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Medical-Surgical Nursing

By traumaRUs Medical-Surgical (med-surg) nursing is the basis of all nursing practice. Back in the day, all nurses were either medical or surgical nurses. There was no specialty nursing choices. Nowadays, med-surg nurses make up the biggest component of all nurses. Med-surg nurses care for a diverse... Read More

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I Hate...

By jadelpn There are a number of tasks that we do as nurses that we may not especially enjoy. There are things that we are responsible for as nurses that are not our favorite, especially if one is on a unit that has a mixed population of patients. There may be coworkers who get on our last nerve. There may... Read More

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Advocate and Negotiate

By jadelpn Part of what a nurse does is educate patients. Sometimes, we see a patient who has a new diagnosis that requires a significant lifestyle change. Sometimes we see the same patients for the umpteenth time on the same stuff, different day. The art of negotiation can help you to advocate for your... Read More

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Emergency Nursing

By Pixie.RN Emergency nursing is a specialty in which situations change and evolve from minute to minute. Emergency nurses must be able to create order from chaos. This article gives an overview of the specialty, discusses education requirements, outlines some possible associated board certifications, and... Read More

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NCLEX Study Tips! My story

By PrettyLady87 Studying for the NCLEX (whether it be for RN or PN), can be one of the most exasperating times for anyone. Although there are numerous methods to study for it, every person is different in the way that study, learn and understand, and apply. Learning and remembering test-taking techniques, are just... Read More

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Freedom of Speech

By madwife2002 Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. 9) Freedom of Speech in Health care We are brought up to believe that we are entitled to speak our mind and express our... Read More

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Endocrine Nursing

By traumaRUs Endocrine Nursing is related to diabetes nursing but involves many more disease processes. So, its only fitting that it gets its own article. Many nurses have diabetic knowledge but there are many more obscure diseases that fall under the endocrine nursing domain. This is where the specialized... Read More

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Top 10 reasons we get fired!

By madwife2002 I have a huge interest in reasons we get fired, laid off or walk out of jobs. I believe we are more vulnerable than we can conceptualize, many years ago nurses were considered valuable assets and being a nurse meant we had a job for life. This is no longer true, the older we become the more... Read More

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Infectious Disease Nursing

By traumaRUs Infectious Disease (ID) Nursing is the nursing care of the patient with infections. However, it goes far beyond that and encompasses multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). As antibiotics have become so readily used over the years, we are now facing super-bugs. Only a few years ago,... Read More

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EMT and Nursing

By jadelpn This article is meant as a reflection on my own experiences. Feel free to add your own. There may be some significant variables in others experiences, and my experience may be unique. When one is both an EMT and a nurse, it brings to the table a huge variety. Nurses (both LPN and RN) get... Read More

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The Legal Nurse Consultant

By sirI The role of the Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) is a multifaceted career choice. The primary purpose of the LNC is to assist the nurse to understand the Board of Nursing (BON), Nurse Practice Act (NPA), Scope of Practice (SOP), hospital policies and procedures and combine all of this knowledge to... Read More

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Nursing Entrepreneurs

By traumaRUs This field is wide open for enterprising nurses. So many opportunities, so little time! Here are just a few of the possibilities: Website Designer – best example of this is the allnurses.com site owner, Brian Short. He started AN while in nursing school, nursed it throughout his first few... Read More

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I will not do this

By I_will_not_do_this It’s just another day at work—a beautiful day, in fact—the kind where you find yourself looking longingly out the window every few moments wishing you could enjoy just a bit of the clear, crisp fall weather before it fades to the inevitable bone-chilling damp cold of winter. The bright, spacious... Read More

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Quality Improvement Specialist

By madwife2002 There is increasing emphasis on improving the quality of care provided by hospitals. Nurses are integral to patients’ well being both in and out of acute care facilities; nurses are pivotal in hospital efforts to improve quality. Hospitals face increasing demands 
to participate in a wide range of... Read More

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

By traumaRUs Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse (APN) who has at least a masters degree and more frequently nowadays, a doctorate. As with other APNs, the CRNA has passed a certification test in order to use the title CRNA. The CRNA provides anesthesia to a wide variety... Read More

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Diabetes Nursing

By traumaRUs Diabetes is rampant in the US and gaining strength every year. This opens the door for nurses to care for and educate these patients. There are many avenues for nurses to obtain the needed education to provide this care. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) have even more opportunities related to... Read More

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Just Another Day in Paradise

By VivaLasViejas Working weekends in a nursing home with the same cast of characters has its disadvantages, but also its charms. Like noshing on the donuts a staff member has hidden in the med room....wearing jeans to work.....and hanging out with some of the coolest people on the planet! *All names have been... Read More

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Case Management

By traumaRUs Case management encompasses several models depending on the work environment. In the hospital, case managers are frequently utilized to determine length of stay and incorporating individual patient dynamics into the equation. Interqual is the resource most facilities use to determine... Read More


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