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    Prepare for Your First Year as a Nurse

    Prepare for Your First Year as a Nurse
    What happens after you get hired? How do you make a success of yourself? The first year on the job is often the toughest for new nursing graduates, especially those who work in hospitals. In fact, new nurse graduates account for more than half of the turnover rate in some hospitals, according to a study published in 2007 by Johns Hopkins ...
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    10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

    10 Hottest Nursing Specialties
    Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.5 million jobs. Most registered nurses choose to follow a career path focused on a specific nursing specialty that fits their personality and intellectual interests. Some specialties involve being certified by a professional board or association which will often increase a nurse’s wages and long-term promotion potential. As 2008 comes to a ...
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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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    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look

    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look
    With an increase in the number of premature babies requiring acute hospital care, new and experienced nurses are finding more career opportunities in neonatal nursing. Neonatal nurses work in general maternity wards and in neonatal intensive-care units (NICUs). Those caring for premature and critically ill babies spend their shifts diapering and feeding the infants, checking vital signs, administering medications and tests, ...
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    Take the Prerequisites

    Take the Prerequisites
    If you elect to go the BSN or ADN route, here is a list of the prerequisites you most likely will be required to take: * General Biology * General Chemistry * Organic Chemistry * Microbiology * Anatomy & Physiology * Mathematics * Statistics * Nutrition * Developmental Psychology * English Composition * Multicultural Studies * General Education This list is ...
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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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    Nurse Researcher

    Nurse Researcher
    Average Salary: $95,000 Nurse Researchers work as analysts for private companies or health policy nonprofits. They publish research studies based on data collected on specific pharmaceutical/medical/nursing product and practices. For additional information from actual nurses in this field, please see the entire Nurse Researcher profile. Next:Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Previous:Certified RN Anesthetist
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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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    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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    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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    10 Things to Remember When Choosing a Nursing School

    10 Things to Remember When Choosing a Nursing School
    It is so great that you have decided to follow your dream and become a nurse. Now what? How do you start? There are many things to consider when deciding to enter the nursing field. Do you want to specialize? Is there an area of nursing that particularly “calls” to you? How will you support yourself and your family while you ...
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    Get Hired

    Get Hired
    You will be happy to find out that getting hired is truly “the easy step.” In nursing school, the employers come to you. as you will find yourself at many career fairs, with nurse recruiters from local hospitals trying to entice you with their cool pens and magnets. Do not be dazzled! Decide what you are looking for before the recruiters ...
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    9 Qualities of a Great Nurse

    9 Qualities of a Great Nurse
    It takes many great qualities to be a good nurse. Nursing as a specialty requires people to be as smart as doctors, as patient as a mother does, and as compassionate as a friend. A nursing career allows you to experience a level of personal gratification that does not come with any other job. What are the qualities that a great ...
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    Masters of Science in Nursing

    Masters of Science in Nursing
    Individuals considering nursing should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of enrolling in a BSN or MSN program because, if they do, their advancement opportunities usually are broader. In fact, some career paths are open only to nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree often is necessary for administrative positions and is a prerequisite for admission to graduate ...
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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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    Back to School Guide for Nursing Students

    Back to School Guide for Nursing Students
    It's that time of the year again. Summer is coming to a close, the leaves are turning, and you are beginning to spend your money on books instead of bathing suits. Whether you can't wait to get back to the daily grind of studying and late nights, or you wish summer would last another three months, you need to be ready ...
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    5 Nursing Stereotypes Debunked

    The nursing profession has patiently endured some of the most defining stereotypes – many of them gender-related. From typecasting this career of care as female-only, to belittling nurses as wannabe doctors, there are few mistruths nurses haven't heard. Some of these traditional stereotypes may have been true once upon a time. But like most stereotypes, most of these ideas are ...
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    Top 10 Reasons You KNOW You’re a Nurse

    Top 10 Reasons You KNOW You’re a Nurse
    1. You wash your hands before you use the bathroom. Isn’t microbiology a wonderful thing? My microbiology class scared the be-jeezus outta me. After that class I never looked at another public bathroom, restaurant, or salad bar the same. Things I notice about the ‘cleanliness’ of society leaves me speechless sometimes. If they only knew what they were really touching. 2. ...
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    Neonatal Nurse

    Neonatal Nurse
    Neonatal Nurses care for sick and/or premature newborn babies. They also provide consultation to the newborn's family during what can be an emotionally draining period. Read our in-depth article on neonatal nursing. h4. Average Annual Salary $74,000 h4. Educational Requirements Related Links Article: NursingLink’s Ten Step Guide To Becoming A Nurse Afraid you can't afford nursing school? Check out the millions ...
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    Become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

    Become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
    h4. What Advanced Nursing Careers Are There? An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a global term used for the following specialization areas. All APRNs have a masters degree and met clinical practice requirements for their specialization. h4. Connect with other Advanced Practice RNs Join the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse discussion group on NursingLink here! h4. Get Started With These Links ...
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