Nursing Articles For Nurses and Students - page 74

Passed NCLEX-PN The THIRD Time!  Here's My Story..
NCLEX
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Passed NCLEX-PN The THIRD Time! Here's My Story..

I have always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a child. I remember seeing my grandmother die from pancreatic cancer at the age of 11 years old, and wishing that I could of helped her more, or...

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New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
First Year
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New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!

After nearly four decades, I still remember my miserable, awful, no good first year of nursing vividly. It was my first full time job, the most responsibility I'd ever had and the achievement of a...

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Another sleepless night, while stuck in limbo
Pre-Nursing
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Another sleepless night, while stuck in limbo

I got my Pre-Nursing degree. However my GPA does not qualify me for a BSN program. I was advised to get my Associates in Nursing first, then go back for the BSN. Is it worth it? Or should I raise my...

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I Work For A Broken Hospital
Nurses
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I Work For A Broken Hospital

I work for a broken hospital. Last year after 50+ years of operation we had a situation that, while not harming any patients, was sensationalized to the point of community leaders calling for us to...

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How to Survive Your First Semester of Nursing School: Things I Wish People Had Told Me
Students
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How to Survive Your First Semester of Nursing School: Things I Wish People Had Told Me

Are you wondering what it is like to enter nursing school and to go through your first semester? look no further! Relieve your anxiety, stress, and questions by reading this article that has 20...

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Epidemic Halted With Hypnosis!
Nurses
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Epidemic Halted With Hypnosis!

We have a problem America. Nurses everywhere can help. A waterfall starts off as a single drop of water. When that drop is joined by others, the power of one becomes the power of millions. Not long...

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A Treasure Trove of Educational Resources for Gerontological Nursing (Part 3)
Educators
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A Treasure Trove of Educational Resources for Gerontological Nursing (Part 3)

In this blog entry we discuss the Dementia Try This Series, twelve distinct tools that can be used in the assessment of older adults with dementia. People with dementia have complex physiological and...

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National IV Nurse Day and a Reminder of the IV Nurse's Importance
Infusion
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National IV Nurse Day and a Reminder of the IV Nurse's Importance

The first National IV Nurse Day took place back in 1981, and since then, the specialty of infusion nursing has grown by leaps and bounds. The topic of this piece is IV Nurse Day and the significance...

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Not just an Ordinary Nurse
LPN/LVN
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Not just an Ordinary Nurse

Becoming an LPN was a goal I made come true in 2011. I'm 51 and went back to school and have been an LPN now for over 5 years. My being a nurse not only has been very educational, but rewarding. ...

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Being a nurse after being a patient
Nurses
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Being a nurse after being a patient

I became a nurse two years ago as a “second career” (although I never really made a career from my first degree, a Bachelors in psychology). Since becoming a nurse, I had never had any major...

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Maria Wants to be a Burn Nurse
Nurses
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Maria Wants to be a Burn Nurse

Maria had suffered serious full-body burns in a horrific accident as a young child. For years, she was in and out of hospitals having surgery after surgery. Her childhood was marked by having surgery...

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Would you blame this RN or look deeper?
Nurses
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Would you blame this RN or look deeper?

In this compelling Ted Talk, Leilani Schweitzer, tells us about the death of her little boy, Gabriel after a series of medical mistakes. He was 20 months old when his heart stopped while...

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Applying to Nursing School - Making the Cut
Pre-Nursing
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Applying to Nursing School - Making the Cut

This article is written for, but not exclusively to, those who are lacking in one or more aspects of their nursing school application. When applying to nursing school, please don't feel discouraged...

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Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, & GenY/Millennials: Can we work together?
Nurses
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Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, & GenY/Millennials: Can we work together?

Baby Boomers, Generation X’ers, Generation Y/Millennials are all working together on various units/areas of hospitals. Are we all working together as a cohesive staff? Or are we all just together...

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Different Types Of Coworkers
Relations
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Different Types Of Coworkers

Some of our coworkers are wonderful and, as a result, our shifts are great whenever we work with these people. Others are less than stellar. I have created a list of several types of healthcare...

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Nurses Coping with Personal Grief
Spirituality
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Nurses Coping with Personal Grief

Because nurses work so closely with dying patients....providing intimate care to the whole person...including physical, emotional, and spiritual care.....sharing in conversation the patient's fears...

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The cutting edge of hemorrhage control
Camp
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The cutting edge of hemorrhage control

“The application of a tourniquet is only ok if you are in a life or limb scenario, loose the limb to save the life” That was the extent of my training on tourniquets in my EMT training in the year...

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Nursing: Finding Ways to Bloom Where You Are Planted
Nurses
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Nursing: Finding Ways to Bloom Where You Are Planted

Is it always best to move from job to job? Or are there ways to find encouragement and renewal in our current position? In this article the author explores some ways to continue to pursue excellence...

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Childhood Obesity Can Last a Lifetime
Nurses
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Childhood Obesity Can Last a Lifetime

Talking about being overweight is not easy, especially when it refers to children. We don’t want them to have complexes about their body image or develop eating disorders. Growing up is difficult...

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HOW I PASSED NCLEX THE FIRST TIME - if I can you definitely will .
NCLEX
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HOW I PASSED NCLEX THE FIRST TIME - if I can you definitely will .

Although now I realize it was a big - big mistake , I never really went back to my nursing books after I left nursing school , and when I was faced with a situation ( got married , moved to USA )...

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