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Gaining experience as a nurse can be especially difficult for those who are new to their career. You apply for your dream job only to be told you lack the experience they need for the position. But, how are you to go about gaining experience when you can’t get a foot in the door? This… Read more »

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As you settle into your nursing career you may begin to think about management possibilities, especially if you find yourself fitting naturally into the role of mentor. You’ve been asked to precept rising RNs and help onboard new-hire nurses who join your medical facility because you have that certain ability to connect with your coworkers…. Read more »

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Once you’ve made the decision to pursue a career in nursing it’s time to take the first steps. For many nurses that first step is choosing between LPN and CNA careers. Although both of these positions involve patient-centered care, they are not as similar as you may believe. There are many different types of nursing… Read more »

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Returning to nursing after an absence is a common occurrence. Whether you’ve taken an extended leave for medical reasons, to raise a family, in order to be a caregiver for an aging parent, or to experience an entirely new career, the time away probably has you feeling out of touch. And why wouldn’t it? In… Read more »

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As a nurse there are so many opportunities to grow your career through temping. In fact, as you gain exposure to different scenarios and ways of practicing patient care, administrative duties, and working with different people, you not only broaden your nursing knowledge, you open your mind. An open mind and a caring heart, combined… Read more »

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For many who take up the stethoscope, nursing can be a “risky business” due to the emotional impact on those providing care. Compassion fatigue, sometimes known as compassion burnout syndrome, is an all-to-real consequence of caring for people in pain, trauma,, or who are near end of life. The very qualities that make you an… Read more »

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Often times, in life and death issues, ethical concerns are not clear-cut. When a patient is confronted with a decision and all the facts have been told, obviously it is up to the individual to determine the course they want to take. It is, in fact, their life and health that is at stake. Each… Read more »

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  The roles of nurse leaders are changing and developing as these wise and seasoned pros are expanding their responsibilities to both fellow professionals and patients. Nurse leaders are those individuals in nursing careers who are naturally take-charge people and those to whom the rest of the staff turn with questions and concerns. Though not… Read more »

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Temps are making a huge impact on the home health care industry in many positive ways. Home health is decidedly the fastest growing industry, bar none, in the U.S. and the demand for qualified clinicians is difficult for many home health care agencies to meet. With changes occurring in healthcare, and an aging population that’s… Read more »