, N.H. - A junior nursing student at the University of New Hampshire helped save a patient's life at Exeter Hospital earlier this month. UNH says Katherine Boucher of Lee was providing direct care to a post-operative patient during her medical-surgical nursing clinical at the hospital. She noticed before the patient did that he was bleeding heavily from his surgical site. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +7

    Woman Who Got HIV From Transplant Sues Hospital

    Woman Who Got HIV From Transplant Sues Hospital
    CHICAGO - A 33-year-old woman who claims she contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a kidney transplant has sued the University of Chicago Medical Center and one of its doctors. The woman known in court papers only as Jane Doe says she should have been told that the organ donor was gay. Her attorney, Thomas Demetrio, says the cost of her ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
  • +1

    Calif. Hospital Probes Power Failure in Wildfire

    Calif. Hospital Probes Power Failure in Wildfire
    LOS ANGELES—Authorities are investigating why an emergency generator failed at a local hospital after a wildfire had burned through powerlines to the facility. Patients were plunged into darkness for several hours when the fire tore through two dozen office bungalows and trailers on the outskirts of the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center campus early Saturday and chewed through power lines that supplied ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +8

    ER Nurses Will Test New Approach on Kids Who Come in Drunk

    ER Nurses Will Test New Approach on Kids Who Come in Drunk
    For emergency room nurses who have seen too many kids so drunk they are barely able to breathe, a research project gearing up in Sacramento holds out tantalizing hope. Perhaps asking those youngsters about their own needs and motives, even for just a few minutes, could give them tools they'll need to stay safer next time. "If something as small ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +4

    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City

    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City
    What's the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont's largest city is tops among U.S. metropolitan areas by having the largest proportion of people — 92 percent — who say they are in good or great health. It's also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
  • +1

    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test

    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test
    WASHINGTON – If breast cancer runs in the family, women can be at high risk even if they test free of the disease's most common gene mutations, sobering new research shows. The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are linked with particularly aggressive hereditary breast cancer, and an increased risk of ovarian cancer, too. When a breast cancer patient is found to carry ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +1

    Midwives See Renewed Interest in Natural Births

    Midwives See Renewed Interest in Natural Births
    As she labored to deliver her eighth child, Tamar Van Wingerden squatted on an exercise ball in her living room, stood in her shower until the hot water ran out and then - for the final push - climbed into her own bed. A week overdue, Eva Brielle Van Wingerden was born Oct. 28 in the master bedroom of her family's ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +5

    Florence Wald, Leader in US Hospice, Dies at 91

    Florence Wald, Leader in US Hospice, Dies at 91
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Florence Wald, a former Yale nursing dean whose interest in compassionate care led her to launch the first U.S. hospice program, has died. She was 91. Her daughter, Shari Vogler, said Saturday that Wald died Nov. 8 of natural causes at her Branford home. A hospice volunteer was by her side to the end, Vogler said. Wald was ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
NursingLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use NursingLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.


* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.