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December 4, 2012
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  • Gov. Nixon supports expanding Mo. Medicaid program
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, said he favors expanding the state's Medicaid program eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act and will include a proposal in his budget plan because "it is the right thing to do." Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, said the governor's proposal would not be acceptable to the Legislature. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ill. nurse leader says she's "pumped" about future of nursing
    Judith Storfjell, professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, said she is "pumped about the future of health care with nurses at the table" as she accepted the 2012 Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Nurse Leader Award at the 15th annual Power of Nursing Leadership event. The theme of the day was "the power to care," and Storfjell said nurses need to innovate and cultivate more knowledge about what is effective in health care. Nurse.com (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mo. prof says APRN grant will benefit nursing home care
    A $15 million grant awarded to the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing means advanced practice registered nurses will be sent to nursing facilities in St. Louis to help care providers identify changes in patient health and prevent hospitalizations, says professor Marilyn Rantz. Recently admitted to the Institute of Medicine, Rantz says her membership will help the school achieve its goal of ensuring seniors benefit from its research into care quality and aging in place. Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.) (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Barrier-free care for Missouri
    Many of the elements and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. Implementation of IOM Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers is a current focus for MONA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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