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Running the Spring Marathon

By fetch - Some things are universal: frustrating days at work, annoying co-workers, higher-ups who just don't get it . . . and periods of time where work and home life come together in such a way that you just can't catch a break. Spring always seems to be the biggest struggle for me, but I know I can make... Read More

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Rehabilitation Nursing: Functional Independence Measure (FIM)

By TheCommuter - A patient's functional capacity refers to his/her ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs). Unfortunately, many acute illnesses, chronic disease processes and major surgical procedures profoundly impact the patient's ability to perform ADLs. Some of these afflictions might even result... Read More

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End of Life and Difficult Discussions Part I

By traumaRUs - Palliative care, end of life discussions, invasive care talks - all of these are current topics for advanced practice nurses (APNs). This is the first in a series of articles about how we, as APNs can deal with these hard topics. I would also like to solicit your opinions on this subject. We all... Read More

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Spirituality and Caring: Dialogue and Inquiry with Literature Review

By ShannonRN1981 - This article is both a personal story and a literature review on the challenges nurses face when caring for patients spirituality. Although it is important to spiritually care for patients, there have been difficulties when trying to define spirituality. Taking care of a patient spiritually is... Read More

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FAQs For First Generation College Students

By TheCommuter - A first generation college student (FGCS) is first individual in the family of origin to attain a college education. Many non-first-generation students arrive on campus with valuable knowledge of the unspoken processes of college life, while first generation college students must frequently... Read More

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Nursing Degrees: The Practical Nursing Diploma (LPN)

By TheCommuter - The majority of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in the US have been educated and trained at the diploma / certificate level. The most common entry point into a practical nursing career is completion of a state approved basic nursing program that leads to conferral of a diploma or certificate upon... Read More

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To Be (Monitored) or Not To Be (Monitored)

By dianah - Should all ICU and tele patients be monitored when leaving the unit for procedures? If not, which absolutely should be monitored and for which patients may the requirement be waived? My aim is to stimulate thinking about best and most sustainable practices: best for the patients who need... Read More

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allnurses Reaches 800,000 Member Milestone

By tnbutterfly - In a press release published today, it was announced that allnurses.com reached a major milestone this past weekend. We have now exceeded 800,000 registered members! I know all of you will join me in expressing congratulations and appreciation to Brian, who had the vision almost 20 years ago... Read More

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Hybrid / Online LPN Programs

By TheCommuter - An increasing number of people want to complete the practical nursing program via online learning. Still, no online practical nursing programs exist at this time. However, hybrid practical nursing programs allow the student to complete courses online and fulfill hands-on clinical requirements... Read More

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Networking in Nursing to Achieve Results

By TheCommuter - Did you know that almost 70 percent of all job openings are not openly advertised? Most positions are filled through word of mouth, and the individuals who know how to effectively network are often hired into these roles. Networking is the practice of cultivating and maintaining connections with a... Read More

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End of Life and Difficult Discussions Part II

By traumaRUs - This is Part II of the difficult discussions we must often have with our patients and/or families. This never gets easier and in reality, should it? These discussions should be difficult as they are often the catalyst to pursuing advanced care, resuscitation and/or placing a patient on life... Read More

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Nursing Degrees: The Hospital-Based Nursing Diploma (RN)

By TheCommuter - Persons who wish to become registered nurses in the US have four prelicensure academic options from which to choose: diploma nursing programs, associate's degree programs, baccalaureate degree programs, or entry-level master's degree programs. This piece will explore the diploma nursing program,... Read More

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Nursing Degrees: The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Practical Nursing (AAS)

By TheCommuter - LPNs are trained professionals who have made integral contributions to direct patient care for generations. Even though the most common gateway into the practical nursing occupation is satisfactory completion of a state-approved diploma/certificate practical nursing program, this piece is going to... Read More

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Western Governors University (WGU) Intake Interview

By TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU), an online school formulated for busy adult learners who already have some experience with college level coursework, has exploded in popularity in recent years. In addition, many people have enrolled in WGU's innovative nursing programs. This piece will discuss... Read More

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Mental Illness Can Be Terminal

By NurseDirtyBird - In light of the much publicized 20th anniversary of the suicide of rock star Kurt Cobain, increased media coverage of bullying-related suicides and my own recent personal struggles, I thought I'd present some common myths and facts about suicide. There is a huge social stigma related to mental... Read More

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Warning Signs Associated With Degree Mills and Scam Schools

By TheCommuter - The number of diploma mills in the US is on the rise as prospective students seek to take action against their perceived economic insecurity. In fact, a scam school operated a fake nursing program for five years, separating pupils from their tuition dollars. In too many cases, the education... Read More

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Tips To Handle Nursing School While Employed Full-Time

By TheCommuter - Whether you're a traditional student or non-traditional adult learner, nursing school can be one of the most vexing ventures you will ever experience. Although many instructors will recommend that students not work during nursing school, full-time employment is feasible as a full-time nursing... Read More

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For-Profit Schools That Offer Online Nursing Programs

By TheCommuter - For-profit schools, unlike their nonprofit counterparts, are owned and operated by corporate entities or private organizations. Even though for-profit colleges and universities have come under increased media scrutiny in recent years, enrollments have spiked in the six years since the economic... Read More


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