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THE TRUTH ABOUT NURSING challenges stereotypes and educates the world about the value of nursing. Better understanding that nurses are autonomous, college-educated science professionals will strengthen nursing care, education and research, allowing nurses to save more lives.

News on Nursing in the Media

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Student suspended for saving friend's life:

Texas student suspended for helping school nurse save classmate's life; Truth gives student an award

Haters gonna hate

Op-eds on NPs reflect the physician gaze

Working life

Reports highlight the dangers of nurse fatigue and burnout

Significant unknowns

Nurses consulted, or not, about long-term care

Counting the Dead

National History Day documentary on Nightingale takes first place

Well-staffed and empowered nurses save more lives on med-surg floors

New Penn study shows dramatically higher CPR survival rates

Maximize nurse retention and reimbursement

Consult the Truth's leaders now to improve nursing care at your hospital! Ask your hospital managers to schedule a consultation as a nurses' week gift to you and your colleagues

See Sandy at her upcoming speaking engagements!

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Nursing Advancement Professionals
Annual Conference

Keynote speaker
        March 17, 2016, 8:45-10:15 am
        The Fairmont Hotel
        2401 M Street, NW
        Washington, DC 20037
        contact: Jenny Carrick
        see brochure

University of Houston School of Nursing
        April 7-8, 2016
        Sugarland, Texas
        contact: Danielle Quintana
        See the flyer for the evening of April 7, and
        the flyer for the April 8 presentation.

Allen College
Pi Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
Induction Ceremony

         April 12, 2016, 5:30-7:00 pm
        Waterloo, Iowa
        contact: Sarah Steele
        See the flyer

Partners in Education and Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses
10th National Conference

Keynote speaker
        April 28-29, 2016
        Vancouver, BC, Canada
        contact: Pat Woods

13th Annual Heart of Nursing Conference

Keynote speaker
         May 2, 2016
         Geneva, New York
         contact: Julia Laco

Rally for National Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
         May 12, 2016
         National Mall, Washington DC
         contact: Melissa Brown

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The Truth About Nursing is an international non-profit organization based in Baltimore that seeks to help the public understand the central role nurses play in health care. The Truth promotes more accurate media portrayals of nurses and greater use of nurses as expert sources. The group is led by Sandy Summers, co-author of Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All At Risk.

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