December 6, 2023


Protecting Nurses from Violence

The head of the Florida Nurses Association vividly remembers the first time a patient attacked her. He kicked Willa Fuller in the chest, knocking the wind out of her and disorienting her for the rest of the day. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Detecting Dementia

Researchers at the Florida State University College of Medicine have identified a potential low-cost method for predicting if a person is at risk of developing dementia. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Life-Like Learning

Tampa General Hospital and the USF Health College of Nursing are investing $4.4 million in building a nursing simulation lab to offer advanced training for nurses, marking the college's 50th anniversary celebration with a leap into futuristic training technologies. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

No Barriers

Able Trust is a non-profit organization that works to connect Floridians with disabilities to career opportunities. Recently, the Able Trust teamed up with the University of South Florida's nursing college for a first-of-its-kind summer program to introduce high school students who never thought they could pursue a career in nursing to see the possibilities. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Paving a Path

Each semester, more than 200 people apply for 106 spots in Seminole State College's nursing program, but the school has been hard-pressed to accommodate additional students. It simply doesn't have enough physical space. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Send Nurse Rover on Over

Earlier this year, Orlando Health launched a pilot program at a series of its hospitals using Epic Rover, a mobile application to aid patient care and improve workflow efficiency for nurses. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

RNs, In Demand

Pensacola Christian College's School of Nursing was founded in 1977. Denise McCollim is PCC's dean of Arts and Sciences and holds a doctor of nursing practice degree. Heather Hartkopf is a registered nurse and chair of PCC's Nursing Department. In a recent conversation, they discussed nursing education and workforce trends. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Ramping Up

In August, the first cohort of future nurses at Indian River State College's expanded School of Nursing in Port St. Lucie took their classroom seats. The college aims to double its number of nursing graduates to address the state's nursing shortage. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Family Business

One of seven children, Wendi Goodson-Celerin grew up in Tampa, her mother a nurse and Goodson-Celerin showing signs early on that she'd eventually become a nurse, too. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Battling Burnout

In her first year as a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit, Amber Santos, an assistant professor of nursing at the Keigwin School of Nursing at Jacksonville University, remembers driving to work with tears in her eyes and wondering what she'd encounter on the job. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Uber Nursing

The rideshare concept is pretty simple. You need to go someplace, so you use an app to put out a call to nearby drivers willing to take you there. Read more »
Published on 11/21/2023

UCF's New Nursing Digs

The University of Central Florida will break ground in early 2024 on its new College of Nursing building in Lake Nona. With $43.7 million committed by the state of Florida and $26.2 million raised through contributions, the school is close to meeting its goal for the $70-million project. Read more »
Published on 11/17/2023

Officials say Florida faces health care provider shortage

Florida officials say that a health care provider shortage worsens as the state's population grows larger and older simultaneously. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2023

Stepping Up

Asli Goncer's breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 left the software developer with the challenge of her life. But she set about to overcome the disease with an engineer's mindset. Step by step. Day by day. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2023

Collateral Damage

Advances in chemotherapy and radiation treatment have helped millions of patients survive breast cancer. But that often comes with a cost of severe heart damage. In a 2022 study published by the National Institutes of Health, 40,800 breast cancer survivors — nearly 8% of all survivors tracked between 1975 and 2016 — died of heart disease. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2023

Navigating Breast Cancer

Breast cancer mortality rates in Florida have fallen by nearly 45% over the past two decades, according to the Florida Department of Health. The notable decline is attributed to early detection programs, new and highly effective drugs, and improved treatment and surgical procedures. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2023

Strengthening Couples

A USF study aims to support relationships between Latina breast cancer survivors and their partners. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2023

Promising Access

Before the Promise Fund Women's Health Center opened in 2020 at a FoundCare site in Palm Springs in Palm Beach County, only 10% of FoundCare patients with orders for a mammogram received one. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

Tackling Cancer

Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan knows a thing or two about breast cancer. The former First Coast News TV anchor was first diagnosed at the age of 38 in 1999 after finding a small lump during a breast self-check. A biopsy determined that she had triple negative breast cancer, and that led to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

Helping Babies Thrive

Founders Glenn and Chelly Snow's LactaLogics processes breast milk from donor moms for use in feeding premature babies. The company is locating its headquarters and a processing facility in Port St. Lucie in the former Liberty Medical building on U.S. 1. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2023

Primary Concern

Your child starts missing school due to anxiety attacks. Or you start noticing more frequent and intense tantrums that you thought were things of the past. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2023

Slowing Nearsightedness

If you're nearsighted and of a certain age, the vision care of your youth probably went like this: Someone noticed you squinting at school. Off you went to the eye doctor who likely told your parents it was genetic and had nothing to do with your TV time or reading. You got your first glasses and your eyes got progressively worse over the years. That meant stronger and stronger lenses until they stabilized as an adult. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2023

Wake-up Call

Florida parents may want to start thinking about any scheduling adjustments they'll need to make when state law takes effect that requires later start times for schools. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2023

The Other End of the Needle

Getting one's blood drawn can be a stressful experience for children. Fatima Singletary, a phlebotomist at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, offers some perspective and advice. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2023

Making Space

With the need for pediatric mental health care skyrocketing in Florida and the U.S., Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, which is part of Baptist Health, plans to add a 20-bed behavioral health and wellness unit slated for completion next spring. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2023

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