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What Is Accreditation and Why Is it Important?
November 12, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
What accreditation should a nursing school have? Learn why accreditation is vital and why you should only consider accredited nursing programs.
Supporting Nurses’ Mental Health: An Open Letter to Nurse Leaders During COVID-19
December 16, 2021 | Margaret Apara, DNP, APRN, NP-C
Find out how one nurse leader has handled the pressures of the pandemic and advice on supporting nurses' mental health.
15 Truths About Holistic Nursing
October 27, 2021 | Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
Have you considered holistic nursing? Here are 15 truths about the practice that demonstrate the importance of integrating care.
How to Avoid Food Guilt in the Holiday Season
December 3, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Food guilt is the feeling you get after eating, especially during the holiday season. Want to learn how to overcome it? In this article, experts weigh in on the harms of food guilt, the myths of overindulging, and how to overcome food guilt year round.
Advocating for Patients of Color as a Labor and Delivery Nurse
October 28, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, FNP, BC
Women of color are dying at alarming rates in childbirth and even up to a year after. Find out the challenges facing pregnant patients of color and how labor and delivery nurses can help advocate for them.
Meet a Registered Nurse
November 11, 2021 | Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
Are you considering nursing as a career? Here's how one nurse moved from business to nursing and the path you could take into nursing.
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