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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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    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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    How Barack Obama Will Affect Nurses

    How Barack Obama Will Affect Nurses
    Barack Obama has been a consistent champion of America’s nurses. As an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama chaired the Senate Committee on Public Health and helped lead efforts to protect Illinois nurses and improve the quality of health care throughout Illinois. As a U.S. senator, Obama serves on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee where he has continued ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN

    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN
    _Ms. Osinski is the Assistant Dean for the Baker University School of Nursing, Topeka, Kansas. She is also a legal nurse consultant and testifying nurse expert. She earned her MS in Medical Surgical Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Illinois University and her BS in Nursing from Central Missouri State University. Highlights of Ms. Osinski's nursing career include:_ * 2003 - ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    NursingLink's Hottest Health Employers

    NursingLink's Hottest Health Employers
    While your work isn’t everything in life, it is the place where you invest the biggest chunk of waking hours. If you want to work at a place that is truly satisfying - with the best salaries, benefits and professional standards – then you’ll want to know what the Hottest Health Employers are for nurses. NursingLink has created this list of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    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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    What Does the Stimulus Package Mean for Nurses?

    What Does the Stimulus Package Mean for Nurses?
    Last year, America lost 2.6 million jobs. On Monday alone, we learned that some of our biggest employers plan to cut another 55,000. This is a wakeup call to Washington that the American people need us to act and act immediately. – President Obama in response to the House’s vote of 244 to 188 for the proposed stimulus As Americans, we ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse to Stand Trial in Boy's Morphine Death

    Nurse to Stand Trial in Boy's Morphine Death
    Joy O'Shea Woomer, a licensed practical nurse, will stand trial on a charge that she administered a lethal dose of morphine to an 11-year-old East Hempfield Township boy more than six years ago. But no one knows how much morphine was in the boy's body or whether other drugs found in the body also may have been at toxic levels. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    AACN Applauds Congress for Enacting the Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding Nursing Education

    AACN Applauds Congress for Enacting the Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding Nursing Education
    WASHINGTON - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds President Obama and our Nursing Champions on Capitol Hill for securing additional funding for nursing education in the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1). Of the $500 million allocated for health professions training in the final stimulus package, $300 million will be awarded to the National Health ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway

    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway
    When Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill. Before Chelsea was 2, she was admitted to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Neo-natal Nurse Taped Pacifier to Infant's Mouth

    Neo-natal Nurse Taped Pacifier to Infant's Mouth
    Authorities said Thursday they may charge a pediatric nurse-turned-foster-mother with child homicide after she confessed to taping a pacifier to an infant’s mouth. Angela Deniece Dukes, 30, also lost her foster care license Thursday after a clean history of caring for three other children before the Feb. 8 death of 9-month-old Curtis Williams, officials with the Department of Social Services said. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying

    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying
    Doctors in Oxford, England, say they kept a woman's body alive for two days after her death to allow her to give birth. The Daily Mail said Monday despite the fact professional ice skater Jayne Soliman was declared brain dead last week, doctors were able to keep her body alive long enough to deliver her unborn child via Cesarean section. David ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Obama vs. McCain: Whose Healthcare Plan Reigns Supreme?

    Obama vs. McCain: Whose Healthcare Plan Reigns Supreme?
    Presidential hopefuls, Barack Obama and John McCain, both want healthcare coverage for all Americans, but they have very different ways of going about securing affordable insurance for all. Obama's plan involves a heavier government hand, including subsidies and coverage of all children. McCain's plan, on the other hand, relies on individual responsibility. *Which healthcare plan do you think will win over ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby

    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby
    CARBONEAR, Newfoundland, Jan. 8 - A Newfoundland woman who went to a hospital complaining of kidney pain was shocked when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy soon after. Juanita Stead, 36, was at a New Year's Eve party when the pain started and escalated to the point where her husband, Terry, took her to the hospital in the eastern ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth

    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth
    The woman expecting to become Britain's oldest mother tried to have a child through IVF around five years ago, a friend said yesterday. Elizabeth Adeney, 66, was left 'emotionally exhausted' by the process and considered giving up. But she persevered after seeking advice and is now expecting her child - understood to be a son - weeks before her 67th birthday. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices

    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices
    ANGOLA, La. — Ted "Animal" Durbin expected prison life to be about brawls and knife fights — not changing adult diapers or bathing grown men. Four times a week, Durbin, 51, who's serving 140 years for armed robbery at Louisiana State Penitentiary, meets with frail, dying inmates at the prison's Treatment Center. He bathes them, provides other personal care and often ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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