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A (Long) Note to New Grads
Psychiatric
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A (Long) Note to New Grads

So you graduated, eh? Now you're in the big leagues. Maybe you're getting ready to graduate and on the brink of your journey into and onto the field. The only thing in your way that separates you...

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Nurse Salaries Versus Executive Administrative Salaries: A Chasm Worth Crossing
Nurses
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Nurse Salaries Versus Executive Administrative Salaries: A Chasm Worth Crossing

The gap between nurse salaries and those of healthcare executives rose from 23:1 to 44:1 in 10 short years. Our healthcare system is strapped, we are in the midst of a nursing shortage, and it seems...

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AACN Research Grants Top $1M in Total Funding - Apply Today
Critical
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AACN Research Grants Top $1M in Total Funding - Apply Today

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently announced the recipients of its 3 annual Impact Research Grants, valued up to $50,000 each, and the AACN-Sigma Theta Tau Critical Care...

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Are You Educating Your Patients About the Value of Family Meals?
Nurses
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Are You Educating Your Patients About the Value of Family Meals?

Are you advocating for regular family mealtimes in your standard patient education? Simple anticipatory guidance on eating meals together 3-5 times per week can improve health outcomes for the whole...

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It's Time to Stop Nurse Bullying in Its Tracks
Nurses
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It's Time to Stop Nurse Bullying in Its Tracks

Bullying - unwanted, aggressive behaviors - happen daily on nursing units across the United States. During National Bullying Awareness Month, let's talk about why bullying should be stopped and how...

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Helping New Nurses Transition into Practice: A Two Part Series - Delegation
Students
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Helping New Nurses Transition into Practice: A Two Part Series - Delegation

Helping new nurses transition into practice is something that I love to do. In this two part series, I will discuss two areas of greatest concern for new nurses: Delegation and Prioritization. In...

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Please don't judge me and my daughter
Professionalism
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Please don't judge me and my daughter

The night my daughter told me she wanted to kill herself was not an easy night. I drove her to the Emergency room that I used to work in, thinking they would care for her best. What I found was not...

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Shared Governance Leadership: 10 Lessons
Nurses
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Shared Governance Leadership: 10 Lessons

After chairing my hospital’s shared governance committee for a year, I can now say that it has been an invaluable learning experience. I’ve learned some lessons that I will carry with me for the rest...

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October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day
Nurses
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October 15, 2018 is 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...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week  October 7-13, 2018
Nurses
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Brenda F. Johnson

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...

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3 Signs it Might be Time to Leave Bedside Nursing
Nurses
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3 Signs it Might be Time to Leave Bedside Nursing

When you graduated nursing school, you may have envisioned working at the bedside for thirty or forty years before hanging up your nursing shoes. But, lately, you're not sure you want to finish 2018...

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What is School Nursing? Salary?
School
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What is School Nursing? Salary?

"The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health...

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7 Ways to Sabotage Your Own Success in Nursing School
Nurses
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7 Ways to Sabotage Your Own Success in Nursing School

It is difficult to imagine a student self-sabotaging their academic journey. I don’t think any student intentionally tries to prevent themselves from progressing in a nursing program. However, in...

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HIV+ Patients and Cardiovascular Risk
Nurses
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HIV+ Patients and Cardiovascular Risk

Before there was AIDS and HIV, there was Kaposi sarcoma and Pneumocystic jirovecii pneumonia (PCP). These frequently caused death and often led to a diagnosis of AIDS. Later, it was discovered that...

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5 Questions to Ask if You Think Your Patient is a Victim of Domestic Violence
Nurses
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5 Questions to Ask if You Think Your Patient is a Victim of Domestic Violence

I remember the first time I had visible bruises on my arms, neck, and chest. I tried my best to hide them with long sleeves, even in the summer months. I made excuses. I told people I fell or bumped...

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Nursing Survey: How is Your Hospital Staffed, and Do You Feel it is Safe?
Nurses
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Nursing Survey: How is Your Hospital Staffed, and Do You Feel it is Safe?

Unsafe nurse staffing is a problem occurring across the United States. This is not a new issue but one that has been going on for years and is causing unsafe environments for patients and nurses. ...

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Passing nclex after failing!!!
NCLEX
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Passing nclex after failing!!!

I graduated May 2018 and took the whole month of May and June off from studying. BIG mistake! I finally bought UWORLD because this is what all of my classmates were studying from. I finally scheduled...

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Reducing Re-Intubation Rates - One Protocol....
Critical
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Reducing Re-Intubation Rates - One Protocol....

Getting intubated ICU patients extubated in a timely fashion is the goal for most ICU nurses. However, there can be issues that result in re-intubation. Here is one protocol based on a recent study...

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Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018
Nurses
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Brenda F. Johnson

Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018

Licensed Practical Nurses across the country are commemorated during the month of October. If you work with an LPN, make sure to recognize them with a banner, food and gifts during the week of...

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The Story of Nathan - 42 Years Later...
NICU
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The Story of Nathan - 42 Years Later...

The original story of Nathan was writtenby his mother, Nancy Stock and published in American Baby Magazine in 1977 in the category of my own experience. The article was dedicated to me as his...

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