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Emergency
ER Nurses. Read This!

ER Nurses. Read This!

We are always looking for role models. But society is erroneously putting the wrong types of people on the top of that pedestal. We tend to focus on those who "make it big" and are constantly in the n…

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NCLEX
Waiting on NCLEX results? Read here first!

Waiting on NCLEX results? Read here first!

Congratulations on finishing nursing school and completing the NCLEX. Below are the answers to some common questions that students have after taking the NCLEX. These answers are based on the informati…

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Emergency
Rules for the ER (long)

Rules for the ER (long)

I know it is cynical, uncaring, and abrasive to say these things.... and I would never actually say them. I really do love my job, I just had a day where everything was wrong... I guess I'm just venti…

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Criminal
FAQ: Nursing Licensure With Criminal History

FAQ: Nursing Licensure With Criminal History

Frequently asked questions, info, and resources regarding nursing licensure with a criminal history.

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Neuro
Difference Between Lethargic And Obtunded

Difference Between Lethargic And Obtunded

Can you experienced nurses shed some light on this assessment parameter so that I might better understand lethargic vs obtunded?

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CCU
Helpful Information for the Critical Care Units

Helpful Information for the Critical Care Units

Helpful information in the Critical Care Units (CCU) including information for Nurses who want to update their skills as well as for Nursing Students who need more information to help digest the vast …

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Parish
EXCELLENT Resources for Parish Nursing

EXCELLENT Resources for Parish Nursing

Faith-based nursing = parish nursing = congregational nursing pra

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NCLEX
NCLEX Strategies for Those Who Failed the First Time

NCLEX Strategies for Those Who Failed the First Time

Failed the NCLEX? These strategies will help you succeed!

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Research
Research Critique

Research Critique

This is a critique I did for my nursing research class (not a formal paper, but posted on our class bulletin board).

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Career
Types of Nursing Career Specialties

Types of Nursing Career Specialties

I currently am on the waiting list for my local community college's ADN program. I am taking my pre-required classes in the meantime. Nursing is a second career for me, and I still don't know "exactly…

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Nurses
The Patients Who Break Your Heart

The Patients Who Break Your Heart

From the earliest days of nursing school, when we were taught never to become "too involved" with our patients, we nurses find ourselves balancing precariously on the gossamer thread that separates ca…

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Nurses
Glossary of Nursing/Medical Degrees-Certifications & Allied Heath Certifications

Glossary of Nursing/Medical Degrees-Certifications & Allied Heath Certifications

Below you will find many nursing and medical acronyms for degrees and certification. This is not a complete list, so if you have suggestions or revisions, please post a reply and we will try to update…

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Men
Men in Nursing Historical Timeline

Men in Nursing Historical Timeline

The world's first nursing school founded in India about 250 B.C. Only men were considered "pure" enough to become nurses.

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Students
Interview Questions When Entering Nursing School

Interview Questions When Entering Nursing School

For those of you about to go thru the nursing interview process. Here is the list of questions and suggestions I have accumulated. I hope this helps everyone.

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Career
Wondering why you can't get hired or promoted: Resume + Interview hints!

Wondering why you can't get hired or promoted: Resume + Interview hints!

I've been reviewing resumes for open positions in my department and can't believe the resumes I've received: misspelling, words crossed off, no cover letter, including personal information about famil…

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NCLEX
NCLEX Number of Questions and Clarification

NCLEX Number of Questions and Clarification

ALL STUDENTS PLEASE READ. I teach a semester long course to prep our grads for NCLEX. Please read this entire post carefully.

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