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Welcome to the State of Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge! 

This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) is a statewide coalition of nursing and non-nursing stakeholders endorsed by the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing (a joint-initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and A...

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Welcome to the State of Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge! 

This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) is a statewide coalition of nursing and non-nursing stakeholders endorsed by the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing (a joint-initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP).

PA-AC works to promote a healthy Pennsylvania through improvements in the quality, accessibility, and safety of nursing. These advances are the result of implementation of recommendations presented by the Institute of Medicine's (IOM)Future of Nursing report and through strategic partnerships throughout the state.

The coalition is comprised of a diverse group of local, regional, and state-level stakeholders. These include individuals and organizations from healthcare facilities, academic institutions, nursing leadership organizations, for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, and those generally interested in advancing nursing education and practice in the state of Pennsylvania.

CONTACT
PENNSYLVANIA ACTION COALITION CENTRE SQUARE EAST 1500 MARKET ST
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.731.7148
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  • Duquesne University MSN FNP student saves a life on her wedding night!

    Posted Jun 14, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Congratulations!

    Posted Jun 6, 2016 by Karen Kmetz

    Congratulations to PhD alumna Judy Didion on being named dean of Oakland University's School of Nursing!

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    Congratulations to PhD alumna Judy Didion on being named dean of Oakland University’s School of Nursing!

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  • St. Luke's University Health Network

    Posted Jun 2, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    You are invited to visit with St. Luke's Monroe Campus department managers to learn about many job opportunities available when the new hospital opens in the Fall of 2016.
    Join us at a job fair at The Hampton Inn & Suites at 700 Commerce Blvd in Stroudsburg. Thursday, June 16 from 4 - 8 pm and Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to 2 pm.
    Call 570-664-9000 for more information.

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    You are invited to visit with St. Luke’s Monroe Campus department managers to learn about many job opportunities available when the new hospital opens in the Fall of 2016.
    Join us at a job fair at The Hampton Inn & Suites at 700 Commerce Blvd in Stroudsburg. Thursday, June 16 from 4 – 8 pm and Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to 2 pm.
    Call 570-664-9000 for more information.

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  • First Doctoral Students Graduate from Penn State Online

    Posted May 18, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • PSU nursing programs working toward curbing drug abuse

    Posted May 3, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • April 21: Nursing and Building a Culture of Health Presentation

    Posted Apr 15, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Just Days Away! Please join us for an Evening of Connection and Rejuvenation at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse!

    Posted Apr 11, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    Please join us for an Evening of Connection and Rejuvenation at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse! Tour our Facility | Network with Hiring Managers & Recruiters | Receive Giveaways| Enjoy Food & Beverage | Free Parking*

    Aromatherapy: Caring for Ourselves and Our Patients
    Thursday, April 21st, 4pm to 7pm
    Good Shepherd Penn Partners at
    Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
    1800 Lombard Stree...

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    Please join us for an Evening of Connection and Rejuvenation at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse! Tour our Facility | Network with Hiring Managers & Recruiters | Receive Giveaways| Enjoy Food & Beverage | Free Parking*

    Aromatherapy: Caring for Ourselves and Our Patients
    Thursday, April 21st, 4pm to 7pm
    Good Shepherd Penn Partners at
    Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
    1800 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    Featured Speaker:
    Susan B. Kristiniak, DHA, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC
    Associate Director of Palliative Care Program,
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

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  • Earn 1 CNE Credit. Join Penn Medicine for an Evening of Connection and Rejuvenation.

    Posted Mar 29, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    Aromatherapy: Caring for Ourselves and Our Patients

    Thursday, April 21st, 4pm to 7pm
    Good Shepherd Penn Partners at
    Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
    1800 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

    Featured Speaker:
    Susan B. Kristiniak, DHA, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC
    Associate Director of Palliative Care Program,
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Tour our Facility | Netw...

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    Aromatherapy: Caring for Ourselves and Our Patients

    Thursday, April 21st, 4pm to 7pm
    Good Shepherd Penn Partners at
    Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
    1800 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

    Featured Speaker:
    Susan B. Kristiniak, DHA, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC
    Associate Director of Palliative Care Program,
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Tour our Facility | Network with Hiring Managers & Recruiters
    Please Register in the 1st Floor Lobby | Receive Giveaways
    Enjoy Food & Beverage | Free Parking*

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  • Interested in a career in perioperative nursing at Penn Medicine? Join us on April 12 @ 5pm for more information and networking opportunities.

    Posted Mar 29, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • PENN: Child Care Providers Need More Education & Training on Benefits of Breastfeeding & Human Milk

    Posted Mar 9, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 9, 2016) - Newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding until at least 12 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This can be hard when new breastfeeding families have to rely on child care facilities because of a need to return to work in a specified time. What kind of breas...

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 9, 2016) – Newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding until at least 12 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This can be hard when new breastfeeding families have to rely on child care facilities because of a need to return to work in a specified time. What kind of breastfeeding support, if any, can they rely on from the child care facility? This question interested a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing).

    The team – led by Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Professor of Perinatal Nursing and the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition at Penn Nursing – investigated individual child care centers’ attitudes and policies related to breastfeeding in two distinct areas in Philadelphia. Their research concluded that there is much room for improvement in educating and training child care providers and staff on the benefits of breastfeeding and human milk. The results have been published online in The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

    The researchers, which included Emily Garth, BSN, and Abigail Messer, BSN, both graduates of Penn Nursing, collected data by compiling a list of child care centers – a total of 166 in all – in the areas of study (Center City, Philadelphia and West Philadelphia). They then conducted telephone surveys of the centers that met the inclusion criteria. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

    A total of 47 centers completed the survey. Ninety-five percent of those responding centers indicated they would not feed an infant anything besides human milk unless specifically stated in a feeding plan. Interestingly enough, only forty percent of those centers had staff trained in the benefits of breastfeeding and how to prepare and store human milk. That means sixty percent of the responding centers did not have staff that were adequately trained.

    “We were surprised by our findings because of the high number of centers that indicated they would follow a human-milk feeding plan, but a large number of them didn’t have staff that was properly trained on how to handle it,” said Spatz. This study shows that widespread education of child care providers and staff is absolutely necessary to ensure adherence to breastfeeding support guidelines. It also aids in the proper dissemination of information about breastfeeding to families.

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    About the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing and is ranked the #1 graduate nursing school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Penn Nursing is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of nursing research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Penn Nursing prepares nurse scientists and nurse leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through research, education, and practice

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