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Mnemonic for Assessing DEMENTIA

Mnemonic for Assessing DEMENTIA

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - When I am assessing a patient and dementia is suspected, there are two key concepts I like to keep in mind: There is a difference between dementia and delirium, and... Read More →

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Struggling With Murmurs?

Struggling With Murmurs?

by Lauren RN - At first studying and becoming competent at interpreting murmurs can seem daunting. However, it all starts with knowing which parts of the stethoscope to use for... Read More →

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2015 allnurses Salary Survey Results

2015 allnurses Salary Survey Results

by allnurses - The Survey In January 2015, allnurses.com invited members and readers holding an active nursing license via the allnurses site as well as newsletters, emails and... Read More →

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2017 Nursing Salary Survey

2017 Nursing Salary Survey

by tnbutterfly - In January 2015, members of allnurses and the larger nursing community holding an active nursing license were invited to participate in the first allnurses online... Read More →

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Why did she do this to me?

Why did she do this to me?

by spotangel - The screaming echoed down the hallway followed by a string of curses and a crashing sound! My steps slowed down as I listened. The voice was familiar---too... Read More →

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My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital

My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital

by TheCommuter - I've been asked the same question by members of Allnurses.com, real-life coworkers, and even some of my own family members: "Why aren't you interested in working at... Read More →

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Unleash Your Truth and Set Yourself Free

Unleash Your Truth and Set Yourself Free

by Carol Ebert - I remember how bottled up I was in my nursing career. Half of me was being real and the other half was cautious and nonrevealing. I always knew I had more to say... Read More →

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NTI: Mastering the Art of Professional Networking

NTI: Mastering the Art of Professional Networking

by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently attended AACN's National Teaching Institute 2017 in Houston, Texas. One of the interesting presentations was Mastering the Art of... Read More →

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PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - P - Purpose What does this medication do? What ailment or disorder is it meant for? Knowing the purpose of the drug you're about to give is the most basic yet... Read More →

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You are a leader now...

You are a leader now...

by awongaemtcc - Transition into new roles has always been challenging, especially in the field of medicine. From the need to increase one’s knowledge base, to social norms, to... Read More →

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Need Help Memorizing Heart Sounds?

Need Help Memorizing Heart Sounds?

by Lauren RN - When I was in nursing school, I found that the best way to memorize the vast amount of information I was expected to know was through memory tricks, mnemonics, and... Read More →

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"Insulted. . ."

"Insulted. . ."

by RobbiRN - “Insulted. . .” A doctor I’ve work with in the ER for several years listened intently as I shared my observation that we are increasingly driven by pre-set... Read More →

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ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

by allnurses - I was talking about this topic with one of my younger nurse friends. She shared the following comments with me. I want to start by saying that quality... Read More →

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Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

by traumaRUs - As we enjoy our weekend, please take a minute to remember the "WHY" of Memorial Day. Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who died during... Read More →

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How Much Time Do I Have?

How Much Time Do I Have?

by jeastridge - She looked up at me with pleading eyes, her head resting on a freshly laundered pillow case and her hair, still damp, laid out against the white expanse to dry. Her... Read More →

When Your Patient is an Addict...How to Deal

When Your Patient is an Addict...How to Deal

by Nurse Beth - Jake is very sociable, and has a lot of …colorful friends who visit him in the hospital. He’s quite likable, because he’s intelligent, funny and clever. He’s not... Read More →

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Why Should I Go To A Conference?

Why Should I Go To A Conference?

by Brenda F. Johnson - Whatever your specialty is as a nurse, there is probably an organization that you can get involved in. From the American Nursing Organization to American Forensic... Read More →

NTI: Resiliency and Burnout

NTI: Resiliency and Burnout

by allnurses - Staff of allnurses recently attended the AACN National Teaching Institute (NTI) in Houston, Texas. One of the sessions was "Owning Your Future: Building Personal... Read More →

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