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3 Reasons Why Nursing Schools are Turning Away Candidates During a Nursing Shortage
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3 Reasons Why Nursing Schools are Turning Away Candidates During a Nursing Shortage

Did you know that over 56,000 qualified nursing school applicants were turned away in 2017? This number is shocking by itself but added to the fact that we are in the midst of a nursing shortage,...

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Losing and Finding Identity in High-Stakes Surgery
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Losing and Finding Identity in High-Stakes Surgery

Being hand-picked to scrub on our high-stakes cardiothoracic surgery team was a dream come true - a culmination of hard work. But, what I found was an all-encompassing career that left me with one...

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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

Workplace bullying is often described as aggressive behaviors that may include: alienating, intimating, public humiliation or sabotaging, and are usually perpetrated by someone in a higher level of...

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Code Status Errors Can Be Prevented
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Code Status Errors Can Be Prevented

The code status of a patient admitted to the hospital is probably one of the most important pieces of information on the patients chart. Yet physicians, residents, and hospitalists spend...

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Janie Harvey Garner, RN - Founder of Show Me Your Stethoscope
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Janie Harvey Garner, RN - Founder of Show Me Your Stethoscope

Little did Janie Harvey Garner know at the time, that the Miss America Pageant in 2015 would change her life forever. What started as an ER nurse's attempt to show support for Kelly Johnson and the...

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The Science of Self Doubt and How to Overcome It
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The Science of Self Doubt and How to Overcome It

Everybody finds themselves at some point in their lives where they want more. Whether it's a new promotion, a romantic relationship, or packing up and moving to a different city, we have these set...

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Transgender Actress on General Hospital Breaks New Ground
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Transgender Actress on General Hospital Breaks New Ground

The transgender world is now being portrayed on the ABC soap opera General Hospital in a groundbreaking story! A real transgender actress is portraying a transgender MD. Other TV dramas are also...

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Staffing Ratios in the ED
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Staffing Ratios in the ED

Have you ever wondered if there is actual proof that low nurse staffing equates to poor patient quality? One study found this to be true. Learn more about this study and other facts about nurse...

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5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction
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5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction

Achieving satisfaction in your nursing career isn’t rocket science, but in a complex 21-century world, life and work demand more of us on every level. Satisfaction is an individual experience, yet...

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APPs in the O.R. - The Ripple Becomes a Current
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APPs in the O.R. - The Ripple Becomes a Current

The role of Advanced Practice Practitioners (specifically ACNPs and ARNPs) has long been limited to acute care units. The Operating Room is the most prominent acute care unit and yet there seems to...

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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!

You just graduated Nursing School and you are wondering why you are not getting any call backs from the jobs you have applied for. When was the last time you checked the content within your social...

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How to Support the Next Nursing Generation: The Z's
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How to Support the Next Nursing Generation: The Z's

It's time to start thinking about the next generation of nurses - the iGen. The oldest of this generation is just graduating college now and they are already leaving their mark on nursing programs...

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Are You Really a Nurse?
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Are You Really a Nurse?

Test Your Knowledge Before reading the article, take the short true or false poll at the bottom of the article to test your knowledge. Do you cringe when people use the word "nurse" loosely? Or...

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Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
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Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?

WAKING UP TO A NIGHTMARE Imagine waking up from surgery in a hospital bed - you can't move, you literally cannot speak, lift a finger or communicate that you are awake in any way. Over the next...

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Design Thinking in the Hospital
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Design Thinking in the Hospital

Get acquainted with design thinking as it applies to the hospital setting. You too can get in on the action! What is the orange vest and CareCube? Come up with some new ideas and products in your...

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Overcoming Clumsiness

Clumsiness, an issue that I have considered as a hindrance in pursuing nursing. Yes, I was once a victim of clumsiness. The most painful part was if the above questions were the same words coming...

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"You're the Best Doctor."
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"You're the Best Doctor."

I don’t know what causes patients to fall back to the doctor title when expressing their appreciation at the end. Maybe it’s because they are subconsciously elevating us to what they perceive to be...

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Focus on Students:  Anatomy of a Nursing Diagnosis
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Focus on Students: Anatomy of a Nursing Diagnosis

Are you confused by nursing diagnosis and just can’t seem to grasp hold of the concept? If so, you are just like many nursing students. Nursing students experience a full range of emotions when...

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Case Management Exam 2017 tips
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Case Management Exam 2017 tips

I just passed the Case Management Examination (CCM) this morning 4/15/17 and immediately wanted to pass along some encouragement and study tips for the exam (obviously, there is no guarantee you will...

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HESI A2: Don't stress- tips from a recent test taker!
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HESI A2: Don't stress- tips from a recent test taker!

For months, I stalled before scheduling up my exam date. Since I graduated college 5 years ago, I was pretty concerned about being out of practice academically. I ate many "anxiety cookies" in the...

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