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    10 Hottest Nursing Specialties for 2010

    Registered nurses still constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.5 million jobs and growing — and 2010 promises to create even more opportunities. 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 ...
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    Disaster Relief: Boost Your Skills — and Karma!

    Helping a little can go a long way. On September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (also internationally known as Typhoon Ketsana) dropped an entire month’s worth of rainfall on the Philippines in a matter of hours. Typhoon Ketsana has already claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed thousands of Philippine residents’ homes and crops vital to the area’s livelihood. It has claimed ...
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    Med-Surg Nursing

    Med-Surg Nursing
    Do you like challenges? Hate being bored? Consider a career as a med-surg nurse. Once considered a not-very-glamorous, catch-all nursing niche, medical-surgical nursing has evolved into a full-fledge specialty. According to the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, med-surg nursing is "one of the most demanding specialties of all the nursing specialties… [it] is no longer viewed as a stepping-stone but is the ...
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    Become a Holistic Nurse

    Become a Holistic Nurse
    What is Holistic Nursing? Holistic nursing has been broadly defined by the American Holistic Nurses Association as, "all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal". The perspective of the holistic nurse is one that takes into account the interconnectedness of mental, physical, and spiritual health into their traditional nursing practice. The holistic nurse draws from a defined ...
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    Working in Psych

    Working in Psych
    Have you been wondering if you have the stuff that it takes to work in psych? Or are you already working there and thinking about moving up the ladder, perhaps to Psychiatric Nursing Practitioner (or Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse)? If so, here’s some information that might help you make that decision. What Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Actually Do? As with ...
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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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    All About Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

    All About Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide care and consultation to patients suffering from psychiatric and mental health disorders. For additional information from actual nurses in this field, please see the Psychiatric Nursing discussion thread. h4. Average Annual Salary $95,000 h4. Educational Requirements Related Links Article: NursingLink’s Ten Step Guide To Becoming A Nurse Afraid you can't afford nursing ...
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    The Greatest Gift of All?

    The Greatest Gift of All?
    If you could imagine the greatest gift to receive, what would it be? Some would say a winning lottery ticket. Others would argue that the car of their dream or house they’ve always wanted would suffice. And some would stray from the material world and deem that marrying your soul mate or seeing your kids grow up into successful adults would ...
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    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Average Salary: $95,000 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide care and consultation to patients suffering from psychiatric and mental health disorders. For additional information on this field, please see the entire Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner profile. Next: Certified Nurse Midwife Previous: Nurse Researcher
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    The Holistic Nursing Taboo

    The Holistic Nursing Taboo
    Should healthcare providers start talking more about the "woo woo" specialty? As a hospital nurse, holistic nursing always seemed so separate from what I did. It was a taboo subject among my coworkers, not to be taken seriously by conventional healthcare. But holistic nursing goes much deeper than complementary nursing modalities such as aromatherapy, therapeutic touch or guided imagery. In fact, ...
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    Cardiac Nursing

    Cardiac Nursing
    Do you enjoy delving deeply into a subject? Are you fascinated by the workings of the human heart? Consider a career as a cardiac nurse. While cardiac nurses focus their practice on one specific body system – the cardiovascular system – cardiac nursing is an extraordinarily diverse specialty. Cardiac nurses can be found on telemetry units, coronary care units (CCUs) and ...
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    Air and Surface Transport Nursing

    Air and Surface Transport Nursing
    In the quest to search out exciting avenues that can be pursued using a nursing degree, the “flight nurse” or “air or surface transport nurse” emerged. This path seems to welcome both ADN and BSN educated nurses. But, also, if you are inclined to further your BSN education, there is a Master’s degree offered specifically for flight nursing. The Masters program ...
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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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    Forensic Nursing 101

    Forensic Nursing 101
    Do you watch shows like “CSI” or “Bones” and wish you had the skills to forensically solve crimes? Forensic nursing lets you catch the criminals without a criminal justice background! Forensic nursing is one of the fastest-growing specialties in nursing and a crucial link between the health industry and the law. Many professionals agree that the CSI television shows don't do ...
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    Decide on a Nursing Specialty

    Decide on a Nursing Specialty
    The good news is that you have a wide range of specialties to choose from. The bad news? You have a wide range of specialties to choose from. How do you make up your mind? Fortunately you will have lots of exposure to each one. In nursing school you will typically spend about a semester in each specialty. Here's a run ...
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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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    A Peek at Cardiac Care Nursing

    A Peek at Cardiac Care Nursing
    “If you need anything for pain, please let me know. Make sure you keep lying flat, and don’t move your leg Sir. If there is anything you need, I’ll be right outside.” I said pleased with a successful, stress-free admission of a fresh Cardiac Patient with 2 stents. A young man with no health history, aside from being a frequent smoker, ...
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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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    Fitness Nursing

    Fitness Nursing
    Interested in combining personal training with nursing? Fitness nurses can work in cardiac rehab, surgical recovery or in health clubs and spas. Some run health fairs or screenings. Others work in hospitals’ own gyms and fitness centers, doing assessments and providing personal training. Sample job description: “Functions as an advisor and resource for Fitness Techs as a member of the patient ...
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    Entrepreneur and Nursing Consultant (Self Employed)

    Entrepreneur and Nursing Consultant (Self Employed)
    Nursing gives you valuable and marketable experience to offer businesses. Examples include CPR training, adult day care, staffing agencies, educational companies, and more. Being a nurse entrepreneur is a broad field that is constantly changing and growing. Full day seminars on how to start a home study program are available to help nurses think through various business ideas. More: Become a ...
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