Category Archives: Staff

Nurses rank the highest at earning our trust, poll shows — VIDEO

At the private practice where Susan VanBeuge works as a nurse practitioner, she and the practice’s physician complement each other. The physician, who often takes on a more clinical demeanor, introduces the nurse as the patient’s advocate and champion.

After consulting with the patient, the doctor will say something along the lines of, “She’s going to get everything fixed and sorted out for you.” He’s saying, she’s going to spend as much time as necessary to solve what you’re going through.

“That’s one of the things that, every time, makes me smile,” says VanBeuge, who’s also an associate professor at UNLV’s School of Nursing in addition to working as a nurse practitioner. “It makes me realize that there is a difference between what we do.”

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The Auspiciousness of Angela Quinn

Careers in the nonprofit sector aren’t exactly known for their glamour or grandeur. They’re synonymous with long hours and financial constraints. The work is often stymied by policies as organizations are continuously cut and programs downsized. Staying committed to the cause poses plenty of challenges, but Angela Quinn shows no distress about the nature of her industry.

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