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Expanding Rural Healthcare Access

Most of us associate “rural” with agricultural, but that’s not necessarily the case. A Georgetown University study notes rural areas actually may be counties with a city as large as 10,000, or more. However, when it comes to healthcare...
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Nursing Among Most Meaningful Jobs

There’s more to choosing a career than just salary expectations. Most people want to do something they really enjoy while achieving the satisfaction of a job well-done. When exploring the top 20 college programs that lead to meaningful careers, Pa...
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Nurses Find Gratification in Their Profession

As we look to National Nurses Week, May 6-12, it’s a good time to consider where…and how…nurses are gratified by what they do. From a career perspective, nurses generally feel rewarded and gratified in terms of the joys nursing bring...
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What Does A “Bridge” Program Entail?

At some point as a student, you may come across a “bridge” program and wonder exactly what it is. “Bridge” status applies to a wide diversity of college courses and programs. For example, advanced placement programs - in which h...
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Nursing Simulation Lab Learning Success

Everyone, at some point in their lives, will need to visit the hospital and require nursing care. As a result, nurses are always under intense scrutiny to provide safe and effective patient care. Patients trust their lives to healthcare professionals an...
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What Do Licensed Practical Nurses Do?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), or as they’re known in some states, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), are one of the most important and prominent careers in the nursing field. While there’s no “One-Size-Fits-All” description o...
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How Hands-On Interprofessional Training Benefits Nursing Students

If you’ve been exposed to various nursing programs around the country, you’ve likely heard the term Interprofessional Education, or IPE. It has been a recurring theme in many nursing programs since the American Association of Colleges of Nur...
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Do You Need a Bachelor’s Degree to be Successful in Nursing?

Do you need a bachelor’s degree to be successful in nursing? Technically, no. But with today’s fast-moving nursing landscape, that’s changing.   For years, RNs – registered nurses with a two-year Associate’s Degree ...
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Are Emergency Nurses More Susceptible to Moral Distress?

Moral distress can occur on any job and is when employees feel they’re unable to do what they believe to be right, or in the best interest of others.   A recent study published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing Online suggests the moral ...
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Why Hands-On Training is Essential to Becoming a Good Nurse

It’s said that being a nurse is part science and a large part art. No question, there’s plenty of in-depth medical knowledge and techniques to be learned, but putting those lessons into practice is where the great nurses shine. And, there&rs...
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What Does a Chronic Care Nurse Do?

The June issue of Nursing Notes from Johnson & Johnson focuses on how nurses help patients who are battling chronic diseases. Nurses who care for people living with chronic diseases get to spend more time with their patients, unlike an acute care n...
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Have You Considered Home Health Care Nursing?

More and more, nurses are treating patients not in hospitals, but in their homes. The latest edition of Johnson & Johnson’s “Nursing Notes” suggests that demand for home health care nurses is growing. That’s partly because of...
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The Top Nursing College: What Separates the Best from the Rest

Few careers offer more opportunity and variety than nursing. Whether you work with children or the elderly, in hospitals or doctors' offices, as administrators or clinicians, your skills are in high demand. The caliber of nurse you become depends mostly...
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ADN versus BSN Programs: What's the Difference?

When thinking about whether to pursue a two or four-year program, a prospective RN student may ask, "What are the differences between associate degree (ADN or ASN) programs and bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) programs?" Associate Degree in Nursi...
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A Day in the Life and Duties of a Surgical Nurse

Becoming a surgical nurse could have some great benefits for those who want to pursue this area of specialty. One of the things that many of the practitioners say they truly love about surgical nursing is that no two days are ever alike.  The pati...
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Registered Nurse Schools: 5 Important Things to Consider

Registered nurse schools are becoming more plentiful, and though it can seem overwhelming, it gives you a choice in where you get an education. However, there are some things to consider while you are choosing the best program for you. Quality of the P...
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How Long is Nursing School?

"Well... how long is nursing school?" It's a question you may often hear when you tell your loved ones that you want to be a nurse. Your answer will depend on your rate of completion of prerequisite nursing classes as well as which nursing program you c...
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What Does a Surgical Nurse Do?

Your responsibilities as a surgical nurse, also referred to as a perioperative nurse, will vary according to the role you play in the operating room. Professionals who work in this area can assume one of three main positions: scrub nurse, circulating nu...
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4 Types of Students in Nursing School

There are always a number of different types of students in every nursing school classroom. Some of them drive you crazy, some inspire admiration — one of them might even be you. Check out the following examples to see if you recognize "that perso...
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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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