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Basic Information About the TEAS Test

By TheCommuter - The Test of Essential Academic Skills, more universally known as the TEAS test, is a proctored, standardized examination prepared by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to determine the overall academic preparedness of pupils who are attempting to enroll in a school’s nursing program or... Read More

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Occupational Health Nursing

By tnbutterfly - The foundation of occupational health nursing is epidemiology, work advocacy, occupational health risk assessment, critical thinking, and educational principals. The Occupational Health Nurse specialty focuses on promotion and restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection... Read More

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Nurse Massage Therapists

By dianah - With research revealing the many benefits of therapeutic massage, it seems the perfect marriage, combining ones nursing background, with its emphasis on decreasing pain and educating for better patient health and outcomes, with therapeutic massage that can indeed lessen pain, increase patient... Read More

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Nursing Educators/ Faculty

By VickyRN - Nurse educators meld clinical expertise with a passion for teaching to shape future generations of nurses and advance the profession of nursing. Nursing education is a rich and rewarding career choice. Nurse educators help aspiring nurses, novice nurses, and experienced nurses reach their career... Read More

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Compassion is a Commodity

By marshmallownurse - After five days off, I drive to work singing. I'm a little off-key, but the windows are up, and my favorite songs are all queued up in preparation for the forty or so minutes my car will take to weave through 1740 traffic on my way to a place that I used to call my sanctuary. I grew up in... Read More

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Gastroenterology Nursing

By dianah - Another, and possibly little-known, specialty area utilizing nurses is that of Gastroenterology. The role of Gastroenterology Nurses continues to expand: RNs may work with patients directly or indirectly in The "GI Lab" assisting with endoscopic procedures: administering moderate sedation... Read More

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

By madwife2002 - To continue my series of articles of the top ten reasons we get fired. #7 is concerned with healthcare workers who call off or are tardy on a frequent basis. We have all worked with people who are late every day, or call off all the time. These kind of workers can be particularly annoying to all... Read More

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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

By Meriwhen - Psychiatric nursing (also known as mental-health nursing) is the provision of nursing care to patients with mental illnesses. Thanks to the media and its frequently unflattering (and often not quite accurate) portrayals of psychiatric patients and nurses, psych nursing is often misaligned and... Read More

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A Nurse Who Gives Thanks on the Thanksgiving Holiday

By TheCommuter - Nursing is a career pathway that allows the dedicated professionals within its ranks to impact society. I am a nurse who gives thanks on the Thanksgiving holiday because, even though we think we've gotten a raw deal, we must remain cognizant that we are doing tremendously better than many others... Read More

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High-Value and Low-Value Patients

By TheCommuter - Some patient populations are highly prized in our society while others are very much devalued. This is because American society views some clusters of people as ‘high value’ and others as ‘low value.’ Do you believe that all people were created equally? Do you feel that all individuals are treated... Read More

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Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 1)

By TheCommuter - Student nurses have the awesome opportunity to learn about the art and science of nursing during the time they spend enrolled in school. Nursing students are bombarded with different theories, introduced to procedural skills, drilled on critical thinking strategies, exposed to new information, and... Read More

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Pulmonary Nursing

By dianah - Pulmonary or Respiratory Nurses specialize in caring for people with lung diseases. These conditions may be caused by smoking, genetics or infections, and are some of the most common patient ailments. Pulmonary nurses, while caring for patients with other co-morbidities, have special knowledge... Read More

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Neuroscience Nursing

By dianah - Skilled and dedicated nurses, helping patients using their knowledge and skills of Neuroscience Nursing, make an important difference to vulnerable patients of all ages who have neurological disorders. In the highly-specialized area of Neuroscience Nursing, nurses from RNs to FNPs care for... Read More

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Foot Care Nursing - A Very Important Specialty for the LPN and RN

By sirI - This specialty area for nurses LPN and RN, Foot Care Nursing, is an all-important integral part of patient care. The Nurse must be very cognizant of changes in skin integrity; changes that could result in tragic circumstances including amputation of digits, feet, and limbs. There are many who... Read More

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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

By TheCommuter - Geriatric / long term care nursing is a specialty that involves caring for patients who require an extended level of care due to chronic disease processes and long term disabilities. Long term care nurses manage patient care, perform various nursing skills, address changes in condition, provide... Read More

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NICU Nursing

By traumaRUs - Neonatal nursing covers nursing of the neonate – infants from birth to age 30 days as well as neonatal intensive care nursing and the neonatal step-down unit. Usually when one thinks of neonatal nursing, it is focused on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As the age of viability has... Read More

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As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

By madwife2002 - Often over the holiday time dialysis patients are admitted to the hospital, this can be due to fluid overload or problems connected to over eating. In my experience healthcare staff see dialysis patients as difficult, so my article is a brief look at how things can be hard for these patients during... Read More

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The Cons of Working in Long Term Care

By TheCommuter - I worked as a floor nurse and supervisor in long term care (a.k.a. LTC, nursing homes, or aged care) on and off for six years. Last year I wrote two articles that placed a mostly positive spin on working in the LTC industry. This year I will attempt to balance the beam by discussing the drawbacks... Read More


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