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Evolution of Nursing

Nursing Then and Now We all have been captivated by the images and heard recollections and stories attesting to the changes nursing has seen over the decades and even centuries. The evolution is apparent in many ways ranging from the attire, to the gender of

Pledge to Professionalism – Nursing Bylaws

by Adina Andreu, MS, CNM, RN, NEA-BC On November 5, 2012 the Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) Nurse Practice Council (NPC) approved the first ever CVMC Nursing Bylaws. Raising the bar in the pursuit of nursing excellence at CVMC is in our hands!

2012 Academic Nursing Advancements

“What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul.”  Joseph Addison Several CVMC nurses achieved degree advancements throughout the calendar year 2012. We celebrated 28 graduates of which half obtained baccalaureate (50%) degrees and more than one third (36%) completed postgraduate degrees. This phenomenal commitment

Commitment to Excellence – Newly Certified Nurses 2012

Every year, several nurses embody nursing excellence by obtaining nursing speciality certifications and 2012 was no exception to this historic trend at CVMC. In 2008, about one in every three full or part-time direct care nurses were certified. Two years later, every other

NPRC – Safety & Accountability

Reflecting on the Calendar Year 2012 By Adina Andreu, MS, CNM, RN, NEA-BC “Nursing peer review includes the evaluation of an individual nurse’s professional performance, the quality of patient care rendered by the nurse, and determinations regarding a particular incident

Nursing Story – A Day in the ED

Exemplar by Diane Russell, BSN, RN Nursing is in a pivotal position of recognizing holistic patient needs. Registered nurses diagnose and treat human response to actual or potential health problems through the nursing process. The CVMC Professional Nursing Practice Model is a crucial tool to planning nursing