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  1. The Big PictureIt is your job to relay the prescription information from the prescriber to the pharmacist in a safe and effective manner. All three players have their roles and responsibilities in this process. The prescriber must prescribe the appro...
  2. Top 10 Tips For New Travel Nurses

    Travel nursing is an amazing opportunity. You get to go on new adventures while exploring the country and see new healthcare organizations. You get exposed to so many types of medicine, nursing care, and clinical experiences which challenges you to b...
  3. TheCommuter

    Overqualified? What the Heck?

    Employers are demanding experience in this day and age. But how does a person amass the necessary work experience if no one will hire them? This is the $64,000 question. Many hiring managers will unapologetically tell applicants they are overqualifie...
  4. I've been a nurse for a long time. Long enough to look back, reflect over my career, and consider the choices I made and the paths I followed. If I could go back in the day and talk to myself when I was a nursing student I might share a little advice...
  5. Caring for the Caregiver

    I want to start by saying that I want to thank every nurse/aide/medic/healthcare worker. Truly, thank you for what you do and I'm glad to belong to a group of people who have a desire to help their fellow human. I want us to be better at what we do, ...
  6. Yes, this might just be your usual day, but it can totally affect your ability to make a decision because it all blurs together and you can't think straight. And here is the bad news when operating this way daily. If you find yourself constantly swea...
  7. Ways to Unwind

    Self care is certainly not a one-size-fits-all scenario. You may find these are even more effective in a personalized combination effort. Maybe you're well versed in these too, but if not - try something new. My hope is that you are also pleasantly s...
  8. This goes to my good friend Jamie Lane who will be taking the Nursing Licensure Examinations on July 2-3, 2011. Good luck to you and to the rest of the 126, 826 future registered nurses. Exactly one year ago, I was one of those agitated nursing gradu...
  9. Do you cringe at the idea of having to look for "evidenced-based research" for assignments or work? The term itself can be confusing and finding it can be down-right hard. If the thought of perusing through page after page of online journal articles ...
  10. Struggling With Murmurs?

    At first studying and becoming competent at interpreting murmurs can seem daunting. However, it all starts with knowing which parts of the stethoscope to use for which types of sounds and also where on the chest to listen for different types of heart...
  11. Nurse Keith

    5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction

    This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine... Download allnurses Magazine 1. Be a curious lifelong learnerAs a nurse, learning doesn't stop when you pass the NCLEX and get hired for your first job -- in fact, learning...
  12. I'd planned to consolidate my travel nurse experience into one entry and then list each hospital and length of contract under that. All my travel assignments were in the ICU, so there's a lot of overlap in experience. Considering I'm not looking to c...
  13. My first day in a supervisory position left me with more questions than answers. When I asked my predecessor to outline a typical day, she couldn't provide the structured response I expected. I pressed her to describe the tasks filling her days and s...
  14. In part one of this article, Keep What You Love, Return The Rest: Healing with EMDR, I described Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - a therapy being used to treat PTSD and other forms of trauma. In part 2, I will address some concerns sur...
  15. You aren't alone. Many nurses wake-up in the morning wishing they could be a greeter at the local discount store rather than have to walk into their unit and face another day. While knowing you are not the only one feeling this way might bring you a ...
  16. Riburn3

    Do you want to become an NP?

    Lately is seems like there are a lot of posts complaining about NP saturation, low NP wages, and NP regret, particularly among new NP grads or NP students (but there are lots of salty veterans too). I want to post some advice for anyone considering N...
  17. Best Practices are procedures shown by research and experience to produce optimal results. These established standards are suitable for widespread adoption. Case management practices can vary from one specialty to the next. Some standards are always ...
  18. This may seem long, but I wanted to share with my fellow nursing students the way I prepared for the HESI exit exam and how I passed with a score of 907 on my SECOND attempt. Like many other students, I searched dozens of articles on allnurses.com on...
  19. Carol Ebert

    Can Stress Make You Fat?

    Let's begin with the basics to get a handle on this. As you know there are two kinds of stress. Short term like long lines and bad traffic. This is where your fight or flight response kicks in and hormones are released. Adrenal glands secrete epineph...
  20. Many psychiatric facilities and settings allow or require that nurses and support staff wear street clothing instead of scrubs. Those entering into psychiatric nursing often ask, "If I can't wear scrubs, then how should I dress?" Likewise, a common q...
  21. Create a notebook stack called "_Current Classes" (the "_" puts the notebook stop towards the top), and in the stack create notebooks for each class. Within each class notebook, create a note with your reading schedule with a tag of !Daily. After you...
  22. jeastridge

    Learning to Talk

    The doctor walked into the exam room where the patient sat on the edge of the exam table. In her late 50's, she was slender and held herself erect, tense as if preparing to slide off that paper-covered surface. The young doctor, maybe in her mid 20's...
  23. In this third video, I review how to list many respiratory drugs from memory by linking images to drug names and properties, but I also write about the Americans with Disabilities Act. I've taken a little break from posting videos to Allnurses.com be...
  24. Studies say that we can spend up to a third of our lifetime at work. Even if it's not that much, it's usually at least a third of our day-and all days aren't created equal. There are some days that everything seems to go just right, while on other da...
  25. PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

    P - PurposeWhat does this medication do? What ailment or disorder is it meant for? Knowing the purpose of the drug you're about to give is the most basic yet vital piece of information. It holds the key to how you will proceed with administration and...