Nursing among the best jobs in US, report says | RNs have good job opportunities in Minn. | St. Xavier ranks 1st among online graduate nursing programs
January 13, 2017
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Nursing among the best jobs in US, report says
U.S. News & World Report ranked nurse practitioner as the No. 2 job in the US, while nurse anesthetist was No. 6, nurse midwife was No. 15 and registered nurse was No. 22. The report ranked jobs based on hiring demand, salary, future job growth, employment rate, stress and work-life balance.
MarketWatch (1/11) 
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RNs have good job opportunities in Minn.
Minnesota data show registered nurses are the second most in-demand job statewide, and Nicole Schell at Douglas County Hospital said low unemployment rates overall have made people choosier about employers. Brooke Zabel at Knute Nelson said its senior care facility focuses on its culture, has flexible scheduling, accommodates students and offers scholarships.
Echo Press (Alexandria, Minn.) (1/4) 
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Lansinoh Smartpump makes pumping easier for moms
The new SmartPump has 3 customizable pumping styles that mimic baby's natural feeding pattern allowing breastfeeding mothers to maximize their time and milk production. New mothers can also connect the SmartPump to a smartphone and use the Lansinoh Baby App for tracking, reminders and more.
Education & Training
St. Xavier ranks 1st among online graduate nursing programs
U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Xavier University's program as the top online nursing graduate degree program in the country for 2017. Ten Illinois schools were ranked in the top 100 online nursing graduate degree programs.
Streetwise Media/Chicago Inno (1/10) 
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RN's pursuit of education leads to multiple health care roles
Registered nurse Kendra Guerra went back to school to become a nurse practitioner and said she is excited to finish her education at West Texas A&M University and return to bedside care. Guerra has been manager of emergency services at Covenant Health Plainview but she also returned to school earlier to become a certified sexual assault nurse examiner.
Plainview Daily Herald (Texas) (1/6) 
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AWHONN Spotlight
Immediate and sustained skin-to-skin contact for the healthy term newborn after birth
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has published a practice brief entitled "Immediate and Sustained Skin-to-Skin Contact for the Healthy Term Newborn After Birth: AWHONN Practice Brief Number 5," featuring recommendations that represent the consensus of the AWHONN Power of Touch Scientific Advisory Panel. Read the practice brief in JOGNN.
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Hospital CEO's career begins as staff nurse
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals CEO Kim Miller said her commitment to high-quality care as a staff nurse was the driving force behind her advancement to administration and hospital leadership. She said she took advantage of opportunities for advancement early in her career and, while she no longer provides bedside care, she stays connected by rounding and looking at the hospital from a patient's perspective. (1/9) 
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Hospice nurse helps people through grieving process
Alicia Bailey works as a hospice nurse but it was her own grief experience following her mother's death that prompted her to offer a GriefShare program to help others through the grieving process. "When you are overwhelmed on your grief journey, that's when you need help," Bailey said.
The Pueblo Chieftain (Colo.) (1/10) 
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Make the most of your membership in 2017!
It's not too late to add another resolution to your list this year. Visit and make sure your membership is current so you can take advantage of your member benefits like access to free webinars, section and chapter conferences and networking events, volunteer leadership opportunities, online journals, free CNE and more. Not an AWHONN member? Learn more about the benefits of membership and reasons to join now. Learn more today.
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Minority Nurse Scholarship
AWHONN and Pampers are partnering to award three $5,000 academic scholarships to help minority nurses to complete their studies toward a Master's degree in nursing. Scholarship winners will also receive complimentary registration, hotel, and airfare to attend the 2017 AWHONN Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The academic scholarships will be paid for the Fall 2017 academic term. The award recipients will be announced in March 2017. Applications must be received by January 31, 2017. Learn more.
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