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Nurse Leader Commends Reps. Tonko, Luján for Bill to Empower Clinical Nurse Specialists to Prescribe Medication for Opioid Addiction

September 12, 2017

“America’s opioid epidemic claimed an appalling 64,000 lives in 2016, and just one in five patients who needed treatment received it. With the number of lives lost to opioid addiction growing, the country urgently needs Congress to pass the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act – badly needed legislation that can make medication-assisted addiction treatment available...

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Who Are Clinical Nurse Specialists? They’re Change Leaders!

September 1, 2017

Five Facts to Know in Honor of CNS Recognition Week Philadelphia, Pa. – September 1-7 is the ninth annual National Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) recognition week and hospitals and health systems across the country are celebrating the valuable role clinical nurse specialists play in health care. This year’s theme, Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leading Change for...

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Hurricane Harvey Update

August 28, 2017

As the winds and rains of Hurricane Harvey begin to taper off, news outlets are reporting on the destruction and equating the scope of the damage to Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans.  Reports of up to 50 inches of rain in some areas of Texas underscore the intense flooding and destruction resulting from this...

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