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Six Steps to Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse anesthetists are specialists who perform surgical and postsurgical duties – among them, administering anesthesia, monitoring vital signs during surgery, and overseeing a patient’s post-surgery recovery. They assist physicians, anesthes...
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How Nurses Shape the Wellness of Society

Nursing has deep social implications. No, we’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter or other social media, but rather nursing’s intrinsic social context. Nursing is responsible to society through its mission to serve the public interest: spe...
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Cooling People Down Is a Hot Commodity

Summer officially arrived on June 21, but America has been experiencing warmer-than-usual weather for months. USA Today reported February saw record warm for 145 million Americans living in 16 states, with average temperatures more than seven degrees ab...
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Nurses Represent Diverse Demographics

  While we celebrate National Nurses Week each year, because of their ongoing contributions to quality healthcare, nurses should be celebrated every day. They’re that important. Since our nation’s population has become more diverse al...
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The Story of Florence Nightingale

All nurses today follow in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the pioneer of modern nursing. Her hard work and life-long devotion to helping others made her a hero, leaving modern nursing candidates with big shoes to fill. Being a nu...
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What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?

Those who want to work in the medical profession have a number of career options besides being a doctor or nurse. One of those is Patient Care Technician or PCT – often also called a hospital or patient care assistants or orderlies. What is a pat...
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What Do Licensed Vocational Nurses Do?

Wondering what a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) does? Basically, whatever a licensed practical nurse (LPN) does. Essentially they are one and the same. LVN is a job title specific to California and Texas; whereas, in every other state, they’re kn...
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Music and Nursing – What’s the Connection?

Music does more than “soothe the savage beast.” It’s also beneficial for treating patients – especially those in nursing homes or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The "Music and Memory" Project   While music ...
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How Simulation in Nursing Education Improves Nursing Students

Out with the old, in with the new. The use of simulation technology is “in”, and transforming modern nursing classrooms across the country. This means nursing students no longer need to rely on anatomy models and mannequins. In their place,...
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How The Nursing Industry Has Changed Since the 1970s

Healthcare has undergone significant changes since the 1970s – it’s only natural that nursing changes would have mirrored the industry landscape. NursingZone.com’s Nursing News recently focused on those changes through the eyes of 40-y...
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Travel Nursing Jobs Are Booming

If you’re about to complete your nursing studies, or are a nurse looking to make a career change and are looking for a lucrative growing field in the nursing industry, then now is a great time to explore Travel Nursing.  Travel nurses f...
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Infographic: What Can You Do With a Nursing Degree?

What can you do with your nursing degree? Not only are nurses in higher demand than ever, but there is also no limit to the career possibilities available to you. Check out our infographic to find out where your nursing degree can take you! Want to...
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Is Good Experience for All Specialties

According to Johnson & Johnson’s “Nursing Notes,” medical-surgical nursing – also known as med-surg nursing – is the backbone of healthcare. The company’s latest post also suggests med-surg nursing may well be the...
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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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Among America's Most Trusted Professions, Nurses are Number One … Again!

For the 14 th straight year, nurses remain number one among America's most trusted professions, according to a December 2013 Gallup poll. In addition to working in a field where you are trusted, the nursing profession opens a wide door into multiple car...
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America's Best Jobs: Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse

Are you looking for one of the best careers in America? According to a recent U.S. News and World Report survey, most of the nation's top jobs are in the healthcare industry. Both registered nurse (RN) and nurse practitioner (NP) rank among the top ten ...
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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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Changes in Nursing Schools: From Sources of Free Labor to Respected Institutions

Whether you have completed nursing school or are juggling it right now, you may be surprised to learn that the nation's first nurses did not need any education. This is because nursing did not start out as an organized profession. In the early history o...
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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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Long Nursing Hours? 5 Ways to Make Time for Family

Being a nurse is a privilege — it is a profession that offers its members many advantages. However, like every other occupation, it has at least one negative associated with it. In this case, it's the long nursing hours. It's good to know though t...
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