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USF Unveils Palliative Care Certificate Program for Nurses

Hospice News

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing has launched a graduate certificate program in palliative care and hospice. The program is designed to help nurses pass the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®) exam. ” Participating nurses will take six courses taken over three semesters.

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PeaceHealth Nurses Mull a Strike Amid Wage, Workload Pressures

Hospice News

Nurses at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Home Care Services have voted to authorize a strike, citing low wages and staffing strains. Clinicians have struggled with larger patient caseloads and tougher financial burdens that impact their ability to provide quality care, according to Jo Turner, hospice nurse at PeaceHealth.

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Dying on the Street – Reflections of a Street Nurse, written by Shelley Tysick

Life & Death Matters

It is meeting them where they are at and […] The post Dying on the Street – Reflections of a Street Nurse, written by Shelley Tysick appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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SSM Health Acquires Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis

Hospice News

The Missouri-based health system SSM Health has acquired the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. The post SSM Health Acquires Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA). Financial terms are confidential. Louis region,” Denise Gloede, president of continuum of care at SSM Health, said in a statement.

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Mount Sinai South Nassau Nurse Eileen Mahler Honored for Illustrious 45-Year Nursing Career

Daily Nurse

Eileen Mahler, PhD, RNC-OB, NE-BC, a resident of Oceanside, NY, was honored for her 45 years of service as a nurse at Mount Sinai South Nassau with a surprise retirement celebration. Daily Nurse has named Eileen Mahler Nurse of the Week for her illustrious 45-year nursing career and lifetime dedication to the nursing profession.

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A Day in the Life: Hospice Nurse  

Daily Nurse

Supporting someone with a life-limiting diagnosis or talking about death can be difficult for many people, but not for a hospice nurse. Maryette Williamson, RN, BSN, knows firsthand from working as a BAYADA Hospice Nurse in Fayetteville, North Carolina. How did you get interested in working as a home hospice nurse?

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Recognizing GI Nurses and Associates’ Work

Minority Nurse

This week honors GI Nurses and Associates Week , the annual tribute to GI nurses that the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) has celebrated for more than a decade. Gastroenterology (GI) nurses treat and often diagnose patients who have symptoms and conditions related to the entire digestive tract.

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