July 23 - July 29
Nursing News Round-up 7/30
Curated weekly news for nurse leaders. Catch up on the industry in one stop.
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Saturday, July 28 Nurse.org
Thanks to a special law in New York City, employees who worked “physically taxing” jobs were allowed to collect their full pensions starting at age 50, after 25 years of service, in order to account for the fact that their jobs would be too physically demanding to perform for extended periods of time.
Sunday, July 29
When Alene B. Duerk joined the Navy Nurse Corps, she envisioned a few months’ service to her country followed by a swift return to civilian life. Yet after treating scores of wounded sailors and prisoners of war, she found that the Navy provided a sense of mission and camaraderie that she felt was missing from her workaday life back home.
Friday, July 27
It’s off the picket line and back on the job for most union nurses and technologists at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals, though some had their shifts canceled Friday due to a low patient count at the hospital. The dispute between the union and the hospital is far from over, as the nurses are working without a contract and negotiations are not scheduled to resume until August 8.
Sunday, July 29
President Donald Trump’s administration signed off Sunday on Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to lower Affordable Care Act premiums. It was the latest effort by the GOP governor to work within the confines of Obamacare as he simultaneously tries to end the federal health care law.
Thursday, July 9
Nurses with Purpose is a South Carolina based medical mission organization. Founded in 2008 by Licensed Practical Nurse, Elaine Alston, this organization visits South Africa several times a year to work with mobile medical units to provide care to those living in rural settlements.