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    Nursing Specialties to Advance Your Career

    Nursing Specialties to Advance Your Career
    If you're an experienced nursing professional, there are a number of opportunities in advanced practice nursing you could pursue. [widget:301] Advanced practice nurses fall into four categories: nurse practitioners (NPs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSes). All require advanced education (typically leading to a master's degree) and clinical experience. After that, certification and state ...
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    Learn All About It: Continuing Education for Nurses

    Learn All About It: Continuing Education for Nurses
    Continuing education, also known as CE, is post-secondary schooling that can help you advance your career and may be required in some states. CE courses for nurses must be approved by your state nursing board. CE courses range from non-degree career training, to workforce training, to personal enrichment. Classes are help on campuses and online. You employer may require that you ...
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    8 Reasons Why Nursing is Not For You

    8 Reasons Why Nursing is Not For You
    Are you planning to opt for a career in nursing? Do you have all the requisite qualities to become a nurse? Being a nurse is not easy; one has to work with sick patients day in and out, and handle emergencies at any time of the day or the night. Read on to understand if you are meant to be a ...
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    Pediatric Nursing Profile

    Pediatric Nursing Profile
    If you're pursuing a career in nursing and enjoy working with children, a career in pediatric nursing or child health nursing could be worth looking into. Pediatric nurses take care of children of all ages, and the position requires unique skills. Find out what a pediatric nurse's duties are, the education and experience required to break into the field, and the ...
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    Why You're NOT Getting Into Nursing School

    [photo:180621]So you've decided to become a nurse, and it's the best decision you've ever made. Your life now has purpose, and you can't wait to have a job where you help people, handle new and challenging situations every day, and make a respectable living to boot. However, there's a problem. You can't get into nursing school. That's the biggest stumbling block ...
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    Health-Care MBAs See Brighter Future

    Health-Care MBAs See Brighter Future
    Looking to sidestep the gloomy job market? Consider getting an MBA in health management. Recent findings from Moody's Investors Service indicate that President-elect Barack Obama's health-care proposals, if enacted, could galvanize the industry. The plans, which call for expanding the availability of health insurance and reducing health-care costs, could also increase demand for health-care management jobs. "If more people have health ...
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    Critical-Care Nurses Specialize in Saving Lives

    Critical-Care Nurses Specialize in Saving Lives
    With an ability to think quickly, act decisively and stay calm when lives are at stake, critical-care nurses are among the in-demand healthcare professionals who make life-or-death decisions about patient care every day. Critical-care nurses treat patients at high risk for actual or potential life-threatening health problems and also tend to the emotional well-being of those patients' families. That's no small ...
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    An NP Goes to Washington

    An NP Goes to Washington
    Nurses nationwide are hoping for the best when it comes to healthcare reform: the best for their patients and the best for the future of their own profession. Fortunately, those who are drafting healthcare reform legislation are being careful to include as many voices as possible as they make their decisions—especially the voices of those who are interacting with patients every ...
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    The Perks of Being a Military Nurse

    The Perks of Being a Military Nurse
    If you work in the health care field you may be eligible for a special pay bonus. The following is a summary of these bonuses and who qualifies for them: Military Nurse Accession Bonus A person who is a registered nurse and who agrees to accept a commission as an officer and remain on active duty for a period of not ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
    A Bachelor of Science in Health Administration provides a balance of health sciences knowledge with business administration skills. The degree is awarded by a college or university after completion of a minimum number of academic units, with a specific number of units in the Health Administration major. A BS in Health Administration is often the minimum requirement for most medical and ...
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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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    Certified Nurse Midwife

    Certified Nurse Midwife
    Average Salary: $84,000 Nurse midwives provide primary care to women, including gynecological exams, family planning advice, prenatal care, assistance in labor and delivery, and neonatal care. CNMs work in hospitals, clinics, health departments, homes and private practices. Midwives will often have to work unpredictable hours (due to the unpredictable nature of childbirth). They should have good communications skills should be willing ...
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    Ambulatory Care

    Ambulatory Care
    Only an ambulatory nurse could transition from working in a jail, to a childbirth center, a family practice clinic, telephone triage, and finally to ambulatory clinical education without breaking a sweat. [widget:determined_to_be_a_nurse] Meet Renee E. Maynes, BSN, RN, BC, AAACN member, and currently the Ambulatory Clinical Educator at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Renee admits that she has ...
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    Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

    The _Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to Administer medication and measure patient vital signs. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Adverse Effects/Contraindications and Side * adverse effects of medications and parenteral therapy * allergic reactions to medications h4. Effects h4. Blood and Blood Products * ...
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    Barbara Klein-Robuck, MS, RN, HNC

    A left brain-right brain approach to healthcare has created a unique career for San Juan Capistrano, Calif., resident Barbara Klein-Robuck. On the left-brain' side as an independent rehabilitation nurse consultant/case manager for the last three decades, Ms. Klein-Robuck works within the mainstream medical community to coordinate medical rehabilitation for worker's compensation, long-term disability care assessment and private clients. In 1965, when ...
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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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    The World of Nursing: Then and Now

    The Mindset List, created by Beloit College in Wisconsin, helps faculty members prepare for incoming students by ensuring that their cultural references are up-to-date and reflect the worldview of current students. Its originators, Humanities Professor Tom McBride and former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, have published this clever list since 1998 to help faculty stay in touch with younger generations. The ...
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    How to Get the Fed to Pay Your Nursing School Loans

    How to Get the Fed to Pay Your Nursing School Loans
    For several years, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, specifically, the Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA) has granted repayment of loans to people who have completed nursing school and will work for two or more years in a qualified facility. The program is called the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) and this year, President Obama increased the ...
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    Nurses Caring for Older Adults in Long-Term Care (LTC): The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations

    Nurses Caring for Older Adults in Long-Term Care (LTC): The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations
    Nurses often ask how they can find out what is happening in LTC and how can they get current and reputable information about nursing practice in LTC settings. We suggest that you use a “one-stop” shopping approach and look to the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) for the information you may need. The CGNO encompasses 8 organizations representing over 28,700 ...
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    10 Things That College Taught Us About Life

    1. Dorms College is a time of extreme freedom but, let’s face it, not everything about college screams unfettered space. Students don’t usually have a lot of extra money and that means that their personal space is limited. In fact, the average college student has bunked down in a dorm room. According to the 2000 census, about 2 million students ...
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