Knowledge is the Foundation of a Rewarding Nursing Career - page 2

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How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) During Clinical

By Heather Cannova Clinical rotations are the best opportunities for nurses to draw connections between lecture materials, lab practicums, and reading with what they will be doing when they graduate. It's a time to connect the dots, to see the relationships first-hand... Read More

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50 Reasons for Nurses to be Thankful

By Lynda Lampert, RN Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, and nurses can look beyond their own families for things to be grateful for. No matter how you feel about your job or what your career has been like, you can always find something redeeming about nursing. ... Read More

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The Health Insurance Marketplace: One Nurse’s Journey

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

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Theresa Brown: RN Media Star

By Debi Fischer Nurses are entrepreneurs, and every day we meet one who stands out of the crowd. Theresa Brown can be included in this group of innovators since she is a celebrated New York Times columnist and an acclaimed author. This is her story. 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... 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,... Read More

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Why I am Grateful for Burning Out as a Nurse

By Cynthiahowardrnphd This is the season of gratitude and giving. As nurses you may feel like you can’t do another thing for anyone else. Then take this time and give to yourself. Be grateful for what is working in your life. A regular practice of gratitude is known to... Read More

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The Health Insurance Marketplace: What We Learned and How We Can Educate Our Patients

By Michael M. Heuninckx In the concluding article of my journey navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace, questions are answered and the discussion continues about how as nurses we are able to help our patients navigate the Marketplace. 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... Read More

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A Glass of Prune Juice

By florence2012 This is for the all the nursing home nurses who have ever doubted whether their hearts were still in the right place. I doubted myself one day, and was devastated by it. I lost my bearings. If I'm a nurse, why don't I have the emotions to match? 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... Read More

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

By Cynthiahowardrnphd Do you get caught every flu season with a cold or sinus problem? Our immune system is designed to handle the pollens and bugs that cycle through the seasons provided it has your support. This article shares 3 reasons your immune system may be up to... 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... Read More

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Nursing in the Revolutionary War

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Nursing in America may have begun in some rather reluctant terms. Women who followed their spouse into battle camps were given jobs to do, from laundry to cooking to nursing. If the woman did not want to participate in camp duties, she would have... 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... 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... Read More


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