Nursing Articles For Nurses and Students - page 78

Back Injuries and the RN/LPN/Healthcare worker
Nurses
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Back Injuries and the RN/LPN/Healthcare worker

The statistics regarding back injuries are frightening with aprox 80% of Adults expected to experience back injuries in their lifetime with 10% re-injuring! When it comes to health care professionals...

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A 1 in 110 nurse!
Nurses
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A 1 in 110 nurse!

February is Heart month and the 7th through 14th is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) awareness week. More and more infants born with congenital heart defects are living and thriving and some become...

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Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric
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Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing

Historically, Mental Health nursing has been an undervalued profession. In addition, Mental Health nursing is not regarded as a desired career option by most students or as a desired career option by...

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Confessions Of A New Nurse
Students
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Confessions Of A New Nurse

NURSING SCHOOL Nursing school felt like hell. Plain and simple. While others were breezing through with straight A’s, I was having mini meltdowns about my clinical rotations. For a little...

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Hospice Nursing: A Season Pass
Hospice
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Hospice Nursing: A Season Pass

“What brought you to work with hospice?” As we buckled our seat belts, I looked over at Brenda, our new nurse in orientation with the question.She described a prior life in customer service, then a...

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Nursing Degrees: The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
ADN/BSN
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Nursing Degrees: The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Several mentally stimulating academic paths can result in a nursing diploma or degree. These pathways include the diploma in nursing, associate degree in nursing (ADN), bachelor of science in nursing...

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10 Tips For Being A Better Nursing Student And Lifelong Learner
Study Tips
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10 Tips For Being A Better Nursing Student And Lifelong Learner

Your investment in your education is a significant one: it is an investment of your time, your finances, and perhaps at times, your sanity. Studying smart helps you capitalize on that investment. ...

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Hospice: A naive, first-year nurse's perspective
Hospice
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Hospice: A naive, first-year nurse's perspective

In nursing school, the importance of learning countless medications and techniques was always stressed by our teachers; however, the lesson of keeping someone comfortable in the dying process was...

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The Legal Nurse Consultant
Legal
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The Legal Nurse Consultant

The role of the Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) is a multifaceted career choice. The primary purpose of the LNC is to assist the nurse to understand the Board of Nursing (BON), Nurse Practice Act...

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The Silent Victims of Human Trafficking
Nurses
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The Silent Victims of Human Trafficking

Nurses are uniquely positioned on the front line between a victim's health and welfare or a life of despair. An injury or medical emergency may be the only opportunity a victim of human trafficking...

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Remembering the First Black U.S. Army Nurse During Black History Month
Government
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Remembering the First Black U.S. Army Nurse During Black History Month

In the spirit of Black History Month, the astounding achievements of a relatively obscure nurse deserve to be illuminated. The purpose of this piece is to remember Susie King Taylor, the first black...

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How Do I Become a Forensic Nurse/Role of the Forensic Nurse
Forensic
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How Do I Become a Forensic Nurse/Role of the Forensic Nurse

Forensic Nurses deal with individuals who are victims of violent crimes such as sexual assault, battery, domestic violence, and child abuse. They help to bridge nursing and the law and are recognized...

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My Testimony: What I did to pass NLCEX on 2nd try. You will too. Here's some tips.
NCLEX
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My Testimony: What I did to pass NLCEX on 2nd try. You will too. Here's some tips.

Like many others, I told myself when I pass, I would also share my experience and give back. (this is a long story and for those who could not sleep after hours of studying, like me) First off, I...

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Making the Minutes Matter
Parish
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Making the Minutes Matter

Christian Parish Nursing: Making Minutes Matter As I closed the door to the hospital room gently behind me, I glanced up at the wall clock to check my progress. I was running a little behind...

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Infectious Disease Nursing
Disease
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Infectious Disease Nursing

Infectious Disease Nursing encompasses many aspects of nursing such as bedside care, community nursing, case management and public health. As more and more superbugs are found, the need for ID nurses...

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Is Weight Loss Surgery an Easy Way Out?
Stress 101
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Is Weight Loss Surgery an Easy Way Out?

In the spirit of Healthy Weight Week 2016, the topic of this piece is weight loss surgery. An array of bariatric surgeries are available to those who have a significant amount of weight to lose, and...

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FAQ For Student Nurse Practitioners (Part 2)
NP Students
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FAQ For Student Nurse Practitioners (Part 2)

Welcome student NPs and prospective student NPs! Part 2 This is the second part of a two part series, if you haven’t read the first installment, start there, if you have, welcome back. First...

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New Research Links Immune System and Health of Gut Bacteria
Nurses
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Brenda F. Johnson

New Research Links Immune System and Health of Gut Bacteria

The gastrointestinal tract is very important in a person’s health. Most people think of heart or lungs first as being the most vital organs, which they are, but without being able to eat, poop, or...

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You Never Know What's Beneath the Surface - I'm a Prison Mom
Nurses
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You Never Know What's Beneath the Surface - I'm a Prison Mom

Last weekend, I drove over to visit my son - about 120 miles. I was kinda tired so about mid-way thru the drive, I decided to stop at Starbucks. I pulled off the highway and the drive-thru was...

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CRNA Week 2016
CRNA
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CRNA Week 2016

Nurse Anesthesia History Anesthesia was first invented around 1840. During the Crimean War in the 1850’s Florence Nightingale’s work as a nurse advanced the use of anesthesia to treat battlefield...

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