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Working as a NNP in a Level 2 Special Care Nursery

Working as a NNP in a Level 2 Special Care Nursery

I am privileged. I have been to the other side and experienced that the grass is greener. The majority of my career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) has been in a Level 3 NICU with all the bells and whistles of high acuity, ECMO, high-risk deliveries, transport,...

8 Tick Prevention Tips to Use Now

8 Tick Prevention Tips to Use Now

While it’s possible for ticks that carry Lyme disease or other tick-borne infections to be present year-round, they’re especially active in the spring and the summer months. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and it’s a good reminder to exercise extra caution when...

Why It’s Great to be a Nurse in 2018

Why It’s Great to be a Nurse in 2018

Whether you’re caring for patients, assisting physicians, or talking with families, you love what you do. No day is ever the same. We asked nurses why they love being a nurse in 2018. They gave us many different reasons, but they all agree on one thing: being a nurse...

Precepting, Part 1: The Trials of Teaching

Precepting, Part 1: The Trials of Teaching

I had the opportunity to precept a nursing student this month and I thought it would be a perfect blog post to share with you all, from my perspective as a nurse, and that as a student who not too long ago completed the preceptorship process myself. As it turns out,...

Staff Orientation in the NICU

Staff Orientation in the NICU

I vividly remember my first day of working in the NICU. I had two years of adult nursing experience under my belt and was excited to transition my career to caring for the world’s tiniest humans. The first few months were humbling. This was a far cry from my previous...

In the OR: Working as a Transplant Surgical Nurse

In the OR: Working as a Transplant Surgical Nurse

When a patient is undergoing organ transplant surgery, there are teams of people involved in everything before, during, and after the procedure. Jenna Vinje, RN, CNOR, a circulating and scrub nurse on the Peripheral Vascular and Liver Transplant team at University...

Crossing the Finish Line: How I Passed the NCLEX

Crossing the Finish Line: How I Passed the NCLEX

The NCLEX: the ultimate goal for every nursing student—and, the source of constant anxiety, stress, and sleepless nights. Nursing school exams are supposedly modeled after it, giving us multiple-choice questions where there are always two good answers, and we “have to...

Finding Joy in Everyday Nursing Tasks

Finding Joy in Everyday Nursing Tasks

There are certain aspects of every job that are, well, mundane. You know them, the repetitive and seemingly boring tasks that we are required to do but might not necessarily enjoy. It’s easy to get bogged down by these tasks or to even dread them, but it doesn’t have...

Aiding Victims of Sexual Assault

Aiding Victims of Sexual Assault

Victims of any kind of sexual assault are traumatized—they’re anxious, vulnerable, and, not surprisingly, scared to trust. They need help. In 1994, Dr. Christine Jackson noticed that when victims of sexual assault were brought into area hospitals in Baltimore City,...

The Quest to Reduce Infusion Errors

The Quest to Reduce Infusion Errors

Infusion errors continue to occur more frequently than they should. In fact, in 2017, the ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that strives to improve patient care through researching health care approaches, rated infusion errors as the number one hazard in health...

4 Ways to Boost Morale in the Workplace

4 Ways to Boost Morale in the Workplace

With the stress of the health care profession, it can be challenging to rally your energy or exude optimism on a daily basis. If you’re in an administrative or management role, you may notice signs of dwindling happiness among the staff. Things like arguments among...

Why Specialize in Oncology? Advice for Nursing Students

Why Specialize in Oncology? Advice for Nursing Students

Oncology is a challenging but rewarding nursing specialty. With May being designated as Oncology Nursing Month, it’s a good time for nursing students to learn more about becoming an oncology nurse and connect with oncologists who have made the great big specialty...

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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