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Kerrie Klepfer and Jennifer LeBlanc are intensive care unit (ICU) nurses at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. They are two of the four-person nurse team from their ICU that completed the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy. Their team’s project, “Walk this Way: Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU,” saved Duke Raleigh hospital nearly three million dollars, and their recommendations about increased patient mobility in the ICU have become a standard practice of care in their hospital, as well as hospitals around the world. Read on to learn more about the inspiration for their project and insights about their journey through nursing.

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The 2016 National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Annual Convention will be in Orlando, Fla., from March 30 to April 3, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center. This year’s theme, “Where Imaginations and Journeys Meet,” will give the thousands of students who attend the opportunity to attend workshops about health advocacy, interprofessionalism, community health and disaster preparedness among other topics, as well as learn from NCLEX test prep sessions and network with nursing faculty and students from across the country.

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The Future of Nursing chat with Pam Ressler. This month on the Nursing Notes Live podcast we discuss what is on the horizon for nurses and future innovations in the nursing space. This segment features Pamela Ressler, BSN, RN, HN-BC.

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What is on the horizon for nurses and future innovations in the nursing space? This month on the Nursing Notes Live podcast we discuss that topic with our special guests along with our host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

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The Institute of Pediatric Nursing (IPN) recently published an executive summary of findings from a 2013 survey that showcase the enduring importance of residency programs in helping prepare student nurses for a career in nursing.

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Did you know that nearly 11 percent of all nurses are men? Men have always played a big role in nursing, going all the way back to the first nursing school, in India in 250 B.C. While men are currently among the minority in the nursing profession, the number of male nurses in today’s workforce has dramatically increased from 2.7 percent in the 1970s.

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