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    Safety and Infection Control

    The _Safety and Infection Control_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to protect patients and other health care workers from various health and environmental hazards. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Accident Prevention h4. Disaster Planning h4. Emergency Response Plan * internal/external disaster * fire * emergency plan h4. Ergonomic ...
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    Physiological Adaptations

    The _Physiological Adaptations_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to manage and provide care to chronically ill patients. Below is a list of terms and concepts covered on the exam. h4. Alterations in Body Systems * phototherapy * central line dressing * client wound healing * surgical wound drains * chest tube suction * central line placement * biopsy, ...
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    Florence Nightingale: Lady With the Lamp

    Florence Nightingale: Lady With the Lamp
    I really didn’t know a lot about nursing and its amazing history when I started school, but I remember one hospital I went to really showed me how great our past is. This hospital has a whole hallway dedicated to its nursing program that was founded in the early 1900s. It was amazing to see these life size pictures of early ...
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    Pros and Cons of a Travel Nursing Career

    Pros and Cons of a Travel Nursing Career
    In order to give a fair and accurate account of being a travel nurse, we thought it was only appropriate to present the high and low points of this career. The following is a comprehensive list of pros and cons associated with travel nursing: Pros 1. The ability to travel and live all over the country. 2. The flexibility to work ...
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    5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Clinical Rotations

    5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Clinical Rotations
    School is starting again. It’s back to the books, the studying, the commuting, and, maybe this year you are adding more clinical work to your schedule. It will take a lot of time out of your life and you may be anxious about it, but here are five big pluses to completing those clinical rotations and some pointers on getting the ...
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    "Perfect Fit" Nursing

    "Perfect Fit" Nursing
    Picking a nursing specialty is easy for some–harder for others! New nurses need to ultimately decide what area of nursing fits them intellectually and emotionally, and sometimes that takes real work as well as changing jobs. It is miserable to find oneself in an area of nursing that doesn’t fit–for me that would have been med/surg or ortho. Yet I know ...
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    PhD in Nursing Explained

    PhD in Nursing Explained
    What would Florence Nightingale think if she came back to life for a day? Would her goal of making nursing a respectable profession have been met? And what of Linda Richards (born Malinda Ann Judson Richards), the first professionally trained American nurse? What would she think if she saw that not only are nurses now trained according to strict guidelines, but ...
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    5 Reasons to Get a Doctorate Degree in Nursing

    5 Reasons to Get a Doctorate Degree in Nursing
    A nursing education can take many different forms and can lead in many different directions. Degrees range from an Associate degree in nursing to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The more advanced the degree, the more flexibility you have to move into management, teaching and leadership roles. Although doctorate degrees in nursing have always been offered, they are increasing in popularity both ...
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    Jacksonville University’s Online RN to BSN—Your Rx for Success

    Jacksonville University’s Online RN to BSN—Your Rx for Success
    With 30 FREE credits for your active U.S. RN license and transfer credits that never expire; you’re closer to a BSN than you think. Jacksonville University’s flexible online RN to BSN program is perfect whether you’re an RN with a rigorous schedule, a deployed military nurse or a traveling nurse. Enjoy 100% online convenience and the ability to learn anywhere, 24/7. ...
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    Interested In Becoming A Certified Nursing Assistant?

    One of the fastest growing careers in the country today is certified nursing assistant, or CNA. Quite rewarding both financially and emotionally, this is the kind of career that you can enjoy for many years, with plenty of room for advancement if you would like it. If you think that some of the aspects of this career may be just what ...
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    Travel Nursing: Tax Home vs. Permanent Residence

    Travel Nursing: Tax Home vs. Permanent Residence
    Travel nursing has many perks. In addition to beautiful locations, elegant housing, awesome hospitals, and more nursing jobs than you have probably ever imagined, there is also tax free money. Tax free money is considered by some to be the biggest perk in travel nursing. However, not all nurses qualify to receive tax free money...legally. So what makes one nurse qualify ...
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    The Difference Between LPNs and RNs

    The Difference Between LPNs and RNs
    LPNs vs. RNs: Which role is more important? Who does more? Who works harder? The argument is nothing new. The LPN is quick to tell you she does so much more than make beds, give back rubs, and take vital signs. And the RN counters that she has more education and medical training and is called upon for more advanced procedures. ...
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    Virtual Nursing – Nursing Field of the Future?

    Virtual Nursing – Nursing Field of the Future?
    Technology is the driving force changing the way we do everything, and it's leading to a large movement toward virtual nursing, otherwise known as telecommute nursing or telephone triage. With a nationwide nursing shortage and an increasing desire by aging baby boomers for a way to get the medical advice and support they require remotely — either via phone, email, chat, ...
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    How Much is a Nursing Degree Worth?

    How Much is a Nursing Degree Worth?
    The nursing profession is expected to have a shortage of 1,000,000 nurses by 2016. With the dire need for new blood in the healthcare industry, there is a national push to start training the next generation of nurses who will provide aid and care to aging baby boomers. Because of this, nursing is one of the few recession-proof jobs in today's ...
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    School Nurses - An Endangered Species

    School Nurses - An Endangered Species
    With continuous cut-backs in education budgets, many school nurse positions are being eliminated, putting our nation’s children at serious risk. Part of the problem is the considerable misunderstanding of what school nurses do and the value they bring to the community, the educational system, and the healthcare system. There is considerable evidence to support the fact that fewer school nurses has ...
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    Don’t Get Stuck! Sharp Safety in Corrections

    Don’t Get Stuck! Sharp Safety in Corrections
    I visit many jails and prisons across the country providing risk consultation for healthcare units. It is not rocket science to reduce injury risk but it is still very hard to do! Take sharp safety for example. We all know what we need to do but don’t always do it. Protecting ourselves from a needle stick injury takes second (or third ...
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    Go to Nursing School With a Full-Time Job

    Go to Nursing School With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with charts, rounds and other assorted ...
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    Top Study Tips for Math

    Top Study Tips for Math
    Conquer Math Phobia Now If you are afraid of math, tell yourself that by the end of this semester you won't be anymore. Math phobia is a widespread epidemic in our country, so if you suffer from it, you're not alone. However, if you need to take a math class, you can do well — even if you have historically feared ...
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    Outcomes Management

    Outcomes Management
    Do you like to measure progress? Are you the one who keeps score in the Scrabble game? If so, outcomes management may be the nursing specialty for you. Measuring quality – length of stay, quality of care, and utilization – can get you a job working for a health insurance company or hospital system. Sample job description: “Develop ongoing quality measurements ...
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    Use Your Brain When Going Back to School

    Use Your Brain When Going Back to School
    You are one of the most powerful sources of information. You have gone to school for at lease a dozen years, you may have worked at various jobs after school during the summers, you may have gone to places and met people who taught you many lessons in living. You may have married, returned to school after a personal experience with ...
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