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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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    6 Rewarding Specialties

    6 Rewarding Specialties
    Nursing is one of the most in demand professions in America. There is a projected need for 1,001,000 Registered Nurses and 309,000 LPNs / LVNs ending in the year 2016. The nursing shortage gives potential nurses leverage when deciding the location of the hospital they want to work. The shortage also means there is a greater chance you will be hired ...
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    4 Things I Wish I Knew as a Student Nurse

    4 Things I Wish I Knew as a Student Nurse
    There is what they teach you in nursing school, and then there is what you learn in the ‘real world’ of nursing. Sorry my fellow student nurses, there IS a difference. I used to chuckle when the ‘seasoned’ nurse would make a comment like that when we were at clinicals during nursing school. Now I chuckle because they were so right. ...
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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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    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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    Math Help for the Adult Student Returning to School

    Math Help for the Adult Student Returning to School
    More adults than ever before are returning to formal education. Some want to learn what they have failed to learn in high school. Some have made the momentous decision to earn a high school diploma or to go to college for the first - or second or third - time. And some, particularly those in mid-life, want additional education in order ...
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    What They DON'T Tell You in Nursing School

    What They DON'T Tell You in Nursing School
    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one of these people who grew up being a nurse. It would be nice to say that I put bandages on my dolls, and had dreams of nursing since I was a child. But I just can’t say it. It’s not true. I came to the realization that wanted to be a ...
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    Basic Care and Comfort

    The _Basic Care and Comfort_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to provide basic comfort and assistance to patients and assist them with the tasks of daily living. Below is a list of terms and concepts covered on the exam. h4. Assistive Devices * prosthetic limbs * hearing aid * assistive devices * compensatory techniques * eating utensils * ...
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    Health Promotion and Maintenance

    The _Health Promotion and Maintenance_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to oversee the prevention and detection of patient health problems. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Aging Process h4. Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care * support systems * perception of pregnancy * coping mechanisms * desire for female * caregiver ...
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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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    How to Survive (And Even Thrive) in a Skills Lab

    How to Survive (And Even Thrive) in a Skills Lab
    We all know that “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Nursing students who are taught nursing skills one year will lose some of those newly found skills over the summer vacation. Some experts say it only takes two weeks to begin losing dexterity for a new skill. So, many nursing programs run “skills labs” periodically to keep newly educated ...
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    10 Dos and Don'ts of a Travel Nurse

    10 Dos and Don'ts of a Travel Nurse
    So you’ve thought about becoming a traveling nurse. You’ve imagined yourself basking under the desert skies of Arizona, frolicking on the sun-soaked beaches of Los Angeles — and not just for a vacation, but as your lifestyle. But wait. Forget the exotic travel for a minute — what is the job really? Being a nurse brings enough of its own challenges, ...
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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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    Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse

    Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
    Average Salary: $81,000 Pediatric Endocrinology Nurses provide care to young children who are suffering from diseases and disorders of the endocrine system. This often involves educating both parents and children on the the physical and sexual development issues that arise from these disorders. For additional information on this field, please see the entire Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse profile. Next: Orthopedic Nurse Previous: ...
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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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    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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    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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    3 Perks of an NP Degree

    3 Perks of an NP Degree
    Having been a nurse for the past 30-plus years and about to complete my DNP, I wanted to reflect on my career path. I’ve come to the conclusion that returning to school for my MSN and NP was my most satisfying career move. Once I completed my NP, several new career opportunities became available. I’ve been an Emergency Department NP for ...
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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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    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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