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Join us as we enjoy this weeks most active topics. Articles are created by community members (ie. nurses, students, educators, and other trusted professionals) who want to share knowledge, entertain, and discuss current nursing issues.

Nurses
Atrial Fibrillation, Strokes and the WATCHMAN Implant

Atrial Fibrillation, Strokes and the WATCHMAN Implant

Recently, I noticed an increase in patients undergoing the WATCHMAN procedure to reduce the risk of stroke with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). It was not until my father was scheduled for the procedure…

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Nurses
Strategies for Nursing Success: Part 1 of 3 - Identifying Practice Issues

Strategies for Nursing Success: Part 1 of 3 - Identifying Practice Issues

As nurses, we are held accountable and responsible for making complex decisions that are consistent with safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing practice. We are also faced with diverse and…

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Specialties
Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize

Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize

A medical mission trip is something a number of nurses wonder about doing. In this article the author shares her personal experience.

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Career
Tips for Returning to Nursing After a Gap

Tips for Returning to Nursing After a Gap

Returning to work in nursing is different than other industries. Here are some tips to consider before launching your search.

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Nurses
Nurses with Attitude

Nurses with Attitude

Having a good attitude is key. In this article, the author explores two different approaches to nursing and encourages us to continue to be our very best.

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Nurses
Progress, Challenges and Shortages:  Top Medical News of 2018

Progress, Challenges and Shortages: Top Medical News of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we can look back and reflect on the year’s notable medical news. Medscape.com recently highlighted top news in the article “The Year in Medicine 2018: News that Made a Diffe…

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Nurses
Do You Still Believe These 6 Shingle Virus Myths?

Do You Still Believe These 6 Shingle Virus Myths?

Only old people get shingles. You are in the clear once the rash is gone. The shingle vaccine just doesn't work. Do you still believe common myths surrounding the shingle virus?

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Stress 101
Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

As nurses, we’re often accustomed to caring for other people’s needs ahead of our own. This habit may continue into our personal lives, and sometimes to the point that it may seem as if we’re placed o…

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Nurses
What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Know Your Requirements [Part 1 of 3]

What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Know Your Requirements [Part 1 of 3]

There are so many things I wish someone had told me about continuing education and strategies for maintaining my professional licenses and credentials. Here are my thoughts and experiences on the topi…

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Advanced
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Overcoming Practice Barriers to Increase Access

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Overcoming Practice Barriers to Increase Access

Advanced practice nurses (APRNs) play a unique and critical role in the current healthcare environment. Because each state defines the APRN role, their scope of practice varies from one state to the n…

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NCLEX
Help with NCLEX-RN – Let’s do some sample questions

Help with NCLEX-RN – Let’s do some sample questions

As a patient safety expert, I appreciate that every single question on the NCLEX is focused on patient safety. As a professor at a school of nursing, I know you’re already freaking out about the NCLEX…

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Home Health
The Essentials of Medication Reconciliation in Home Care

The Essentials of Medication Reconciliation in Home Care

Medication reconciliation is one of the most critical tasks that home care nurses complete. A thorough medication review and communication with all prescribing providers can get your patients on the r…

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Nurses
Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Heart Disease kills 25% of women in America. Despite these statistics, women are still dying at a faster rate than men.

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Nurses
5 Reasons to Invest in Your Continuing Education

5 Reasons to Invest in Your Continuing Education

Continuing education might be required in your state. However, have you ever considered the benefits of continuing education that far surpass merely maintaining your licensure? Discover five reasons y…

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Nurses
NTI 2019 - "Education, Excellence and Inspiration"

NTI 2019 - "Education, Excellence and Inspiration"

AACN's National Teaching Institute (NTI) is the premier critical care conference. They have sessions for the new grad who just landed a job in the ICU, to the experienced nurse and also for advanced p…

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Nurses
Options for Nurses in Today's Medicine

Options for Nurses in Today's Medicine

Explores the options for private nurse practices, while providing legal and professional guidelines.

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