After years of lobbying by nurse practitioners in California, a bill allowing them to practice without being under medical practitioners’ supervision was signed into law on 29 September. The law will come into effect in 2023.
An extensive survey showed that many hospitals in New York and Illinois were understaffed before the first surge of COVID-19 patients. Furthermore, over half of the nurses were already burnt out due to heavy workloads and dissatisfied with their jobs.
Nurses across the US took part in a day of action on August 5 calling for better protection for both nurses and their patients.
Nurse Sette Buenaventura believed that the cramps in her leg were caused by her extra-long working hours while caring for COVID-19 patients.
After months of lockdown interventions, mixed messages...
The song and video, “I am a Nurse,” performed by nurses from across the world, was released by the International Council of Nurses on July 22.
Three major professional health organizations in the US issued a joint open letter to the public on July 6, urging the public to continue taking the evidence-based steps which can curb the spread of COVID-19.
Nurse Mika Mamon expresses her feelings and experiences as an ICU nurse during the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in her song entitled “Stand Together Apart.”
When Tanya Adell-O’Neal was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, she knew that her chances of survival hung in the balance. Not only was she hardly able to speak from shortness of breath, but she also suffered from asthma and had only one lung.
This year's International Nurses Day was always going to be a special one – occurring on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and in the first-ever International Year of the Nurse.