All posts by Cindi Bell MS RN

Registered Nurse and Subject Matter Expert for educational content created for nurses. She is a nursing subject matter expert at Higher Learning Technologies, the developers of award-winning Nursing Mastery nursing education products including NCLEX Mastery and the all-new Nursing Clinical Mastery. Specialized in emergency nursing, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and HIV Counselor, Graduate Degree in Health Informatics and Management, with certifications in Guided Care Nursing from John's Hopkins, ACLS and PALS, trauma nursing, Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Emergency Nursing, currently focused on Population Health, dabbled in Public Health, School Nursing, and Urology, Love all things created with passion and innovation! #SANERN #ERRN #Nurserock #ACLS #PALS

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2019-20 Flu Vaccine Updates

Each year, the ACIP provides U.S. flu vaccine recommendations based on available vaccine formulations and updated research findings.

/ September 5, 2019

The Power of Caring

By Carolyn Hoy RN BSN CCRN An elderly patient entered our unit disheveled, dirty, unshaven, and unkempt. The patient looked sad, did not make much eye contact, and did not speak much. I could smell an odor from the hallway...

/ July 27, 2019
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Returning to School for Nursing

"I was motivated by helping people in a concrete and meaningful way and was drawn to issues of health and wellness."

/ May 16, 2019
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BYOD: Apps Close Gaps for Nurses

Nursing Reference Apps offer efficiency giving nurses more time with patients.

/ May 2, 2019
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OB Nurse: More Than Holding Babies

The truth is, some days are like this in labor and delivery. The stars align and you feel so blessed to witness a beautiful birthing experience. Other days, well, let’s just say that obstetrical nursing is so much more than...

/ April 18, 2019
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OR Nurse: Patient Advocate Behind the Mask

By Sharon E. Hohler, RN, BSN, CNOR Behind the double doors of an operating room lives another world. The environment is frigid in temperature and the decor utilitarian. Everything in the OR must able to withstand multiple cleanings daily. No...

/ April 11, 2019

Beginning Specialty Growth in Rural Nursing?

By Tori Hamilton RN, IBCLC Rural Healthcare: Anything But Boring Many nursing students or newly graduated nurses do not consider rural nursing–joining a smaller community critical access hospitals during their career. There are CAHs which need nurses in every region...

/ March 21, 2019

Novice to Expert: Acute Renal Failure

Mastering renal failure takes time, but this stripped down advice from practicing nurses makes it easy. Nurses see clients on every shift that have renal insufficiency, so we need to consider it every time we either give a medication, send...

/ March 8, 2019
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#vhd: Heart Valve Assessment

Like many focused assessments, a cardiac assessment requires a systematic approach–partly so we don’t miss anything indicating dysfunction, and partly because there are so many important components that give a complete picture of cardiovascular function. Following a review of patient...

/ November 13, 2018
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Thinking of Taking the NP Leap?

Are you thinking about going back to NP school but the entire application process seems overly complicated, and you’re just not sure where to start or what you will need? You are not alone! I almost didn’t apply to NP...

/ April 5, 2018