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Food for Thought for First Generation College Students (and Any College Student!)
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Food for Thought for First Generation College Students (and Any College Student!)

My story is one that you hear often. My parents came to U.S to make a better life for themselves, found each other and then one day - BAM I was born. Growing up...

6 Things Your Professor Wishes You Knew
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6 Things Your Professor Wishes You Knew

I've recently started teaching again. As a professor in the Masters of Healthcare Administration Program at the University of Cincinnati, I come in contact with...

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How to Survive (and Thrive) in Nursing School
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How to Survive (and Thrive) in Nursing School

As a new(Ish) nurse, I still like to browse through the "student nurse" section of allnurses.com from time to time. What constantly strikes me is that I see the...

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The Best Thing a Nurse Can Do
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The Best Thing a Nurse Can Do

As a nursing student about to graduate, I've seen a little bit of clinical experience. Take a minute to think about it. When we start our first clinical, we don't...

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NSNA 2018 Annual Conference - Nashville, TN
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NSNA 2018 Annual Conference - Nashville, TN

Meet and network with fellow Students, Nursing leaders, and Faculty members at the National Student Nurses' Association: Get Hooked! Insight, Inspiration, Ingenuity...

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Are You Doing it Right? Taking Accurate BPs
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Are You Doing it Right? Taking Accurate BPs

In my personal healthcare experiences, I've noticed several healthcare providers (HCPs) taking blood pressures quickly and often inaccurately. I'm sure you have...

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7 Employment Opportunities for Nursing Students
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7 Employment Opportunities for Nursing Students

Today's post is going to focus on different PT or Per-Diem jobs for nursing students. Most nursing students that are in coursework to obtain initial licensure are...

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Endotracheal tube: Parts, types and functions.
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Endotracheal tube: Parts, types and functions.

ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE: PARTS, TYPES AND FUNCTIONS. DESCRIPTION: Endotracheal tube (ETT) is a flexible plastic tube, usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), that...

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To The Man In The Green Jacket
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To The Man In The Green Jacket

I am not sure if I ever had the chance to meet you or know your name, but around 6:30 this morning you made an impression on me that I will never forget. This...

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For the Nursing Student Who Feels They Aren't Meant to Be a Nurse
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For the Nursing Student Who Feels They Aren't Meant to Be a Nurse

I remember looking around the room during orientation before the nursing program started. There we were, the chosen 60. We were told that this year the school had...

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7 Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins!
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7 Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins!

According to the Money section of Time magazine, it is reported that 93% of hiring managers will review their candidates' social media accounts before making a...

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Altered Reality- Cognitive Distortions in Nursing Students
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Altered Reality- Cognitive Distortions in Nursing Students

Nursing students commonly adopt thinking habits that distort their perception of reality in a negative way. These cognitive distortions led to feelings of...

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Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)
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Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

Students can be both a blessing and a curse for any clinical instructor (CI). We relish the days when we see the light blub turn on when a student connects the...

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Five Studying Tips for Success for the New Nursing Students
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Five Studying Tips for Success for the New Nursing Students

To say that the first semester of nursing school is overwhelming would be an incredible understatement. Between being assigned to read 20 textbook chapters a week,...

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Thoughts on being a CNA in Nursing school. Is it a good idea?
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Thoughts on being a CNA in Nursing school. Is it a good idea?

Should you become a CNA, if you are planning on going to nursing school? Is the experience worth it? Will being a CNA make me a good nurse? As in every aspect in...

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Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?
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Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?

Imagine you are a nursing student who wants to start accruing healthcare experience now. However, volunteering at a hospital or nursing home might be totally out of...

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Critical Thinking
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Critical Thinking

I wish someone would have explained exactly what it meant to "think critically" when I first started nursing school - it sure would have saved me a lot of time...

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The Difference Between Approval and Accreditation
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The Difference Between Approval and Accreditation

Many potential and current nursing students do not fully understand the concepts of approval and accreditation. For instance, someone recently mentioned that...

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