More Nursing on, September 2013

Academic progression in nursing, gadgets and gizmos, and more.

    • September 9, 2013

Nursing on the RWJF Human Capital Blog

Robyn Williams and Ariel Eby are nurse scholars in the new ADN-to-BSN bridge program at California State University, Los Angeles, which welcomed its first cohort this summer. In separate blog posts, they reflect on their classes and how they expect the program—which is funded by the California Action Coalition through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Academic Progression in Nursing initiative—to enrich and advance their nursing careers.

Read the “ode to my favorite gadget” blog posts by RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Kathleen Hickey and Timothy Landers, and RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow Ann O’Brien. They note the significant impact of the hand sanitizer dispenser, laud a new smartphone app that can record electrocardiograms, and consider the impact of health information technology. Read about how these advances in technology are helping practitioners and patients.

See more nursing posts on the RWJF Human Capital Blog.

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