Entries for 'Diana Price'

How Is Critical Care Nursing Different from Other Specialties?

Fresh out of nursing school, many nurses go to work in a hospital setting, most often on the medical/surgical unit. These floors are a great place to get your feet wet in the "real world" because of the variety of patients and medical diagnoses. Should ...
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The Perks of Nursing as a Second Career

Are you considering nursing as a second career, but worry about going back to school or fear you're "too old?" Think again. According to a 2008 National Survey Sample of Registered Nurses published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, th...
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5 Reasons to Attend Vocational Nursing School

Have you been thinking about vocational nursing school, but not feeling quite sure if it's the right step for you? Here are five reasons to help you get off the fence and make a decision today. Dollars and Sense If you choose a vocational nursing prog...
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Finding Your Best Bet: Different Nursing Degrees

While all levels of nursing offer great benefits and rewards, how do you choose between different nursing degrees? You may need to weigh the expenses of different programs versus the salary and opportunity benefits. You also may have to keep in mind how...
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Do Nursing Schools Supply Scrubs?

Some nursing schools supply scrubs; some don't. Your task will be to determine what the school policy is for the nursing school you choose. Here are the three most common scenarios as well as some common places to find scrubs, in the event you need to b...
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5 Key Nursing School Requirements

While individual nursing schools each have specific lists of prerequisites for entry into their programs, there are some basic core courses you should anticipate will be on the list of nursing school requirements, regardless of which schools you choose....
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5 Work-From-Home Healthcare Jobs

Do you have a background in healthcare, but need a job where you can work from your home office? Here are five work-from-home healthcare jobs that could eliminate your commute and your need for daycare. Medical Billing and Coding If you are an experie...
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Fighting Compassion Fatigue in the Nursing Profession

It's normal for anyone in any profession to feel a little burned out at times, but have you ever noticed your professional exhaustion bleeding over into your personal life? Maybe you're isolating yourself from others, having difficulty concentrating at ...
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Dealing with Emotional Attachment in Nursing

Nurses have always been the caring side of the health care profession. They're the ones who comfort a patient after the doctor delivers a devastating diagnosis or hold a patient's hand through a difficult procedure. Those drawn to the profession nearly ...
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Nursing Specialties: How Do You Choose?

It's hard to pick one of the nursing specialties before you've been out working in the "real world." Here are few tips to help you narrow down your interests and get an idea of what areas of nursing might make a good fit for you and your long-term goals...
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How Carol Hathaway of 'ER' Redefined the TV Nurse

Up until Nurse Carol Hathaway made her debut on "ER," most TV nurses, with a few notable exceptions, were portrayed as saintly characters who simply waited on doctors. But Hathaway, played by actress Julianna Margulies, brought new complexity to how we ...
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Hospice and Palliative Care: What Is the Nurse's Role?

Like doctors, nurses are trained to help people heal from their illnesses and injuries and to focus on facilitating a cure. But sometimes, a cure is no longer an option, and the focus of care shifts to comfort measures, or what is called palliative care...
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LPN to RN Bridge Programs Can Advance Your Career

If you've been working as a practical or vocational nurse but want to advance your career, consider one of the many LPN to RN bridge programs to move up the ladder to registered nurse. As a registered nurse, you'll earn a higher wage and have many more ...
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Be a Better Person: Embark on a Nursing Career

Nurses are known for being selfless and caring for others, but have you ever considered how you can reap the benefits from a nursing career for yourself? Financial compensation is an attractive benefit, but there are a few other serious perks to this pr...
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Patient Points: Ask a Nurse These 5 Questions

While asking a doctor may seem like your first choice with any kind of medical question, sometimes it's better to ask a nurse about certain concerns. Here are a few good questions to ask your nurse.What Medication Are You Giving Me?It's most important t...
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Fatigue in Nurses Leads to Expressing More Patient Care Concerns

Studies have long documented how fatigue in nurses creates a decline in performance, particularly working beyond a conventional eight hour shift. But a new study, published in the January 2014 issue of the American Journal of Critical Care, found an int...
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5 Ways Dating a Nurse is Like Winning the Lottery

Nurses can be caregivers of the sick, angels of mercy, and, most importantly, total date magnets. If you're dating a nurse, you know how lucky you are. And if you're not, here's five reasons to get on board.Love to NurtureFor better or worse, nurses are...
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5 Study Techniques for Busy Nursing Students

If you are a nursing student, you're likely burning your candle at both ends with job and family demands on top of school, so you have to make the most of what little "free time" you have to hit the books. Here are five study techniques to get the maxim...
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3 Famous Fictional Nurses We Wish Were Real

If you're thinking of becoming a nurse, you probably drew inspiration from famous fictional nurses on television. Here are three favorite characters that we would love to meet in real life.When they wheeled in Nurse Carol Hathaway (played by Julianna Ma...
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Become a Volunteer Nurse Here and Abroad

If you've ever dreamed of being a volunteer nurse in the U.S. or overseas, you have many options to choose from. These choices range from volunteer opportunities where you pay a fee, to those with no fees involved, to those that even pay you a small sti...
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