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More Reasons to Love Your Chosen Field

Seventy-five stories to sustain you in your work and on those bad days, remind you.

Nurses & Disasters

Read about the amazing nurses and hospital staff at NYU Langone Medical Center who had to evacuate hundreds of patients when the back up generator blew out on this story on NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/30/163961325/at-new-york-university-medical-center-a-dramatic-critical-evacuation?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20121030
This is one of those times when things like disaster drills and JCAHO inspections really matter.  Even the best prepared places can face devastating consequences.  
BRAVO to all the nurses and so glad you all are getting the recognition you deserve!

Global Health: A New Kind of Capacity Building

Capacity building for healthcare human resources comes in many forms.  This seven year program in Rwanda puts a new spin on it by having a public-private, international partnership funded through redirected international aid dollars.

I am the first to admit this is a shameless plug for a great program my employer, NYU College of Nursing, is participating in through a university consortium.  I'm involved with the team studying the impact the program will have on patient care, nursing education, and health systems outcomes.

If you're thinking about a career in global health, its good to learn about these types of partnerships.  They can mean great opportunities for field experience, the chance to learn about designing and conducting research, and most importantly, that real impact on people's lives requires a long term investment.  If you want to work in global health, you have to be willing to wait to see results and know that the changes you help to make might not be evid…

And we're back

My apologies for the long hiatus.  Although I am funded to have a semester free of teaching, grant writing has taken up all of my time recently.  Yet once again, students are inspiring me to write so here's what to expect in the next few weeks.

How to be a smart nurse voterWhy I'm voting for...Choosing the right masters programTransitioning in your first year in the hospital Here's hoping your semester goes well and you had one of those great nursing moments with a patient recently.

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