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T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA

By VickyRN - T-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) are widely used statistical methods to compare group means. Both are parametric statistical techniques, in that these tests involve a number of assumptions, including: normally distributed population; dependent variable measured on continuous interval or ratio level; random sampling of data; observations must be independent of one another; and homogeneity of variance (population means may... Read More

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The Delivery

By cofcmom05 - For those of you who have worked long in labor and delivery and before the advent of the epidural, you may, perhaps, can relate to patients such as mine. Or not. Many years ago, I was a labor and delivery RN at a county medical hospital, serving a large population. The hospital only had 3 delivery rooms with one delivery room, that all the nurses hated; it was small and around the corner; kind of hard to get into in a hurry. We... Read More

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There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart

By 99percentangel - As some classmates in our RN nursing program gathered around in a small group this morning, I sided up and listened to a story that quickly carried me back in time when I was a newly licensed practical nurse (LPN) just learning how to manage my time as I passed the early morning medications. The law requires that all meds be given within one hour before or after the medicines are due, and this often creates a lot of stress for busy... Read More

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The Most Amazing Patient

By jeninthedesert - Student Nurse – Class of 2010 One of my personal heroes came into my life in the most unexpected of ways. I have been working as a nursing assistant at a local hospital while going to school full-time to become a registered nurse. When I started my job in July 2007, I was brand-new to the nursing field and completely inexperienced. I work on the telemetry unit, which tends to be fast paced and quite busy with activity. The last... Read More

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Expected Outcome - Not Met

By QuietRN - As I walk down the hall of my long-term care clinical site, I am anxious to begin a day full of learning! I have my group patient care plan in hand, and I’m ready to work on my interventions. I spent a lot of time coming up with interventions that I felt could really help our almost-a-century-old patient. As we pass room 221, I realize that there is a different patient in there. Where’s our group patient? Oh no. At that moment I... Read More

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University-Private Sector Research Partnerships

By VickyRN - imagine the effect the discovery of an alternate source of energy would have on our country and our economy – perhaps garbage from landfills could be used as cheap, clean, and “green” sources of energy. this would liberate us forever from dependence on foreign oil. perhaps the cures for aids, cancer, and alzheimer’s disease are right around the corner. future generations would be spared an enormous toll of human suffering. i personally... Read More

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Multiple Choice Test Items – Response Options

By VickyRN - the response (answer) options follow the stem. the answer selection part of the test item contains several (usually three) incorrect choices (distracters), plus one correct answer (the key). the nurse educator should use clear and direct terminology in crafting the response options. response options should not be verbose or contain overly scientific jargon or colloquial speech. they should be written as precisely, clearly, and... Read More

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Some quick tips for a good latch

By Elvish - For moms who are breastfeeding, a good latch is supremely important. If not, nipple pain will soon ensue - even if the improper latch is held for just a few minutes, those few minutes can have a long-lasting effect. Additionally, if the baby's mouth is not wide open with enough breast tissue in the mouth, he will not get the full amount of milk possible. So, here are a few quick tips for nurses assisting mom with breastfeeding latch. ... Read More

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International Nurses and UK nursing

By XB9S - One of the topics that is raised frequently in the UK and International forums is how does an international nurse go about working in the UK. The replies are often negative and in general try to convey how very difficult this is. There are lots of hoops to jump through and currently the economic situation in the UK is very grim, this means that jobs anywhere are scarce and our government is trying to keep UK citizens in work,... Read More

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“Clickers” in The Classroom

By VickyRN - many students are passive in class, yawning frequently with eyes glazed over, mindlessly recording notes, and not really processing the content. instructors may insert questions throughout the lecture, but most students won’t raise their hand to attempt an answer. valuable in-class active learning opportunities are being lost. what can the nurse educator do to encourage active class participation? einstruction's classroom... Read More

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Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing

By VivaLasViejas - ........I've learned that nursing is a great metaphor for life. It's both rewarding and frustrating, utterly fascinating at times and dull as tombs at others; it's funny, sad, beautiful, ugly, dramatic, unglamorous........and sometimes it outright stinks. ........A little effort can go a long, long way. Investing five or ten minutes in a needy patient at the very beginning of the shift sets the tone for the entire day, and pays... Read More

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Becoming a Nurse the hard way.

By twistedpupchaser - I bumped into an old boss the other day and he asked what I am doing with myself these days. I replied that I am a nurse, he smiled and said that he remembered me at 18 wanting to become a nurse and how everything got in my way to acheiving my dream. He was so happy that I finally made it that I thought about my journey of how I got here, yet I still have a long way to go. My interest started at the age of 13 when my mother dropped... Read More

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Teaching Effectively in Very Large Classrooms

By VickyRN - There is a huge difference in teaching 30 students, as opposed to 140 students. Large classrooms can be noisy, crowded, and full of distractions. The students can be disrespectful and out of control, with pockets of students texting, carrying on private conversations, and coming and going at will. Sound familiar? Learning strategies that work well in small groups are often inappropriate for such large audiences. What strategies, then,... Read More

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Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse

By madwife2002 - So after leaving the polls running for several weeks the one I felt most interesting was the opinion of US trained nurses opinion on Foreign trained nurses, only 54 people voted on this poll which is surprising since we have hundreds of thousands members of which a large percent must be from the USA, (note to myself I must find out the figure from the Admin dept.) A quick summery of some of the reults so far (sorry tried to paste the... Read More

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Talked into a career in nursing by Stephen King.

By eriksoln - I began my nursing career as a young male in a community college. I was taking prereqs, feeling my way around Corporate America, considering the endless possibilities of career paths. The options were limitless and I was often overwhelmed trying to consider them all. Accounting, computer software, engineering, teaching, professional sports writter, business owner. I could go anywhere, do anything. I was always attracted to nursing on... Read More

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You Came All The Way From America Just For Me

By racypatty - After 27 hours of travel I have arrived. It is very hot, there is no air conditioning and only warm bottled water to drink. On January 14th I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the jungles of southern India on a volunteer medical missions trip. I went as the nurse to help two doctors from our hospital here in Pennsylvania. We set up "medical camps" in tiny churches in the state of Kerala, India. During the 12 days we were... Read More

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I will talk, you just listen

By blt3535 - Ask anyone who knows me very well, and they can tell you what I have wanted to be when I “grow up” since I was 14 years old; a nurse. To be a nurse means to be compassionate, brave, and holding yourself up to very high standards while still encompassing the raw passion it takes to get there. Nursing school was the goal, discovering who I am and the qualities I possess is what I received on the journey. When I got out of high school,... Read More

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From a happy and lucky Nurse

By odobodoko - When I first started I didn't know how to explain a telemetry box to a patient appropriately, now I am a competent-independent RN and do work as a charge nurse sometimes. I believe there is nothing in the world as beautiful as doing something you like or you want.. All challenges pass by and you learn so many new things and become stronger everyday.. Patience, passion, loving your job.. That's all it takes.. Now when I think about the... Read More


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