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Forced to Clock Out for Two Meal Breaks - Is This  Legal?

Forced to Clock Out for Two Meal Breaks - Is This Legal?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I work as an LPN night shift charge nurse at a nursing home on 12-hour shifts 6p-6a. I am always the only licensed staff in the building. Until recently when the facility was sold...

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

by Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD - When one takes a test for a driver’s license, that person must know the rules of the road. However, when nurses take the NCLEX examination, they are tested on how to be a nurse and not necessarily...

The Benefits of a Standardized Approach to Identifying Women at Risk for Preterm Birth

The Benefits of a Standardized Approach to Identifying Women at Risk for Preterm Birth

by Lashea Wattie - With nearly 10 percent of U.S. babies born prematurely, it's imperative that obstetric nurses have access to standardized screening tools to provide the best perinatal care. After implementing a...

It's About Time for Making Good Decisions

It's About Time for Making Good Decisions

by Carol Ebert - Have you ever found yourself so overwhelmed you just can’t make a decision? Your day is too busy, you have too much to do, you are bombarded with people asking you things, answering phone calls and...

Teaching - An Investment in Your Future

Teaching - An Investment in Your Future

by traumaRUs - AN recently interviewed Audrey Wirth, MSN, RN-BC, CVRN-BC, who is an adjunct clinical instructor with Aurora University's School of Nursing and Allied Health about teaching clinicals and provided us...

2018 Spring Nursing Article Contest - 3 Winners $200 Each!!

2018 Spring Nursing Article Contest - 3 Winners $200 Each!!

by tnbutterfly - Although Spring has officially begun, the weather has been very odd across the country. You may have seen glimpses of Spring with warmer weather, blossoming trees, and Spring flowers, only to get...

Opioid Crisis: 5 Options for Action

Opioid Crisis: 5 Options for Action

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - The opioid crisis affects healthcare professionals in the day-to-day workplace and the community at large. This article outlines 5 potential ways nurses can take action toward resolving the opioid...

Am not just a nurse

Am not just a nurse

by Olaleye Jemimah - Am not just a nurse by profession Have been trained to make it my nature With my meekly tender on motion Blissfully showing the sick my affections ...

Thank you, Eileen

Thank you, Eileen

by angiebaci - Four years ago, my father died. We were all expecting him to die since he was a terminal cancer patient, however, when his life began to end we were in complete shock. Chalk it up to denial or hope,...

Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

by jimmygionti - As the month of March is coming to a close, I'm now only 2 months away from my 7-year anniversary as an RN. To many in this community, I'm sure that still seems "fresh." To me, I find it hard to...

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

by Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD - Probably the number one question I get asked as a nurse attorney is "should I carry my own malpractice insurance?" You would think I would have an easy answer, like "yes" or "no," but that is not the...

allnurses Magazine: New Quarterly Publication For Nurses

allnurses Magazine: New Quarterly Publication For Nurses

by allnurses - The allnurses Magazine is a free publication with a strong emphasis on Empowering, Uniting, and Advancing nurses. We are proud of the in-depth content featured within the pages of this magazine....

Lovely lady

Lovely lady

by asaltu2011 - She was a young, successful and beautiful lady, a stunning mother of 3 young children with a proud husband. They were a happy and healthy family. She liked to take walks by the sea shore hand in hand...

Tips for managing your NCLEX® study time
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Tips for managing your NCLEX® study time

by Kaplan NCLEX Prep - We often take for granted how challenging it can be to study for a standardized exam like the NCLEX® study time. It can be difficult to create a study plan that both fits within your busy schedule...

I've Been "Invited" To A Root Cause Analysis, Now What?

I've Been "Invited" To A Root Cause Analysis, Now What?

by SafetyNurse1968 - This article is about Root Cause Analysis and how to use it to get at the root cause of error. Identifying the causes of errors can help prevent similar errors from happening in the future. The...

PhD vs. DNP – What's The Difference?

PhD vs. DNP – What's The Difference?

by SafetyNurse1968 - This article is about my journey to obtaining a PhD in nursing – I just successfully defended my dissertation in early March. I will discuss the differences between a PhD and a DNP as the two main...

Travel Nursing:  Working in Maine -  Part 3 and 4

Travel Nursing: Working in Maine - Part 3 and 4

by Have Nurse - Chapter 3 As nurses, we are trained to be watchful of our patients living environment in addition to their health conditions. In Home Care, one must be careful not to "judge" while doing an...

Nothing but Nursing

Nothing but Nursing

by Njpigott - It was the 1970's. I was about 10 years old and I was glued to the TV watching a series called "Emergency!" I was also crushing on my favorite firefighter Johnny Gage, secretly hoping someday someone...

Tears Trials and the Importance of an Open Heart

Tears Trials and the Importance of an Open Heart

by JS McCabe, RN - Sometimes we find ourselves in unexpected places doing things we never thought we'd do. It is like we make a rule in our head about who people are, how we are supposed to do things, and why we do the...

When You Want to Call Off Sick-Of Your Job

When You Want to Call Off Sick-Of Your Job

by Maureen Bonatch MSN - There might be days when the alarm goes off and you just feel sick—of your job. Is it time to move on? Or do you only need a mental health day? Consider trying a few ways to get through a work slump...


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