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    Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

    Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties
    After nurses finish nursing school, choosing the right nursing specialty becomes their chief focus. With so many specialties to choose from, many prospective nurses find it difficult to just pick one, but with nearly every specialty requiring candidates to pass a series of exams and fulfill a period of on-the-job training, time is of the essence! Pay should not be your ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse

    10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse
    Do you want to become a nurse but don’t know where to start out? This 10-step guide will help you find your way. You'll learn about the nursing profession, find out about the educational requirements and certifications, and get tips on how to survive your first year as a nurse. This guide is meant for prospective, current, and second career nurses ...
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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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    101 Nursing Fun Facts

    101 Nursing Fun Facts
    A Hundred and One Interesting Facts, Quotes (and Even a Couple of Jokes) About Nursing 1. January 27th is School Nurse Day. 2. The most visits to emergency rooms occur during the warmer months of the year. 3. According to the latest data available to the World Health Organization, Finland, Norway, Monaco, Ireland and Belarus have, in that order, the highest ...
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    Get in to Nursing School With a Degree in Something Else

    It's been said that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. That's kind of what it's like for people who decide to become nurses after they've already gone to college. Perhaps you loved books so much you became a Literature major, happily earned a bachelor's degree but something didn't feel right. Sure, you could get a job ...
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    20 Reasons Why You Should Be a Nurse

    20 Reasons Why You Should Be a Nurse
    Have you considered a career in nursing? It’s a very rewarding career, both monetarily and emotionally. Making a difference in people’s lives and bringing them hope and cheer is not something that you can achieve in just about any career. Read on to know why the nursing career is so rewarding. 1. There is great demand for nurses at present and ...
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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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    Learn About Being a Nurse

    Learn About Being a Nurse
    Considering Nursing? Nursing is the largest health care profession in the US, with over 2.9 million RNs nationwide. Because nurses are involved in every type of health care need from basic health to acute care, every nurse has followed a specific path of education to become an RN and develop an expertise. Not sure where you fit? This guide was designed ...
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    5 Reasons You Should Become a Nurse in 2009

    5 Reasons You Should Become a Nurse in 2009
    Have you always thought about becoming a nurse? Make your dream profession a reality! Read more about the top 5 reasons why 2009 is the year to break into the nursing profession. #1: Demand #2 Recession Proof #3 Salary Raise #4 Rewarding Profession #5 The Best Time to Go Back to School [page] #1: Demand While the economy might be headed ...
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    6 Reasons to Choose a Nursing Career

    6 Reasons to Choose a Nursing Career
    Nursing is a noble career option. It’s a career that allows you to help save people’s lives, bring cheer, and comfort to those in need. The nursing career is very gratifying and rewarding in terms of the joys it brings. A few reasons why you should opt for a nursing career are listed below. You Will Find Great Job Security Being ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Ultimate List of Professional Associations for Nurses

    The Ultimate List of Professional Associations for Nurses
    Whatever your nursing specialty, you can bet there’s an association out there to offer career information, continuing-education credit, networking opportunities and other resources to meet your professional needs. Here are some nursing organizations to check out, listed in alphabetical order: [widget:school_finder_widget__nursinglink] • Academy of Medical-Surgical-Nurses • Academy of Neonatal Nursing • Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association • American Academy of ...
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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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    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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    What Makes Becoming a Nurse Worthwhile?

    What Makes Becoming a Nurse Worthwhile?
    Day in and day out, nursing can take a toll on even the most motivated RN. Staying optimistic while working long hours in less-than-optimal conditions - not to mention dealing with irate patients, colleagues and supervisors - can be a monumental challenge that may at times cause you to second-guess your choice of profession. Thankfully, though, a moment or situation occasionally ...
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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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    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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