Nursing board chief’s removal delayed for year
The Georgia secretary of state says he is postponing his removal of the state nursing board’s executive director until August of next year. Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s decision in June to remove Jim Cleghorn, and replace him with the head of the state’s cosmetology board, has proved controversial.... Read more
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, a Georgia native, had an emotional day Thursday. Part of that came from some unexpected visitors who arrived prior to the Chiefs’ game against the Denver Broncos. Berry was surprised at the Chiefs’ hotel by oncology nurse Stephanie Jones and other staff members... Read more
Voices from the front lines: How nurses feel about Ebola
When the first Ebola patient to be treated in the United States was headed for Emory University Hospital this past summer, two of the hospital’s nurses canceled their vacations to be there. That’s how registered nurse Barbara Ribner described the dedication of the Emory nurses who deal with Ebola. Her... Read more
Georgia faces major hurdles in addressing its shortage of primary care physicians. Among them is a low cap on Medicare-funded graduate medical education residency slots in the state. In a new GHN Commentary, two health care officials suggest several actions that the Georgia Legislature can take to help erase... Read more
Georgia nurses are concerned that lack of funding for their state licensing board will create problems in protecting patients from an impaired, unlicensed or dangerous nurse. A new law that goes into effect Monday will require nurses to report suspected professional violations to the Georgia Board of Nursing. But... Read more

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