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What's New in Nurse Recruitment and RetentionWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

  • Nursing Spring Career Fair

career fair

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Seeking Experienced RNs, GNs graduating in Spring 2017, Advanced Practice Nurses


The Kensington Hotel 3500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

DATE: March 19, 2017
TIME: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED: Registration opens on Monday, February 20, 2017 online at

Changes to the Michigan Board of Nursing Rules

As of January 6, 2017 the new revised Michigan Board of Nursing rules are in effect.

The new revised board of nursing rules require nurses to complete training in victims of human trafficking.

Training content shall cover all of the following:

  • Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in this state or the United States
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings
  • Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors
  • Identifying resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.

The new requirements will apply for license renewals beginning with the first renewal cycle after the promulgation of this rule and for initial licenses issued 5 or more years after the promulgation of this rule.

Click HERE to view the complete rules and the other changes that will could affect you!

Val Spotts authors AACN Procedural Manual chapters

Procedure ManualVal Spotts, RN (7C Educational Nurse Coordinator) authored chapters 48, 49 and 51 in the 7th edition of the AACN Procedure Manual. You can purchase the book here.









Michelle Churches published ASORN journal

BookMichelle Churches, RN (Kellogg Eye Center) was published in the ASORN (American Society of Ophthalmic Nurses journal January 2017. You can find the journal here.







The Daisy AwardThe Daisy Award

Paul Gibson, RN (5B)

Congratulations to Paul Gibson, RN (5B) for receiving the DAISY award in October! The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 2,124 healthcare facilities. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families. This is a wonderful honor. Paul has received multiple Daisy nominations. This letter is from a thankful daughter.

"My mom was hospitalized in February 2016 on 5B. During her stay, the staff on 5B was exceptional, however one nurse in particular stood out, and that was Paul Gibson. He is a wonderful, caring, compassionate and dedicated nurse. Not only did he care for my mom with the utmost in professionalism, but also treated her with extreme dignity and respect. He also took the time to discuss issues with me, and other family members. Words cannot express how thankful we are for his compassionate care and exemplary service. The University of Michigan Hospital should be very thankful to have such an outstanding employee as Paul on 5B. He certainly has proven himself to a person that "makes a difference" when caring for a patient and their family. Paul should be considered for the Daisy Award!"

Below is the link for Paul’s Daisy spotlight.

CVCICU team wins the first F2016 Clinical Innovation Challenge

awardNearly a year in the making, the first annual Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Clinical Innovation Challenge celebrated its "Selection Event" on December 8. Guests heard pitches from the Challenge’s top five teams, all vying for $100,000 in funding and project support. Erika Koerner, CVICU RN, did an amazing job presenting against 4 physician lead teams and brought home the big win for the CVICU. The team for the winning proposal: Mobility Aide (Early Ambulation in CVICU) was Regi Freeman, RN, CNS - CVICU Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alice Ferguson, RN, ENC - CVICU Educational Nurse Coordinator, Courtney Clark, NP - CVICU Nurse Practitioner, Erika Koerner, RN - CVICU Nurse, Shelly Green - CVICU Technician, Jessica Miller, PT, DPT - Physical Therapist, Lisa Haggitt, PT, DPT - Physical Therapist, Jessica Russell, PT, DPT - Physical Therapist. To view photos of the event, please click here.

Paige Buie and Stephanie Park awarded Chris Tung Award


Chris TungPaige Buie (NICU) and Stephanie Park (TBICU) were chosen to receive the Chris Tung Critical Care Nursing Educational Fund Award! This Gift Fund has been created to grant Critical Care Nurses the opportunity to attend conferences for educational growth. The purpose of this fund is intended to assist someone who may be financially burdened, as well as, give more people the opportunity to attend a national or local conference. The funds can cover: Registration, Air Fare and/or Hotel costs. This education fund has been donated by Chris's husband in memory of what she loved.

Paige Buie awarded Rising Star in Clinical Practice Award


Paige Buie, BSN, RN, CCRN (NICU) has beenselected as the recipient of the 2017 Rising Star in Clinical Practice Award from AANN (American Association of Neuroscience Nurses). The award will be presented on March 23, at the Annual Educational Meeting in Boston. As the award recipient, Paige’s conference expenses will be covered, and she is also invited to attend the President’s Reception.

Nurses Rank #1 Most Trusted Profession for 15th Year in a Row!

Nurses Rank #1

The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released December 19, 2016. The annual poll marks the 15th consecutive year that nurses have been ranked the most trusted.

According to the poll, 84 percent of Americans rated nurses' honesty and ethical standards as "very high" or "high." The next closest profession, pharmacists, was rated 17 percentage points behind nursing.

"Trust plays an important role in the relationship between nurses and the patients we serve," said Cipriano. ANA encourages nurses to draw on that trust to engage with consumers to improve their health and to advocate for patients and for the quality of care in this country. Additionally, I challenge those charged with making health policy at the facility, local, state and national levels, to include the trusted voice of nurses at the decision-making table. Based on this survey, no other profession is held in as high regard by the public. And given nursing's frontline perspective on health care delivery, we offer a point of view that is unmatched."

In 2017, ANA will continue its longstanding efforts to advocate for health system reform. The association is committed to working with the new administration and Congress to advance policy that aligns with its four principles for health system reform: access to care, affordable and equitable care, quality of care and workforce.

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UMHS Nurses: Remember to Enter Your
Professional Contributions


Have you recently completed a manuscript, book chapter, or presentation? Have you received a grant or award? If so, we’d like to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to tell us about your achievement by completing the survey linked below. Nursing Contribution Submissions:

This information will be used to recognize contributions made by UMHS nurses. It will be posted on the external UMHS Nursing Cited Work website (updated quarterly) and will also be included in Marge’s Monthly Nursing Updates, Nursing Services’ annual reports, Nurse’s Week activities, and shared at other appropriate venues. Thank you for your contributions!

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