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The Destroyer of Germs - Fresh Air and Sunshine: An Era Gone By
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The Destroyer of Germs - Fresh Air and Sunshine: An Era Gone By

Nursing focus and objectives were the same in the early 1900s as they are now, however elementary in comparison they may seem. Safe patient care and treatment are...

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Meet Me At The Wall
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Meet Me At The Wall

Marlene was the first real friend I made in Waterville, Minnesota. A widow and a retired Registered Nurse with a cardiac background, she was one of the nurses...

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Get Linked: 6 Reasons Nurses Need a LinkedIn Profile
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Get Linked: 6 Reasons Nurses Need a LinkedIn Profile

It seems everyone is on social media these days. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are just a few of the many social media platforms out there. Almost...

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Teaching - An Investment in Your Future
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Teaching - An Investment in Your Future

AN recently interviewed Audrey Wirth, MSN, RN-BC, CVRN-BC, who is an adjunct clinical instructor with Aurora University's School of Nursing and Allied Health about...

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Advice for Myself for When I Was a Nursing Student
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Advice for Myself for When I Was a Nursing Student

I've been a nurse for a long time. Long enough to look back, reflect over my career, and consider the choices I made and the paths I followed. If I could go back in...

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Nurses Smoking: Compassion Instead of Judgement
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Nurses Smoking: Compassion Instead of Judgement

My friend excused herself after a long meeting. I knew where she was going-to the cold parking deck, to get in her car, to have a cigarette, to still her craving so...

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Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care
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Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care

Is Your Patient Assignment Too Heavy? Nurses are stressed. Nurses are exhausted. And now nurses are speaking up for patient safety and against unsafe working...

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Tears Trials and the Importance of an Open Heart
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Tears Trials and the Importance of an Open Heart

The sky was a clear and bright blue as I turned the wheel of my truck onto the small dirt road. The trees were not yet turning from green to gold but the air held a...

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Safe Staffing Facebook Live Event Part 3 - Get the Facts About Opposing Legislation
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Safe Staffing Facebook Live Event Part 3 - Get the Facts About Opposing Legislation

As nurses, we've all worked short-staffed. At the end of the shift, not only do we feel exhausted, both mentally and physically, but we feel guilty about the lack...

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The Juggling Act: Being a Mom and a Nurse
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The Juggling Act: Being a Mom and a Nurse

2017 2017 is when the prettiest little baby was born. 2017 was when I found out what it was to love a child. 2017 is when I learned that running on adrenaline...

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Opioid Crisis: 5 Options for Action
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Opioid Crisis: 5 Options for Action

The opioid crisis is running rampant in rural and urban communities alike across the United States today. According to US government sources, more than 115 people...

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Behavioral Interviews Explained: Tips and Tricks
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Behavioral Interviews Explained: Tips and Tricks

You worked hard on your resume and applied for jobs that spoke to who you are as a nurse. You received a call and landed an interview. Now what? How do you prepare?...

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Importance of Identifying Fevers in Children
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Importance of Identifying Fevers in Children

North America is continuing to see the effects of an intensive and dangerous flu season. The main culprit is the H3N2 virus, which is more deadly than the swine...

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"What made you get in to this field?"
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Ashley Hay, BSN, RN

"What made you get in to this field?"

I grew up realizing life is not necessarily promised to all. My Dad was lucky to be alive - beating the odds for osteosarcoma in the early 80’s was rare. Sure, I...

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Male Nurse Disgusted by Female Nurses
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Male Nurse Disgusted by Female Nurses

Hi Beth: I believe you submitted a recent article about Safe Patient/Nurse Ratios in this country. I have been a nurse for about one year and a half and I am...

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AACN Publishes US Army Combat Research Study
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AACN Publishes US Army Combat Research Study

Military nurses do their jobs under periods of extreme stress - the battlefield! AACN recently published a research study that investigated the care of our...

How can you help me?...Let me name the ways...
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How can you help me?...Let me name the ways...

In October 2016, I was hit by car while crossing the street. A medical helicopter transported me to the hospital where I spent three nights in the ICU, followed by...

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Nothing but Nursing
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Nothing but Nursing

It was the 1970's. I was about 10 years old and I was glued to the TV watching a series called "Emergency!" I was also crushing on my favorite firefighter Johnny...

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