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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, 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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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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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. 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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What Does A “Bridge” Program Entail?

At some point as a student, you may come across a “bridge” program and wonder exactly what it is. “Bridge” status applies to a wide diversity of college courses and programs. For example, advanced placement programs - in which h...
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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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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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Nursing Simulation Lab Learning Success

Everyone, at some point in their lives, will need to visit the hospital and require nursing care. As a result, nurses are always under intense scrutiny to provide safe and effective patient care. Patients trust their lives to healthcare professionals an...
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What Do Licensed Practical Nurses Do?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), or as they’re known in some states, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), are one of the most important and prominent careers in the nursing field. While there’s no “One-Size-Fits-All” description o...
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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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How Hands-On Interprofessional Training Benefits Nursing Students

If you’ve been exposed to various nursing programs around the country, you’ve likely heard the term Interprofessional Education, or IPE. It has been a recurring theme in many nursing programs since the American Association of Colleges of Nur...
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Do You Need a Bachelor’s Degree to be Successful in Nursing?

Do you need a bachelor’s degree to be successful in nursing? Technically, no. But with today’s fast-moving nursing landscape, that’s changing.   For years, RNs – registered nurses with a two-year Associate’s Degree ...
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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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Are Emergency Nurses More Susceptible to Moral Distress?

Moral distress can occur on any job and is when employees feel they’re unable to do what they believe to be right, or in the best interest of others.   A recent study published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing Online suggests the moral ...
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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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