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Breaking Borders for Traveling Nurses

Breaking Borders for Traveling Nurses

Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse, has held licenses in five states and Washington. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates, and the different courses each state requires. The 27-year-old got into travel nursing because she...

Simple Steps You Can Take to a Safer Practice

Simple Steps You Can Take to a Safer Practice

In my nearly 20 years of experience as a registered nurse, I’ve learned that simple steps make a significant difference. Fast-paced clinical settings make the procedures and protocols that all medical staff are familiar with incredibly important. Proactive steps, as...

New Dual Admission Partnership Between UMSON and CCBC

New Dual Admission Partnership Between UMSON and CCBC

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) recently joined forces to offer a new dual admission BSN program. CCBC is the thirteenth school to create a dual-admission partnership agreement with the school....

CICU Nurses Develop Protocols for PAxIABP Patients

CICU Nurses Develop Protocols for PAxIABP Patients

When transplant cardiologists at the Debakey Heart and Vascular Center at Houston Methodist Hospital, began to use percutaneously placed axillary intra-aortic balloon pumps (PAxIABPs) in 2007, there was one problem. Not with the procedure, which would act as a bridge...

Why a Nursing Manager Role Might be Right for You

Why a Nursing Manager Role Might be Right for You

A nurse manager position is a career path that can be as equally rewarding as it is challenging. The decisions made by the nurse manager can drastically impact the staff on the unit. Attending important meetings, hiring staff, leading change, and addressing ongoing...

Anti-Vaxxers: Singular in Focus, Varied in Argument

Anti-Vaxxers: Singular in Focus, Varied in Argument

Four distinct types of anti-vaccination content seen in Facebook posts Anti-vaccination messages on Facebook could be divided into four distinct themes: trust, alternative, safety, and conspiracy, according to researchers who analyzed comments posted in response to a...

Addiction and Nursing: How the Epidemic Affects Nurses

Addiction and Nursing: How the Epidemic Affects Nurses

When my buddy Jason first got into his nursing program, I was excited for him. Nursing is an honorable profession, one that is constantly in demand and provides certain stability that other career paths may not. His first few semesters were rough, understandably. The...

What Is Utilization Review?

What Is Utilization Review?

Nurses working in busy clinical arenas often hear about nurses who have left the floor to work in administrative departments. Such nurses may be encountered when they come requesting an update regarding a patient's condition. However, most clinicians are far too...

10 Questions: Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP

10 Questions: Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, associate dean for research and innovation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, views nursing as "an exquisite opportunity" to help people when they are at their most vulnerable. There is nothing better than being...

How to Stay Current in Your Practice or Specialty

How to Stay Current in Your Practice or Specialty

Health care is an ever-changing environment that requires new and experienced nurses alike to stay current in their practice. This can often feel impossible given the demanding schedule and complexity of patient assignments on a day-to-day basis, but the following...

Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Services

Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Services

A 2018 study by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) called “Nurse Practitioners: A Solution to America’s Primary Care Crisis,” by Peter Buerhaus, suggested that NPs can help with the problems of not having enough primary care physicians in particular areas of the...

Beyond the Hospital: 8 Non-Bedside Nursing Jobs

Beyond the Hospital: 8 Non-Bedside Nursing Jobs

The word “nurse” brings a very specific picture to mind for most of us. We picture someone in scrubs working in a hospital or a clinic, helping to treat patients at the bedside and making rounds. But the skill set developed through nursing opens up entire worlds...

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

This Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX.

 

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