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    The Trouble With Getting Clinical Experience

    The Trouble With Getting Clinical Experience
    In my clinical experiences, I’ve found that it’s really hard to get the opportunity to perform a new skill. Picture it: New patient admitted to the floor, assigned to the nurse you are following, and needs an IV started. You (the student nurse): Can I start the IV? Nurse: Have you done it before? You: I’ve performed it several times in ...
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    5 Nursing Certifications to Increase your Value

    5 Nursing Certifications to Increase your Value
    If you want to broaden your nursing knowledge or take the next step in your career, upgrading your degree is far from your only option. Nursing certifications can add value to your degree and help you specialize in one area of the profession. Here are a few popular choices for you to consider: You could be an 1. ACRN (AIDS-Certified RN), ...
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    The 411 on Neonatal Nursing

    The 411 on Neonatal Nursing
    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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    Barbara Klein-Robuck, MS, RN, HNC

    A left brain-right brain approach to healthcare has created a unique career for San Juan Capistrano, Calif., resident Barbara Klein-Robuck. On the left-brain' side as an independent rehabilitation nurse consultant/case manager for the last three decades, Ms. Klein-Robuck works within the mainstream medical community to coordinate medical rehabilitation for worker's compensation, long-term disability care assessment and private clients. In 1965, when ...
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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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    Assisted Living and Long Term Care

    Assisted Living and Long Term Care
    Gone are the days when long term care was just for those in their final years. Today’s shorter in-patient hospital stays put many patients – young or old – into 30-day stays in long term care facilities. Nurses who enjoy spending more than just a few days with patients in a hospital setting may find that long term care offers higher ...
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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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    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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    Which Nursing School is Right for You?

    So you've decided you want to advance your education. Now the question is which school is right for you? Some people make their decision based only on finances, but there is more to consider. It's important to consider which careers you are interested in and what the normal career path is. The degrees or certificates required for each career will vary ...
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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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    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 Finding a Travel Nursing Job

    Tips for Finding a Travel Nursing Job
    The exciting thing about the nursing career is that you can choose the specialty you want and the place where you want to work. Some of us like travel, but are not able to indulge in this desire because of the need to earn. As a nurse, you can indulge your desire for travel and see foreign places, while earning a ...
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    Dr. Ruby Martinez, RN, PhD, CS

    Dr. Ruby Martinez, RN, PhD, CS
    Dr. Ruby Martinez is an Assistant Professor-CT and Director of the Student Services and Diversity Office at the CU School of Nursing where she teaches psychiatric nursing, conducts research on and practices with vulnerable populations. Dr. Martinez earned her PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1995. Other graduate degrees from the University of Colorado include ...
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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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    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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    How Can I Find Out if Nursing is For Me?

    How Can I Find Out if Nursing is For Me?
    There are many choices in the health care professions now. It used to be primarily doctors, nurses and dentists. Nursing is in competition with so many other health care professions. How can we help people choose nursing? One way you can see for yourself first hand is to become a patient, but that is not the recommended route. Many young people ...
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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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    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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    Management of Care

    The _Management of Care_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to properly manage a patient’s care while still complying within all necessary regulations. Exam takers should err on the safe side and ensure that their answers do not compromise the patient’s safety. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Advance Directives ...
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