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Focus on Students:  Anatomy of a Nursing Diagnosis
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Focus on Students: Anatomy of a Nursing Diagnosis

As a student, you will often read and hear the acronym for The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, or NANDA. NANDA is an organization of professional...

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What You Need to Know About Test Anxiety
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What You Need to Know About Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is when your anxiety level prevents you from demonstrating what you have learned and know on a test. There are students who feel nervous before a test...

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How to Identify and Respond to Bullying and Incivility
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How to Identify and Respond to Bullying and Incivility

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), bullying is a major barrier to enhancing the nursing profession. The ANA and other nursing organizations have...

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Focus on Students:  Ready for Your Best Careplan?
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Focus on Students: Ready for Your Best Careplan?

Are you struggling with the purpose of a nursing care plan? Think of a nursing care plan as a blueprint or framework for directing nursing activities to meet...

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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What to do when a professor is insensitive
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What to do when a professor is insensitive

My first year in nursing school began with high hopes. I'm passionate about helping those in need. My motto is "we are all here to serve each other." I thought that...

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Critical Thinking is MUCH more than an NCLEX Buzzword
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Critical Thinking is MUCH more than an NCLEX Buzzword

In fact, critical thinking is fundamental in helping you pass the NCLEX and becoming a safe and effective nurse! To emphasize how fundamental critical thinking...

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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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Will pharmacology mnemonic devices help you in nursing school?
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Will pharmacology mnemonic devices help you in nursing school?

Pharmacology is one of the most memory-crunching and challenging courses for nurses. Although students should focus on understanding the cause-effect relationships...

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7 Writing Tips for Nursing Students
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7 Writing Tips for Nursing Students

Nursing school is full of dosage calculations, clinicals, and writing assignments. You were probably prepared for the first two, but writing might not be your...

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Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?
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Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?

Students commonly ask variations of the following questions: "Is it possible to work while enrolled in the nursing program at my school full-time?" "Should I work...

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Tips for a Great Clinical Experience
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Tips for a Great Clinical Experience

It's finally time to put all the skills you have learned in nursing school into practice - with real patients! Your first few clinicals can be exciting but also...

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Freebies and discounts for nursing students
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Freebies and discounts for nursing students

50% OFF Amazon Prime Student program If you haven't heard of Amazon Prime, where have you been? The hugely popular two-day shipping, video streaming and music...

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New Grad Tip: What Nurse Recruiters are Looking for In a Potential Candidate
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New Grad Tip: What Nurse Recruiters are Looking for In a Potential Candidate

As you begin to put together your cover letter and resume, it is important to understand what nurse recruiters are looking for in a potential candidate. Here are...

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New Grad Nursing Tips: How to Get the Most Out of a New Hire Orientation
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New Grad Nursing Tips: How to Get the Most Out of a New Hire Orientation

To help you focus on the essentials during this transition time so that you gain the most out of your new hire orientation, here are 5 tips to help you develop...

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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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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