Category: Nursing News


Are you planning to be a preceptor for a CNS student this year?

Do you arrange clinical placements for CNS students?

Do you supervise CNS’s who serve as preceptors?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to check out the online self-study course, Developing Your Skills as a Clinical Nurse Preceptor, jointly provided by the Indiana University School of Nursing and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Launched in 2016, this course provides 4 continuing nursing education contact hours specific to the role of a preceptor for clinical nurse specialist students. It is separated into 3 modules: Organizing the Learning Experience, Engaging the Student, and Providing Useful Feedback, and it aims to provide new and experienced preceptors with tools and tips to have a successful clinical experience for both the preceptor and the student.

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Free Webinar Tuesday on the NACNS Public Policy Agenda

Please join a free webinar hosted by the NACNS Leg/Reg Committee – “Navigating Public Policy During a Time of Uncertainty in Health Care:  The NACNS Public Policy Agenda.” This webinar will be held on June 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET.  In this very dramatic time of health care change, it is critical for you to know what your professional organization is working to accomplish in the legislative and regulatory arenas.  This session is brought to you by the NACNS Legislative and Regulatory Committee.

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Alarm Fatigue Focus of AAMI’s Horizons

The proliferation of clinical alarms poses one of healthcare technology’s most pressing patient safety challenges—“alarm fatigue.” While device alarms can improve medical care by arming clinicians with valuable information about their patient’s health, most are false or nonactionable, often resulting in a sensory clutter that overwhelms clinicians and caregivers, desensitizing them to the alerts. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s spring 2017 issue of its award-winning, peer-reviewed publication, Horizonsfocuses on clinical alarm management.

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