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    Which Nursing Degree is Right for Me?

    Which Nursing Degree is Right for Me?
    A profession facing a predicted personnel shortage of 1 million by 2012 tends to get creative about helping career changers break into the field. That's exactly why diverse educational options are available to mid-career workers who want to switch gears and pursue a new career in nursing. "The variety is needed to avoid duplicative education efforts on the part of second-career ...
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    An Argument for Herbal Medicine in Nursing

    An Argument for Herbal Medicine in Nursing
    Herbal medications have been around since the dawn of time. I’m sure that Eve sent Adam out to the Garden of Eden a few times to dig up some Valerian root because she needed something to calm her nerves. Today, herbal supplements are more popular than ever. People are looking to live more naturally, and herbal supplements are especially favored among ...
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    What to Consider Before Choosing a Nursing Specialty

    What to Consider Before Choosing a Nursing Specialty
    From emergency-room and operating-room nursing to pediatric and orthopedic nursing and beyond, there’s no shortage of specialties for today’s ambitious nurse. Besides the traditional specialties – OB/GYN, nurse anesthetist and nurse practitioners – there are lesser-known subfields such as telephone-triage nursing, forensic nursing (the application of nursing science to public or legal proceedings) and correctional nursing (nursing in prison settings). [widget:career_profile_articles_rn_articles_] ...
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    PhD in Nursing Explained

    PhD in Nursing Explained
    What would Florence Nightingale think if she came back to life for a day? Would her goal of making nursing a respectable profession have been met? And what of Linda Richards (born Malinda Ann Judson Richards), the first professionally trained American nurse? What would she think if she saw that not only are nurses now trained according to strict guidelines, but ...
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    Diversity in Nursing Career Paths

    Diversity in Nursing Career Paths
    In 2005, the theme for Nurses Week was "Nurses: Many Roles, One Profession". This easily defines nursing's many diverse opportunities. For some nurses, that first day of clinicals is a defining moment. Some either fall in love with hospital nursing or absolutely hate it. As students travel through the various clinical rotations, it is not uncommon to fall in love with ...
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    New Nursing Students and Online Education

    New Nursing Students and Online Education
    There is a new breed of students preparing to enter the healthcare field. Armed with laptops, graduates of nursing degrees are changing the landscape of nursing education and the expectations of the next generation of nursing students. The current nursing shortage may be a supporting factor in the growth of online nursing programs; however, students seeking online nursing degrees may also ...
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    "Perfect Fit" Nursing

    "Perfect Fit" Nursing
    Picking a nursing specialty is easy for some–harder for others! New nurses need to ultimately decide what area of nursing fits them intellectually and emotionally, and sometimes that takes real work as well as changing jobs. It is miserable to find oneself in an area of nursing that doesn’t fit–for me that would have been med/surg or ortho. Yet I know ...
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    Is Nursing For Me?

    Is Nursing For Me?
    This is a question that can be extremely easy or horribly difficult to answer. Answering this question is just as complex as the description of what we nurses REALLY do. If I had to carve it down to one simple thought, I think the simplest explanation is: it either IS or ISN’T. There really is no middle ground. There are things ...
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    A Piece of Nursing Wisdom for Senior Care

    A Piece of Nursing Wisdom for Senior Care
    Some nurses have a natural talent in dealing with certain groups of people. Some work well with children, patients with mental illnesses, or working with the elderly. Now more than ever, nurses are needed for senior care, considering the population boom of seniors in North America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the average lifespan is expected to ...
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    Male Nurse 101

    Male Nurse 101
    The profession of nursing is starting to see a small surge in the number of men not only interested in nursing now, but the number of current registered nurses who are male is also increasing. I thought it only appropriate to reach out to all those men out there who are taking the greatest leap of there life and give them ...
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    The Holistic Nursing Taboo

    The Holistic Nursing Taboo
    Should healthcare providers start talking more about the "woo woo" specialty? As a hospital nurse, holistic nursing always seemed so separate from what I did. It was a taboo subject among my coworkers, not to be taken seriously by conventional healthcare. But holistic nursing goes much deeper than complementary nursing modalities such as aromatherapy, therapeutic touch or guided imagery. In fact, ...
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    Fastest Growing Careers: IT Careers and Health Care Jobs

    Fastest Growing Careers: IT Careers and Health Care Jobs
    The information technology and health care industries are clamoring for more skilled workers. How can you become one of them? Everyone dreams of a career with a handsome salary, one promising boundless growth and loads of opportunities. But these careers belong to a privileged few, and they demand years of nonstop study and training. Right? Not necessarily. The fastest growing careers, ...
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    Which Nursing School is Right for You?

    So you've decided you want to advance your education. Now the question is which school is right for you? Some people make their decision based only on finances, but there is more to consider. It's important to consider which careers you are interested in and what the normal career path is. The degrees or certificates required for each career will vary ...
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    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Basics

    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Basics
    A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is someone who administers anesthesia to patients. They collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists and podiatrists to safely administer anesthesia medications. For additional information, please refer to the Nurse Anesthetist discussion thread. Median Annual Salary $134,820 Educational Requirements Related Links Article: NursingLink’s Ten Step Guide To Becoming A Nurse Afraid you can't afford nursing school? Check out ...
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    Calm Student-Nurse Jitters

    Calm Student-Nurse Jitters
    When it's time to trade mannequins and simulations for real patients, even the most confident student nurse can get a case of the jitters. Many RNs-to-be worry not only about acing their clinical skills but also about getting along with patients and hospital personnel. "I tell students who are [starting their clinical education] that they really know more than they think ...
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    Working in Psych

    Working in Psych
    Have you been wondering if you have the stuff that it takes to work in psych? Or are you already working there and thinking about moving up the ladder, perhaps to Psychiatric Nursing Practitioner (or Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse)? If so, here’s some information that might help you make that decision. What Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Actually Do? As with ...
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    Nursing Student Checklist

    Nursing Student Checklist
    As you begin your course of clinicals, you will need to be prepared with basic nursing equipment. Plan for this expense along with tuition, books and other fees. Check with your institutions for any specific requirements as to color and design before purchasing. NOTE: Some schools require that you wear a specific uniform and may require that you purchase your basic ...
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    Choosing Between an ADN and a BSN

    Choosing Between an ADN and a BSN
    I remember back when I was an art student just barely getting the ball rolling on changing my major to nursing. I knew that nursing was what I wanted to do and that switching majors and switching schools was the right thing for me, but the big question was where do I go? At the time, I didn’t know a lot ...
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    A Doctor in Nursing Uniform?

    A Doctor in Nursing Uniform?
    Being a nurse that is interested in continuing my education in upcoming years, I obviously love hearing/reading about how the nurse practitioner is the "next best thing" in the medical profession. The autonomy is yearned for, the medical malpractice burden is less than that of an MD, the opportunities for research are endless, and the pay is great. Some people even ...
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    Get in to Nursing School With a Degree in Something Else

    It's been said that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. That's kind of what it's like for people who decide to become nurses after they've already gone to college. Perhaps you loved books so much you became a Literature major, happily earned a bachelor's degree but something didn't feel right. Sure, you could get a job ...
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