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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

Failing in nursing school

Our profession needs great nurses. If it takes you an extra semester or two to join us, we'll be here, waiting to greet you!

/ April 26, 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

Master the NCLEX

If you want to use your education and full scope of practice, a passing NCLEX score is necessary. No surprise there! This test technically determines if you can use your education to care for people. No pressure, right?! The NCLEX...

/ April 6, 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
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The NCLEX isn’t that hard!

"I went through each question… and I reread the question after I answered to make sure my answer made sense. I did that for every question.. and the computer shut off at 75 questions about an hour into the exam....

/ March 12, 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

Finding Your Helping Hand

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of inventorying relationships in order to eliminate naysayers, foster positive relationships, and address unmet needs. When it comes to addressing unmet professional needs, I often recommend people seek out a mentor....

/ February 25, 2019