Entries for 'Karen N. Brown, MSHA'

LPN to RN: There Is More Than One Reason to Make the Move

Many nurses begin their careers as LPNs and later discover a personal desire for more education, leading not only to more responsibility, but higher pay as well. If you are a prospective nursing student, you may even be considering whether to initially ...
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Going to Nursing School: 5 Common Fears

The prospect of going to nursing school can awaken real fears in students. Just knowing that these fears are normal help some prospective students better cope with their anxieties and even relate more to their fellow students. Here are five common fears...
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3 Great TED Talks for Nursing Students

You may already know this, but TED is not a person. TED talks can be found on YouTube and include all forms of informational and educational lectures given by experts in their fields. If you are a prospective nursing student and would like some inspirat...
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ANCC's Can't Miss Nursing Conference

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certification Nursing Conference is taking place March 19–21, 2014 in the beautiful and culturally diverse city of Rockville, MD. This year's conference in particular is special because they will be ...
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Special Course: Human Anatomy of a Nurse

At first glance, a nurse's anatomy might appear similar to other human anatomy. Upon closer inspection, however, several differences between the nurse and the normal human are observable. While some of this is in jest, each of these shows just how stron...
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Becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Texas

If you wish to become a licensed vocational nurse in Texas, the requirements are pretty straightforward. Texas is a large state with no shortage of hospitals, and its temperate climate also makes it a great place to live and work. The Texas Board of Nur...
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Best Careers for the Future: 3 Reasons Why Nursing Made the Grade

If you are interested in working in what is projected to be one of the best careers for the future, look no further than nursing. There are several factors figuring into this equation, including the aging baby boomers, the average age of nurses, and the...
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The Skinny: Facebook Etiquette for Nurses

Health professionals need to pay special attention to Facebook etiquette. These days, almost everyone is on Facebook. It is a great tool for keeping up with distant friends and relatives—those we don't see every day. But what if a patient sends you a fr...
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Working in Pediatric Oncology: Ask Anita Pool, FNP-C

Pediatric oncology is a profession filled with special nurses and doctors who take care of special patients. Anita Pool is one of these nurses. Anita is a nurse practitioner in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas. She sees patients five days a wee...
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NFL Injuries Require Special Care

NFL injuries are not uncommon, and they are a big business for the physicians and medical teams who look after these players. According to the National Football League Physicians Society, at least two physicians are present at every game, and physicians...
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The Healthcare Team Thrives With Radiologic Technologists

As part of the healthcare team, the radiologic technologist plays a crucial role. The radiologic technologist, or radiologic technician, must pay close attention to the doctor's orders to produce the right kind of image, deliver the correct dose of radi...
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Surgical Technology Vs. Medical School in Texas

For those aspiring to work within a surgical environment, there are several options available for medical school in Texas. In the city of Houston alone, there are two medical schools (one public and one private) that have fairly reasonable tuition and f...
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America's Nurses: Nurse Practitioner Reeger Cortell

Growing up, Reeger Cortell, now a family nurse practitioner, never imagined herself becoming a nurse. "When I graduated from high school, I went to college for a bachelor of fine arts degree," she said. "My sister had taken this path, and since I didn't...
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The Nurse Patient Ratio: Implications for Quality of Care

The nurse patient ratio is an important calculation in health care. How many patients are in a single nurse's care directly affects many aspects of patient care. Although you may have already known or assumed this, did you know that the federal gov...
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Teamwork in Healthcare: Eight Truths That Can be Borrowed from Hockey

How does teamwork in healthcare relate to hockey? The Hockey Hall of Fame player, Wayne Gretzky, said "hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful." Hockey ...
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The Right Hospital Environment Makes for Happy Nurses

One of the most important factors for nurse satisfaction is the hospital environment in which they work. Magnet certification, awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestegious recognition a hospital can receive.Magnet c...
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Leadership in Nursing: An Essential Skill Set

The skill of leadership in nursing is essential no matter what nursing position you hold. In fact, a 2010 Institute of Medicine report entitled "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" highlighted this very important skill set, stressin...
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The Certified Surgical Technologist Isn't Limited to the OR

A certified surgical technologist, also referred to as an operating room technician, usually works in hospital operating rooms. Within this role, they perform a variety of tasks such as prepping operating rooms for surgery, assisting during surgeries, m...
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Surgical Technician vs. MRI Technician: Which One is Right For You?

Deciding between becoming a surgical technician versus a magnetic resonance imaging technician doesn't have to be difficult if you know what to expect from each career. Explore the ins and outs of both options, including the similarities and differences...
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Surgical Technologist School: Look in Florida

With medical school out of reach for many people at upwards of $100,000 for tuition and fees, surgical technologist school is a viable option for those who are interested in working in a surgical setting. While the state of Florida has four public medic...
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