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Reasons Home Health Nurse is a Good Career Choice

You like the idea of being a nurse, but don’t want to be stuck in a hospital or healthcare facility. Not to worry, Johnson & Johnson’s Nursing Notes reports becoming a Home Health Nurse is a viable option for RNs. As a visiting nurse,...
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Healthy Nurses Make Better Nurses

Again this year, we will celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12. The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." That’s not a redundancy. According to LeAnn Thieman, four of every 10 nurses suffer from burn...
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How Nurses Are Reforming Antibiotic Practices

Are your healthcare providers always giving you the right advice and treatment? You’d probably like to believe they are, but the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that’s not always the case. In fact, prescription errors may...
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Life After Nursing School

Making the transition from nursing school to that first nursing job can be nerve-racking. No longer will situations be theoretical or in a classroom setting with notes and an instructor guiding students through each step. Now, situations will turn into...
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When Should You Look for a Nursing Job?

When should you look for a nursing job? And is there a best time? The short answer is no. The long answer is, yes, but it may not be what you think. Nursing is an excellent career choice as the occupation remains highly in demand. For instance, the job...
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Changing Jobs in Nursing

Nursing students who don’t want to be pigeon-holed in one place their whole career often ask if it’s easy to switch jobs once they’ve entered the nursing field. WorkingNurse.com answers quite bluntly: “With nurses being in H-O-T ...
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How To Start Your Nursing Career

If you’re a nursing student or graduate, planning out how to get your career started can be a daunting task. While exciting, the prospect of landing your first job in nursing can be both frightening and intimidating.  NurseZone.com’s &...
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Dealing with Sepsis as a Nurse - The Dangers & Treatment

Graduating from a nursing program and getting a job in a hospital is one of the most exciting days in the life of a nurse. However, there are real-life dangers that become a common part of the job. One of the most feared—and potentially most dange...
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Writing a Nursing Cover Letter: Six Tips

Writing a cover letter that will stand out is very important when trying to capture that professional nursing job. Here are some tips to create the perfect nursing cover letter that will help you achieve your desired position: Take Notes First Write ...
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Five Nurse Resume Tips for New Grads

When you graduate from nursing school, the real work begins! Your first nurse resume is an important part of landing your first job. Be prepared! Employers are looking for applicants with experience, which as a new graduate, you do not have in abundance...
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Dr. Robert Anders – What You’ll Need to Start Nursing School

Textbooks are a given. When you attend nursing school, you should be aware that your books will be expensive…and also very important for your learning. Don’t try to save money by not buying them. If you attend a nursing school, textbooks ma...
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Make your Nursing Student Resume Stand Out

When you're put together your nursing student resume, make it stand out. Nursing schools want the best students for their programs. Since your resume is your own personal billboard, it is your best chance to prove that you are one of those students. Ge...
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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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4 Tips to Ace the NCLEX

The NCLEX, or the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse, is a Computer Adaptive Test, meaning it will continue to get harder if you answer the question right — or ease up if you get the question wrong. It also includes "selec...
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5 Pieces of Advice From a Former Nursing Student

Well-meaning people can sometimes offer unsolicited advice, which can be both valuable and sometimes unwanted. Wanted or unwanted, new nursing students should take heed of the following important pieces of advice from a former nursing student. Sleep We...
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Making Your Nursing Education Dreams a Reality: 3 Things to Know Before You Begin

If you are debating whether a nursing education is right for you, there are some things that you should first consider. A nursing career offers so many benefits: health care, vision care, dental care, PTO, a good salary with shift differential pay, life...
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3 Ways a Registered Nurse Job Differs in Two Different Roles

Since the field of nursing is a diverse one, a registered nurse enjoys multiple career opportunities and constant room for advancement. Two examples of possible work environments that offer very different experiences are working in a hospital and workin...
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Pass your Nursing Licensure Exam Using These 5 Tips

The nursing licensure exam may be difficult, but following the tips below will make the road a little less bumpy and take you to a long-awaited career as a registered nurse. Once the NCLEX or National Council Licensure Examination is over, you will wond...
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4 Great Reasons to Become an RN

If you want to become an RN, you have chosen a profession that offers its members some big benefits. These include economic advantages as well as career flexibility, advancement and fulfillment. When considering all the positive aspects involved, it is ...
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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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