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    The Nurse Expert Witness: A Professional Legal Nurse Consultant Practice

    The Nurse Expert Witness:  A Professional Legal Nurse Consultant Practice
    Q: So who is an expert witness, and can I be an expert witness? A: There is a difference between a witness and an expert witness. As a general rule, a lay witness, as opposed to an expert witness, usually testifies as to facts and does not give his/her opinion. A jury, however, normally does not have extensive scientific knowledge as ...
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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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    Expanding Acceptance of Nursing Students

    Expanding Acceptance of Nursing Students
    Everyone knows the difficulty in getting into nursing educational programs. The problems with overcrowding in nursing programs have given rise to the use of lotteries and waiting lists. What prospective student has not experienced the problems inherent in waiting and waiting to enter an institution? And we all know the reason. The lack of nursing faculty has diminished the numbers of ...
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    10 Things to Remember When Choosing a Nursing School

    10 Things to Remember When Choosing a Nursing School
    It is so great that you have decided to follow your dream and become a nurse. Now what? How do you start? There are many things to consider when deciding to enter the nursing field. Do you want to specialize? Is there an area of nursing that particularly “calls” to you? How will you support yourself and your family while you ...
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    Summer Fun for Nursing Students

    Summer Fun for Nursing Students
    Now that school is out for the summer, it’s time for some much needed R&R. My guess is that although you’re loving your time off, you may be trying to fill the void in your life that was once consumed by mounds of books and endless study sessions. Here are a few ways to make this summer the best one yet! ...
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    A Day in the Life of a Nurse

    A Day in the Life of a Nurse
    Ever wonder what it's like to step into someone else's shoes for a day? Maybe you are considering nurses and want to get an insider's view of the industry. Or maybe you are already a nurse and want to understand what a different specialty is like. Here's your chance. Our Day in the Life... series will virtually take you into the ...
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    Nursing Informatics- Another Career Avenue

    Nursing Informatics- Another Career Avenue
    As we are all aware, electronic health records, on-line learning and countless other forms of technological assistance tools for the medical professional are here and here to stay. These valuable resources can offer the hospital or ambulatory care nurse the possibility of medical records readily at hand, reminders of allergies, and quick references for patient care essentials. However, all of these ...
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    Is Nursing a Profession or a Trade?

    Is Nursing a Profession or a Trade?
    Is it possible for a profession to have an identity crisis? If so, then nursing does. Nurses frequently fight among themselves about who should be called a nurse, and they fight with the outside world about whether nursing is a profession or a trade. So which one is it? Is nursing a profession? Or a trade? The world needs tradesmen. Even ...
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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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    CEU’s- Virtual Learning VS Being There

    CEU’s- Virtual Learning VS Being There
    Now that you have had your license for a couple of years, you may be thinking about attending continuing education courses. Here are some thoughts about how to decide what kind of conference to attend and whether or not to do your learning virtually or in-person. Continuing Education requirements for registered nurses vary from State to State. Some states mandate as ...
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    Alternative Medicine and Hospice Care for LPN/RNs

    Alternative Medicine and Hospice Care for LPN/RNs
    After being reminded of the value of yoga principles and other alternative therapies recently I began some research in the possibilities of these in relation to expanding the career horizons of the LPN and RN. With the aging of the population, hospice care has become a valuable specialty in nursing care. Nurses are needed to provide basic nursing care, to oversee ...
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    About Accelerated Programs for BSN and MSN

    About Accelerated Programs for BSN and MSN
    Many people decide after they have completed their education they really want to be a nurse. Several years ago, nursing schools started admitting these students, to “accelerated” programs. For those who have completed another course of study and have a degree in another major, these accelerated programs allow for completion of a nursing BSN in as little as eleven months. At ...
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    Social Change and the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

    Social Change and the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
    There are so many paths to take in education after you have gotten your RN licensure and one path is that of a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health. Why take this road? The role of the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, WHCNP, is varied and exciting. Your patients will be essentially healthy women through the lifespan. For the young women ...
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    FAQs About a Nursing Education

    FAQs About a Nursing Education
    I hear questions from people all the time about nursing, the education needed, the possibilities of advancement and the kind of person you need to be to become a great nurse. Here are a couple of those questions and as time goes on, I will add to this FAQ list, hoping to capture the questions you may have about this career ...
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    What Job Should Your Get While Earning Your N.P. Education?

    What Job Should Your Get While Earning Your N.P. Education?
    Is your ultimate goal to be a nurse practitioner? Are you starting with an RN, working for awhile and then moving on to a nurse practitioner license? If your life includes the need to help support the family (or yourself), you will need to decide what kind of job to have in order to give you the best experience to further ...
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    Getting Back into the Nursing Field

    Getting Back into the Nursing Field
    If you have been out of the nursing scene because of a lapse in your license or a status of inactive, you will need to take a refresher course before working again. If you have thought about starting another career as a nurse, you can be sure your community needs you. Welcoming nurses back to the field is a way to ...
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    The Diploma Education for RN

    The Diploma Education for RN
    Another possibility for nursing school is to get a nursing diploma (as opposed to a BSN or ADN) from an accredited school. These programs are often hospital based but have connections with local community colleges. This is a good choice if you are looking for a nursing degree that will educate you to perform well, in an in-patient setting immediately on ...
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    A Nursing Program That is Accredited? What Does That Mean?

    A Nursing Program That is Accredited?  What Does That Mean?
    When you embark on choosing a school for your nursing education, there are many things to consider. Some of these include: cost, distance from home (if a campus based program), hours you have to devote to courses, comfort with the clinical rotation placements and whether the school is “accredited.” So, who does this “accreditation,” and what does it mean? There are ...
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    4 Reasons to Add a Foreign Language to Your Nursing Transcript

    4 Reasons to Add a Foreign Language to Your Nursing Transcript
    It seems to take a long time to get into a nursing program. Some people wait several years. They have completed all the pre-requisites, and the basics, what can they do while waiting? What can they do that will add to their value as a nursing professional? Having knowledge of a foreign language will add value to your resume and breadth ...
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    Help the Nursing Shortage by Becoming a Nurse Educator

    Help the Nursing Shortage by Becoming a Nurse Educator
    Chances are if you are interested in entering the nursing field, you want your life to count, you want to know you are contributing something valuable to another and you want to help people. Imagine the possibility of helping not just one person at a time, but your career contributing to the excellent care of dozens or hundreds of patients at ...
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