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Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

As we enjoy our weekend, please take a minute to remember the "WHY" of Memorial Day. Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. After WWI, it was...

The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

...so first day of class, you are looking thru the syllabus at the assignments and see way down the line is the "deadline for the group assignment." What??!!! You don't like group assignments, you...

Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops...

National Teaching Institute - NTI 2017

Join AACN as they sponsor the 2017 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition (NTI) May 22-25th (preconferences May 21st) in Houston, Texas. Why should I attend? This conference...

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Roles

So...you've decided to advance your education and obtain a masters degree in nursing (MSN) or a terminal doctoral degree. Which route will you travel? What is your ultimate goal? Where do you see...

Nursing Certifications

Okay, so you've been a nurse a few years and you want to show your patients, colleagues and higher-ups you have achieved expertise in your field. You have choices; you can go back to school for a...

Head to Toe Assessment

The head-to-toe assessment is one of the basic skills all nurses need to develop. No matter what specialty you go into, assessment is one of the first objectives of any patient interaction. Here is...

Nurse Practitioner Week 2016

The first nurse practitioner program was established at the University of Colorado. There are currently more than 222,000 NPs in the US and 20,000 NPs join the ranks each year. One of the focuses...

NTI - Post ICU Syndrome - First Hand Family Account

At AACN's National Teaching Institute recently, Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) was discussed. Here is a personal account of what PICS looks like: Carrie was an active 2 y/o, running, jumping,...

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

ANA has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance...

Preparing for National Teaching Institute 2017

Critical care nursing changes fast! Keeping up with the ever increasing changes challenges all of us. Who has time on a busy shift to read a journal or listen to a podcast? So, why not get away from...

Martin Luther King Day 2017

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., is a celebrated human and rights activist. He often spoke of the inequalities of health care especially regarding minorities. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day...

Thanksgiving 2016 from AN

Here's some of our best Thanksgiving threads - enjoy! When Thanksgiving isn't exactly as we planned...Thanksgiving Humor Are you working Thanksgiving 2016? Here's a great story: Why I'm...

Inpatient Nursing Assessment

There are many aspected of assessment and there is definitely more than one way to do a physical assessment. However you do your physical assessment it is important that you develop a systematic...

Healthy People 2020 - Key Determinants

Healthy People initiatives is a program from the US government Department of Health and Human Services. It is composed of many leading health indicators. They are chosen after extensive...


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