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UCLA School Of Nursing Launches Doctor Of Nursing Practice Degree Program
Responding to the evolving landscape of health care, the UCLA School of Nursing is introducing a new degree program — a Doctor of Nursing Practice, or DNP — to start in Fall 2018.
The program focuses on the translation of research into advanced clinical practice to improve health outcomes. The program builds on traditional master’s nursing programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems leadership.
The changing demands of a complex health care environment require the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise,” said Linda Sarna, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing. “Our new DNP program is ideal for the advanced practice nurse who wants to translate nursing science to clinical practice and improve health care outcomes.”
The program is designed for working professionals, will be offered on Fridays and some weekend days, and
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Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School In The World For The Third Year In A Row
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is again the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 48 different subject areas (as of 2018) based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. This is the third consecutive year that Penn Nursing has taken the top spot.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index (a way of measuring bo
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American Association Of Nurse Anesthetists Challenges Anthem On New Anesthesia Policy That Puts Patient Safety At Risk
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has expressed its strong opposition to the recent decision by health insurer Anthem, Inc., which directs ophthalmologists to assume responsibility for anesthesia administration and patient monitoring during routine cataract surgeries, calling the move a “dangerous and reckless policy that jeopardizes the safety and well-being of millions of patients, all in an effort to cut costs and increase profits.” The AANA represents more than 52,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), anesthesia experts who frequently provide patient care during eye procedures.
“While cataract surgeries are generally routine,” said Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA, president of the AANA, “any surgical procedures that require anesthesia, especially those involving hypersensitive areas like the eyes, call for highly educated anesthesia professionals lik
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Eleven Signs Your Child May Be Depressed
When your teen snaps at you for having the gall to say hello to them in the morning and wakes up mad at the world, it can be easy to dismiss this behavior as normal adolescent moodiness. But what may seem like an attitude problem may actually be a sign of depression. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about 5% of children and teens suffer from depression at any given point in time.
“In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood,” says pediatric psychologist Kimberly Burkhart, PhD.
Though depression is more common in teenagers, school-aged children can experience it as well, Dr. Burkhart says. In younger children, you may notice them reacting more emotionally. They may also be moody. For instance, one minute the child is very happy and the next minute, t