Nurse Appointed Acting Surgeon General

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Nurse Appointed Acting Surgeon General

Meet Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

By Working Nurse

With the recent exit of Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., MBA, America’s acting surgeon general is now a nurse: Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, Ph.D., FAAN.  Top Nurse Until the White House fired Murthy on April 21, Trent-Adams was deputy surgeon general, a post she had held since October 2015. She is only the second nurse — and the only practicing RN — to serve as U.S. surgeon general. (The ...

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Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

I have strong opinions about many things, some important and some less so, but above all, I am passionate about nursing. ...