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Passing the Nclex first try in 75 questions!!!

Passing the Nclex first try in 75 questions!!!

by Jenniferl17 - Hi everyone. If you are a nursing student who is about to graduate, or you recently have graduated, then this article is for you. As I am writing this, just know that I sat for the Nclex 3 days ago...

Upgrade Your Stress Awareness to Stress-Savviness

Upgrade Your Stress Awareness to Stress-Savviness

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - While April has been recognized as “stress awareness month” every year since 1992, most nurses are aware of a compelling need to overcome the effects of stress every month –and every day--...

Exhausted No More!  How to Sleep Your Way Into Optimal Health

Exhausted No More! How to Sleep Your Way Into Optimal Health

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #19 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. S = SLEEP. Hi Mary – how’s it going? Hi Judi – I’m exhausted. Mary says – ME TOO! Sound familiar? I hear this every day,...

Organ and Tissue Donation: The Facts of Donating Life

Organ and Tissue Donation: The Facts of Donating Life

by The Nurse Motivator - Blunt trauma to the head, subarachnoid hemorrhage, anoxic brain injury following prolonged CPR. Let’s withdraw support. But should we? Is he brain dead? Maybe…or maybe not? Did someone make the...

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

by allnurses - The results of the 2017 allnurses Salary Survey will be released soon. You will be able to use interactive graphs and data from more than 18,000 respondents to do a customized search based on your...

Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

by traumaRUs - The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and...

My NCLEX story as a first-time taker.

My NCLEX story as a first-time taker.

by ICU#RN - A story about just another guy’s preparation, personal hardships, struggles, work scuffle and life realizations after taking the infamously sanity-taking NCLEX. This is a testament of this person’s...

WAIT! DON'T GO!

WAIT! DON'T GO!

by spotangel - WAIT! DON’T GO! I pulled the car to the side and put my hazard lights on. “Ok, where is this I have to go?” I asked the staffer at homecare. I jotted the address and put it in my GPS. That...

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

by JanineKelbach - Autism affects more children now than ever before. Current statistics tell us that one in every 68 children in America has a form of autism. What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is...

Reverse the Adverse

Reverse the Adverse

by Carol Ebert - I remember my 94 year old uncle who used to tell me how lonely he was because all his friends were gone. Living “too long” wasn’t as pleasant and he thought it would be. But you can’t stop...

PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Just because a medication is ordered by a physician/NP and prepared by a pharmacist doesn't mean it's correct. Patient safety ultimately lies with the last line of defense before administration - the...

Hospice Nurses and Social Workers: Hand in Hand

Hospice Nurses and Social Workers: Hand in Hand

by jeastridge - Hospice Nurses and Social Workers: Hand in Hand I was relieved to see Helen’s car behind me, inching along the gravel road toward our next admission’s house. Already four miles in, we crunched...

Gender Pay Gap in Nursing: Changes in 2017 Salary Survey vs. 2015?

Gender Pay Gap in Nursing: Changes in 2017 Salary Survey vs. 2015?

by allnurses - Over the past couple of years, several studies and surveys have revealed that there is a gender gap in nursing salaries. Published in 2016, an allnurses.com survey yielded results also showing the...

Injection Gone Wrong: Part Two

Injection Gone Wrong: Part Two

by Brenda F. Johnson - This is part two of a story about a nurse who  received a flu shot in her left shoulder joint and the almost two year battle she has fought to get something done, and to heal.  Her name has been...

Need Help With Heart Sounds?

Need Help With Heart Sounds?

by Lauren RN - When I was in nursing school, I read about the various heart sounds, what they indicate, and how to listen for them. I read about them and read about them and, although I understood that S3 and S4...

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

by ShannonRN1981 - It is important to be aware of both the social and physical determinates of health, which prevent a healthy lifestyle. The advanced nurse practitioner should be mindful of what boundaries afflict the...

MSN, DNP, or PhD -- Which is right for you?

MSN, DNP, or PhD -- Which is right for you?

by JanineKelbach - A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are three advanced level degrees for nurses who want to build upon their academic achievements....

Questions to Ask New Employers

Questions to Ask New Employers

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Interviewing for a new job can be both an exciting and stressful time. Asking a handful of well prepared questions can ensure you have an accurate description of your potential new position. Here’s a...

Foreign Nurse - My NCLEX Success Story

Foreign Nurse - My NCLEX Success Story

by Nurseforlife4 - Get to know me first: Hello everyone! I am a foreign nurse from India I am here to tell you how I studied and passed NCLEX exam. All international students and foreign nurses are most welcome to...

Licensing Tips for Brand New Travel Nurses

Licensing Tips for Brand New Travel Nurses

by thelefty07 - State Licensures: Compact or no? One of the biggest hassles while travel nursing is dealing with state licensures. You find your perfect assignment, high pay, great location, and fantastic...


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