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Study Finds Microfinance Program—Pigs for Peace—Also Improves Mental Health Symptoms for Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Dec 3, 2014 8:39:00 AM EST
pigWomen and families in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been beaten down physically and mentally by years of war, poverty, and violence, but a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing researcher and her team suggest that a baby pig has the power to turn despair into hope, even reducing symptoms of PTSD and depression....Click here to read more.
Online Course Brings Dementia Care Home
Dec 1, 2014 9:40:00 AM EST

Pick a holiday – any holiday – at this time of year, and thoughts turn to family, of bringing the generations together to re-live memories and make new ones. For many families, this means bringing a grandparent, a parent, an aunt, or a cousin with dementia home from a full-time care facility or assuring that persons with dementia living at home are able to meaningfully participate in festivities....Click here to read more.

U.S. Nursing Leaders Issue Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics
Nov 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM EST

In the wake of media focus on the trials and bravery of nurses in the context of the Ebola crisis, leaders in the fields of nursing and clinical ethics have released an unprecedented report on the ethical issues facing the profession, as the American Nursing Association prepares to release a revised Code of Ethics in 2015....Click here to read more.

Hopkins Nurse a Hero, not a Danger
Oct 27, 2014 2:33:00 PM EDT

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing applauds Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was recently placed under and then released from mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after returning from treating patients in Sierra Leone....Click here to read more.

Johns Hopkins Nursing School Faculty Receive Two of Four National Research Awards
Oct 16, 2014 10:09:00 AM EDT

glass_szantonThe Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (SON) took home half of the awards given at the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Nightingala Celebration on October 15:  Nancy Glass, a global leader for health promotion and gender equality, received the Path-Paver Award and Sarah Szanton, a leader in nursing and gerontology, received the Protégé Award....Click here to read more.

Doors Wide Open for Hopkins Nursing Grads
Oct 14, 2014 2:15:00 PM EDT

Despite reports of hiring obstacles facing recent nursing graduates, the majority of Johns Hopkins students completing a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree in 2013 report they quickly found the jobs they wanted, where they wanted them—and with only moderate or no difficulty....Click here to read more.

Five-star Nurses Celebrated at Gala
Oct 1, 2014 1:45:00 PM EDT

With 125 years of history and the first hints of autumn in the air beneath a tent (just in case) at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, five newly minted Shining Stars got their moments in the spotlight at the third-annual Evening With the Stars gala....Click here to read more.

Rushton Named Fellow in Bioethics
Sep 29, 2014 9:09:00 AM EDT

rushtonProfessor Cynda H. Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named a 2014 Hastings Center Fellow for her eminent accomplishments in bioethics. She will be inducted at the Annual Hastings Center Fellows Meeting on October 16 in San Diego. As a fellow, Rushton will help the Center accomplish its mission of researching, collaborating, and addressing medical and environmental ethical issues....Click here to read more.

Simulation's 50% Solution
Sep 24, 2014 8:35:00 AM EDT

NCSBN study shows similar educational outcomes when half of hard-to-find clinical hours are replaced with clinical simulation

nursing schoolIn a city like Baltimore, part of a major medical region, competition for clinical placements makes finding open slots for nursing students a constant challenge. So a study showing that up to half of those clinical hours can be replaced in a high-quality simulation lab with no drop-off in learning is welcome news for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) as well as nursing schools across the nation....Click here to read more.

2014 Shining Star Finalists, Rosenwald Star Winner Announced
Sep 9, 2014 1:37:00 PM EDT

nursing schoolFinalists have been announced for the 2014 Shining Star Award along with winner of the Peter and Cynthia Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award, all presented annually at the Evening With the Stars gala, 6:30 p.m. September 27 at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON)....Click here to read more.

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