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    Happiest Nursing Moments

    Happiest Nursing Moments
    There are many of them, but two in particular stand out for me. They involve patients I have taken care of (of course). The first patient story I have blogged about previously. Here is an excerpt: During all of my 'normal' routines, this particular patient ever-so slightly placed her warm hand on my forearm, and with the stare of appreciation she ...
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    3 Steps to Finding a Scholarship & 5 Scholarships to Get You Started

    3  Steps to Finding a Scholarship & 5 Scholarships to Get You Started
    Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the best way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend and then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic ...
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    What They DON'T Tell You in Nursing School

    What They DON'T Tell You in Nursing School
    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one of these people who grew up being a nurse. It would be nice to say that I put bandages on my dolls, and had dreams of nursing since I was a child. But I just can’t say it. It’s not true. I came to the realization that wanted to be a ...
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    Advanced Degree: To Be or Not?

    Advanced Degree:  To Be or Not?
    So now, you have been doing hospital or clinic nursing for some time, maybe a year, or three years, or five, and you are thinking about a change of direction. Maybe you are beginning to succumb to the all-too-common “burn out” that new nurses seem to experience. Will more schooling help? Will one of a number of advanced nursing degrees help ...
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    Nurse Researcher

    Nurse Researcher
    Nurse Researchers work as analysts for private companies or health policy nonprofits. They publish research studies based on data collected on specific pharmaceutical/medical/nursing product and practices. h4. Average Annual Salary $95,000 Educational Requirements Related Links Article: NursingLink’s Ten Step Guide To Becoming A Nurse Afraid you can't afford nursing school? Check out the millions of dollars available in ! Nurses with ...
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    Using Conferences as Continuing Education

    Using Conferences as Continuing Education
    This past weekend I attended the annual conference of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) in Indianapolis, Indiana. For those of you that have ever attended a conference before, you know what it is like. Several days of sitting in lectures, networking and collecting free pens from all the exhibitors. I have been to a few different ones in my ...
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    Transplant Nursing

    Transplant Nursing
    Want to work on the cutting edge of science? Enjoy patient teaching? Consider a career as a transplant nurse. Transplant nurses work with patients who receive kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, small bowel and combination transplants. Transplant nurses also care for living donors, the family members, friends and occasional strangers who donate organs to patients in need. Demand for organ transplants ...
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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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    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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    Specialty Hospitals: The Best and the Brightest

    Specialty Hospitals: The Best and the Brightest
    With just over 100 designated "Specialty Hospitals" in the United States, the pressure is on to not only stand out amongst your peers, but also alongside hundreds of other "General Hospitals" that may have strong specialty departments. While the debate of Specialty vs. General is still going strong, one thing is for sure: In the decade that Special Hospitals have come ...
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    Students Flock To Nursing Programs

    Students Flock To Nursing Programs
    Noopa Kurian already had a degree in travel management and a job in her field when she applied to the nursing program at Stony Brook University. What she says she didn't have was job security. "I wanted to know that wherever I go, I'll be able to find a job," said Kurian, 28, of Lake Grove, who expects to earn a ...
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    Become a Nurse Entrepreneur

    Become a Nurse Entrepreneur
    A number of nurses today are taking a "leap of faith" from traditional patient care to a career as an entrepreneur. If you are one of them, whether changes in the healthcare setting or the desire to be your own boss are at the root of your desire, personal effectiveness is an essential part of success as a nurse entrepreneur. Transitioning ...
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    Who's Who in the Nursing Hierarchy

    Who's Who in the Nursing Hierarchy
    Any health care environment, be it a traditional hospital setting, a home health facility or even hospice care, have a hierarchy of health care professionals. Nurses are ranked by their level of education and licensure, as well as years of experience. Advanced and experienced nurses hold leadership positions, while entry-level nurses starting out their career as an LPN or aide, work ...
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    Stuck in a Nursing School Rut?

    Stuck in a Nursing School Rut?
    I’m having flash backs. I’ve been here before. This rut of feeling like, “oh my gosh, how am I ever going to get all of this done!?!” The panic is setting in and despite having a ton of work sitting in front of me, I can’t quite figure out where to start. Everything I need to work on is top priority ...
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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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    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Advancing your degree is the best way to get ahead in your nursing career. Whether you want to specialize in pediatrics, trauma, or community health, getting your degree will give you the knowledge and experience you need to reach your goals. You will be qualified for better jobs, have more experience, and make networking contacts necessary for a successful nursing career. ...
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    5 Tips For a Pain-Free Nursing Education

    5 Tips For a Pain-Free Nursing Education
    Anyone who's completed nursing school can tell you where they floundered in their education. These could be big mistakes, such as choosing the wrong school, or small mistakes, like not "reading" an instructor very well. Nobody makes it through school without a few blunders, but if you follow these five rules of thumb, you should be able to avoid most of ...
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    Calculating I.V. Drip Rates with Confidence

    Issue Date: October 2006 Vol. 1 No. 1 Originally published on American Nurse Today - see original article here. Click here for PDF version. While you're working your shift on the progressive care unit, the physician phones in an order to start a patient's I.V. dopamine infusion at 5 mcg/kg/minute. As you hang up the phone, your mind starts to race: ...
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    The Ultimate NCLEX Overview

    The Ultimate NCLEX Overview
    Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the most important steps en route to becoming a nurse. Though it is inevitable that it, like all exams, will make prospective nurses stressed and feeling overwhelmed, there are several important tips that may serve to mitigate these pressures. First of all, It is important to remember that the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN are designed ...
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    Oncology Nursing

    Oncology Nursing
    If you find your way into oncology nursing, you may never leave. Jobs are plentiful, diverse and challenging, oncology nurses say. And once you've gotten a taste of caring for cancer patients, other nursing jobs pale in comparison. "It's ‘once an oncology nurse, always an oncology nurse,'" says Mary Murphy, MS, director of clinical systems at the Hospice of Dayton in ...
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