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Why Math Skills Are Important to Becoming an LPN

Do you need basic math skills to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)? In a word: “Yes!” While it’s true programs, pumps and calculators may do most of the math work for LPNs day-to-day, if you need to treat patients at the scene o...
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Becoming a Nurse Innovator Entrepreneur

When nurse Rebecca Love, MSN, RN, ANP, addressed the National Student Nurses’ Association Convention recently, she labeled her herself a “Nurse Innovator Entrepreneur.” Those are three words that typically don’t go together, but ...
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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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Improving Outcomes Through Cultural Competence

Jana Lauderdale, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, identifies herself as “a Comanche Indian and a nurse.” Early in her career, Lauderdale recognized the need to learn more about cultural competence – the process of a nurse seeking the best ways to work...
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Could A Nursing Career Be Right For Me?

Have you ever wondered if a career in nursing could be the right path for you? Nursing, also considered the nation's most ethical profession, remains in high demand and the wealth of job opportunities is predicted to continue growing. If you think this ...
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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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Healthy Nurses Make Better Nurses

Again this year, we will celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12.  Last year, the American Nurses Association had designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." That’s not a redundancy. According to LeAnn Thieman, four of every 10 nurse...
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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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Nurses Represent Diverse Demographics

While we celebrate National Nurses Week each year in May--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 alo...
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Wanted: Nursing Instructors

The demand for nurses of all types remains strong. As a result, job growth within the nursing profession has been ranging from faster than the average for all jobs…to much faster than average. Some specialty nursing professions, such as nurse ane...
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Six Steps to Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist

Working as a nurse anesthetist can be quite rewarding. The career offers a high degree of personal satisfaction, it benefits others, and the salary can be relatively generous. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) often do similar work as anes...
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What Surgical Nurses Do

Surgical nurses help surgeons during an operation and look after patients, before, during and after a surgery. To become a surgical nurse, you first must be a licensed registered nurse (RN), then go through a two-year peri-operative training program or ...
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Nursing Programs Designed to Inspire Future Latino Nurses

Nursing diversity is essential to better health and improved patient outcomes among Hispanic patients. Why? Quite simply, patients respond better when their caregivers know and understand them. As a result, nursing diversity is on the upswing; however,...
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Nurses Without Borders

Everyone’s heard of Doctors Without Borders, but did you know those doctors also need Nurses Without Borders? The idea of “nurses without borders” is gaining favor, especially in light of growing health problems in many developing coun...
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Are You Ready for Life After Nursing School?

As noted in an earlier blog (Dec. 31, 2016), making the transition from nursing school to your first nursing job can be nerve-racking. The shifts are long and most new nurses probably will have to stay late multiple times. As nurses, they’ll also ...
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How Long Does it Take to Become a Nurse?

Is this a trick question? It really all depends on what type of nurse you want to become. If you’re thinking about preparing to be a practical or vocational nurse, it takes about a year to a year and a half to complete the program depending upon y...
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Things You Didn't Know About OR Nurses

Anyone who has visited a hospital operating room (OR) or watched a doctor show on TV knows nurses are assigned to ORs. They also likely know it takes a special kind of nurse to be an operating room nurse…someone with a lot of skills, training, co...
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Nursing Remains Nation's "Most Ethical" Profession

Nurses are regarded by most everyone as caring, compassionate professionals who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality medical care … day-in, and day-out. Great reasons why the profession is seen as one of the best in the country. Howev...
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Why Fortis Nursing Grads Love The Profession

It’s often said Nursing is part science and part art. Certainly nurses today need to utilize new technology while caring for patients with a variety of health issues and they must be dedicated to providing the highest quality care to those in need...
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What Emergency Nurses Do

Nurses specialize in a number of different areas of health care – pediatric nursing, surgical, physicians’ offices and emergency nursing, among them. Do we really need nurses to be trained in emergency medicine? Think about it. Accidents an...
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