Headlines in the nursing industry this week include one nurse’s efforts to take charge in the fight against childhood obesity, a look at the changes in the role of occupational health nurses and a new study that examines job satisfaction for nurses in retail clinic v. traditional primary care settings. READ MORE

National Nurses Week wraps up with celebrations and reflections on nursing today. A deeper look is taken at the nursing shortage as conflicting reports indicate a surplus may now be possible. An Illinois Chief Nursing Officer shares her views on why nurses are champions of change. And the American Nurses Association continues to focus on ethical practice and quality care during its recognition of National Nurses Week. READ MORE

National Nurses Month and Week kick off with great trending stories. A hospital in Illinois has launched a program that has physicians shadow nurses in order to create a better understanding of their role and how physicians can help in their day-to-day. The spotlight is shined on nursing in rural areas to showcase the unique aspects of work in this setting. And a fun nurse hall of fame quiz lets you test your knowledge of notable nurses. READ MORE

Positive stories top nursing news for the end of April. Although seen as an uphill climb, more organizations are recognizing the need to shift to value-based care when treating patients. ADVANCE for nurses has announced the winners of its Best Nursing Teams of 2015. And male nurses continue to enter the profession. READ MORE