Select All That Apply and other NCLEX changes

In late 2017, The NCSBN made three changes to their frequently asked questions (FAQs) site on the “What the exam looks like” section. What information do you have about the Special Research Section? Does the NCLEX bold key words in...

/ January 12, 2018
Infant with nurse

When A Parent Declines Vaccination: Advice From A School Nurse

There will be many situations in your career as a nurse–even after you have a lot of experience–that feel awkward, despite your best attempts. Advocating for shots to a parent who declines is definitely one. Thinking through responses and scenarios...

/ January 5, 2018
red ribbon 2001

Prevention Education 101: HIV Helps Nurses Tackle Tough Conversations

So you want to be a community health nurse? HIV disease is a good place to start. Prevention education is the cornerstone of public health, and there are some easy tricks that will ensure success. So let’s take HIV as...

/ December 1, 2017
Flu vaccine box

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

Final exams are coming!

Are you ready? Of course, you are ready! Final exam time? YOU.HAVE.GOT.THIS! Preparing for the exam: You cannot memorize everything. Scan notes and texts for relevant information from exams, class, and clinical practicums. For any topic, focus on nursing care...

/ November 21, 2017

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

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

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

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