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Understanding the Risk of Firearms: Suicide vs. Homicide
Nurses
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Melissa Mills

Understanding the Risk of Firearms: Suicide vs. Homicide

Gun violence is a hot topic these days. Turn on the TV for any length of time, and you will hear stories of firearm homicide. But, did you know that firearm suicide is more common in the U.S? Learn...

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The Grinch of allnurses.com
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The Grinch of allnurses.com

Okay, not to be a Grinch, but really Christmas has become just so ridiculous. We all want this season to be happy with family get togethers, joy, peace and harmony. However, there are certain...

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When the New Workforce Is the Old Workforce
Nurses
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Maureen Bonatch MSN

When the New Workforce Is the Old Workforce

Many nurses countdown the years until retirement, but when the time comes they discover that they aren't quite ready, or they don’t have the funds to live the life they desire. The ongoing nursing...

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NCLEX Study Tips! My story
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NCLEX Study Tips! My story

Studying for the NCLEX (whether it be for RN or PN), can be one of the most exasperating times for anyone. Although there are numerous methods to study for it, every person is different in the way...

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To Unionize or Not to Unionize: That is the Question
Nurses
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Melissa Mills

To Unionize or Not to Unionize: That is the Question

Over 170,00 nurses in the United States belong to a labor union. However, the debate about the benefits and negatives of unionizing wages strong. Find out about the current discussion at Johns...

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Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance – What to Tell Your Patients
Nurses
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Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP

Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance – What to Tell Your Patients

What are you teaching your patients about antibiotic resistance? How do you deal with patients who are dissatisfied with their care because they expected to receive a prescription for an antibiotic…...

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What To Expect From Your Preceptor
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What To Expect From Your Preceptor

We all have had these fantasies of what our preceptor would be like: warm, nurturing, a mother who protects you from doctors, managers and raging Physical Therapists and a friend who welcomes you to...

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Antibiotic Resistance in Urinary Tract Infection... Are we contributing to the crisis?
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Antibiotic Resistance in Urinary Tract Infection... Are we contributing to the crisis?

As a nurse practitioner often assigned the task of reviewing urine cultures from previous patient encounters, why am I personally seeing so much resistance in our community and is there a link...

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From Nurse to Nurse Influencer
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Nurse Beth

From Nurse to Nurse Influencer

Many years ago, I graduated as an RN and fell in love with my job on an Ortho unit. From there I worked MedSurg, ICU, and Tele before becoming a nurse manager. Now I work in Staff Development, and...

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Review of UNE online Organic I
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Review of UNE online Organic I

Recently finished UNE online organic I with lab. The following is a review of that course, which I found to be extremely difficult owing to a considerable lack of adequate instruction material. I was...

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The Nurse Empath
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The Nurse Empath

This raw and honest self-reflection highlights the emotional toll we as nurses take on, particularly at the bedside, and how we can better recognize this within ourselves. It may leave you asking...

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Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed
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Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

On December 26, 2017, a tragic and preventable death occurred when a patient at Vanderbilt Hospital was sent for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan and received a lethal dose of Vecuronium...

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5 Tips for Tackling Your Self Evaluation
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5 Tips for Tackling Your Self Evaluation

Once a year, annual performance evaluations roll around and employees are asked to complete self evaluations. Do you actually reflect on your job performance over the past year? If not, you are...

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Exciting Changes Coming To allnurses
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Exciting Changes Coming To allnurses

allnurses.com's vision is to empower, unite and advance every nurse, student and educator. Therefore, it is important for us to listen to your comments, input, and suggestions. We have listened, and...

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Allnurses research findings. Dietary Behaviors and Shift Work; Boston-Based Nurses
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Allnurses research findings. Dietary Behaviors and Shift Work; Boston-Based Nurses

Attached is our completed research project, a special thanks to Allnurses for letting us use your platform. Dietary Behaviors and Shift Work; Boston-based Nurses Lena Kil, Nancy Nguyen, Ji Whang...

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When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Nurses
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Maureen Bonatch MSN

When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Long before the holidays arrive, we begin to mentally review what needs to be done to create the perfect holiday, or choose the perfect gift for our loved ones. Many of us develop unrealistic...

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Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses
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Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how do I prepare for an interview, and over the years of both being interviewed and interviewing I have built up a stock pile of questions and...

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Today is a New Day and it Starts With Me
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Today is a New Day and it Starts With Me

Poor interpersonal relationships among many nurses stem from poor communication, incivility and disruptive behaviors, misattributions of intent behind certain actions or behaviors and sometimes it...

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Foreign RN from Philippines with MI license Endorse to California BON-approved!
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Foreign RN from Philippines with MI license Endorse to California BON-approved!

I'm an RN in MI who applied for an Endorsement of RN license to Callifornia. After months of waiting, I was finally approved. I had been an allnurses forum reader looking to find any interesting...

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Passed NCLEX PN on the 1st try after 8 years out of nursing school
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Passed NCLEX PN on the 1st try after 8 years out of nursing school

Everyone has a method or plan to pass the NCLEX. My goal is to pass. No shortcuts or cheat sheets just hard work. 3 months of studying while working 2 jobs (60 or more hours week), bible study once a...

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