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Healthy Weight Week - January 15-22, 2017

Healthy Weight Week - January 15-22, 2017

by JanineKelbach - Did you know that “Healthy Weight Week” is January 15-22, 2017? Why did they come up with a Healthy Weight Week? Many people diet at the beginning of a new year,... Read More →

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Martin Luther King Day 2017

Martin Luther King Day 2017

by traumaRUs - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., is a celebrated human and rights activist. He often spoke of the inequalities of health care especially regarding minorities. As we... Read More →

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Hunting down the California BRN

Hunting down the California BRN

by benjaeli - Being the wife of an active duty navy sailor, I was accustomed to moving every three to four years and setting up a new life to include securing a new state license... Read More →

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Wasted 23 years as a CNA

Wasted 23 years as a CNA

by Futurenightnurse4jah - Nursing is my first profession. A bad marriage, birth of my son and the demise of my grandparents health is how this madness began. My grands raised me. My mother... Read More →

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I Tutor Nursing Students - You Can Too!

I Tutor Nursing Students - You Can Too!

by Jennifer.pursell - I recently decided to continue my education with an RN-MSN bridge program, and my enrollment advisor asked me if I wanted to pursue nursing education or an... Read More →

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How I Lost My Muse, Quit the Biz and Found Myself

How I Lost My Muse, Quit the Biz and Found Myself

by LeslieAlexander - “You’re quitting music? Are you NUTS?” That was the unspoken reaction on their faces when I told them, after 20 years of chasing the music biz brass ring,... Read More →

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Solutions for Tired, Achy Feet

Solutions for Tired, Achy Feet

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Nurses deal with a great deal of nagging pain problems. If it isn’t your back or neck, it is likely your feet that are causing you pain. This is usually the... Read More →

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Nursing Certifications

Nursing Certifications

by traumaRUs - Okay, so you've been a nurse a few years and you want to show your patients, colleagues and higher-ups you have achieved expertise in your field. You have choices;... Read More →

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Why Do Nurses Quit?

Why Do Nurses Quit?

by Nurse Beth - Jamie looked at the framed group photo on the wall of Cohort 22, the 24 new grad nurses who started a year ago in 2015. They all look so happy and eager. Where are... Read More →

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Better Health Care Elsewhere

Better Health Care Elsewhere

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - This new year didn’t start quite as planned. I woke up on 12/31 with high hopes and a very sore throat...about to be walloped by a nasty little virus. I was laid up... Read More →

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: It's Not  a Problem Until it Blows Up Big

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: It's Not a Problem Until it Blows Up Big

by ServantLeader - At a healthcare conference earlier this year where I was reporting for a client, I met a few of the senior managers at Allina Health from Minneapolis. They were... Read More →

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Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

Getting to Know You - Getting to Know All About You!

by Carol Ebert - I discovered a lot of things about myself when I entered the retirement zone and I’m not done discovering more. Here are some “awakenings” I’ve had that have... Read More →

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Are You Really a Nurse?

Are You Really a Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - Test Your Knowledge Before reading the article, take the short true or false poll at the bottom of the article to test your knowledge. Do you cringe when... Read More →

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A Patient's Perspective - To all of the Nurses at allnurses.com

A Patient's Perspective - To all of the Nurses at allnurses.com

by AnonBoston - To all of the Nurses at AllNurses.com, Of course I should start with some basic background info. I have dealt with Crohn's disease since 1989 when I was 17... Read More →

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5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Graduate Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Tassels and pinnings, HESI exams, NCLEX prep, and ultimately the news that you passed your boards. You now hold in your hand a hard earned diploma and a nursing... Read More →

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A day in the life of an OB charge nurse

A day in the life of an OB charge nurse

by JanineKelbach - “All you do is sit around until a baby is born,” “your job must be great, all you do is sit and hold babies”, “be happy, you’re in the happy part of the hospital.” ... Read More →

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Nurse Practitioner vs Physician Assistant

Nurse Practitioner vs Physician Assistant

by nurselyfe4115 - There is this myth that still seems to be circulating around that Physician Assistants (PAs) can do more than Nurse Practitioners (NPs). For example, if you want to... Read More →

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Breaking Bad News: What's A Nurse to Do?

Breaking Bad News: What's A Nurse to Do?

by Carol Bush - Delivering bad news is difficult—so difficult that it takes finely tuned skills, coaching, and practice to do it candidly and respectfully. As an oncology nurse... Read More →

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