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Mid-Atlantic • Volume 1 Issue 6


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CONTENTS 8 | Upfront


10 | Letters & Posts 12 | @NURSE.com


14 | Legos as a nursing tool RN’s unique Lego creations help him connect with patients.


16 | 2016 GEM Awards Meet the regional winners and rising stars.


22 | Jobs directory


24 | Speaking their language Bilingual nurses break through language barriers for diverse patients.


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26 | Transforming NP practice Nurse practitioner makes an impact serving the vulnerable and underserved.


28 | Educator infographic Nurse.com survey focuses on RN educators.


30 | CE COURSE Nutrition for wound healing Learn how to meet patients’ nutrient requirements to promote healing.


38 | End of Shift


CE COURSE Nutrition for wound healing


38 ON THE COVER


Celebrating nurse creators and inventors


Nurses are professionals who integrate the art and science of nursing in their care, always looking for new ways to educate and empower their patients and families. Because of their exper- tise and wisdom, many have created exceptional patient care tools, while


others have used their time and talents in artistic endeav- ors. Te 2016 covers spotlight nurses who are imaginative, resourceful entrepreneurs, whether they are inventors or artists. Tese innovative nurses offer a unique perspective to nursing care, and their visionary efforts have inspired others, making significant differences in patient care and with their colleagues and the profession. Nurse.com salutes them and their powerful contributions to healthcare.


Cover and feature photo by David DeBalko.


POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NURSE.com, P.O. Box 957531, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-9856.


DISTRIBUTION: NURSE.com Mid-Atlantic is published 6 times per year by OnCourse Learning, 1721 Moon Lake Blvd. Suite 540, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-1074.


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