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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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    5 Reasons to Get a PhD/DNP

    5 Reasons to Get a PhD/DNP
    Less than one percent of all American nurses have a doctoral degree. But if the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has its way, that will soon change. Last year, the IOM, in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released The Future of Nursing, a summary of its two-year study of nursing and healthcare. The report says nurses need to take on ...
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    Is My Patient Faking It?

    Is My Patient Faking It?
    Unfortunately, correctional nurses must be wary of a variety of motives behind inmate-patients seeking medical or mental health treatment. Malingering is defined as the intentional falsification or exaggeration of symptoms for external motives or secondary gain. There is a high incidence of malingering in jails and prisons. A reported 20% of mental illness in corrections is malingering. Reasons to Fake Illness ...
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    Registered Nurses: Most Trusted Profession

    Registered Nurses: Most Trusted Profession
    In a recent poll, nurses were once again at the top of 21 professions for honesty and ethics. We’ve held that spot for seven years now. That’s according to a Gallup Poll, 84% percent of Americans rate nurses’ honesty and ethics as “very high” or “high.” Understandably, we beat bankers, congressmen, journalists and lawyers, but we also out-perform physicians, pharmacists, teachers ...
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    Problems With Your Nursing Instructor

    Problems With Your Nursing Instructor
    We’ve all got those teachers we love, the ones that make us look at nursing in a different light. And then there are those instructors that we just don’t get. When you just don’t understand each other, and the more you have to work together, the worse it gets. What do you do? This instructor is plays an integral part of ...
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    Pioneering a Movement in Palliative Care Nursing

    Pioneering a Movement in Palliative Care Nursing
    When Carmen Carrillo, RN, CHPN, interviewed for a palliative care nurse position in a Southern California hospital system, she had little idea she was about to become part of a new trend in end-of-life care. “After I heard more about the position, I learned more about the palliative care movement and I wanted to be part of it,” says Carrillo, now ...
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    How to Survive (And Even Thrive) in a Skills Lab

    How to Survive (And Even Thrive) in a Skills Lab
    We all know that “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Nursing students who are taught nursing skills one year will lose some of those newly found skills over the summer vacation. Some experts say it only takes two weeks to begin losing dexterity for a new skill. So, many nursing programs run “skills labs” periodically to keep newly educated ...
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    Two Qualities for Every Nurse

    Two Qualities for Every Nurse
    Today I volunteered to help out at the senior class pinning ceremony. It’s hard to believe that the upperclassmen that lead our orientation two years ago are now heading out into the real world to become actual, shot-giving, trach-suctioning, care-giving, working nurses! And even harder to believe is that it will be my class going through the same traditional ceremony in ...
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    Public Health Nursing

    Public Health Nursing
    Are you concerned about the health of your community? Aware of the impact of income, location, opportunity and mobility on health? Consider a career in public health nursing. Public health nursing is one of the oldest nursing specialties in the United States. Lillian Wald established the first public health nursing agency in New York City in 1893. According to Wald, “Our ...
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    Paramedic Bridge to RN Programs

    Paramedic Bridge to RN Programs
    Another innovation in nursing education and maybe another way to get more RNs onto the hospital floors sooner! If you are a paramedic but have been frustrated by the inability to advance in the medical field, this maybe the way for you to achieve some higher career goals with an abbreviated course of study. You still are expected to fulfill the ...
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