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March 19, 2013
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Mo., Ill. could mandate pulse ox tests for newborns
    Lawmakers in Missouri and Illinois are considering proposals to require neonatal pulse oximetry screening to detect congenital heart problems. A busy neonatal unit might find two heart problems a year using the test, according to the head of cardiology at St. Louis Children's Hospital. When defects go undetected, children can end up in emergency departments with organ damage. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nursing and Medical Science 
  • Campus in Kearney, Neb., to get new nursing building
    Plans for a $19 million building have been approved to more than triple the space for nursing education at the University of Nebraska Kearney. State support for the construction is part of an initiative that includes a planned cancer research facility at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Beatrice Daily Sun (Neb.) (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Viterbo University is adding DNP program
    Viterbo University in Wisconsin is adding its first doctoral degree with a program for nurse practitioners. The advanced degree will focus on health care quality and benefit the region, school officials said. "The nurse practitioners of the future are going to help us bridge the gap" in primary care, Gundersen Lutheran Health System Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Mary Lu Gerke said. La Crosse Tribune (Wis.) (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  MONA News 
  • 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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