Fall/Winter 2004

Features

  • The New Labor Movement
    Doulas are an increasingly welcome presence for women in the throes of childbirth. The school’s Birth Companions Program is preparing students to fill this unique role in the delivery room. Written by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson Lilly Schott holds a pink-swaddled baby in her arms, cooing quietly and congratulating the mother. “Que linda es,” Schott says. How pretty ...
  • The Changing Face of Nursing
    In 1990, the School of Nursing admitted its first group of students in a new accelerated class of baccalaureate students. The intense program, offered only to those students with strong academic records and a baccalaureate degree in another field, provides the same coursework and clinical hours as the traditional two-year program in just 131/2 months. ...
  • Act Now
    Senator Barbara Mikulski, who led the way within Congress in establishing the Nurse Reinvestment Act, talks candidly about the legislation, its potential for addressing the nation’s nursing shortage, and the vital need for congressional funding. Written by Jim Miller It’s no mystery that the United States has a nursing shortage, one that promises to grow to alarming ...
  • Happy Un-Retirement
    Nationally, half of all nurses working today were born during the baby-boom years. What will happen as they near traditional retirement age? To prevent a mass exodus from the profession, nursing leaders at Johns Hopkins are looking for innovative ways to keep experienced nurses contributing—well past age 65. Written by Jim Duffy Never before had Penny Dvorak ...
 

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