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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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What do I HAVE to know to pass NCLEX?

By GrnTea - I taught in the Kaplan NCLEX review course for years. Whatever resource you use to study, make sure it gives you the rationales for why the wrong choices are wrong as well as the right ones, right. This is where most people fall down-- they pick an answer that is factually true but is not the best... Read More

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I Want To Be A Nurse, But My Grades Aren't Competitive. Help!

By TheCommuter - You really, really want to be a nurse. In fact, becoming a nurse might have been a lingering childhood dream of yours. Perhaps nursing was never a childhood dream, but you somehow came to the realization that you wanted to be a nurse in adulthood for a myriad of reasons. Maybe you believe you were... Read More

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Is Online Learning Appropriate For You?

By TheCommuter - Online learning requires an explicit repertoire of skills, savvy, perseverance and capabilities to succeed. Many learners certainly have what it takes to thrive in a distance-based learning environment, whereas other students would be better off in a physical classroom or lecture hall that permits... Read More

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What To Look For In An Online Nursing Degree Program

By TheCommuter - Do you have a desire to further your nursing education? Are you in the process of selecting an online nursing degree completion program? In this technological day and age, prospective students have a multitude of online nursing programs from which to choose. In fact, the choices can seem endless!... Read More

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Managing It All: Non-Traditional Student Tips

By ShannonV - My name is Shannon, I am 39 years old, a single mother of three amazing teenagers and what is considered a “non-traditional” student. I laugh to myself now when I hear the phrase “non-traditional student”, however when I first began my college venture, I will admit that every time I was referred to... 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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Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed

By Pixie.RN - As many of you know, I recently spent nine months in Afghanistan. For those of you who don't know, I'm an Army nurse in the ER specialty category. I deployed with a Forward Surgical Team (FST) as the ER nurse, in charge of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) section (essentially the ER of the... Read More

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Affordable Online RN-to-BSN Programs

By TheCommuter - For a myriad of reasons, many nurses who are educated at the diploma or associate degree level are wanting to return to school to earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. For instance, managerial personnel at numerous acute care hospitals across the US are requiring currently-employed... Read More

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Never Give Up on Your Dreams

By AccelCNL2b16 - Feeling hopeless about getting into nursing school? Experiencing repeated rejections or major medical issues that seem to be blocking your RN dream? I have been there and shed tears, felt extreme frustration, and have been depressed. However, I refused to be defined by the problems going on in my... Read More

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Challenging your own beliefs

By 3aremyjoy - My philosophy of nursing is being written tonight in the room of a dying ALS client. My job tonight: sit, watch and wait. She sleeps nearly constantly. Moments of terrifying choking while refusing suctioning and interventions. The nursing student inside me is crying out. "I can help!" I want to... Read More

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Online MSN Program - West Texas A&M University

By TheCommuter - What if you are an RN who wants to attain a graduate degree in nursing, but you have no interest in becoming an educator or nurse manager? Are you looking for a convenient online MSN program with concentrations other than nursing education or leadership / management? West Texas A&M University's... Read More

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