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Eleven nursing students spend spring break volunteering in Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean in September, it devastated Puerto Rico, killing dozens, flooding neighborhoods, wiping out the electrical grid and water service, and making it difficult to access much-needed resources. For a group of UIC College of Nursing students who were already planning a mission trip, news of the hurricane's catastrophic wake caused them to focus their sights on Puerto Rico.

Algorithm shows differences between nurse, doctor care

Lopez Dunn KarenA multidisciplinary team of researchers including assistant professor Karen Dunn Lopez has published the first quantitative study on the divergent scopes of practice for nurses and doctors. Comparing patient care provided by nurses and doctors using information  documented in the EHR, the researchers found that only 26 percent of patient records showed an overlap in terms.