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April 3, 2012
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Mo. House, Senate exchange health care bills
    The Missouri Senate approved and sent to the House a measure to allow employers to exempt coverage for birth control in their employee health plans. The House approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would prohibit discrimination or punishment for health care providers who refuse to participate in procedures that violate their ethical or religious beliefs. Columbia Missourian/The Associated Press (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mich. House approves autism coverage bills
    The Michigan House passed three bills requiring insurance coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism as well as taxpayer reimbursements for insurers and third-party health plan administrators. The insurance mandate will form a network of autism specialists in the state, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said. The legislation now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder. The Detroit News (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing and Medical Science 
  • Mo. nursing home patients, families happy with care, survey shows
    A survey of residents and family members at about 200 Missouri long-term care facilities found most were satisfied with the care provided, according to researchers at the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing. Researcher Marcia Flesner, a registered nurse, said nursing homes have changed their approach to care, and the survey found allowing residents to make their own schedules and giving them private rooms and bathrooms were popular policy decisions. McKnight's Long-Term Care News/The Editors' Blog (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Neb. nursing program to graduate first class
    A new bachelor's degree program at the Northern Division of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing is helping more students become registered nurses. The program in Norfolk, created to answer a shortage of nurses in the state, graduates its first class this spring. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Care News 
  • Nearly half of providers use social media for networking
    Data on 2,790 health care professionals showed about one-third of survey respondents used social media to look for a job in 2011, up from 21% in 2010, and almost half said they use social media for professional networking. Physicians appeared to be the heaviest users of smartphones and other mobile devices in 2011, with 40% using them to search for health-related information or jobs, researchers from AMN Healthcare reported. American City Business Journals/Cincinnati (4/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  MONA News 
  • Coming Together in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference
    Register now for the upcoming 22nd Annual Coming Together in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference scheduled for April 12 to 13 at the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia, Mo. Find the conference brochure here. We offer a convenient online registration method through the MONA website by clicking here, Online Registration Form. Please feel free to share this activity information with your colleagues. If you have any questions not addressed within the brochure, please contact the MONA office at (573) 636-4623. We hope that you will be able to join us in April! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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