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3 Reasons Why A Registered Nurse Career is a Great Choice

Working in the medical field can offer many different career choice opportunities. Though some require higher education, such as that of the registered nurse, they are often in high demand due to growing patient needs. Hospitals and other medical facili...
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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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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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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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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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Dos and Don'ts for Your Nursing School Carpool

If you live far away from your nursing school campus, setting up a carpool program can be a great way to save gas, reduce wear on your car and get a little extra studying in on the way to school with a study buddy. It's also a great way to spend the lon...
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Google Developing Contact Lenses to Manage Diabetes

At present, contact lenses are just for correcting vision or changing your eye color. But if Google has its way, contacts will also be able to save the lives of diabetic patients all over the world. Amazing New Technology On January 16, 2014, Google a...
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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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5 Healthcare News Stories You Should Know About

If you work or plan to work in healthcare, you should stay as informed as you can about the industry, but you may struggle to find time between night classes or night shifts. If so, here are five healthcare news topics you should catch up on: The Futur...
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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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Attending a Practical Nursing Program in Virginia

The Old Dominion is an excellent state to attend a practical nursing program. You have your choice of terrain and environment — from the mountains in Bristol, the coast at Norfolk, the bustling Washington, D.C. area, to the state capital in Richmo...
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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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3 Educational Tours That Every Student Nurse Should Experience

Educational tours will serve to reinforce everything that you will learn as a student nurse. These interesting trips during nursing school and while on breaks will keep your skills sharp and ready to use when you begin your nursing career. Summer progra...
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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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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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How to Eat Healthy on the Cheap as a Nursing Student

Your years spent in nursing school can be very exciting: You will make new friends as well as prepare for a career that will bring you and others joy. Yet, the busy schedule of studying and clinical practice can put a high demand on your energy levels t...
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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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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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