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If you are thinking to join nursing as a career, you need to know what it entails!

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing is defined as:

"Nursing is the protection, promotion, and ptimization of health and abilities, prevention of llness and injury, alleviation of suffering through he diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families,communities, and populations."

Nurses make up one of..........
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Recent Articles in Nursing
WATCH: Miss Colorado’s Talent is an Inspirational Monologue about Nursing and Patient Care
WATCH: Miss Colorado’s Talent is an Inspirational Monologue about Nursing and Patient Care

Meet our role model, Kelley Johnson. Kelley is Miss Colorado 2015 and second runner-up in the Miss America 2016 Pageant.

Kelley Johnson approached the talent portion of the Miss America 2016 Pageant in scrubs. Her talent is nursing, and she shares an original and passionate monologue about her ...

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MERS
MERS

Philippines Confirms Second MERS Case

Health officials in the Philippines reported earlier this month that the country\'s ...

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Walking and Running
Walking and Running

Walking and Running. Do You Get the Same Workout?

There are many reasons why people start running: Busting stress, ...

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Tips for Eliminating the Cycle of Mandatory Overtime
Tips for Eliminating the Cycle of Mandatory Overtime

Tips for Eliminating the Cycle of Mandatory Overtime

Hospitals all around the country experience nursing shortages from ...

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Push for Nurses to Join Governing Boards
Push for Nurses to Join Governing Boards

Push for Nurses to Join Governing Boards by Stakeholders and other Executives

There is something missing from most ...

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One Million New Nurses Needed by 2020
One Million New Nurses Needed by 2020

One Million New Nurses Needed by 2020

While Americans are applying to nursing school in record numbers, the only thing ...

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Nurse Resource Sites
Nurse Resource Sites

5 Great Learning Sites For Nurses

Choosing the right career can be a very ...

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Interesting Facts about Being a Nurse You Never Knew
Interesting Facts about Being a Nurse You Never Knew
Interesting Facts about Being a Nurse You Never Knew

Many professions have a number of stereotypes associated with them. For example, when someone

mentions a nurse, does your mind automatically wander to Florence Nightingale or the lady in the

white outfit? Well, believe it or not, ...
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INA Newsletter - Paula Gibeson
INA Newsletter - Paula Gibeson
What Nurses can Offer Family Caregivers?

The stunning announcement from the recent White House Conference on Aging stated that in 2014

$470 billion dollars was the cost of family caregiving. I couldn’t help but ask, “What are the nursing

implications of the rise in family ...
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Immediate Benefits Offered by Mentoring
Immediate Benefits Offered by Mentoring
There is no question that quality mentors help to enrich a person’s nursing career. In fact, the value

offered by mentors is long-lasting and can be seen immediate.

Mentors can provide nurse students with advice regarding their research projects, in addition to

personal guidance to ...
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Can A Social Network Really Help Ease Depression Symptoms?
Can A Social Network Really Help Ease Depression Symptoms?
There are social networks for dog lovers, for artists, and for music fanatics; now, research shows that dynamic and interactive platforms may be used to significantly reduce depression symptoms in patients with mental illness. A new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has indicated that web ...
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Compassion Fatigue and You: Practicing Self Care
Compassion Fatigue and You: Practicing Self Care

Over 40% of hospital nurses report burnout and ...

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Molly the Virtual Nurse Will See You Now
Molly the Virtual Nurse Will See You Now
Imagine that a computer takes care of a patient’s nursing needs. Are you imagining yourself in the year 2078? Or the year 3000? What about 2015? That vision is not too far into the future for Adam Odessky, CEO and creator of Sense.ly, a new company that aims to assist patients digitally and on-the-go. San ...
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Nurses Help Care for Our Nation’s Immigrant Children
Nurses Help Care for Our Nation’s Immigrant Children
According to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, border protection agencies encountered more than 67,000 children from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico in 2014, compared with about 38,000 the previous year. This data has had a major impact on Cathy Woodward, DNP, RN, PNP-AC, who ...
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Nurses, You Are Here For Such a Time as This
Nurses, You Are Here For Such a Time as This
Nursing is a great profession; it offers many opportunities, flexibilities and choices that cannot be found in any other profession. But health care is changing and I wonder if nurses have been thinking how those changes are going to impact their nursing career?

