I was diagnosed with my first chronic illness at age 5, so I’ve taken medication daily for basically as long as I can remember. As […]
In October 2017, I met JP, a 66-year-old female patient, for the first time. During our initial meeting, JP reported that she had been recently […]
Remember those “x-ray specs” they used to sell in the back of comic books? You’d send in your entire allowance, and in just 6-8 weeks, […]
As an adult rheumatology nurse with nearly 15 years in the field, I have a certain comfort level when educating patients who have been newly […]
The RNS is pleased to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation recently reviewed our application for re-accreditation as a provider of […]
Many years ago, in the pre-biologics era, a diagnosis of antibody-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in children was rather tragic, often foretelling a future of significant […]
Lupus is a chronic disease that requires long-term care, which can pose a significant challenge to the patient and health care team.
The RNS is engaging in the issue of the rheumatology workforce shortage through effective initiatives focused on education, recruitment, the retaining of registered nurses (RNs) […]
It’s a question that I have considered from time to time in my nursing career—in a patient with severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who also […]
I still vividly remember the day we received the news that WS had passed away at the age of 32.