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Wanna know what an LPN license can get you?

Wanna know what an LPN license can get you?

by nekozuki - People used to ask me why I "settled" and went to a vocational school to become an LPN, instead of going to a traditional college and becoming a "real nurse." I... Read More →

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Keep What You Love, Return the Rest: Healing from Trauma with EMDR Pt. 1

Keep What You Love, Return the Rest: Healing from Trauma with EMDR Pt. 1

by klsm1968 - Keep What You Love, Return the Rest: Healing from Trauma Part 1: Background on EMDR I have written several blog posts about getting fired and the... Read More →

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Is it Ethical to Refuse to Treat a Patient due to Sexual Identity?

Is it Ethical to Refuse to Treat a Patient due to Sexual Identity?

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Patients come in all sorts of flavors. You have your frequent flyers, your noncompliants, your criminals, and your sweet little senior citizens. All patients are... Read More →

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Taboo - 10 Things Nurses Should NEVER Say!

Taboo - 10 Things Nurses Should NEVER Say!

by Julie Reyes - As nurses, we have learned the hard way to never say certain statements. Why? Well, that could be because the first time we said it - or heard it said - we got... Read More →

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Ways to Unwind

Ways to Unwind

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Self care is certainly not a one-size-fits-all scenario. You may find these are even more effective in a personalized combination effort. Maybe you're well versed... Read More →

The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

by Julie Reyes - First, let me just go over some of the symptoms of the flu, and then we will get down to business on the controversy surrounding the push to create mandatory flu... Read More →

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Mr. G and Baby B: Unforgettable Patients

Mr. G and Baby B: Unforgettable Patients

by melissa.mills1117 - Patients can change the trajectory of our careers and lives. The power of human relationships is undeniable. As a nurse, we go to work with the intent of helping... Read More →

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Veteran's Day 2017

Veteran's Day 2017

by traumaRUs - Veteran's Day is a day set aside to honor veterans. Its a day when veterans get some of the bennies that they have earned from serving in the US military. Some of... Read More →

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Anatomy of a Code

Anatomy of a Code

by Lynda Lampert, RN - You’re standing at your computer, charting on your patients. The end of the shift is nearing, and you really want to get this done so that you can get home. As... Read More →

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How to be S.M.A.R.T with Goals

How to be S.M.A.R.T with Goals

by melissa.mills1117 - With the new year lurking around the corner, let's talk goals! Now, I am not advocating for new year's resolutions, as these usually fall by the wayside by early... Read More →

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NTI 2016 Interview - The Important Role of LTACHs in the Healthcare System

NTI 2016 Interview - The Important Role of LTACHs in the Healthcare System

by tnbutterfly - Long-term acute care hospitals (LTAC) often get confused with long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. However, they are acute hospitals with nurses skilled... Read More →

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The Importance of International Nursing Experiences

The Importance of International Nursing Experiences

by gpsrn - There are many reasons why international nursing experiences are important. Some reasons include global understanding, increased knowledge, increased... Read More →

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Amber Does the Unthinkable

Amber Does the Unthinkable

by Nurse Beth - Read about Amber's day and see if you agree with what she did. ED Holding ED Holding was created as a holding area for patients who have admission orders and... Read More →

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Opioid Epidemic: Innocent Victims (NAS)

Opioid Epidemic: Innocent Victims (NAS)

by jeastridge - We have all seen the stories on television and online: infants struggling with a complex picture of symptoms including twitching, pain, seizures, diarrhea,... Read More →

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What is this vision therapy?

What is this vision therapy?

by spotangel - I could feel my anger and irritation growing as I did homework with my then 11-year-old son, Sam. How hard was it to grasp the concept that the English explorer... Read More →

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Looking for Wellness In All The Wrong Places

Looking for Wellness In All The Wrong Places

by Carol Ebert - Now about the appointment. It lasted only 15 minutes with the physician already running behind after a longer first appointment that he couldn't control, and he... Read More →

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“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

by cjcsoon2bnp - Before I go too far into this article, and risk being stoned to death by the maternal-child nurses, lactation consultants, and midwives out there, I would like to... Read More →

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“I’m sick and I’m off” – “me too!” Flu!!!

“I’m sick and I’m off” – “me too!” Flu!!!

by Varghese John - Every year, cold and flu outbreaks result in hundreds of missed office days for workers especially health care workers in hospital. The problem often stems from -... Read More →


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