Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

Nursing

National Nurses Week 2024! Pennsylvania Nurses Hope for Full Implementation of Act 68 Nurse Licensure Compact

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

It was a great day for Pennsylvania nurses in Harrisburg on April 30, 2024! Just in time for National Nurses ...

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Nursing

Happy Nurses Week 2023: Advocating for Nursing Workforce Growth, Not Staffing Ratios

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

May 6-May 12, 2023 During this week in May, and the entire month of May 2023, we celebrate more than ...

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Insurance

Pennie.com—Pennsylvania’s State-based Health Insurance Marketplace PA’s Replacement for HealthCare.gov

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

The Southwestern PA Registered Nurses Club recently hosted Scott Yeager, Outreach Manager of Pennie®, the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority. ...

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Nursing

Support H.R.7961 – SAVE Act (117th Congress)

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

H.R.7961 – Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (117th Congress) is sponsored by Representative Dean [D-PA-4] and introduced 06/07/2022. Thirty-four* bipartisan representatives ...

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Nursing

National Nurses Week 2022

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

Image by 123RF National Nurses Week 2022 begins Friday, May 6 and ends Thursday, May 12, 2022, which is the birthday ...

Nursing

Student Loan Relief for Nurses Program

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

The Student Loan Relief for Nurses Program (SLRN) provides funds to forgive part of RNs and LPNs student nursing loans, and there ...

Around the Region

Gov. Wolf Signs Bills Supporting Health Care Workers and Students

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Mary A. O’Connor, PhD, MSN, RN

Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 253 on January 26, 2022, and it is now Act No. 2  of 2022.(https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2022&sessInd=0&act=2) This ...

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