Thursday, December 1, 2011

Online Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students

Did you hear about the Whistle Blower case in Texas?

Two nurses reported a doctor and found themselves attacked for their actions. He got his friends, the county sheriff and the county attorney, to bring charges as a way of harassing the women.  Recently the doctor pled guilty to 1 count each of misuse of official information and retaliation. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $5000. And he surrendered his state medical license effective November 11.

I found out how this all ended through Medscape Nurses, a free online resource.  I knew about Medscape but didn't know there was a specific section with a nursing perspective.

I also learned that nurses are using more mobile devices because I follow IMedicalApps on the my rss reader.  If you are interested in know what new apps are out there for your device and what is happening with mobile healthcare resources it's a great site to bookmark or you can sign up for their email list or add them to your rss feed.

Nursing Research, another blog , pointed me to the new guidelines  for social media published by the American Nurses Association with this post.  Later there was a whole article of tips on how to get published in the nursing literature.

Lastly, I read a very interesting article on Virtual Nurses in hospitals from Technology Review.  Now not only can nurses use computers and technology, they can be recreated (but not replaced!) by technology!

Have fun looking at what is out there on the wonder world of the internet!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All UMDNJ Health Sciences Students! NEJM is looking for your insightful view of Social Media and Health

Have you been thinking about how social media is changing medicine?

The New England Journal of Medicine is looking for Health Sciences students to answer the following question is an essay to celebrate their 200th anniversary.

"In the last twenty years, the internet and social networking have brought profound changes in how information is communicated. How can we harness this technology to improve health?"

Only medical students or others in training for health-related professions (e.g., nursing students, physical therapy students, PhD candidates, and others), post-graduates still in training programs or college students interested in a career in the health professions are eligible to enter.

You can write a 500 word essay, a 500 word essay with an image or go multi-media with a video or other media response to the essay question that clocks in under 2 minutes.

All winners will be invited to the NEJM 200th anniversary symposium Friday June 22, 2012 held in Boston. In addition 3 NEJM Platinum Scholars will receive a travel award in the amount of $1,000 and 30 NEJM Gold Scholars will receive a travel award in the amount of $500

For more information go to

The contest starts at 12:00 noon EST December 1, 2011 and closes after 600 have been received.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Theses & Dissertation Collection

The Library receives copies of all Theses and Dissertations from students in the Stratford programs of the UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Records for the these works are included in the University Libraries online catalog. New acquisitions are listed in the Stratford Library's "New Books" announcements on our website.