To My Visitors:

Click here to complete a brief survey so I can learn more about my visitors and how I may be of assistance.

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify.This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.


03/02/15: Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk What data should be shared and when during the clinical trial lifecycle in order to help amplify scientific knowledge worldwide while minimizing risk? Click here for the IOM (Institute of Medicine) infographic.

09/17/2014: NEW IOM Report: Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

07/17/2014: An incredible day seeing humpback whales in Santa Barbara

06/18/14: Khan Academy, and AACN announced the development of 55 new healthcare lessons in 9 topic areas that are now available online to supplement the learning of healthcare students, practitioners, and patients worldwide.This new resource will be of particular interest to nursing students preparing for the NCLEX-RN®, as 158 sample exam questions are now included among the material posted.

02/25/14: AACN Applauds New International Study that Confirms Strong Link Between Nursing Education and Patient Outcomes Breaking research shows that patient mortality rates are lower in hospitals with a higher percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses.

12/09/13: Been a manuscript reviewer for Nursing Research for many years and love doing this...

11/19/13: Just released: 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society

11/17/13: A great EBP resource:

11/10/13: A great website illustrating statistics using excel. .

09/24/13: Considering a doctorate in nursing? Confused by the DNP or PhD? Take the doctoral advancement in nursing tudent self-assessment survey sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Visit:

08/21/13 CDC Stacks is a free digital repository of publications produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC Stacks is composed of curated collections of peer reviewed articles, CDC guidelines and recommendations as well as other publications on a broad range of public health topics. Stacks will help CDC to further its mission to save lives and protect the health of citizens of the U.S. and of international populations.

08/21/13: The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has released a new report—Building Momentum: The Science of End-of-Life and Palliative Care. A Review of Research Trends and Funding, 1997-2010. The full report is available for public access at A shortened Executive Summary is found on page vii of the report and a one-page flyer is also attached that summarizes the key findings. The report presents a 14-year review of the nature and extent of published themes within the scientific literature and the contributions of both the public and private sectors to fund this research.

08/04/13: The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education - April 2013

05/18/13: The APA Publication Manual is now available for Kindle. Visit:

03/19/13: Can you rise from the floor without much help? May be predictive of how long you will live:

1/24/13: The Open Nursing Journal. is an Open Access online journal which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of nursing. Please visit the journal's homepage and Instructions for Authors, for article submission, at the following website

The Open Nursing Journalis indexed in PubMed Central; therefore, your article will be archived here and will also be searchable via PubMed.

1/23/13: Presentation slides from the First Meeting of the IOM Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing are now available on the right hand side of the meeting's website.

11/01/12: Faculty/Students: Tired of the extra space between paragraphs in MS Word 2007? Here is an easy fix from Microsoft:

10/24/12: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (PDF Articles are Available):

10/10/12: New QSEN Competency Standards for Graduate Nursing Programs Released:

08/08/12: New Web Resource Highlights Data on Nurse Faculty: Developed through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education initiative, the Nurse Faculty Query – NuFAQs - is a web-based tool that helps users explore the workload, job characteristics, and attitudes toward work-life among full-time nurse faculty in the U.S. NuFAQs reports on responses to the National Survey of Nurse Faculty - conducted by the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University - from a nationally representative sample of all full-time faculty members teaching in nursing schools that offer at least one degree program that prepares graduates to sit for the NCLEX examination.

07/29/2012: Need CE's? Even if you don't, this is an incredible course on cultural competence for nurses.

Looking for helpful sites to learn about Evidence Based Practice (EBP)? These two are my favorites:

  • EBP Tutorial (Sponsored by University of Minnesota Libraries)
  • ACE (The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) established by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)