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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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    Holistic Nursing Achieves ANA Specialty Status

    The profession of Holistic Nursing has attained new levels of acceptance, now officially recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a nursing specialty with a defined scope and standards of practice. Standing behind this great achievement is the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), the non-profit support organization for nurses and holistic healthcare professionals. To apply for specialty approval, the AHNA ...
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    Alternative Medicine and Hospice Care for LPN/RNs

    Alternative Medicine and Hospice Care for LPN/RNs
    After being reminded of the value of yoga principles and other alternative therapies recently I began some research in the possibilities of these in relation to expanding the career horizons of the LPN and RN. With the aging of the population, hospice care has become a valuable specialty in nursing care. Nurses are needed to provide basic nursing care, to oversee ...
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    Is My Patient Faking It?

    Is My Patient Faking It?
    Unfortunately, correctional nurses must be wary of a variety of motives behind inmate-patients seeking medical or mental health treatment. Malingering is defined as the intentional falsification or exaggeration of symptoms for external motives or secondary gain. There is a high incidence of malingering in jails and prisons. A reported 20% of mental illness in corrections is malingering. Reasons to Fake Illness ...
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    Failure to Rescue and Nursing Vigilance in Corrections

    Failure to Rescue and Nursing Vigilance in Corrections
    Failure to Rescue has emerged as an issue in the patient safety movement and is now being addressed as it applies to correctional nursing. I wrote about it last fall and have continued to consider how this concept impacts practice in our specialty. This morning I attended a session in the Updates in Correctional Healthcare presented by Sue Smith, MSN, RN, ...
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    Legal Nurse Consulting

    Legal Nurse Consulting
    I have noticed several inquiries about Legal Nurse Consulting on this website recently, and in an attempt to address these, have delved into the subject. Legal Nurse Consulting seems an interesting way to expand your value, employability and expertise even without a Bachelor’s or other higher degree. It’s also a testimony to the fact that nursing can take you on career ...
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    Up-and-Coming Nurse Niches

    Up-and-Coming Nurse Niches
    A nurse is a nurse is a nurse, right? Wrong. Nursing jobs are extraordinarily varied and diverse. Here's a snapshot of four specialized nursing niches that even healthcare professionals may know little about. Correctional Nursing Nurses who work behind bars with the nation's 2 million inmates and juvenile offenders deal with a range of medical problems, from toothaches to trauma. "A ...
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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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    Help the Nursing Shortage by Becoming a Nurse Educator

    Help the Nursing Shortage by Becoming a Nurse Educator
    Chances are if you are interested in entering the nursing field, you want your life to count, you want to know you are contributing something valuable to another and you want to help people. Imagine the possibility of helping not just one person at a time, but your career contributing to the excellent care of dozens or hundreds of patients at ...
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    A Piece of Nursing Wisdom for Senior Care

    A Piece of Nursing Wisdom for Senior Care
    Some nurses have a natural talent in dealing with certain groups of people. Some work well with children, patients with mental illnesses, or working with the elderly. Now more than ever, nurses are needed for senior care, considering the population boom of seniors in North America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the average lifespan is expected to ...
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    Don’t Get Stuck! Sharp Safety in Corrections

    Don’t Get Stuck! Sharp Safety in Corrections
    I visit many jails and prisons across the country providing risk consultation for healthcare units. It is not rocket science to reduce injury risk but it is still very hard to do! Take sharp safety for example. We all know what we need to do but don’t always do it. Protecting ourselves from a needle stick injury takes second (or third ...
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    The Soldier Nurse

    The Soldier Nurse
    Nursing can be one of those fascinating careers that always brings with it new experiences. There can be plenty of drama, surprises and emotional highs and lows. Talking with Bernardino Ramos, the head nurse at a Veterans Affairs clinic and a veteran himself, it’s apparent that for those working in the military, the extremes can be even greater. After earning his ...
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    Oncology Nursing

    Oncology Nursing
    If you find your way into oncology nursing, you may never leave. Jobs are plentiful, diverse and challenging, oncology nurses say. And once you've gotten a taste of caring for cancer patients, other nursing jobs pale in comparison. "It's ‘once an oncology nurse, always an oncology nurse,'" says Mary Murphy, MS, director of clinical systems at the Hospice of Dayton in ...
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    Emerging Nurse Career: Patient Advocate

    Emerging Nurse Career: Patient Advocate
    I had never heard of a private patient advocate. But I always knew I had more to offer than just carrying out written doctor’s orders, filling out the paperwork and going home. I started brainstorming and searching around online for answers. What I found was exciting: Private patient advocacy is an emerging field that brings together nursing and medicine with social ...
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    "Perfect Fit" Nursing

    "Perfect Fit" Nursing
    Picking a nursing specialty is easy for some–harder for others! New nurses need to ultimately decide what area of nursing fits them intellectually and emotionally, and sometimes that takes real work as well as changing jobs. It is miserable to find oneself in an area of nursing that doesn’t fit–for me that would have been med/surg or ortho. Yet I know ...
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    Nurses Caring for Older Adults in Long-Term Care (LTC): The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations

    Nurses Caring for Older Adults in Long-Term Care (LTC): The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations
    Nurses often ask how they can find out what is happening in LTC and how can they get current and reputable information about nursing practice in LTC settings. We suggest that you use a “one-stop” shopping approach and look to the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) for the information you may need. The CGNO encompasses 8 organizations representing over 28,700 ...
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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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    Is Home Health Right for You?

    Is Home Health Right for You?
    Is a career in home healthcare right for you? The independence, one-on-one patient contact and flexibility appeal to many healthcare job seekers, but home health work isn't for everyone. If you're considering a job in home care, ask yourself the following questions -- courtesy of home health veterans -- to determine whether you'd be happy and successful in the field. Can ...
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    Pioneering a Movement in Palliative Care Nursing

    Pioneering a Movement in Palliative Care Nursing
    When Carmen Carrillo, RN, CHPN, interviewed for a palliative care nurse position in a Southern California hospital system, she had little idea she was about to become part of a new trend in end-of-life care. “After I heard more about the position, I learned more about the palliative care movement and I wanted to be part of it,” says Carrillo, now ...
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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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