Category: Clinical

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Nurses and Nursing Students Know Vaccines: Flu Shots

*Since vaccination by nasal mist (LAIV) is not recommended for anyone at this time, the following discussion involves only injectable inactivated flu vaccine (IIV4). Clinics Provide An Opportunity to Learn Many nursing students will have the opportunity to provide flu vaccinations...

/ November 27, 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

Why the Nursing Soft Skills Matter, Too. 

But I haven’t started my first IV yet! If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve only started an IV on a manikin and are wondering when you’ll get a chance “in real life”. The ability to start...

/ July 19, 2017
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EKG Basics– How to Identify ECG Rhythms

Contrary to popular belief, cardiac rhythm identification isn’t hard. What most of us need is access to a really good tutorial and lots of practice. Clinical rotations provide an excellent opportunity to get in there and look at some rhythm...

/ July 10, 2017

Flu Vaccine Tips for 2016 – 2017

FLU FACTS: As many as 21,000 persons die annually from flu in the U.S. 90% of flu deaths are in those over age 65, those under age 2 are also at high risk The CDC recommends all persons over 6...

/ December 2, 2016

What Every Nursing Student Should Know About Clinicals

Who’s ready for their first day of clinicals? Let me guess: you are probably a bit terrified, yet still excited about the idea of putting your knowledge to work? Boy, do I remember that feeling! Is my instructor going to...

/ April 13, 2016