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Disaster simulation exercises don't just make nursing students better prepared for crisis – they make the state better prepared, too.
Jeff has risen through the ranks of the Navy since 2010 and will become a clinical nurse specialist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center this summer.
“Nurses need to have a voice. They can see the impact in the human body of the decisions that are being made at the policy level."
Lack of cultural competence interferes with the quality of care patients of color and non-English-speaking patients receive, says alumna Valerie Almeida-Monroe, director of clinical services at Clinica Esperanza.
"When we talk about diversifying the nursing workforce, we need to ask why there is a lack of diversity," says Turnipseed. "Why are student nurses of color struggling? What is different about their experiences than their white counterparts?
"I began my career at The Miriam after completing my B.S.N. at Rhode Island College in 1987," Ducharme says. "I will never forget the lessons I learned there."
How has RIC's School of Nursing managed to maintain such a high degree of success over such a long period of time?
Once not certain about a military career, Tracey Giniatt, pictured at right with her daughter, advises students to consider options in the armed services.
In this time of pandemic, it is important to stay protected, every person needs to become more conscious about their health overall.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a real opportunity to re-think nursing homes and to transform long-term care, says Catherine Taylor, executive director of Age-Friendly Rhode Island.