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Evidence-Based Practice by Nurses for Nurses: Encouraging Waiting Spontaneous Labor

Presented By Beth AHRQ - This article describes an evidence-based patient-centered campaign and clinical resources that were developed by nurses, for nurses. Evidence includes an older AHRQ systematic review combined with current and emerging evidence. The topic (early induction of labor) is a high priority across many... Read More

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

By madwife2002 - Sleeping on duty is number 3 in my series of 'Top ten reasons we get fired' Internet searches on this topic show it is a world wide problem, and not limited to the US. Research is showing that allowing Night shift workers to have naps on their breaks can help to prevent errors which occur. Yet we... Read More

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Advice for the first year of Nursing

By SandandSandwiches - Being a new nurse is freaking scary. All the time you spent binge drinking coffee, cramming for tests, memorizing lab values and texting under the desk seem so heavenly and pleasant in retrospect, for once you pass your state board exams and set off into reality, thats the actual tough part. ... Read More

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The Army's On Its Way

By SoldierNurse22 - A few threads here on AN focusing on new Army officers heading to BOLC made me a bit nostalgic for my own training days at Fort Sam. The story below is true with minor details and names changed to protect identities. My insincere apologies to the Navy and Air Force as every branch has their jokes... Read More

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Why Do People Struggle With Math?

By TheCommuter - Year after year, responses to the annual Gallup Youth Survey reveal that teenagers list math as the subject in which they encounter the most difficulty. The difficulties tend to follow these teenagers well into adulthood, as evidenced by the sheer number of developmental and remedial math class... Read More

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I Completed a Non-Accredited Nursing Program, But Want Higher Education. Help!

By TheCommuter - What if you are a registered nurse who graduated from a non-accredited associate degree program or diploma school of nursing? Are there any nonprofit, legitimate, nationally accredited schools of nursing that will admit you into their degree completion programs? Yes. I have listed multiple... Read More

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Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment

By TheCommuter - Western Governors University (WGU) is an increasingly popular online school because it offers various features that appeal to adult learners. Some of these appealing features include very affordable tuition, nonprofit status, multiple choices of majors and concentrations, legitimate accreditation,... Read More

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Pink Tolerance

By Ruby Vee - I've always hated pink. My color was RED, my sister's was pink. Then I had breast cancer. The fateful mammogram was two years ago, and I had my oncology visit at the Breast Center this afternoon. When I walked back into my house afterward, I realized that the pen sitting by the telephone is... Read More

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Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced

By NurseDirtyBird - Time and time again, I see threads on this site along the lines of, "How could nurses be that way?" It seems many people, the general public, and students especially, believe that nurses are bastions of compassion, love, caring, sugar, spice and everything nice. Nurses are supposed to be... Read More

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25 Years and Counting

By madwife2002 - When did I become the old timer? In 1989, I was a young fresh-faced nurse ready to start the first steps to becoming a nurse. I was so excited to begin the rest of my life. We were all young in my group 18-27years old-2 male nurses and 18 female nurses. We wore dresses in blue check, not the... Read More

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Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart

By TheCommuter - The significance of accurate, timely documentation by nurses and other members of staff cannot be emphasized enough. However, some types of documentation should not be entered onto the patient's medical record for various reasons. This piece contains a general list of notations that nurses should... Read More

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It's OFFICIAL!!! Tips and encouragement from a second timer!

By Lillian11 - Cheers! You have finally graduated nursing school, celebrated with your friends and started to enjoy the afterlife as a new grad nurse! Just as you begin to accept that the torment of nursing school is finally over, you realize you have one more monster to tackle: the NCLEX. As a two time test... Read More

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Under All, is the Human

By Andi777 - This is journal entry of my recent experience as a senior nursing student in the CCU with an intubated patient, labeled as combative and confused. After doing all of the clinically appropriate nursing interventions, I learned re-learned some basic skills. Giving a bed bath taught me an unexpected... Read More

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The First Time I Had to Tell a Family That Their Loved One Passed Away

By november17 - I originally wrote this in my personal journal that chronicled my first year as an RN. I was recently rereading my journal and reflecting on the years since. Nursing school doesn't always prepare you for everything. There were a lot of experiences I had as a new nurse that nursing school simply... Read More

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Great Apps for Great Nurses

By brian - Whether you are tech savvy or not, there is no denying that there are many great nursing apps you can download with just the tap of a screen. In fact, nursing apps are revolutionizing the nursing profession as we know it, and below we have listed a few of our favorites: For Drug Information -... Read More

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Nursing Professional Development / Staff Development Coordinators

By TheCommuter - Members of nursing staff are a significant, if not arguably the most important, human resource employed by modern day health systems since hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist chiefly for the provision of nursing care. In other words, these facilities would cease to exist without staff... Read More

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Racial Refusals In Nursing

By TheCommuter - 'Racial refusal' is a phrase that refers to the practice of patients and / or family members who refuse care from particular nurses, physicians, nursing assistants, techs and other types of healthcare workers due to the caregiver's racial-ethnic background. How does an individual deal with a racial... Read More

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Different Nursing Leadership Styles

By TheCommuter - The manner in which a nurse manager executes leadership over his / her staff has repercussions that can result in far-reaching effects on the operations of a particular healthcare organization. A manager's personal style of leadership has a significant impact on important workplace aspects such as... Read More

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