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    Read about current happenings from deans, department chairs, and faculty at the School of Nursing. Our blog aims to encourage thought and discussion on the latest trends and stories. We invite all those interested to engage in our postings and express their opinions as well.

  • Life Is a Balancing Act for Continuing Your Education

    So you're ready to continue your education! While it's an exciting time, finding work/life balance can be overwhelming. Use these 8 simple tips to help find balance while pursuing your studies.

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    What is this thing called stress?

    We hear about stress every day. It affects both our minds and our bodies. Before we can create a formula for stress relief, we need to better understand the complex phenomena of stress on the body.

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    Can we be too compassionate?

    The answer may be yes. As professionals, it is critical to reach a balance between work and home, to know when to say no. Sharon Weinstein shares some tips to combat compassion fatigue.

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    Keeping Your Balance: Part II

    As a nurse, you are surely improving the world in some way, enhancing outcomes and changing lives! How is your day going so far? Are you improving the world, or are you enjoying it?

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    Keeping Your Balance: Part I

    Nursing, more than ever before, is a challenge. Caring for caregivers is a common theme. How can nurses care for others when they have no time to care for themselves?

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    Workforce Architect: Kristy Duffey Empowers Advanced Nurse Practitioners

    Kristy Duffey, Vice President of HouseCalls Clinical Operations at Optum, is tasked with maintaining the quality of this nurse-managed care model renowned for its personalized approach to elder care.

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    Change Agent: Dr. Marilyn Wideman Brings Care to Underserved Communities

    Dr. Marilyn Wideman, RN, FAAN, is an extraordinary nurse leader who has made significant contributions to the nursing profession as an academic, a community advocate, and an expert clinician.

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    Nursing Visionary: Michelle Troseth Champions Practice Transformation

    Chief Professional Practice Officer of Elsevier Clinical Solutions Michelle Troseth has amassed tremendous experience in co-designing and implementing evidence-based practice and technology infrastructures.

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    Coalition Builder: Susan Swart Advances the Nursing Profession

    Susan Swart has come a long way since serving as president of the Student Nurses Association of Illinois, and is an example of how student associations are the best place to begin cultivating nurse leaders.

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