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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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