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Never Give Up on Your Dreams

By AccelCNL2b16 - Feeling hopeless about getting into nursing school? Experiencing repeated rejections or major medical issues that seem to be blocking your RN dream? I have been there and shed tears, felt extreme frustration, and have been depressed. However, I refused to be defined by the problems going on in my... Read More

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Challenging your own beliefs

By 3aremyjoy - My philosophy of nursing is being written tonight in the room of a dying ALS client. My job tonight: sit, watch and wait. She sleeps nearly constantly. Moments of terrifying choking while refusing suctioning and interventions. The nursing student inside me is crying out. "I can help!" I want to... Read More

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Online MSN Program - West Texas A&M University

By TheCommuter - What if you are an RN who wants to attain a graduate degree in nursing, but you have no interest in becoming an educator or nurse manager? Are you looking for a convenient online MSN program with concentrations other than nursing education or leadership / management? West Texas A&M University's... Read More

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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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Is Online Learning Appropriate For You?

By TheCommuter - Online learning requires an explicit repertoire of skills, savvy, perseverance and capabilities to succeed. Many learners certainly have what it takes to thrive in a distance-based learning environment, whereas other students would be better off in a physical classroom or lecture hall that permits... Read More

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What To Look For In An Online Nursing Degree Program

By TheCommuter - Do you have a desire to further your nursing education? Are you in the process of selecting an online nursing degree completion program? In this technological day and age, prospective students have a multitude of online nursing programs from which to choose. In fact, the choices can seem endless!... Read More

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Managing It All: Non-Traditional Student Tips

By ShannonV - My name is Shannon, I am 39 years old, a single mother of three amazing teenagers and what is considered a “non-traditional” student. I laugh to myself now when I hear the phrase “non-traditional student”, however when I first began my college venture, I will admit that every time I was referred to... 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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