More Nursing on, April 2013

Public health nurses working in libraries, what’s new on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Human Capital Blog, and more.

    • April 15, 2013

Library Nurse Program

In what many believe to be a first-of-its-kind program, Pima County, Arizona, libraries teamed up with the county Health Department to start a jointly-funded “library nurse program” that provides resources to library patrons, many of whom often live without shelter, health insurance, medical care or computer access. These public health nurses work weekdays in six Tucson libraries, providing health education and referrals to health care resources in the area. Read more.

New on the RWJF Human Capital Blog

The RWJF Human Capital Blog features nursing news and perspectives several times each week, as well as information on RWJF-supported programs and people. Read a post by RWJF Senior Adviser for Nursing Susan B. Hassmiller about the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Annual Summit, learn how scope of practice laws and payment policies affect how and to what extent nurse practitioners can provide primary care, and read about a group of heroic U.S. Army and Navy nurses who were taken prisoner in the Philippines at the start of World War II. See all the nursing posts here.

Read Past Issues of Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge

Read previous and archived issues of this newsletter, including stories on a new RWJF initiative to support state efforts to transform health care through nursing, a forum on the future of public health nursing, a profile of New Jersey Nursing Scholar  Shanda Johnson, and more. Visit the homepage for Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.

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