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The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

by traumaRUs - ...so first day of class, you are looking thru the syllabus at the assignments and see way down the line is the "deadline for the group assignment." What??!!! You don't like group assignments, you...

Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

by traumaRUs - Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops...

National Teaching Institute - NTI 2017

by traumaRUs - Join AACN as they sponsor the 2017 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition (NTI) May 22-25th (preconferences May 21st) in Houston, Texas. Why should I attend? This conference...

APRN Roles

by traumaRUs - So...you’ve decided to advance your education and obtain a masters degree in nursing (MSN) or a terminal doctoral degree. Which route will you travel? What is your ultimate goal? Where do you see...

Nursing Certifications

by traumaRUs - Okay, so you've been a nurse a few years and you want to show your patients, colleagues and higher-ups you have achieved expertise in your field. You have choices; you can go back to school for a...

Healthy People 2020 - Key Determinants

by traumaRUs - Healthy People initiatives is a program from the US government Department of Health and Human Services. It is composed of many leading health indicators. They are chosen after extensive...

APRNs - What Happens if You are Sued?

by traumaRUs - Over on the NP forum, we’ve been discussing lawsuits - this is something very real and worrisome for providers. While nurses can get sued; most often they are dragged into a suit along with others;...

AACN BP Guidelines - Importance of Accurate BP Readings

by traumaRUs - The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has recently published a new guideline regarding the importance of obtaining accurate non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) readings and problems...

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

by traumaRUs - ANA has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance...

Preparing for National Teaching Institute 2017

by traumaRUs - Critical care nursing changes fast! Keeping up with the ever increasing changes challenges all of us. Who has time on a busy shift to read a journal or listen to a podcast? So, why not get away from...

Martin Luther King Day 2017

by traumaRUs - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., is a celebrated human and rights activist. He often spoke of the inequalities of health care especially regarding minorities. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day...

Thanksgiving 2016 from AN

by traumaRUs - Here’s some of our best Thanksgiving threads - enjoy! When Thanksgiving isn’t exactly as we planned…Thanksgiving Humor Are you working Thanksgiving 2016? Here’s a great story: Why I’m...

Head to Toe Assessment

by traumaRUs - The head-to-toe assessment is one of the basic skills all nurses need to develop. No matter what specialty you go into, assessment is one of the first objectives of any patient interaction. Here is...

Nurse Practitioner Week 2016

by traumaRUs - The first nurse practitioner program was established at the University of Colorado. There are currently more than 222,000 NPs in the US and 20,000 NPs join the ranks each year. One of the focuses...

Veteran's Day 2016 - A Salute to Military Nurses

by traumaRUs - What do you think of when you say the term military veteran? An aging WWII vet in a wheelchair in a nursing home? A Vietnam vet in fatigues? Or do you think of the modern day military veteran you...


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