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Path to better patient safety leads through new Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University

The call to action came in 1999, when the Institute of Medicine issued its “To Err Is Human” report estimating that as many as 98,000 people were dying annually from preventable medical errors. Urged on by an alarmed public, the …

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National experts to discuss patient safety challenges and trends June 9 at inaugural Patient Safety Forum at Jacksonville University

The first statewide/regional conference bringing together hundreds of health care leaders, nurses, physicians and students to hear from renowned experts on patient safety is set for Friday, June 9, at Jacksonville University.

The Patient Safety Forum also celebrates the formal …

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RIVER LIFE: St. Johns River susceptible to runoff from forest fires

Fire and water don’t mix, and fire when coupled with a lack of water can create a dangerous combination. This is readily illustrated in the huge wildfire that has recently burned just north of the Florida-Georgia line, and multiple fires …

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RIVER LIFE: Manatee’s new status should be celebrated

Last month, our local charismatic megafauna, the Florida manatee, achieved a very significant milestone in recovering from near extinction, when the federal government down-listed the marine mammal from endangered to threatened.

While some are upset that the status of the …

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Nursing’s Dr. Carla Fry walks on “hallowed grounds” with towering achievement of a Fulbright Scholarship

Dr. Carla Fry, Undergraduate Director of the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Online Learning and Director for the Keigwin School of Nursing’s RN-BSN Program at Jacksonville University, has been awarded a prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research …

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