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Week of July 20, 2010. Click the front page to download the issue!
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:11:19 PM

Published weekly, Denver's Nursing Star was established in 2003 and is broadcast to RNs, LPNs and other healthcare professionals every week. With more than 9,525 e-publication readers and 120,000 monthly visitors to our Web site, Denver's Nursing Star is the largest health care newspaper in Colorado. Our print and online edition has a readership of 20,000+ and is distributed monthly to healthcare facilities throughout the Denver Metro area and direct mailed to RNs, LPNs, students and faculty at college and universities throughout the state. If you have a news idea, press release, announcements or personnel changes that affect the industry - call 720-283-2209 or email RECRUITERS: Ask about our advertising opportunities - JOB ALERTS (Immediate broadcast/Immediate results) - RECRUITER SPOTLIGHTS - RECRUITER SHOWCASE - PRINTABLE PDF. ADVERTISING - BANNER ADS AND ONLINE RATES AVAILABLE. To request rates and information email . COPYRIGHT © 2008 METRO PUBLISHING L.L.C. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This website is owned and operated by METRO PUBLISHING L.L.C. and contains material that is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and unless otherwise specified, is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. Images and information contained on this site may not be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed for commercial use in any way unless authorized by the publisher or editor of Denver's Nursing Star. You may download material from this site and may use this site for personal and non-commercial use, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices remain intact. To request authorization for commercial use or reproduction of any material on this site email or call 720-283-2209.

Craig earns second Magnet designation for nursing excellence
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:18:45 PM

A commitment to a culture of caring and longevity of staff have contributed to the success of Craig Hospital, which received its second consecutive Magnet recognition for nursing excellence in May. Craig is one of only two freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in the world to earn the Magnet designation.

College of Nursing student receives $100,000 geriatric nursing grant- Marleen Thornton named predoctoral scholar by the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:22:25 PM

Marleen Thornton named predoctoral scholar by the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) recently announced more than $2 million in awards to its latest cohort of fellows and scholars in academic geriatric nursing including $100,000 to Marleen Thornton, MSN, RN, a PhD student at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. As one of only 11 2010-2012 predoctoral scholars, Thornton will receive the monies over two years to support her doctoral training in academic geriatric nursing.

Four Denver hospitals rated on 'Best' list by U.S. News
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:23:57 PM

Four Denver hospitals have been ranked for various specialties in the upcoming edition of U.S. News & World Report’s 2010-11 Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals.

Flight for Life celebrates- Editors Note: a news brief on Nate Hinze, BSN was published a few weeks ago. Our news staff determined a full story was warrented for our readers.
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:26:15 PM

Imagine going to work in the morning once place, having lunch 100 miles away at another and then finishing your shift several states away. It’s a reality for the pilots and crew of Flight for Life.

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:28:20 PM

My brother died unexpectedly- My brother died unexpectedly 3 months ago and I still have long crying episodes. Is this normal?

NURSE TALK- What was the greatest influence in becoming a nurse?
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:31:26 PM

NURSE TALK- What was the greatest influence in becoming a nurse? I want to be a nurse because I have always wanted to help people and medicine fascinates me. My kids inspired me to pursue my education." Kimberly Schafer, Freshman "My grandmother, mother, and mother-in-law were all LPNs and a great inspiration on my life." Geana Jones, Freshman, "In 1996, my mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and I grew up caring for her and my little sister. Then, on June 12, 2004, she passed away and changed my life forever. She touched my life in so many ways and made me want to touch others." Autumn Palmer, Freshman "My youngest son was in the NICU for the first 12 days of his life. The nurses that took care of him and explained things to me so I could understand was the moment I decided I want to provide the same care for other people." Stacy Goodin, Freshman

Question: Should Mandatory Continued Education Courses
Posted: 7/20/2010 at 1:32:42 PM

Missouri and Oklahoma do not require mandatory continued education classes for license renewal while Kansas nurses must receive at least 30 continued education hours prior to license renewal (every two years). Arkansas requires 15 contact hours every two years prior to renewal (20 if license expires) and Texas requires 20 contact hours prior to renewal. Denver’s Nursing Star want to hear your thoughts on this subject! Please email your response, along with your name, nursing credentials, city, and contact information to or fax it to 720-283-2209.

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