What You Need to Know About Cutting Nighttime Feeds

You love your baby and love caring for them. But let’s be honest: having to get up multiple times in the night to feed them can be, well...completely exhausting. For the first few months of a baby’s life, it’s common for babies to wake more than once per night—sometimes multiple times—to eat.
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ECC, ECU launch new nursing program

Edgecombe Community College and East Carolina University have joined forces to provide ECC nursing students with options to accelerate the completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Through the Eastern North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program, students complete the associate degree in nursing at ECC and the bachelor’s degree in nursing at ECU. “This is an amazing opportunity for our students to start with us and complete their...
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Life and Death in 12 Hours

"The Doctor's Art" is a weekly podcast that explores what makes medicine meaningful, featuring profiles and stories from clinicians, patients, educators, leaders, and others working in healthcare. Listen and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Stitcher, and Podchaser. For all the crucial work physicians do in the hospital, no one...
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Evangelical nurse earns DAISY Honor

A local nurse, Phoebe Faden, LPN, joins the list of nurses with a DAISY title for nursing excellence. The award is presented to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community. Faden was nominated for the award by coworker, Jennifer Sullivan, RN, BSN, who heard about Faden going above and beyond for a patient. Faden was presented...

BSN Graduate Hits Stride by Following in the “Family Business”

Ian Sybils discovered he can combine his love for teaching while helping patients. Ian Syblis never intended on becoming a nurse. A 2022 graduate of the MGH Institute’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, he is the son of a nurse so learned about health care from an early age. But Syblis, who was intent on forging his own career, attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and majored in public health.

The specialties driving ASC growth

As procedures migrate to the outpatient setting, ASC leaders are seeing cardiology and orthopedics as huge opportunities for growth. Cardiology procedures received the highest estimated Medicare payment increases in 2021, making it the fastest growing ASC specialty, according to Avanza's "2022 Key ASC Benchmarks and Industry Figures" report. Orthopedics is the most common specialty for ASCs in 2022, according to March data from the ASC Association.

MercyOne Cardiac Nurse Wins Award for Compassionate Care

A nurse at MercyOne Clinton Medical Center won the DAISY Award, recognizing her exceptional care in cardiac services. Cassie Behr, BSN, RN, was nominated by one of her patients for the exceptional care she provided during their stay. The patient wrote in their nomination, “My nurse Cassie was such a...

MHSC: Nurses honored by state organization

Four nurses with Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County were honored during the Wyoming Nursing Association’s recent Nursing Summit and Convention “Guardians of Nursing: Protecting Patients, Protecting Ourselves.”. The 2022 WNA Nursing Award winners were announced during the September event in Casper. The WNA also was able to celebrate...

South Texas Health System ER Weslaco earns Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Accreditation

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) —South Texas Health System ER Weslaco has earned a level three geriatric emergency accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. The bronze-level designation by the organization dedicated to advancing emergency care acknowledges STHS ER Weslaco’s dedication to providing a high standard of care that meets the unique health care needs of […]

Feeding Pets Outdoors

Snakes are more active in the spring and fall. In the winter they hibernate and the summer months can be too darn hot for them to want to make an appearance while the sun’s still shining bright. Fall is also the time of year some snakes mate, so they could be out looking for amore. They could also be on the hunt for prey before tucking in for the winter. Regardless of why they’re out, there’s no reason to provide them with an incentive for visiting your home by leaving pet food outside.
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Nancy Lenon Penrod

Nancy Lenon Penrod, 81, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022. She was born July 5, 1941, in Evansville, Indiana to Maurice Everett Lenon and Violet Ellen Apple Lenon. In 1945, the family moved to Owensboro where Nancy grew up. She graduated from Owensboro High School in 1959 and attended the University of Missouri for one year before transferring to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In 1963, Nancy graduated from Vanderbilt with a BSN degree. She moved to Columbia, Tennessee in June of that year to begin what would be a 30-year career as a public health nurse for the Maury County Health Department. During those years she particularly enjoyed her work with babies, children, and mothers-to-be.

Listen to Your Heart: Raising Awareness of a Serious Heart Condition in Black, African American and Afro-Caribbean Communities

And Nettie Riddick, MSN, BSN, RN (Director of Pastor Aide Ministry, New Greater Oregon St. John Missionary Baptist Church) We continue to live through a public health tragedy. If there is any hope to be drawn from so much hardship and loss, it’s that COVID-19 has reignited new conversations about disease awareness and the inequality that still exists in our healthcare system.

Amid Nursing Shortage, Elizabethtown College RN to BSN Program Receives National Accreditation

Amid the nation’s national nursing shortage, Elizabethtown College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) RN to BSN Program recently received national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). “We are proud that Elizabethtown College is able to offer a flexible nursing program to work to...

Alumna Blends Native American Healing Traditions with Western Medicine

“I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a doctor or a person who could help others heal,” says CU Nursing alumna Michelle Kahn-John, PhD ‘14, MSN ’00, who comes from a long line of medicine women and men from the Navajo (Diné) Nation, Big Water Clan (Tó’tsohnii) of Fort Defiance, AZ.

Accelerated Nursing Programs (ABSN) Overview: Requirements And Career Paths

Earning an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) provides a fast-tracked path to a nursing career. In this article, we explore accelerated nursing programs, including eligibility requirements, common courses and popular career options for graduates. What is an Accelerated BSN Program?. ABSNs are accelerated nursing programs that serve students...

Mapping the Perioperative Claims Experience of General Surgeons

Jacqueline Ross, RN, PhD; Kim Hathaway, RN, MSN; Melissa Nelson, RN, BSN; Kathrine Soulsby, RN, BSN; Angela Jordan, RN, MHSc, The Doctors Company. Many of the common surgical procedures in the country, including cholecystectomies, appendectomies, inguinal hernia repairs, mastectomies, and colectomies, are performed by general surgeons. General surgeons are also among the surgical specialists with the highest rates of medical malpractice claims, at rates of 3.5 to 4 times that of other physicians. About 63 percent of general surgeons have been involved in a medical malpractice suit. Understanding the most common types of complications and the factors that contribute to errors may provide insights for general surgeons about their practice.

5 Reasons Why RNs Should Pursue Their BSN Degree

Nurses play a vital role in our healthcare system. Nurses have a range of skills that make them extraordinary in their profession. From leadership skills to working with teams to quick problem-solving, there is nothing that a nurse can’t do. Nurses are always ready for unexpected situations. Plus, they are always in high demand. For example, if you look at Northern Kentucky, there are 71,638 professionally active nurses in the area alone, and 58,756 out of those are RNs.


BRIDGET (FLYNN) NESKO, BSN, RN. On November 28, 2022, we lost the beautiful and sensitive soul of Bridget (Flynn) Nesko BSN, RN, who passed away too soon from the ravages of Ovarian Cancer at the tender age of 55. An accomplished Registered Nurse, Publisher, Broadcaster, Voice-Over Artist, Educator, Community Activist,...