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    Tele . . . What? The Evolution of Using Telehealth in Patient Care

    Tele . . . What? The Evolution of Using Telehealth in Patient Care

    As a kid, every day after school, I would throw my books down and plant myself in front of the television to watch my favorite shows. Among those favorites were Lost in Space and Star Trek. The futur…

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    Setting the Precedent: Nurses Fired for Being Sick

    Setting the Precedent: Nurses Fired for Being Sick

    Nurses spend their day taking care of patients, helping them get on the road to better health. But what happens to the nurse if she/he gets sick? There have been some very public cases of when a nurse…

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    Nurses
    Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Nurses, What is Being Done to Protect Us?

    Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Nurses, What is Being Done to Protect Us?

    Violence at work can be common in certain professions and nursing has one of the highest percentages. This article is dedicated to a young nurse who lost her life in a horrific and violent way. Her na…

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    How the U.S. Cadet Corps Changed Nursing History

    How the U.S. Cadet Corps Changed Nursing History

    Nurses have had an intimate part of shaping America’s history. We, as nurses, have participated in every aspect of our communities by helping, teaching, and serving our patients. One group of nurses t…

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    Getting My Graduate Degree: Is it Worth It?

    Getting My Graduate Degree: Is it Worth It?

    Life is built on the decisions that we make. Circumstance often limit our options, but how we respond is up to us. Other times, what we would like to do is delayed, such as going back to school. At ti…

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    Nurses
    The Future of Nursing Retention

    The Future of Nursing Retention

    There are many reasons why nurses leave the bedside and go into other areas or leave nursing altogether. Some reasons are due to patient level of acuity, long hours, weekends, or lack of schedule flex…

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    Nurses
    Why We Celebrate Nursing - History Behind Nurses Week

    Why We Celebrate Nursing - History Behind Nurses Week

    Nurses have a lot to celebrate in 2019. We are at the bedside, in the home, insurance company, behind the computer, in the lab, supervising, teaching, in any capacity you can imagine, nurses are there…

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    Have you had your Colonoscopy?  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    Have you had your Colonoscopy? March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    As nurses, we understand the importance of health screenings. We check our eyes, do blood work, and get pap smears, but over the years we have added colonoscopy to the list. Getting a colonoscopy ca…

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    Nurses
    Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

    Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

    We all have had bad managers and good managers, but there is a phenomena regarding the bad ones. How do they get into management? How are they able to keep their jobs? Is it because upper management…

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    Nurses
    November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!

    November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!

    With November being noticed for not shaving, diabetes and lung cancer month, it is also Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In America, we don’t hear a whole lot about stomach cancer, but since 2010, the …

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    Nurses
    November is For the Sweet! Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is For the Sweet! Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is for the sweet people. Some have type 1, others type 2, and still others are gestational, but all are recognized this month. Some of the things the American Diabetes Association is champion…

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    Nurses
    Global Handwashing Day

    Global Handwashing Day

    No matter what type of nursing you do, or what position you fill, handwashing and infection control are very important. October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day. So wash your hands and read on to fi…

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    Nurses
    Mental Illness Awareness Week  October 7-13, 2018

    Mental Illness Awareness Week October 7-13, 2018

    Everyone knows someone who suffers from mental illness. Unfortunately, it is often hushed and put aside instead of confronted so that people feel comfortable asking for help. Resources may not be read…

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    Nurses
    Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018

    Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018

    October 7 - 13 is LPN/LVN week and we are here to celebrate you and the essential role you play in our healthcare system.

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