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Posted on December 19, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Struggling to find the perfect last minute gift for your loved one? Well look no further, we here at Springer have compiled a list of ten books that will fit perfectly into any nurse’s dream wish list! For the book lover: Cherry Ames Boxed Set, Volumes 1-4, by Helen Wells. With a heart of pure gold and a true yearning to make a difference in the world, eighteen-year-old Cherry Ames leaves her hometown...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information! Many professionals holding counseling degrees work in related fields such as college student personnel services. Some graduate counseling programs even offer degree programs in college counseling...
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our November book reviews: The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology, by Chad A. Noggle, Raymond S. Dean (Eds), Thomas Tarter, Gary Johnson, Rhonda Johnson (Assoc. Editors) "Psychological and neuropsychological publications in oncology have not reached this level of development,...
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Posted on December 17, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Stuart Beddows was the lead nurse at the endoscopy unit of a hospital in Walsall, United Kingdom. He had worked there for fifteen years. He was passionate about his work and dedicated to his patients, His supervisors and colleagues praised his work. But in September, he took his own life, a suicide attributed to the pressures of his job. Said one of his sisters:  ...
Posted in: News, Nursing
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Posted on December 16, 2014 by Susan Penner | 0 comments
This blog post was authored by: Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL What is a medical loss ratio (MLR), and why should you care?  The MLR represents the portion of a health insurance plan’s expenses that contribute to direct services for enrollees.  These direct services include medical care and quality improvement efforts. Another term for the MLR is the 80/20 rule.  If 80...