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Lateral Violence: How Nurse Bullies Affect Client Care

Have you ever had to work with one of those intimidating nurses who makes you feel about three inches tall? You know the type. This is the kind of nurse who sends messages with body language and tone that you...

/ October 25, 2017
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Back to School Mastery: Part 6— Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy! Notice that this blog post is last in the series? Seem inappropriate? It is. Do you put your health last in real life? Earlier this year, we blogged about the ANA’s Year of the Healthy Nurse. Let’s revisit...

/ October 14, 2017
Social Media Outlets

Back to School Mastery: Part 5 — Social Media and Professional Nursing

The American Nurses Association’s e-publication, “ANA’s Principles for Social Networking and the Nurse,” provides guidance on protecting the privacy, confidentiality and inherent dignity of clients. As NCLEX Mastery posts, tweets, snaps and chats about controversial topics occasionally, this seems an...

/ October 14, 2017

Back to School Mastery: Part 4 — Study Strategies

Study Strategies What to study? Know that you cannot read everything that is assigned. Skim or scan the assigned material before class. This means learning to quickly search pages for what is most relevant or useful. There are three kinds...

/ October 14, 2017
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Concept Mastery: Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer isn’t pink or pretty. For women, the most frequent site of a newly diagnosed cancer is the breast, followed by lung and colon. Breast cancer is not as common in men, occurring in roughly 3000 men each year,...

/ October 14, 2017
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Back to School Mastery: Part 3 — Staying Engaged

Staying Engaged Staying engaged in your education is necessary, but often is a struggle. For some students, nursing classes come easily. Possibly having slogged through two years of chemistry and literature classes (or maybe those were great, too!), this nursing...

/ October 8, 2017
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Therapeutic Communication

Tips From A Psych Nurse Therapeutic communication is a difficult test area for many student nurses.  Luckily, it’s easier for nurses to “read” a situation in real life than it is to answer these questions on the NCLEX!  In person, you...

/ October 3, 2017
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Nursing School Survival Supply Guide: Tips From the Experts

Here is our list of must-have nursing school supplies for “clinicals” and beyond! Stethoscope Get a good one. Don’t spend a million dollars (the digital ones that are labeled cardiac are a bit over-the-top for what you will need so...

/ October 3, 2017
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Back to School Mastery: Part 2 — Highlighters and Notes

Do you try to transcribe everything the teacher says (until your hand cramps)? There is a better way! Let’s go over some strategies for effectively capturing information in the fast-paced world of Nursing School. Handwritten Notes or Typed Notes? Typed...

/ September 6, 2017
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Back to School Mastery: Part 1 — Technology

Don’t let technology own you! Learn how to leverage technology to be the invisible helper that it should be. Laptops, phones, and tablets. Oh my! Once upon a time, I began an educational program that was mostly distance learning, with...

/ August 29, 2017