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What is a Medical-Surgical Nurse?

Medical-Surgical (med-surg) nursing is the basis of all nursing practice. Back in the day, nurses were either medical or surgical nurse. There were no specialty nursing choices. Nowadays, med-surg...

What is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)?

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse (APN) who has at least a masters degree and more frequently nowadays, a doctorate. As with other APNs, the CRNA has passed...

Diabetes Nursing

Diabetes is growing by leaps and bounds. Nurses are on the forefront of diabetic care. "The estimated overall prevalence of diabetes in the US is between 5.8% and 12.9% of our adult population....

Case Management

Case management encompasses several models depending on the work environment. In the hospital, case managers are frequently utilized to determine length of stay and incorporating individual patient...

Volunteer Nursing

Volunteer nursing covers a wide range of nursing experiences. Many nurses are very active volunteers. Compassion and caring are the hallmarks of nursing. Nurses make fantastic volunteers. ...

Rural Nurse: Duties and Responsibilities

Nursing in rural areas pose special problems for nurses. The biggest issue of course is simply the distance to the referral hospital. It makes a huge difference when you have an acute myocardial...

Review of Littmann 3200 Electronic Stethoscope

I received my first Littmann when I graduated from LPN school in 1992. Wow, I'm a real nurse! (Or so I thought - lol). Over the years as I've pursued additional education, I've also graduated from my...

Burn Nursing

Burn nursing covers a wide range of patient diagnoses. When a patient comes into contact with high voltage, it results in entrance and exit wounds. When a patient survives a house fire with...

Nursing Entrepreneurs

This field is wide open for enterprising nurses. So many opportunities, so little time! Here are just a few of the possibilities: Website Designer - best example of this is the allnurses.com...

Endocrine Nursing

Encompassing a wide range of diagnoses, endocrine nursing is a very interesting specialty. Endocrine disorders run the gamut from pediatric growth hormone deficits to adrenal insufficiency, thyroid...

Infectious Disease Nursing

Infectious Disease (ID) Nursing is the nursing care of the patient with infections. However, it goes far beyond that and encompasses multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). As antibiotics have...

Hyperbaric Nursing

Hyperbaric nursing has a long history. It originated well over 100 years ago as some type of life-prolonging "treatment" for the rich and famous. As time progressed, it was used in dive medicine. ...

Urology Nursing

Urology Nursing is care of the patient with diagnoses of some type of urological dysfunction. For men, common urological complaints are prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, ureteral calculi, or...

Camp Nursing

Camp Nursing sounds like an exciting and carefree way to spend the summer! However, the reality of camp nursing is that it is nursing. Camp nurses are responsible for the healthcare of children at...

Research Nursing

Research Nursing covers several facets of nursing. Nursing research develops knowledge to: Build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, Prevent disease and disability, Manage and...


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