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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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    9 Reasons to Fall in Love With Nursing

    In a very basic sense, nursing is a profession of love. Love means giving of yourself, without asking anything in return, and this is what nurses do every day. You never know what you’re going to get at the beginning of a shift. You might get a patient that is an absolute joy to work with and save lives. You ...
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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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    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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    Choose the Right Path

    Choose the Right Path
    Did you know that there are different ways of becoming a nurse? How do you know which path to choose? Here is some information from the Department of Labor to help you decide: You can obtain one (or more!) of several degrees in order to become a nurse. The first of which is a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse. ...
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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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    Who's Who in the Nursing Hierarchy

    Who's Who in the Nursing Hierarchy
    Any health care environment, be it a traditional hospital setting, a home health facility or even hospice care, have a hierarchy of health care professionals. Nurses are ranked by their level of education and licensure, as well as years of experience. Advanced and experienced nurses hold leadership positions, while entry-level nurses starting out their career as an LPN or aide, work ...
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    10 Perks of a Nursing Career

    When someone thinks about what they gain from their job, invariably salary rises to the surface. For nurses, it's no different. However, quality of life isn't solely about money. There's how much one enjoys their work, and of course perks and benefits. Many of the perks and benefits of being a nurse are monetary, either directly or indirectly helping nurses ...
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    Fastest Growing Careers: IT Careers and Health Care Jobs

    Fastest Growing Careers: IT Careers and Health Care Jobs
    The information technology and health care industries are clamoring for more skilled workers. How can you become one of them? Everyone dreams of a career with a handsome salary, one promising boundless growth and loads of opportunities. But these careers belong to a privileged few, and they demand years of nonstop study and training. Right? Not necessarily. The fastest growing careers, ...
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    Male Nurse 101

    Male Nurse 101
    The profession of nursing is starting to see a small surge in the number of men not only interested in nursing now, but the number of current registered nurses who are male is also increasing. I thought it only appropriate to reach out to all those men out there who are taking the greatest leap of there life and give them ...
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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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    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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    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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    In Her Own Words: A Nursing Student's Story

    In Her Own Words: A Nursing Student's Story
    Erin Downing is a 23 year old University of California, Santa Barbara graduate who will begin an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in September 2008 at Samuel Merritt College. Before pursuing nursing school, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In this interview, she shares her experiences, in her own words, with NursingLink. h4. How did you decide ...
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    Registered Nurses: Most Trusted Profession

    Registered Nurses: Most Trusted Profession
    In a recent poll, nurses were once again at the top of 21 professions for honesty and ethics. We’ve held that spot for seven years now. That’s according to a Gallup Poll, 84% percent of Americans rate nurses’ honesty and ethics as “very high” or “high.” Understandably, we beat bankers, congressmen, journalists and lawyers, but we also out-perform physicians, pharmacists, teachers ...
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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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    106 Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Nurses

    106 Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Nurses
    Nurses are indeed the backbone of the medical field. They’re on the front lines every day, dealing with the heart of each patient’s issues, while ensuring that they feel comfortable and secure every step of the way. There are probably a million reasons that everyone should love nurses, but we’ve come up with of the top ones. 106 Reasons Why Everyone ...
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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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    Being the Nurse Outside Work

    Being the Nurse Outside Work
    Healthcare. A profession where we are all taught how to and expected to respond appropriately in emergency situations, help people in need, and save lives… right? A hefty expectation for any individual, but an honorable one I suppose. When handed the appropriate resources for following out such expectations (hospital setting, nearby code cart, ample hands with comparable "life-saving" experience) although the ...
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    Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Nurse?

    Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Nurse?
    Although people considering careers in nursing come from all walks of life, many potential nurses share a surprisingly common set of questions and concerns, such as “Can I get into nursing school?” and “Am I crazy to become a nurse at my age?” Two nurses and a nursing professor address wannabe nurses’ frequently asked questions. How difficult is it to get ...
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