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    Job Profile: Registered Nurse

    Job Profile: Registered Nurse
    Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition Significant Points Nature of the Work Working Conditions Employment Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Significant Points • Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.4 million jobs. • About three out of five jobs are in hospitals. • The three major educational ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Find Your Path to the RN Title

    Find Your Path to the RN Title
    In all States and the District of Columbia, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN. But there are many ways to get there! [widget:445] You can obtain one (or more!) of several degrees in order to become a nurse. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN): This degree ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Be a Registered Nurse

    How to Be a Registered Nurse
    A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who completes a course of study and passes the examinations to obtain a license and register as a nurse. You’ll find many RNs in hospitals throughout the world, and the need for RNs still continues. Read on to know more about registered nursing, and how to become a registered nurse. What Does An RN ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CRNA Careers

    CRNA Careers
    The poor morale that plagues many overworked and underappreciated RNs isn't an issue for the 30,000 nurses who practice one of the profession's most desirable specialties: Nurse anesthesia. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) - nurses with master's degrees who administer approximately 65 percent of all anesthetics given to patients each year nationwide, according to American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) data ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs

    Setting Nurse-to-Patient Ratios = More RNs
    Legislation in California that set nurse-to-patient ratios added more registered nurses to the hospital staffing mix, not fewer as feared, researchers say. Lead researcher Matthew McHugh, a nursing professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says California was the first state to pass legislation setting staffing levels. However, mindful of the ongoing nurse shortage California legislators determined that hospitals could ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Radiation Levels and Their Effects on People

    If you're at all like me, while watching the nuclear crisis unfold at Fukushima, you've been really confused by the reports of levels of radiation released at the plants, and at various locations nearby. One report, for instance, says that "radiation levels near the stricken plant on the northeast coast reached as high as 400 millisieverts (mSv) an hour." But what ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 "Women's Diseases" Your Husband Can Get

    5 "Women's Diseases" Your Husband Can Get
    It’s hard to escape the flagrant gender labeling in our society. Dolls and the color pink are associated with girls, while guys are assigned GI Joes and the “manly” color blue. And the trend doesn’t stop at childhood, either. Even the medical industry tends to ascribe certain diseases to men or women, even when both sexes run the risk of developing ...
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    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed

    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed
    More than 100 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals were arrested Thursday, Feb. 17, in what is being called as the "biggest crackdown ever in a single day in connection with Medicare fraud," according to CNN. According to various news reports, authorities arrested suspects across the nation in LA, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge, uncovering an ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America

    Jared Loughner, Schizophrenia, and Mental Health Care in America
    We still don't know what Jared Loughner's motives were, but the media's preferred adjective to describe him, "troubled," certainly seems apt. From his YouTube videos, filled as they are with nonsensical, vaguely paranoid syllogisms, he comes off as a cross between Glenn Beck and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Many in the media have speculated that he might suffer from schizophrenia. While it's certainly ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UPDATE: Police Searching for Shooter at University of New Mexico Hospital

    [photo:181146] Police continue their search for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, age 21, CNN reports. The suspect was visiting the University of New Mexico Hospital with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the suspect became upset and reported fired a shot on the hospital campus; nobody was injured. Parts of the University of New Mexico Hospital were on lockdown as police searched for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What an Average American Woman Eats

    This graphic, from Visual Economics, breaks down the elements of our diet in pounds. The quantity of fruits and vegetables we eat is actually a little higher than I'd expect, though we still consume more sweets and sodium than we should. The chart also doesn't expose the extent to which corn goes into other foods. If you want to find ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies
    A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village. The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children's parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country's biggest infanticide case. The woman ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training

    Nurses Get Hands-On Trauma Training
    July 20 - Megan Brown of the Washington County Lifesaving Crew wedged herself into the floorboard of a sidewise pickup in the Virginia Highlands Community College parking lot and smeared fake blood on her face. She's getting ready for a femur fracture and a head injury and in about half an hour. In front of the two dozen Nursing Workforce Diversity ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award

    Home Health Nurse Wins National Award
    July 12 - TUPELO - As Registered Nurse Jan Starling was preparing to transition from work on a hospital floor to home health, one of her colleagues had a dire prediction. "I don't know how you're going to make it in home health. You cry when we send them home from the hospital," she recalled a co-worker telling her. "What are ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?

    Can Nurses Fix Health Care?
    The United States spends more than any other country on health care, yet ranks dead last for access, patient safety, coordination, efficiency, and equity. Apparently, we’re not getting much bang for our buck. Sadly, we’ve been in last place for awhile. The Commonwealth Fund analyzes and compares the health systems of seven industrialized countries each year — Australia, Canada, Germany, the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    16 Hilarious Home Remedies

    16 Hilarious Home Remedies
    Summertime. Most of us love it. Some of us are plagued with allergies, bug bites, bee stings, sunburns, and all the other joys that being outside in lovely weather bring with it. Just the other day at work I was involved in a conversation with fellow coworkers about holistic remedies for everyday summertime woes. Sure, I took note of some of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nurse Practioners in Britain as Good at Detecting Breast Cancer in Patients as Surgeons

    Nurse Practioners in Britain as Good at Detecting Breast Cancer in Patients as Surgeons
    Specially trained nurse practitioners and surgeons were found to detect breast abnormalities at similar rates, researchers in Wales reported. [widget:career_profiles_quiz_career_profiles_quiz__] Researchers at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Wales -- which treats nearly 300 women with breast cancer a year -- asked a specially trained nurse practitioner and consultant surgeon to do breast assessments. "This study aimed to test the theory that ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape

    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape
    The Navy has frequently been seen in the headlines  for advancements made from using hardware technology to get its aircraft and fighting vehicles into shape; it may now turn to software technology to get its newest recruits in motion and out onto the playing field.Navy officials are weighing in on using interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii and Dance Dance Revolution to help ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurse Myths – “Have You Heard About the Nurse Who…?”

    Nurse Myths – “Have You Heard About the Nurse Who…?”
    Myths and misconceptions abound in every profession, and nursing is no exception. Sometimes these myths come from colleagues, sometimes from people outside the profession—either way, they don’t serve us well. So, the next time you hear a stereotype you know is nonsense, use your know-how to clarify, inform and enlighten. Myth: “Real” nurses work in hospitals. Fact: More than half of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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