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    Recommitting to Nursing School

    Recommitting to Nursing School
    I am in my second year of a three-year BSN program, and yesterday our Health Promotion instructor posed an interesting question to our class. We were discussing various change theories and ways we can go about helping our clients make decisions. She wanted us to experience what it’s like for a client to use a structured tool to make decisions, so ...
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    Nursing is Not For Everyone

    Nursing is Not For Everyone
    Nursing is not for everyone. You must be prepared to work hard. Nursing is both physically and emotionally challenging and draining. With the exception of a few areas, nurses provide care around the clock 24/7. This is usually divided into shifts of 8 or 12 hours, but it includes nights, weekends, and yes, even holidays. You will miss family events, and ...
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    Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

    Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
    Gerontological Nurse Practitioners (GNPs) hold advanced degrees specializing in geriatrics. They are able to diagnose and manage their patients' often long-term and debilitating conditions and provide regular assessments to patients' family members. Similar to all geriatrics nurses, GNPs must approach nursing holistically and pay special attention to maintaining a comforting bedside manner for their elderly patients. h4. Average Annual Salary $75,000 ...
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    HIPAA Privacy Rule & Patient Confidentiality

    HIPAA Privacy Rule & Patient Confidentiality
    Unless you work for the CIA or Secret Service, it's hard to imagine a job where you aren't able to talk about your work day. Except nursing. Sure, most of us have talked about an interesting patient case, or shared that funny cafeteria story with friends and family. However, talking about your day and giving out specific information are two different ...
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    Is Home Health Right for You?

    Is Home Health Right for You?
    Is a career in home healthcare right for you? The independence, one-on-one patient contact and flexibility appeal to many healthcare job seekers, but home health work isn't for everyone. If you're considering a job in home care, ask yourself the following questions -- courtesy of home health veterans -- to determine whether you'd be happy and successful in the field. Can ...
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    Choosing Between an ADN and a BSN

    Choosing Between an ADN and a BSN
    I remember back when I was an art student just barely getting the ball rolling on changing my major to nursing. I knew that nursing was what I wanted to do and that switching majors and switching schools was the right thing for me, but the big question was where do I go? At the time, I didn’t know a lot ...
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    10 Reasons to Love Nursing

    10 Reasons to Love Nursing
    Lately I have been in a rut of sorts regarding nursing. This happens with most careers probably and had given me a challenge: to come up with things I love about being a nurse, from the serious to the silly. So, let me count the ways: (10) The pay. Yes, nursing is a job, and yes, I do appreciate the income ...
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    Growing Opportunities for Nurses in Home Health Care

    Growing Opportunities for Nurses in Home Health Care
    Home health care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. For nurses, providing care for patients in their own homes is the place to be in the next decade. This includes private duty shift work in homes, as well as intermittent home health and hospice care. Convenient for the Patient Medical care in your own home! Who ...
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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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    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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    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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    9 Myths About Travel Nursing Revealed

    "Ugh, I'd have to move every few months." "The staff nurses will hate me!" "I'm too old for this." Guess what? Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Let's clarify some misconceptions you may have had about travel nursing, and perhaps give you reason to evaluate whether travel nursing is a career for you. [widget:school_finder_widget__nursinglink] First of all, when it comes to nurses ...
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    The Greatest Gift of All?

    The Greatest Gift of All?
    If you could imagine the greatest gift to receive, what would it be? Some would say a winning lottery ticket. Others would argue that the car of their dream or house they’ve always wanted would suffice. And some would stray from the material world and deem that marrying your soul mate or seeing your kids grow up into successful adults would ...
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    5 Exciting Nursing Specialties

    5 Exciting Nursing Specialties
    It is no big secret that the upcoming retirement of the baby boomers will put enormous strain on the health care industry. While this may not be great times for hospital management, qualified nurses are in high demand and enjoy many job benefits including sign on bonuses, tuition reimbursement, and retention bonuses. There are hundreds of career avenues for nurses, but ...
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    Orthopedic Nurse

    Orthopedic Nurse
    Average Salary: $81,000 Orthopedic Nurses provide care for patients suffering for musculoskeletal ailments, such as arthritis, joint replacement, and diabetes. They are responsible for educating patients on these disorders and on available self care and support systems. For additional information on this field, please see the entire Orthopedic Nurse profile. Next: Nurse Practitioner Previous: Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
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    Get 30 Credits Toward Your BSN – Online!

    Get 30 Credits Toward Your BSN – Online!
    Online Learning From a Renowned University Located in Jacksonville, Florida, JU is a regionally accredited university with one of the largest online RN to BSN programs in the country. But you don’t have to live in Florida or even the U.S. to learn from the best. With Jacksonville University’s online learning program you never have to visit campus or follow someone ...
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    Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse Practitioner
    Average Salary: $78,000 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, advanced practice nurses can prescribe ...
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    Expanding Acceptance of Nursing Students

    Expanding Acceptance of Nursing Students
    Everyone knows the difficulty in getting into nursing educational programs. The problems with overcrowding in nursing programs have given rise to the use of lotteries and waiting lists. What prospective student has not experienced the problems inherent in waiting and waiting to enter an institution? And we all know the reason. The lack of nursing faculty has diminished the numbers of ...
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    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Average Salary: $76,000 Clinical Nurse Specialists develop uniform standards for quality care and work with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are being met. They are required to possess strong managerial skills and an ability to anticipate potential staff/patient conflicts. For additional information on this field, please see the entire Clinical Nurse Specialist profile. Next: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Previous: Nurse ...
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    Tips for a Nursing School Budget

    Tips for a Nursing School Budget
    Heading back to school for a nursing degree? Interest rates may be low for federal education loans, but don't let that lull you into complacency about the need for a budget, advises an article in a recent issue of Advance for LPNs. Among the commonsense advice in the article are these tips: [widget:340] • Send in your loan and scholarship forms ...
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