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    So You Want to Be A Male Nurse

    So You Want to Be A Male Nurse
    Yes. It can and does happen. Contrary to popular belief and myth, there really are male nurses out there! And yes, we do encounter discrimination every so often – some greater than others, and some more severe. I can remember when I first made the decision to be a nurse… “You want to be a Murse?” “I guess you didn’t want ...
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    Management of Care

    The _Management of Care_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to properly manage a patient’s care while still complying within all necessary regulations. Exam takers should err on the safe side and ensure that their answers do not compromise the patient’s safety. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Advance Directives ...
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    Cardiac Nursing

    Cardiac Nursing
    Do you enjoy delving deeply into a subject? Are you fascinated by the workings of the human heart? Consider a career as a cardiac nurse. While cardiac nurses focus their practice on one specific body system – the cardiovascular system – cardiac nursing is an extraordinarily diverse specialty. Cardiac nurses can be found on telemetry units, coronary care units (CCUs) and ...
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    Health Promotion and Maintenance

    The _Health Promotion and Maintenance_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to oversee the prevention and detection of patient health problems. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Aging Process h4. Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care * support systems * perception of pregnancy * coping mechanisms * desire for female * caregiver ...
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    Psychosocial Integrity

    The _Psychosocial Integrity_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to maintain the mental and emotional health of patients and their families. Below is a list of terms and concepts covered on the exam. h4. Abuse/Neglect h4. Behavioral Interventions * contract * behavior modification * support groups * positive reinforcement * setting limits h4. Chemical and Other Dependencies * dependencies ...
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    Maria Gatto, MA, APRN, CHPN, BC-PCM, NP, AHN-BC, HNP

    Maria Gatto, MA, APRN, CHPN, BC-PCM, NP, AHN-BC, HNP
    Ms. Gatto's entire career has focused on palliative nursing with a holistic focus. A graduate and president of the class of 1987 at William Paterson University, she has worked in various palliative care settings, including oncology and hospice. Her return to nursing school at New York University led to master's and post-master's degrees and board-certified palliative care management nurse practitioner (BC-PCM, ...
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    Eunice (Kitty) Ernst, RN, CNM, MPH, DSc (hon) - Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery

    Kitty Ernst is the only endowed Chair of Midwifery in the United States. She is a certified nurse-midwife graduate of Kentucky's Frontier School of Midwifery with a master's degree in public health. A renowned visionary in the field of midwifery, Kitty has pioneered pregnancy and birth care advances for more than 40 years. Highlights of her career include: * Early president ...
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    Reduction of Risk Potential

    The _Reduction of Risk Potential_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to lessen the possibility of post-procedure complications and/or infections. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered in the exam. h4. Diagnostic Tests * oxygen saturation * glucose monitoring * testing for occult blood * gastric pH * urine specific gravity * electrocardiogram test * ...
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    Dr. Ruby Martinez, RN, PhD, CS

    Dr. Ruby Martinez, RN, PhD, CS
    Dr. Ruby Martinez is an Assistant Professor-CT and Director of the Student Services and Diversity Office at the CU School of Nursing where she teaches psychiatric nursing, conducts research on and practices with vulnerable populations. Dr. Martinez earned her PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1995. Other graduate degrees from the University of Colorado include ...
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    3 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse

    3 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse
    Here are just a few reasons to consider becoming a travel nurse. 1. Expand your skills and knowledge base. Travel nursing makes nurses better nurses. No matter where you work you'll be exposed to different ways of looking at nursing practice and you'll acquire new skills and knowledge. As a travel nurse, you'll have access to a variety of assignments around ...
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    Travel Nurse Requirements

    Travel Nurse Requirements
    Thinking about a career in travel nursing? Great choice! There are a lot of fantastic perks for a job like this, including getting paid to travel around the world! But before you can sit back and jet off to exotic places, see if you meet some of the basic requirements of a travel nurse. [gate] The basic requirements to be a ...
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    Traits of a Travel Nurse

    Traits of a Travel Nurse
    What travel nurse characteristics do all travel nurses share in common? The travel nurse who chooses a travel nurse career is usually not a "stay at home" type of nurse. Some of them enjoy travel for the tourist attractions and others will pick remote locations because of the hiking, backpacking and wilderness experiences they can find. The reasons for choosing a ...
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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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    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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    3 Perks of an NP Degree

    3 Perks of an NP Degree
    Having been a nurse for the past 30-plus years and about to complete my DNP, I wanted to reflect on my career path. I’ve come to the conclusion that returning to school for my MSN and NP was my most satisfying career move. Once I completed my NP, several new career opportunities became available. I’ve been an Emergency Department NP for ...
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    Ethical Dilemmas in Correctional Nursing

    Ethical Dilemmas in Correctional Nursing
    Basis of Ethical Care Two basic principles of ethical care are beneficence (acting only for the benefit of the patient) and nonmalfeasance (do no harm to the patient). In the course of working in a security environment, an ethical dilemma can arise when the goals of custody administration seem to conflict with these principles. A code of ethics specific to correctional ...
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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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    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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    How to Choose a Nursing Specialty

    How to Choose a Nursing Specialty
    Your nursing program will include at least one semester on each nursing specialty. This gives you terrific exposure for you to make possible career choices, apart from giving you the much-required hands-on experience. Demand for Specialized Nurses Currently, the United States is going through a severe nursing shortage, which is projected to continue for a long time. This is actually good ...
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    Forensic Nursing 101

    Forensic Nursing 101
    Do you watch shows like “CSI” or “Bones” and wish you had the skills to forensically solve crimes? Forensic nursing lets you catch the criminals without a criminal justice background! Forensic nursing is one of the fastest-growing specialties in nursing and a crucial link between the health industry and the law. Many professionals agree that the CSI television shows don't do ...
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