Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career

Ambulatory Care and Clinic nurses provide rapid assessments to high volumes of patients in a short span of time while dealing with issues that are not always predictable. Care is provided on an out-patient basis which includes Physician Clinics, Advanced Practice Nurses Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and some Emergency Department encounters.

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The Health Insurance Marketplace: One Nurses Journey What We Learned And How We Can Educa

By Michael M. Heuninckx The Health Insurance Marketplace: One Nurses Journey - Part 2. What We Learned and How We Can Educate Our Patients How did it go? Did you enjoy your journey? Were your eyes opened? Did you gain a new perspective of what your patients go through to obtain Health Insurance? Do you now have a... Read More

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Study Tips for Nursing Students

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Whether you are working on your pre-reqs or are already in nursing school, you have to study for exams and are probably stressed out over grades. You may have already figured out study habits that work for you, and you can add them to this list of tips to help other students! However, if you are... Read More

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Civil War Nursing

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Where did the roots of American Nursing really take hold? Who were the founders of our great profession? Believe it or not – nursing in America achieved a stronghold during the Civil War. Here are a few interesting tidbits about some people you may have already heard about somewhere along the... Read More

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Thank you, Florence Nightingale

By Bridgid Joseph There are daily challenges we face as nurses that we all know very well: tough schedules (nights/holidays/weekends), long hours, packed and busy schedules, missed meals, full bladders (both for us and then our patients that are due to void post foley removal that can’t), and it seems like more... Read More

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3 Reasons Your Immune System May Not Help You This Flu Season

By Cynthiahowardrnphd With Ebola in the news and the flu season upon us, I wanted to share some information about the immune system. It is and always will be your best defense against disease. The immune system is your defense against anything that seeks to attack the body. It is your defense against bacteria,... Read More

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Part 2: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Boundaries

By Cynthiahowardrnphd In part one I talked about the need for boundaries in order to steer clear of other people’s negativity. In this article I want to lay out what boundaries look like when they are rigid (bad), absent (ugly) and healthy (good). Boundaries are absolutely essential for everyone to have healthy... Read More

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Nursing in the Revolutionary War

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN “Hush now, say your prayers and go to sleep,” I tell her, “we have a long day tomorrow.” She rolls over and looks at her brother, who looks back at me with tired, deep blue eyes filled with fear. Will we always live on the edge of fear? I stand up and put out the fire. It is hot out, and with... Read More

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Let Negativity Roll off Your Back: Learn to Set Boundaries

By Cynthiahowardrnphd Learning to set limits is a skill and unfortunately most of us really never learned it. As a nurse, saying “No,” can feel like you are abandoning your team and yet, it is a skill that is going to save you from the perils of burnout and chronic tension and discontent in your career. This is Part 1... Read More

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Being Beside One's Self

By jadelpn In other words, there ARE 2 of you. Who we are as people can be very different as to who we are as nurses. Validation is a wonderful thing. But the expectation that corrections mean that you are less than a person, internalizing and emotionalizing every encounter as a personal affront, can and... Read More

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The Health Insurance Marketplace: One Nurse’s Journey - Part 1

By Michael M. Heuninckx Join me on a journey as I try to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace to gain a new perspective on what patients go through when trying to purchase health insurance. In the first article of two a article series, learn how to access the Marketplace, see what questions and concerns I was able to... Read More

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A Glass of Prune Juice

By florence2012 Sundays are usually pretty good days at my nursing home. Church people come and hold a little service with singing and piano playing. The CAN’s don’t have showers to give. Someone will usually bring the nursing staff some kind of treat, like doughnuts or pigs in a blanket. The atmosphere is... Read More

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Nurses on a Mission

By lmolinaRN Some memories of a small group of enthusiastic and motivated nurses on a mission, helping people in need at the Cartagena, Colombia children's hospital. They are proud and looking for help in order to continue giving their knowledge, love and compassion to people in need and their colleagues in... Read More

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Five Positive Impacts of the Ebola Crisis

By Lynda Lampert, RN Ebola has been vilified and sensationalized in the news and with good cause: those who contract the disease are likely to die from the infection. Fortunately, Ebola is a disease that is rather easy to contain in a country with sophisticated hygiene and health care systems. This has not stopped... Read More

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I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.

By JDougRN The time I lied...to my patient's family. I hope it makes me a good nurse and helped the family, because it made me sad as hell.... Sometimes as nurses we need to blur the lines. Sometimes we deal with things that erode our soul, and only other nurses will ever understand the things we have to deal... Read More

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Theresa Brown: RN Media Star

By Debi Fischer Theresa Brown has done it all and she shared her unconventional story with allnurses.com. She has the singular honor of being the only RN columnist at what has been called the best paper in the country. Obama knows her name as well as her patients and they both called on her for help. Brown is at... Read More

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Do you have a Career Plan? What Type of Nursing is Right for You?

By Cynthiahowardrnphd Nursing is a great career offering so many alternatives. It can be overwhelming and confusing unless you first check in with yourself and find out what will suit your lifestyle, personality and ultimate goals. Most people plan their vacation more carefully than their career. This quick read article... Read More

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The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:

By Bridgid Joseph Getting the Influenza vaccine, as a healthcare provider, is an interesting conundrum: there are recommendations from the CDC that are made to promote healthiness, but then there are hospital mandates. I would lose my job if I didn't get vaccinated, so I do, without a true informed medical decision.... Read More

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Nerve racked nurses during the Ebola crisis

By JESSICA QUIGLEY Even the most experienced, prepared nurse can feel tension and stress when severe crisis such as the Ebola outbreak strikes. Facilities must take quick actions to ensure that the proper plans and resources are in place to protect nurses. When faced with high stress situations and unsafe working... Read More


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