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The Future Nurse Bully- Is it You?

The Future Nurse Bully- Is it You?

Nursing school is a competitive and high stress environment. Unfortunately, nurse faculty do not always model behavior that is respectful and supportive. Is this harsh environment producing future nu…

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News
RaDonda Vaught’s Arraignment - Guilty or Not of Reckless Homicide and Patient Abuse?

RaDonda Vaught’s Arraignment - Guilty or Not of Reckless Homicide and Patient Abuse?

By now, most nurses have heard about RaDonda Vaught, a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse who was charged with reckless homicide and patient abuse as a result of administering the wrong…

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Nurses
Medical Marijuana: Understanding the Six Principles of Essential Knowledge

Medical Marijuana: Understanding the Six Principles of Essential Knowledge

If you had a patient taking medical marijuana, would you know what you should do? As more states continue to pass legislation for various levels of marijuana use, you need to understand what you can a…

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Critical
NTI 2019 - ABCDEF Bundle - Some Questions and Answers

NTI 2019 - ABCDEF Bundle - Some Questions and Answers

The ABCDEF Bundle of care for ICU patients has been the subject of recent discussions on several social media outlets that I frequent. I wanted more information and was able to interview a very reliab…

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Nurses
Why Is This Patient Smelling Music? - The Mind-Body Connection Pt. 1

Why Is This Patient Smelling Music? - The Mind-Body Connection Pt. 1

This article presents a case study of a young woman in her freshman year of college who comes to the student health clinic complaining of sudden onset panic attacks. Other symptoms include nausea, diz…

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Announcements
What’s your favorite feature with the brand new allnurses.com?

What’s your favorite feature with the brand new allnurses.com?

Whether you’re a veteran or rookie user on allnurses.com, we want to hear what your favorite new feature is. Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing for an amazing allnurses.com prize pac…

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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
2019 Nursing Salary Survey

2019 Nursing Salary Survey

Once again, for the 17th consecutive year, Nursing has retained the top spot in the Gallup Poll for honesty and ethics. While it is wonderful that the nursing profession has been recognized for this h…

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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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