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10 Nurses to Follow on Pinterest
July 29, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Pinterest is increasingly being used as a search engine and is a popular social media platform for nurses. It offers a great ratio of nursing and non-nursing content. Some nurses on Pinterest exclusively pin nursing content, while others incorporate their lifestyle into their pin boards. Since Pinterest has a variety...
10 Things Nurses Learn Outside of the Classroom
May 7, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
As a nursing student, you undeniably learn a lot in nursing school. By the time you graduate, you'll be an expert on the human body and well-prepared for all of those procedures that may have scared you at the beginning of your studies, like drawing blood and giving shots. With...
18 Reasons to Choose a Career as a CNA
September 29, 2021 | Maura Deering
(CNAs) work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), performing entry-level patient care tasks. Their roles revolve around their patients' day-to-day needs, with job duties that include: assisting patients with bathing and dressing; repositioning patients in bed and transferring them to wheelchairs; taking vital signs...
10 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for Nursing Careers
September 8, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Check out 10 ways that a high school student can prepare for a nursing career of their dreams.
Certified Nursing Assistant Training: How to Become a CNA
October 6, 2021 | Nalea Ko
Becoming a CNA offers a quick pathway to earn your scrubs. Learn more about how to get CNA training and the career advancement opportunities available.
14 Twitter Hashtags for Nursing Students to Monitor
July 29, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
has a lot of potential in the arena of education. What was once thought to be a frivolous, narcissistic waste of time is now becoming a vital part in expanding research and discussion beyond the campus and onto an international platform. Students in the medical field can benefit in some...
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