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Army Nursing and Other Articles

    Nurses
    Being a Hostage to Your Bladder

    Being a Hostage to Your Bladder

    Oh, the joys of a new nursing job: finding your way to the campus! Figuring out where to park! Hunting down scrubs that are the correct color! And finally, trying to provide the answer to the employee…

    26 replies
    Government
    Using Your GI Bill Benefits in 75 Easy Steps!

    Using Your GI Bill Benefits in 75 Easy Steps!

    No, it didn't really take me 75 steps to tap into my GI Bill benefits, although I'm not quite there yet and who knows? The number of steps may rise. But there are important factors to consider in whic…

    16 replies
    Government
    Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End

    Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End

    March 2014 came and went with me returning home from my nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and having three years of active duty under my proverbial belt. I originally signed a contract for four yea…

    72 replies
    Government

    Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed

    As many of you know, I recently spent nine months in Afghanistan. For those of you who don't know, I'm an Army nurse in the ER specialty category. I deployed with a Forward Surgical Team (FST) as the …

    22 replies
    Government
    Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!

    Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!

    I have been deployed to Afghanistan with a Forward Surgical Team (FST) since June 2013. It has been both challenging and rewarding in ways that I never anticipated or expected. While I don't necessari…

    24 replies
    Critical
    Trauma Nursing

    Trauma Nursing

    Trauma nursing is a unique specialty in which nurses must be able to thrive on chaos. This article gives an overview of the specialty, discusses education requirements, outlines some possible associat…

    13 replies
    Emergency
    Emergency Nursing

    Emergency Nursing

    Emergency nursing is a specialty in which situations change and evolve from minute to minute. Emergency nurses must be able to create order from chaos. This article gives an overview of the specialty,…

    3 replies
    Government
    Government Nursing

    Government Nursing

    Government nursing is a specialty that spans all areas of nursing in service to the federal government or other agencies. Nurses working for the government can be found worldwide. This article gives a…

    8 replies
    Government
    Military Nursing

    Military Nursing

    Military nurses work in all nursing specialties while serving in the military or other uniform service. Military nurses can be found worldwide, even in combat zones. This article gives an overview of …

    58 replies
    Excelsior
    The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE): what the heck is this madness?!

    The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE): what the heck is this madness?!

    After writing an overview of EC's ADN program in early 2013, I thought I'd shed some light on the most daunting part of this program: the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE). This is arguably …

    65 replies
    Government
    Tactical Nudity and Other Fun Aspects of Deployed Army Nursing

    Tactical Nudity and Other Fun Aspects of Deployed Army Nursing

    In my last Army Nursing article, I was preparing to deploy. Now seven months after that article, I am almost halfway done with my deployment! It's been an amazing experience, and not at all what I exp…

    38 replies
    Government
    On The Verge of Deploying as an Army Nurse

    On The Verge of Deploying as an Army Nurse

    With just two years in the Army Nurse Corps, it's time to deploy! Nine months away sounds like a nice little break, right? Sometimes things happen when you least expect them, and reminders of why you …

    25 replies
    Government
    New Army Nurse Corps officers: First Things First!

    New Army Nurse Corps officers: First Things First!

    While there are many things you need to do at your first duty station, some are essential to furthering your career in the Army Nurse Corps. Don't let vital steps get lost in the quagmire -- you risk …

    67 replies
    Excelsior
    The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links

    The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links

    Ever want to see some of the tips, advice, and ins-and-outs of navigating Excelsior College's Distance Learning ADN program? Here's a start: 50 things to know! Enjoy.

    95 replies
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