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    Does Nursing School Equal No Life?

    Does Nursing School Equal No Life?
    I recently helped out at school at the new-student orientation for the incoming nursing class. My friends and I were passing down advice to the “newbies,” all the while finding it hard to believe that we were in their shoes only a year and a half ago. So among the sage advice of “don’t wear colored underwear under your white scrubs,” ...
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    5 Fun Facts About Nurses

    5 Fun Facts About Nurses
    Have you ever wondered how many nurses make up the entire country’s population? Or which country provides the U.S. with the most nurses? We’ve rounded up the answers below. 1. Nurses could take over a country…hypothetically. Nurses who actively work in nursing in the United States make up 0.76 percent of the U.S. population. That’s about the entire population of the ...
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    Nursing Informatics

    Nursing Informatics
    Do you like your computer? Does order make you happy? Geeks need nurses to help design new tech tools to help hospitals and medicine run more smoothly using digital gear and information systems. Nurses in this specialty can provide real value by knowing nursing processes and skills and helping IT designers create IT that works in real-world, healthcare settings. Sample job ...
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    Outcomes Management

    Outcomes Management
    Do you like to measure progress? Are you the one who keeps score in the Scrabble game? If so, outcomes management may be the nursing specialty for you. Measuring quality – length of stay, quality of care, and utilization – can get you a job working for a health insurance company or hospital system. Sample job description: “Develop ongoing quality measurements ...
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    California Increases Loan Forgiveness for Nurses

    California Increases Loan Forgiveness for Nurses
    California State Assemblyman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, recently introduced a bill that allows nurses to eliminate up to $40,000 of student debt — double the previous $20,000 limit.  The Assembly Higher Education Committee unanimously approved the bill. The Knight bill expands a previous loan forgiveness program that repaid up to $20,000 of a nurse’s student loans in exchange for four years of nursing ...
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    Fitness Nursing

    Fitness Nursing
    Interested in combining personal training with nursing? Fitness nurses can work in cardiac rehab, surgical recovery or in health clubs and spas. Some run health fairs or screenings. Others work in hospitals’ own gyms and fitness centers, doing assessments and providing personal training. Sample job description: “Functions as an advisor and resource for Fitness Techs as a member of the patient ...
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    Entrepreneur and Nursing Consultant (Self Employed)

    Entrepreneur and Nursing Consultant (Self Employed)
    Nursing gives you valuable and marketable experience to offer businesses. Examples include CPR training, adult day care, staffing agencies, educational companies, and more. Being a nurse entrepreneur is a broad field that is constantly changing and growing. Full day seminars on how to start a home study program are available to help nurses think through various business ideas. More: Become a ...
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    Being the Nurse Outside Work

    Being the Nurse Outside Work
    Healthcare. A profession where we are all taught how to and expected to respond appropriately in emergency situations, help people in need, and save lives… right? A hefty expectation for any individual, but an honorable one I suppose. When handed the appropriate resources for following out such expectations (hospital setting, nearby code cart, ample hands with comparable "life-saving" experience) although the ...
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    Insurance Nursing

    Insurance Nursing
    Is answering the ask-a-nurse advice line your strength? Or perhaps you’re into writing wellness newsletters, running education programs for insurers, or monitoring outcomes data. If so, then insurance nursing offers a lot, including opportunities for growth. Sample job description: "Reviews inpatient admissions to assure appropriate level of care. Coordinates with physicians, staff, and facilities regarding patient care." Related: Managed Care Nurse ...
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    Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Nurse?

    Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Nurse?
    Although people considering careers in nursing come from all walks of life, many potential nurses share a surprisingly common set of questions and concerns, such as “Can I get into nursing school?” and “Am I crazy to become a nurse at my age?” Two nurses and a nursing professor address wannabe nurses’ frequently asked questions. How difficult is it to get ...
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    The NCLEX: How To Prepare

    The NCLEX: How To Prepare
    You have just completed years of nursing school, you have requested licensure from your state and you have registered to take “the exam.” What do you do now? How can you be sure you will pass the test that will allow you to practice? How do you stop feeling so anxious about the test and your future? The NCLEX is an ...
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