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Oh The Places You'll Go: The Why, How and What of Higher Education

Oh The Places You'll Go: The Why, How and What of Higher Education

This article is Part 1 of a 2-part series. In this part, I describe the various options open to nurses seeking higher degrees. I will discuss the various pathways to higher education for nurses, and t…

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Nurses
Understanding the Risk of Firearms: Suicide vs. Homicide

Understanding the Risk of Firearms: Suicide vs. Homicide

Gun violence is a hot topic these days. Turn on the TV for any length of time, and you will hear stories of firearm homicide. But, did you know that firearm suicide is more common in the U.S? Learn ab…

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LinkedIn Magic for Savvy 21st - Century Nurses

LinkedIn Magic for Savvy 21st - Century Nurses

LinkedIn has moved far beyond just a platform for online resumes. It is now a veritable treasure trove of support for your nursing career providing a place to connect to professionals that can help yo…

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Nurses
6 Positive Ways to Use Social Media in Your Nursing Practice

6 Positive Ways to Use Social Media in Your Nursing Practice

The use of social media comes with many negative thoughts these days. But, what if you could use social media to improve your professional life and impact the outcomes of those care for, too? Learn si…

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Beyond October- Make a Strong Recommendation for Flu Vaccination

Beyond October- Make a Strong Recommendation for Flu Vaccination

As a healthcare professional, you have an important role in protecting patients and communities against the flu virus. Although most vaccination campaigns roll out in October, it is important to conti…

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Nurses
The Grinch of allnurses.com

The Grinch of allnurses.com

Christmas and the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, family togetherness and happiness….well they are SUPPOSED to be….

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Helping New Nurses Transition into Practice: A Two Part Series - Prioritization

Helping New Nurses Transition into Practice: A Two Part Series - Prioritization

Helping new nurses transition into practice is something that I love to do. In this two part series, I will discuss two areas of greatest concern for new nurses: Delegation and Prioritization. In part…

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Nurses
Banish Negative and Self-Destructive Thoughts

Banish Negative and Self-Destructive Thoughts

There’s one person we talk to more than anyone else—ourselves. Our internal dialogue is constant most of our waking hours. Although unfortunately, the way we talk to ourselves is often irrational or u…

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Nurse Savings and Investing

Nurse Savings and Investing

As nurses, we are considered one of the most compassionate and hardworking people. That said, we tend to negate our own personal financial well-being. This article aims to inspire and help nurses see …

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Nurses
Black Friday 2018 Deals - Nursing Items and More

Black Friday 2018 Deals - Nursing Items and More

Many websites spend lots of time searching for the best Black Friday deals. As a nurse, you might not have the luxury of spending hours doing your own search. This list will help you get the most barg…

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Antibiotic Resistance in Urinary Tract Infection... Are we contributing to the crisis?

Antibiotic Resistance in Urinary Tract Infection... Are we contributing to the crisis?

As a nurse practitioner often assigned the task of reviewing urine cultures from previous patient encounters, why am I personally seeing so much resistance in our community and is there a link between…

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Nurses
Highly Sensitive People in Nursing: Stress & Burnout - Research

Highly Sensitive People in Nursing: Stress & Burnout - Research

Highly Sensitive People make up roughly 20% of any given population. Given this group is more sensitive to internal and external stimuli, those that are highly sensitive might consider how this could …

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Pain Management & the Opioid Crisis - AACN-NTI

Pain Management & the Opioid Crisis - AACN-NTI

Pain management is definitely a hot topic and one discussed at NTI 2018. Allnurses recently interviewed pain control expert, Catherine Ewing.

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I Failed 4 Times, But.....

I Failed 4 Times, But.....

I failed twice in nursing school and have taken the NCLEX FOUR times. I wasn't always a great student and I didn't get straight A's. I looked at what my weaknesses were. I was partying too much. Going…

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Nurses
Raising Awareness - November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!

Raising Awareness - November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!

With November being noticed for not shaving, diabetes and lung cancer month, it is also Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In America, we don’t hear a whole lot about stomach cancer, but since 2010, the …

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November is For the Sweet! Diabetes Awareness Month

November is For the Sweet! Diabetes Awareness Month

November is for the sweet people. Some have type 1, others type 2, and still others are gestational, but all are recognized this month. Some of the things the American Diabetes Association is champion…

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