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Being Beside One's Self

By jadelpn In other words, there ARE 2 of you. Who we are as people can be very different as to who we are as nurses. Validation is a wonderful thing. But the expectation that corrections mean that you are less than a person, internalizing and emotionalizing... Read More

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Donít Let Nursing Job Resumes Intimidate You

By Brenda F. Johnson Do you want your resume to be on top of the pile? There are a few tips listed here that hopefully will help you in creating the best resume you can. Remember to keep it to two pages, neatly typed, and not too wordy. Donít get overwhelmed and... Read More

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Lessons Learned During Our First Semester Of Clinicals

By ElizabethStoneRN Nursing students never cease to amaze me. They absorb so much more than we often realize in the clinical environment. They are constantly listening, observing, learning and reflecting. Sometimes their perspectives include valuable reminders for... Read More

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Lessons From the Zoo: How my Job as a Zookeeper Made Me a Better Nurse

By classicalcat The longer that I have worked as a nurse, I realize that my varied background hasn't been a detriment to my nursing career, but an asset. My work as a zookeeper provided me with many experiences that have helped me in my nursing career. Whether... Read More

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A Tribute to Military Nurses

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Veteranís Day is a day to recognize all of our soldiers, from those fighting on the front lines to those who save the lives of the ones who are injured in combat, and care for those who have served in previous wars. A time to recognize the men and... Read More

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7 Things to know BEFORE Sims Lab!

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN Every nursing student dreads Sims Lab day. What are the instructors expecting? Will I ďkillĒ my patient? Will I fail this lab? Relax -- here are some tips from nursing students who have been there - done that, and some pointers from instructors... Read More

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Caring for the Greatest Generation: Making Time for Your Patient's Unique History

By Lynda Lampert, RN Your patient's history is a part of assessment, but sometimes their personal history is just as important as their medication list. As Veteran's Day approaches on November 11th, it is the perfect time to ask your patients about their service. Here... Read More

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I'm Just Doing My Job...

By Bridgid Joseph There are some times in your career that you are really put under the microscope; why you do what you do every day. Sometimes the reasons that we look more closely at our practice is because of questions from unlikely sources, that aren't in the... Read More

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Nurses eating their young... a different perspective

By Kyrshamarks We all have heard it before. Nurses eat their young. We all have complained about it and people tell us "oh no, don't do that." Simple fact is that it happens, and I will try to explain to you why it does happen and why it is not always a bad... Read More

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Nurses Who Harm Patients

By madwife2002 Nurses are often revered by society. The general pubic think of nurses as caring, helpful and healing. Certainly not as serial killers or as individuals who are out to harm loved ones. Nurses as serial killers can often be hushed up in society,... Read More

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Nerve racked nurses during the Ebola crisis

By JESSICA QUIGLEY Even the most experienced, prepared nurse can feel tension and stress when severe crisis such as the Ebola outbreak strikes. Facilities must take quick actions to ensure that the proper plans and resources are in place to protect nurses. When faced... Read More

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The FOAM Movement And How To Improve Your Nursing Education

By Michael M. Heuninckx FOAM stands for, Free Open Access Meducation and is an up-and-coming way healthcare professionals are interacting with one another to add to their educational foundation. Explore this way of expanding your medical and nursing knowledge in ways that... Read More

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Informatics: What is it? What can I do with it?

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Capture Your Heartís Desire: Finding the Job You Want

By Brenda F. Johnson Are you looking to relocate and are not sure how to start your job search? Having recently moved, I learned a lot and would like to share some tips. First, create your resume, then research the hospitals in the area you want to move, next make a... Read More

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Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment

By ixchel About four months ago, I wrote an article highlighting my experience as a new grad in the first month of my new job. (Summary: it sucked.) Today, I share my raw update. (Spoiler: still sucks. Well, not completely.) Read More

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The Fine Line

By Julie Reyes, DNP, CPNP-AC, RN As part of our job, nurses can develop relationships with patient's and their families through the daily contact we have caring for them. Sometimes, the professional relationship line can get a little blurry, and it is hard to keep boundaries in... Read More

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Using Your GI Bill Benefits in 75 Easy Steps!

By Pixie.RN No, it didnít really take me 75 steps to tap into my GI Bill benefits, although Iím not quite there yet and who knows? The number of steps may rise. But there are important factors to consider in which GI Bill to use, and some interesting tidbits... Read More

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Dying with dignity? Canít everyone die with dignity?

By JaneGilletteRogers Recent news has focused on the news that a terminally ill patient ended her own life rather than let an aggressive brain tumor end it for her. Many praise this as a death with dignity but as nurses, let's make sure everyone dies with dignity by... Read More

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Survey Results: To Quarantine or not to Quarantine

By tnbutterfly We surveyed our nursing community to see what you thought about the issues over the Kaci Hickox situation as well as its impact on nurses and healthcare workers. We also asked about your thoughts on quarantining all healthcare workers who have... Read More

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What Ebola has Done for Nursing

By jacqueline.damm With all the trials and tribulations facing modern day nursing, it becomes difficult to look on the positive side. What good can come from such pain and suffering? With budget cuts, staffing shortages and direct patient care being more about money... Read More


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