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Interview: Jean Hershey, Program Chair, RN to BSN at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Jean Hershey, Program Chair, RN to BSN Program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, joins us today to discuss their accelerated RN to BSN program. 1. Can you tell us about the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (RN to BSN) offered [...]


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Interview: Julie Vosit-Steller, Associate Professor of Practice, Nursing@Simmons

Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN, Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Program Director at Nursing@Simmons joins us today to discuss their distance learning MSN program. #1 Can you tell us about the online Master of Science in Nursing [...]


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Tips to Improve Patient Education

One of the most important roles nurses have today is patient education. This was once reserved for the physician, but no longer. Today nurses assume more and more responsibility for educating patients and helping them to become responsible for their own health status. [...]


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The Imbalanced Relationship of Nursing: No Time & Way Too Much Stress

As a nurse entrepreneur, I have awesome opportunities to engage with nurses at every level. Just this week I gave four nursing talks! In two of them I opened up with asking the group about their greatest challenges they face as professional nurses. [...]


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Hospitals May Start to Disappear in New Health Care Age

Hospitals have not always been where people go to get their medical care. In the 18th century, hospitals were mainly were the sick were sent to isolate them when they had contagious diseases, or for the mentally ill. Most regular people had medical [...]


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Pressed for Time? 3 Holiday Tips for the Busy Nurse

As a nurse during the holiday season you may find yourself blasted with a double whammy. Not only do you have the typical routines that go along with the holiday season- shopping, holiday parties, and making extra food for family and friends- but [...]


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Could Hospital Jobs Be Getting Harder to Find for Nurses?

Lily Bush has spent many hours each week learning how to give medications, draw blood from patients, prepare and dress wounds, and learn everything about anatomy. She also has learned how to handle family members and the many other skills that registered nurses [...]


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Trauma Center Nurse and NP Student [Simmons College Interview]

Current nurse practitioner student, Amy Ochle, took a little time to offer those considering beginning the journey to become a nurse practitioner a glimpse into her life as a student. In October, Ochle began the Family Nurse Practitioner program, Nursing@Simmons, offered by the [...]


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How Far Should a Nurse Graduate Go for a Job?

There are conflicting reports concerning the future state of the nursing job market. Some experts predict that the combination of the Affordable Care Act and aging baby boomers will result in a flood of openings to the nursing job market. While other experts [...]


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3 Tips to Help Nurses Thrive

It seems like I start so many articles on the topic of how hard of a job nursing can be. This is pretty much well known information, so I guess it goes without saying. But I believe that nurses appreciate recognition that what [...]


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2 Mindset Shift to Protect Your Nursing Energies

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You wake up from a wonderful night of quality rest. The morning flows smoothly and since you were off last week you’re feeling refreshed and ready for work. You actually feel happy, excited, looking forward to being [...]


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Good Times in Nursing

Everyone likes a good laugh. Laughter causes physiological changes in our bodies and makes us feel good. It can be used as a coping strategy and to help us diffuse anger. For example, have you ever tried to be angry at someone but [...]


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A Nurse’s Health: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Nurses live to take care of others. In addition to spending their professional careers caring for patients many nurses extend this caring into their home life. They care for spouses, children, aging parents, and often family and friends. They enjoy taking care of [...]


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5 Best Paying LPN Jobs & Careers

Licensed practical nurses, or LPNs, help to care for the sick and disabled in a variety of health care situations. LPNs give hands-on care to patients, while they are being supervised by RNs and doctors. A typical LPN program involves a year of [...]


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70+ Awesome Nursing Scholarships Grants

Funding your education is never easy. If you can qualify for a scholarship, however, you might be able to ease the financial burden of your higher education. Nursing students can find a wide variety of scholarships available for their associates, bachelors or masters [...]


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Should Nurses Be Forced to Get Flu Shots?

Concern for the health of patients has prompted many hospitals to require all of their employees to get the flu shot—or lose their jobs. But what about the right of patients—in this case doctors and nurses—to refuse any medical procedure they feel is [...]


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Why Nurses Should Develop Their Own App

In some areas of the country new nurses are struggling to land a patient care job, and experienced nurses are facing stiff competition for alternative nursing jobs. Some savvy nurses are networking online through social media platforms and forums. They hope to make [...]


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Nurses Need to Get a Little More Nerdy

There has never been a time in my life where I was not completely fascinated with technology. I love gizmos, gadgets, gaming, and all types of nerdy gear.  I use technology anytime I can and I love it because it makes complicated tasks [...]


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Scrubs Magazine Nurse Blog Carnival Empowers Nurses

Nurses have been coming online and looking for community since the internet was first created. Nurse bloggers take this a few steps farther and create their own communities around their individual specialties and topics they are passionate about. Like most blogging niches, the [...]


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The Need for Public Health Nurses on the Rise

The last time you went to get your flu shot, or had the school nurse check your child’s eyes, or had questions about your elderly mother’s care, did you ever stop to thank a public health nurse? That is ok if you didn’t, [...]


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UT Arlington Helps Nursing Shortage and Military Vets With Fed-Funded Program

In an effort to both help to deal with the current nursing shortage, and to assist military veterans in training for civilian jobs, the University of Texas Arlington College of Nursing is using $300,000 in grants from the federal government to design a [...]


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7 Awesome Ted Talks to Inspire Nurses

TED is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California. If you are a nurse [...]


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175+ Awesome Online Nursing Degree Programs

The Single Largest List of Online Nursing Degree Programs in the World! There is a strong, growing demand for nurses in this country, with a 26% increase in job demand expected in the US by 2020. To meet this surging demand, there are more [...]