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DNI explores ‘Identity in Context’ study abroad course and trek to South Africa

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TCS International (TCS) brings together five universities—The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Pacific Oaks College, Dallas Nursing Institute, and Saybrook University—for a cross-disciplinary, three-month course and 10-day, study abroad experience in Cape…
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Working through patient bias as a nurse

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Discrimination and bias occur everywhere, including in the healthcare industry. For a profession that emphasizes compassion and care, how can nurses effectively tackle patient bias based solely based on gender, race, or culture? One DNI instructor provides tips.

How nurses can become the liaisons before, during, and after natural disasters

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M. Hollis Hutchinson, RN MSN JD, and a National Council Licensure Examination Strategist at Dallas Nursing Institute, has been a nurse for approximately 40 years. After the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas native reflects on how the nursing industry…
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3 ways to combat nurse burnout

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Elnora Armstead MSN knows she should get more sleep. With an average of six to seven hours, the Dallas Nursing Institute’s Associate Degree in Nursing instructor admits that she does what many nurses do: prioritize themselves last. But she does…
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Nurses get proactive about sickle cell disease awareness

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Sickle cell disease is an often deadly condition that affects approximately 100,000 Americans, most of whom are black. But even with these fatal odds, SCD is still alarmingly underreported. DNI staff know first-hand the consequences of not bringing awareness to…
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From the Chicago housing projects to the presidency, Dr. Shelton’s story of resiliency

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At the College Accelerated Summit on August 8, 2017, which was geared toward CEOs, law enforcement administrators, and directors of educational programs, DNI Executive Director Charlita Shelton discussed her upbringing in Chicago’s housing projects to holding a college presidency. Most…
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Communicating and interacting with people with dementia

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“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” This quote from author Tony Robbins perfectly describes the goal that Dr. Rita Armstrong DNP would like more nurses and caregivers to take into…
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Nurses Week 2017: Reflections from Dr. Charlita Shelton

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It’s Nurses Week! And as we commemorate such an important event here at DNI, I can’t help but to think of various nurses’ contributions to our country, including the pioneers such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Margaret Sanger, Clara Barton,…
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Our compassionate health care revolution

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Gwen Gaston has devoted her career to nursing patients through life and death situations. As the Dean of Nursing at Dallas Nursing Institute, she helps prepare a new generation of nursing professionals to provide the compassionate care today’s patients—and health…
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Be a diabetes advocate

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A Dallas Nursing Institute professor’s April 2016 presentation on diabetic education and dietary management at a Gothenburg, Sweden health care forum leaves doctors, nurses, and educators with three key takeaways. By Rita Armstrong, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, M.S.N. Ed, R.N. For…
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