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The Cheryl Spencer Show

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Nurses in education and clinical practice share experiences, stories and surprises. Collaborations with all members of the health team benefits those we care for. Students learning and eager to enter the profession have something to say. We want to hear from them along with individuals concerned about health issues. Hosted by Cheryl Spencer PhD RN (A clinician and educator with more than twenty years experience)

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Nursing students must enter healthcare facilities to meet the clinical component of nursing education. With the recent diagnosis of clients with Ebola on US soil and the CDC's changing guidelines, nursing educators are engaged in... more

The Ebola virus has reached American soil. Workers who contracted the virus in Africa have been brought home for treatment. A vistor to the US has become the first diagnosed case on US soil and now a nurse who cared for this man is... more

The image of nurses portrayed in the media and print often has not been a fair representation. With a long history of television shows depicting demeaning and sexual stereotypes, nurses are concerned that MTV will be premiering a new... more

A 57 year old woman admitted to a San Francisco hospital disappeared and was found dead in the hospital stairwell 17 days after she was reported missing. This patient was being monitored every 15 minutes by hospital staff. Of course,... more

Health Insurance and the ability of all to afford it has been a major topic of political discussions recently and has been highligted by the US government refusal or inability to come to an agreement over the Affordable Care Act. To... more

Have you ever wondered what all those initials mean that some nurses and other healthcare workers have on their badges? Have you ever had to explain what your initials mean? Most people know RN and MD but there are so many more.... more

Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health organizations are requiring flu vaccines for all healthcare workers, students and volunteers. How do you feel about being mandated? Don't you have rights too? Do you plan... more

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has made recommendations to increase the number of baccalaureate prepared nurses by 2020. As associate degree programs are not closing (yet) what are educators, health care organizations... more