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When and Why Nurses Are Leaving the Workforce -2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 3
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When and Why Nurses Are Leaving the Workforce -2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 3

allnurses recently examined the reasons why nurses leave the workforce. This was part of the 2018 Salary Survey. The number one reason is simply age. Of course, as...

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"Dancing Doc" Video....Just When You Think You've Seen It All...
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"Dancing Doc" Video....Just When You Think You've Seen It All...

To all of us health professionals (professionals being the key word here), this one will leave you speechless. I am sure by now many of you have seen the viral...

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Conquering Stress and Anxiety - A Guide for Nurses
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Conquering Stress and Anxiety - A Guide for Nurses

As fast as new nurses are entering the workforce, established nurses are planning to go part-time, retire or exit the field. The American Nurses Association (ANA)...

Retired nurses, our country needs us
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Retired nurses, our country needs us

Our TV drones on day after day with more and more outrageous stuff from Washington DC. He said , she said, he lies, she forgets, he says one thing, she says...

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Safe Staffing: How Does Your Workplace Stack Up? 2018 Salary Survey Results Part 2
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Safe Staffing: How Does Your Workplace Stack Up? 2018 Salary Survey Results Part 2

Salary is a definite factor for those looking for a job. It also plays a big factor in retaining nurses. But there are other factors that impact retention rates...

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Nursing Conferences: Posters and Sponsors and Spiders, Oh My!
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Nursing Conferences: Posters and Sponsors and Spiders, Oh My!

I just went to the Nursing Education Research Conference1 (NERC) in Washington DC, and it was incredible. I have been to several conferences this year, but the NERC...

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Spring Clean More Than Your House
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Spring Clean More Than Your House

Whether you're scrubbing down the walls and carpets, or just opening the windows to let in some fresh air, when the weather warms up many people like to do a little...

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Oh How I Miss School Nurses
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Oh How I Miss School Nurses

I have wanted to write this article for some time and was pulled back to it after a statewide march at our capital for teachers and school advocacy. One of the...

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Understanding Health Disparities: A Case Study of Jane and June
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Understanding Health Disparities: A Case Study of Jane and June

When you meet a new patient, do you consider all the things that affect their health choices and overall health status? Of course, there are those things like race,...

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Importance of self care in nursing
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Importance of self care in nursing

Reflection Before I progress in this reflection I need to acknowledge that I made a medication error by giving medication that impacts on a patient's cardiac...

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Lack of "customer service" as beneficial factor for chronic disease process?
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Lack of "customer service" as beneficial factor for chronic disease process?

I observed the following clinical scenario several times over the last few months and wonder if it is just episodic events or something more. There is a type of...

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To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients
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To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients

I've been an ICU RN for 15yrs, so I have dealt with End of Life Care plenty. I was always taught to either oral suction or deep suction with a suction catheter if...

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Data Collection Nurse: What's Up With That?
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Data Collection Nurse: What's Up With That?

As my friend, Julie, and I settled into a booth at a local coffee shop with our steaming brews, we chatted about our work. She told me about her contract work as a...

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Utilization Review Nurse: Making It Clear
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Utilization Review Nurse: Making It Clear

Utilization Review Nurse: Making It Clear In today's world, we hear a lot about utilization review, prior approvals, allowable days, meeting criteria and many...

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What Did Joe See?
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What Did Joe See?

"You're floating up to Tele this evening," my Supervisor stated. "But, I can't read the monitors yet!" I replied with some anxiety. I was a L.P.N. going to R.N....

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8 Work From Home Jobs
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8 Work From Home Jobs

In my career advice column, Ask Nurse Beth, I am asked so often about job opportunities away from the bedside, and just as often how to work from home. Why do...

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Mandated Nurse-Patient Ratios
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Mandated Nurse-Patient Ratios

Ashley sank into a chair in the breakroom on her MedSurg unit in a large hospital in Florida. It was 0330, 8 ½ hours into her shift. She had not yet taken a break...

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When You are the Newby
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When You are the Newby

I've never been an A.D.O.N. before up until 2 and a half years ago, let alone work in a Convent. One of my duties for my job requirement is to be the Staff...


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