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Hospital Unit Secretaries

By TheCommuter - Today’s hospital setting is a busy place in need of industrious employees who can keep up with the numerous demands and multiple tasks associated with allied healthcare. Hospital unit secretaries, also known as unit clerks or ward secretaries, are staff who provide a variety of essential... Read More

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Suicide Is Not Your Answer

By TheCommuter - Many people in the nursing community remember either hearing or reading about Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who killed herself in 2012 after being tricked into releasing personal health information by two Australian disc jockeys posing as members of the Royal Family over the phone. Then there’s... Read More

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Addictions Nursing

By Meriwhen - Addictions nursing deals with the nursing care of individuals suffering from one or more addictions. Addictions nursing is considered a subspecialty of psychiatric nursing. Patients may be suffering from the addiction alone or may have one or more co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses: this is termed... Read More

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"The Big C"

By madwife2002 - As a nurse I am exposed daily to "The Big C" which is what it was called by my parents when I was growing up. As a family member and a friend I struggle with the diagnoses because as much as I want to see the happy ending for them, It doesn't seem to happen very often. My experience with Cancer in... Read More

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House of Hypochondriacs; How I became a Nurse.

By Sea_of_Roses - As we become older we tend to complain more about "aches and pains", though we may be in fact suffering from such ailments there also might be a little part of us that is seeking some extra attention. For example, I may complain a little more enthusiastically about my back hurting if my loving... Read More

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10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School

By lorirn2b - 1) Even if your family says they understand, they really don't. You may as well tell them, and your friends too, that you are being deployed for 2-4 years, depending on your program. Because you will be MIA every. single. weekend. And most nights too. 2) Buy stock in Georgia Pacific. Because as... Read More

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A Bathroom Reminiscence

By tokebi - I love nursing. No, I am not one of those who find self-worth through the notion of “helping others.” It’s actually the opposite, as I get helped by those I nurse whether they know it or not. Their vitality, their spirit, their dedication to living, replenish my otherwise colorless inner world.... Read More

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Medical Assistants

By VickyRN - Medical assistants are medical support staff who perform routine administrative and clinical duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other licensed healthcare provider. It is one of the fastest-growing careers today. Medical assistant duties vary according to location, specialty... Read More

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Flight Nursing

By DidiRN - Flight nursing is nursing care of patients during transport via aircraft or helicopter. This is an area where highly skilled individuals are an absolute must and is not a place for the inexperienced. Flight nurses many times must make quick life or death decisions calmly and accurately. This... Read More

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Aesthetic/ Plastic Surgery Nurses

By VickyRN - Plastic surgery is one of the fastest-growing healthcare specialties today. Aesthetic nurses provide patient care and assistance within a variety of procedural and perioperative settings to improve or enhance the patient’s appearance. These nursing professionals care for patients undergoing... Read More

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Performance Evaluations

By jadelpn - There are at least 2 subtypes of performance reviews/evaluations. The title itself reveals a bit of a disconnect--Are we reviewing or are we evaluating? Some nurses are a bit confused about what happens to the evaluation, can it be "used against" a nurse. Equally, there are managers who have to... Read More

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Everyone Won't Succeed. And That's Okay!

By TheCommuter - Not everyone succeeds in the realm of higher education. This is not necessarily a bad thing because our society still needs people whose occupations do not require any college education. Some people stumble in the race to success due to a lack of effort, whereas other individuals seem to have the... Read More

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A little Paper on Nursing Theory and Application

By Carpediem1012 - This is just a second year paper on a chosen nursing theory and its application to practice for a student nurse. Hope it helps others navigate this writing topic. Nursing Theory can be daunting to write about, but really it is just a look at how we can apply thoughts, research and experience of... Read More

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Nursing Safe Harbor Rule

By TheCommuter - All nurses who either create or assume responsibility for patient assignments should always look at the big picture and factor safety into the equation first and foremost. However, a gray area sometimes exists in different areas of nursing where individual nurses may hold inconsistent views... Read More

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Do Not Over-Share!

By TheCommuter - I first met Toni in the summer of 2010. Toni (not her real name) was an average-height woman in her late 40s with a medium build, gray eyes and dark brown hair that fell several inches below her shoulders. She was a floor LVN at the same specialty rehab hospital where I still work. And she was... Read More

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Death Happens. Get Used To It!

By TheCommuter - As a pre-nursing student the very thought of death and dying might make you anxious right now, but I assure you that dealing with this event will become easier with the passage of time and the accrual of more exposure. Whatever you do, please don't let your fears deter you from pursuing a career in... Read More

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Ambulatory Care Nursing

By tnbutterfly - The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses (AAACN) defines professional ambulatory care nursing as: ...a complex, multifaceted specialty that encompasses independent and collaborative practice. The comprehensive practice of ambulatory care nursing is built on a broad knowledge base of nursing... Read More

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Public Health Nursing

By DidiRN - Public health nursing is rather unique in its focus compared to other nursing specialties. Here nurses concentrate on the health of entire population/communities. With the increase in chronic illnesses that are a strain on the health care system, it is even more crucial to have competent public... Read More


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