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Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!
Disabilities
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Donna Maheady

Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

Does hearing loss automatically mean you can’t become a nurse? Or, end a career in nursing? The answer is often “No”. Read on to learn more about nursing students and nurses with hearing loss; and...

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Investigating  Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
Nurses
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Brenda F. Johnson

Investigating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Not too long ago, I took care of an 18 year old young man. He was admitted under a diagnosis that I had never seen before, “Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome”. I was fascinated and wanted to learn...

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Geriatric Nursing!
Geriatric
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Geriatric Nursing!

I have been involved, in the field of nursing, 30 years, now! Since I first started, in an RN program, in Pittsburgh, PA, I came to realize nursing can be downright brutal! Succinctly, I have only...

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Protecting Your License – Notes from a Nurse-Attorney
Nurses
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SafetyNurse1968

Protecting Your License – Notes from a Nurse-Attorney

This article is about how to protect your nursing license. It describes situations in which nurses have been reported to the board, or been brought up on criminal charges. Strategies, resources and...

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National Safety Month Tips: No 1 Gets Hurt
Geriatric
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National Safety Month Tips: No 1 Gets Hurt

Do you ever consider the possibility of being hurt at work? We often take for granted that we are safe and sound as we do our job. But, the national numbers for workplace injuries are staggering. ...

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Immigration
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NataliaK

I moved to Canada as a nurse!!!!!

Originally I am from Russia but I received my Associate of nursing degree in USA. After graduation from Denver School of Nursing, Colorado I had been working as a registered nurse (RN) for almost one...

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Case Study: "Her face pulled to the left."
Nurses
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Case Study: "Her face pulled to the left."

It's 11:34 a.m. The triage complaint is listed as possible stroke, with dizziness and facial droop listed as secondary complaints. A fifty-six-year-old female still in her street clothes is partially...

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NCLEX Experience June '17
NCLEX
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NCLEX Experience June '17

I passed my NCLEX this week and I am officially a RN! This website gave me some good advice and calmed my nerves when I needed and I swore if I passed I would make my first official post! Hopefully,...

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Trauma Nursing
Critical
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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...

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Damaged Goods
Nurses
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Damaged Goods

So one year, I ruined Thanksgiving. Not on purpose. It's just that I worked Thanksgiving Eve, which means my work shift rolled into Thanksgiving day. And there we are at the end of our shift,...

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Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care
Nurses
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Nurse Beth

Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care

CALLING ALL NURSES! Our voices will be heard in Washington, DC at the #NursesTakeDC on April 25th and 26th, 2018 as we address and show our support for the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital...

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Mandated Nurse-Patient Ratios
Nurses
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Nurse Beth

Mandated Nurse-Patient Ratios

Ashley sank into a chair in the breakroom on her MedSurg unit in a large hospital in Florida. It was 0330, 8 ½ hours into her shift. She had not yet taken a break of any sort, including a bathroom or...

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2018 Spring Nursing Article Contest - 3 Winners $200 Each!!
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2018 Spring Nursing Article Contest - 3 Winners $200 Each!!

Although Spring has officially begun, the weather has been very odd across the country. You may have seen glimpses of Spring with warmer weather, blossoming trees, and Spring flowers, only to get...

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To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients
Nurses
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NickICU-RN

To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients

To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients. I recently was at a nursing conference where some nurses stated they do advocate suctioning on their dying patients. This article...

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What Can We Learn about the Recent Celebrity Suicides?
Emergency
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traumaRUs

What Can We Learn about the Recent Celebrity Suicides?

You only have to open a newspaper or click on a recent news article on the web to find that another celebrity or sports figure has committed suicide. From CBS news: "The deaths of designer Kate Spade...

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Parish Nurse in Transition
Nurses
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Parish Nurse in Transition

The Parish Nurse in Transition When Granger Westberg started Parish Nursing back in the mid-80's, medicine was very different than it is now: EMRs were unheard of, people had long hospital stays...

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Food for Thought for First Generation College Students (and Any College Student!)
Students
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Food for Thought for First Generation College Students (and Any College Student!)

I knew I wanted to be a nurse when I was about 16, but as a first generation college student I didn't quite know the steps. Here are some things, steps, state of mind's (is that even proper...

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Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series
Nurses
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Damion Jenkins

Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series

One of the greatest challenges in today’s rapidly changing healthcare system is maintaining the highest standards for patient safety. In part two of this four part safety series, we talked about the...

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Jake's Choice
Nurses
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Jake's Choice

"He's had a few close calls this past week," I was told has I prepared to visit this man who lived out in the mountains. "He's a crotchety fella and not too keen to go to the E.D. so do what you can...

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96% on the ATI TEAS Exam - Perfect Math/Science Score (also ATI Prep Course Review)
TEAS
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96% on the ATI TEAS Exam - Perfect Math/Science Score (also ATI Prep Course Review)

I want to share some resources for those of you struggling to study for the TEAS or do not know where to begin. I will preface this with saying I did buy the $200 prep course from ATI and I will...

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