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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 Your 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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Why Nursing Ethics Matter

Nursing has been called a “caring profession” that is part science and part art. It’s also a profession that’s based on strong ethical guidelines. According to NursingWorld.org, nurses and nurse administrators “have a respo...
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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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Nurses Needed: Shortages May Be Deepening

A recent South Florida Sun Sentinel headline said it all: “Fewer nurses for more patients: training programs failing to meet demand.” The article went on to report that, with double the number of nursing vacancies as eight years earlier, the...
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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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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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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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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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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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