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California Nurse Practitioners Granted the Right to Practice Independently

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.

Nurse Understaffing a Threat to Public Health Even Before COVID-19

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.

NNU Holds National Day of Action, Petitions for Workplace Protection

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 Forced to Amputate Leg After Ignoring Pain While Working on COVID-19 Frontline

Nurse Sette Buenaventura believed that the cramps in her leg were caused by her extra-long working hours while caring for COVID-19 patients.
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5 Evidence-Based Reasons for Wearing a Mask to Limit Spread of COVID-19

After months of lockdown interventions, mixed messages...

Listen: ‘I am a Nurse’ A Song For the World’s Nurses

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.

ANA Joins Others in Urging Public to Wear a Mask to Stop COVID-19 Spread

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.

Stand Together Apart: A Moving Song by a COVID-19 Frontline Nurse

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.”

Nurse With Asthma and Only One Lung Recovers From COVID-19

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.

ICN Calls for More Than Applause to Celebrate International Nurses Day

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.

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