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Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

By TheCommuter Ebola, a communicable viral disease, has been causing fear and uncertainty in recent months as it crosses national borders. This piece attempts to furnish answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Ebola. Read More

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Western Governors RN-to-BSN: My First Six Month Term (Almost)

By TheCommuter Western Governors University (WGU) is a very popular online school for RNs who seek BSN and MSN degree completion because it offers a myriad of alluring features. These features include affordable tuition, regional and national accreditations, and... Read More

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No Stone Unturned

By kiszi Sometimes the path to a dream job is unconventional, the means to achieving it unexpected. It is tempting to give in to self-doubt and discouragement when door after door is slammed. However, as long as there are still jobs out there to be filled,... Read More

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Nursing Behind the Wall

By mikethemurse When non medical people ask me what I do for a living the usual response is "...that's interesting?!" When nurses ask the most common response is "Why?" I am a corrections nurse, and over the years I have found that the general nursing community has... Read More

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The Ovarian Cancer Blues

By OCNRN63 Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most lethal of all gynecologic cancers. Each year, 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and nearly 15,000 die from the disease. In spite of these statistics,... Read More

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Press Release - allnurses Survey Says Nurses are Bullish on the Industry Outlook

By tnbutterfly What do nurses think about the outlook of the nursing profession? What they wish the public knew about their job? We wanted to find the answers to these and other questions. Thanks to our members who participated in a survey, we now have the... Read More

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My true calling

By Sayangku Nursing is selfless and Self-awareness. Time really flies so fast,modern technologies are discovered. A lot of changes can be seen around the globe. But one thing that doesn’t change is the dedication to nursing excellence through ethics, standards,... Read More

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Lynda Van Devanter - A True Hero

By RNIBCLC I wrote this article because I read the book "Home By Morning" by Lynda Van Devanter and found it quite moving. Few people have heard of this forgotten hero. I found her to be an inspiration for all nurses facing adversity. I included references... Read More

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Online Nursing Study Tips: What Has Worked For Me

By TheCommuter Many newly enrolled students want to find a way to accelerate through WGU's RN-to-BSN degree completion program coursework. The following piece is a loosely organized collection of study tips that have helped me accelerate through WGU's... Read More

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How are you easing your first day jitters?

By augurey Fear and self doubt are very powerful emotions. It can control you and debilitate you if you allow it. The mind is also power. With confidence and the right attitude, you can overcome those fears and do anything you put your mind to. Read More

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Ghosts Are All Around Us

By classicalcat As a nurse, I have seen the influence of ghosts: those of the past--the shadowy glimpses of those who once lived. The ghosts of the present, who haunt us daily. Those of the future, who we would like to change, but wonder if we can. There are... Read More

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How I conquered the NCLEX-RN?

By ArrowRN Well for anyone who has befriended me or read any of my articles, you know I tend to be very detailed oriented. Yes I'm now a BSN, RN. After passing the NCLEX-RN this weekend. I really wish I could say I have the magic key as to how to pass, but... Read More

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I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...

By canigraduate I have ADHD. Not the cool Tom Cruise/Ty Pennington kind, where you can act out and make lots of money, either. I have the kind where people label you as stupid, flaky, and lazy. I wanted people to have an idea of how it feels to never be in control... Read More

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Lessons from a night as a Patient Companion

By cd365c Each action taken is a stop forward or backward in someone's overall health. The patient companion/ CNA is the key to running an efficient facility. Even one night can teach you a whole lot about the impact you make on someone's care in an acute... Read More

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The DEU Model of Nursing Education

By kalycat Information for students evaluating nursing programs; comparison between traditional and DEU models and the clinical experiences provided. Links to additional information regarding the DEU and how nursing students develop critical thinking and... Read More

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Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.

By RschIVF40 She could remember it like it was yesterday… She was at work when the abdominal pain and nausea started. She assumed this was from a little food poisoning. She tried to work through it, however, the abdominal pain and nausea continued to get worse... Read More

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The Devil and Delta Webster

By VivaLasViejas Come along with a swing shift charge nurse and a colorful denizen of a long-term care unit as they battle the record-shattering heat of a long summer afternoon, unhappy staff and residents, and each other. Who knew that Popsicles could save the day? Read More

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On Negative Feedback

By Ruby Vee Negative feedback is something that we all encounter in our lives, both giving and receiving. Neither is easy and most kind people would rather give positive than negative feedback. There is value in learning to receive negative feedback in a... Read More

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On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient

By MariposaLPN What happens when you're both a patient and a nurse? As a diabetic I wear two titles: LPN and diabetic. Although I am sad to have been diagnosed with this disease, especially at a young age, it is a blessing in disguise, as I now understand why I... Read More

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Alzheimer's Disease

By lprutean Alzheimer's Disease affects 5 million American people. The underlying cause of the disease is still unknown and a cure is not available at this time. Some of the medications available on the market can help to slow down the progression of the... Read More


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