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April 10, 2012
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • AARP calls for increased Medicaid funding for home care
    AARP says Michigan should increase home care funding in its Medicaid program because it is less expensive then keeping people in nursing homes. Health Care Association of Michigan Vice President Pat Anderson says the nursing home trade group supports long-term, high-quality care at home. (4/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nursing and Medical Science 
  • Doctoral NP program coming to Missouri State
    Missouri State University will launch a new doctor of nursing practice degree for nurse practitioners. The program is a clinical degree and based on nursing practice. The goal is to prepare NPs to manage their own practices and to navigate the health system to provide better care, officials said. Springfield News-Leader (Mo.) (4/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Midwest nurses part of successful training program in Kabul
    A University of Nebraska and Nebraska Army and Air National Guard program has trained 100 nurses in Afghanistan and is touted as one of the most successful training programs at the Armed Forces Academy of Medical Science in Kabul. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Shawn Zembles, a clinical nurse specialist and instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said nursing experts helped local leaders define roles, put together skill requirements and improve training. DVIDS (4/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Care News 
  • GreatCall boosts patients' access to nurses with LiveNurse app
    GreatCall introduced this week the subscription-based LiveNurse iPhone application that enables users to connect to a registered nurse any time of day -- in English or in Spanish -- without an appointment. The application, which includes a symptom navigator tool and a medical encyclopedia, has a "Shake for Help" feature that allows confused users to easily receive information on how a certain screen of the app works. (4/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MONA News 
  • Coming Together in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference
    The 22nd Annual Coming Together in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference will be held Thursday and Friday at the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia, Mo. Find the conference brochure here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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