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    Associate Degree in Nursing

    Associate Degree in Nursing
    Offered through community and technical colleges, an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) can be completed in as little as two years if you took all the science prerequisites (typically microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, algebra and psychology) in high school. It will take you three or even three-and-a-half years if you need the science prerequisites, which are part of every nursing program, ...
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    What About Forensic Nursing?

    What About Forensic Nursing?
    1992 was the first year the term “forensic nursing” was used. In 1996, this specialty was officially recognized by the American Association of Nurses. Today, there are 535 clinical forensic programs available that include graduate degree work, as well as certificate education. There are so many exciting possibilities in nursing and this field seems particularly interesting and worthy of “investigation.” So, ...
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    Comprehensive NCLEX Study Guide - Quiz Yourself!

    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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    Now Access Content From National Conferences Online--Anytime and Anywhere!!

    Now Access Content From National Conferences Online--Anytime and Anywhere!!
    Contemporary Forums, providing quality, accredited continuing education conferences for thousands of nurses for more than 25 years, is now bringing this valuable content to you online! The actual conference presentations are available through its new Online CE Library in a streaming synchronized format that is conveniently accessible on a 24/7 basis. Many of these presentations are viewable here at Nursing Link ...
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    Certified Nurse Midwife

    Certified Nurse Midwife
    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 to commit to ...
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    Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse practitioners provide basic preventive health care to patients, and increasingly serve as primary and specialty care providers in mainly medically underserved areas. The most common areas of specialty for nurse practitioners are family practice, adult practice, women’s health, pediatrics, acute care, and gerontology; however, there are many other specialties. In most states, nurse practitioners can prescribe medications. h4. Median Annual ...
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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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    10 Ways to Achieve Success in Nursing School

    10 Ways to Achieve Success in Nursing School
    1. Be Prepared In your first semester of nursing school, the only way to be successful is to hit the ground running. The only way to hit the ground running is to be prepared. Make sure you've bought all the required books ahead of time. Make sure you have a plans in place to manage your time. Have kids? You better ...
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    Five Things Students Should Do to Pass the New NCLEX

    Five Things Students Should Do to Pass the New NCLEX
    A brand-new year means brand-new standards, at least for the NCLEX. With the December 15 announcement by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to raise the passing standard on the NCLEX-RN exam, aspiring nurses taking the test after April 2010 may find the exam more challenging than anticipated. Historically, new standards have been shown to affect passing rates. ...
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    9 Reasons to Fall in Love With Nursing

    In a very basic sense, nursing is a profession of love. Love means giving of yourself, without asking anything in return, and this is what nurses do every day. You never know what you’re going to get at the beginning of a shift. You might get a patient that is an absolute joy to work with and save lives. You ...
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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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    Types of Aid: Dollars for College

    Types of Aid: Dollars for College
    With college costs rising, most students need help paying for higher education. And most will rely on more than one source to cover costs. Learn how to put together the pieces of your financial aid package. *Grants and Scholarships: This is free money that doesn't have to be repaid.* Grants are awards based on financial need or funds distributed to support ...
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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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    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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    State Licensure Factsheet: State-by-State Information

    State Licensure Factsheet: State-by-State Information
    In the United States, boards of nursing are the administrative bodies responsible for the regulation of nursing in each state and territory. These government agencies administer the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX – RN) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX – PN), and issue licenses based on which prospective nurses passed those examinations. Fours ...
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    Tips to Determine Which Area of Nursing to Specialize in

    Tips to Determine Which Area of Nursing to Specialize in
    If you are considering an advanced education in the nursing field, you probably have a lot of questions about where this occupation could take you. Not all nurses are the same, and choosing just one area for a specialty can be extremely difficult. From long-term care to emergency room nursing and everything in between, learning about different options available is crucial ...
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    The Certification Possibilities are Almost Endless

    The Certification Possibilities are Almost Endless
    Congratulations! You have graduated from nursing school. Maybe you have also passed the NCLEX- RN and are ready to practice. Now, where can you go? What kinds of specialties are out there? And what certifications are offered for the RN? Of course, as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Certified Nurse Midwife there are certifications you can get that validate your ...
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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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    Survive Nursing School

    Survive Nursing School
    You’ve gotten through your prerequisites and you’ve gotten accepted to the nursing school of your choice. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part. Remember how challenging your Anatomy and Physiology course was? Now you have to deal with Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (Known as “Path” and “Pharm” to the seasoned nursing student). And on top of your courses you will be attending clinicals. ...
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    Consider Possibilities For Your First Job

    Consider Possibilities For Your First Job
    So what can you do to make your transition from nursing student to working nurse easier and your first years on the job more satisfying? Here are some issues to ask about and consider before and after taking the job. Ask About First-Year Nurse Turnover Rates High turnovers indicate how the employer treats first-year nurses, Benner says. Turnovers higher than 20 ...
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