Already many facilities are changing ...
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Nurse Practitioners Are in Demand
Nurse Practitioners Are in Demand
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has acquired the knowledge base, decision-making skills, and clinical competencies for expanded practice beyond that of a registered nurse, the characteristics of which would be determined by the context in which he or she is credentialed to practice. ...
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The Doctor Shortage vs. The Nurse Shortage
The Doctor Shortage vs. The Nurse Shortage
One of the major reasons nurses are leaving their careers is because they are frustrated. They don’t feel that they are able to make a difference in their patients’ lives, and 20% of nurses who provide direct patient care expressed job dissatisfaction in a 2011 survey. In addition, nursing is bracing for ...
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Act Now to Mandate Safe Patient-to-Nurse Ratios
Act Now to Mandate Safe Patient-to-Nurse Ratios
Nurses often notice that hospitals are likely to reduce nurse staffing to save money. Dr. Fred Hyde, an independent consultant who teaches hospital management and hospital finance as a clinical professor in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, argues in an editorial that it is up to ...
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Workplace Violence Against Nurses, Are you at Risk?
Workplace Violence Against Nurses, Are you at Risk?
In a recent study, the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) found that injuries associated with workplace violence increased overall from 2012 to 2014 and \"nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses.\" The report stated that the overall rate of workplace violence rose from 4 to 5 percent for every ...
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Yoga Therapy Helps Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Lead Better Lives
Yoga Therapy Helps Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Lead Better Lives
Cancer treatments can ravage a patient’s body and leave him or her feeling terrible. New research indicates that these patients can gain an improved quality of life if they are ...
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Diabetes Testing at the Dentist's
Diabetes Testing at the Dentist's
According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in February, a visit to the dentist could be another opportunity to screen patients for diabetes. Doctors ...
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Male Nurses Still Earn More than Female Nurses
Male Nurses Still Earn More than Female Nurses
In a profession where the number of women dominate, men in the field still earn more, says a study by the American Medical Association. The study which looked at the wage gap in ...
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Nurses Are on the Side of the Patients, Not the Profits
Nurses Are on the Side of the Patients, Not the Profits
On Dec. 20, the Sacramento Bee published an editorial from Matt Patterson, a conservative writer, commentator, and speaker, in which he criticized the Nurses Union for putting ...
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Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants More Likely to Order Imaging than Primary Care Physicians
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants More Likely to Order Imaging than Primary Care Physicians
According to a study published in JAMA International Medicine, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), use more imaging than Primary Care Physicians, (PCPs). Danny ...
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Rotating Shift Work Negatively Impacts the Health of Female RN’s New Study Indicates
Rotating Shift Work Negatively Impacts the Health of Female RN’s New Study Indicates
Studies have indicated that shift work correlates to a greater risk of illness. In the healthcare community, shift work is exceedingly common, especially among nurses. The most ...
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A Power Union: Patients and Nurses
A Power Union: Patients and Nurses
One of the key contributing factors to an overall successful experience in the hospital would be how well patients and nurses collaborate with each other, and it is this unique ...
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Reducing Nurse Fatigue Risks
Reducing Nurse Fatigue Risks
Recent times have seen considerable increases in the various fields of healthcare, and when there is much work to be done many nurses take on these challenges expecting to perform ...
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Achieving Safe Nurse Staffing Ratios
Achieving Safe Nurse Staffing Ratios
The Registered Nurse Staffing Act was introduced to the United States Congress in 2013 and it marked a significant tide shift when it comes to nurses voicing their opinions on what ...
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Stress-free Nursing
Stress-free Nursing
Caring for the patient\'s health and reducing their suffering is the main goal of a nurse and during this, one may come across very demanding and emotional patients, and short ...
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Top Ten Reasons Why Nurses Get Sick
Top Ten Reasons Why Nurses Get Sick
You take care of patients and clean up everything that you lay your hands on. Have you ever wondered why nurses ...
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Nurses and Sleep
Nurses and Sleep
Let us rewind a common scene in most of the hospitals and clinics during mid-afternoon – I am feeling tired, sleepy and want to have a nap. Most of us end up going for another cup ...
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How to Understand What Patients Want to Tell You
How to Understand What Patients Want to Tell You
Many times, your instincts might tell you that your patient is holding back something and you struggle to read between the lines. You have a feeling that they are not telling you ...
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Better Communication for Improved Patient Care
Better Communication for Improved Patient Care
Lack of proper communication can be very dangerous in a healthcare setting. Fortunately, technological advancements in healthcare industry have ensured better communication between ...
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The Importance of Continuing Education
The Importance of Continuing Education
As nurses, we all are equipped with the required knowledge and skills to excel in our jobs. However, the scenario in healthcare technology is changing constantly and this makes ...
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Beware of Fraudulent Schools
Beware of Fraudulent Schools
Demand and popularity of online educational portals have increased considerably in the past few years. At the ...
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Tips for Being Confident While Speaking to the Doctor
Tips for Being Confident While Speaking to the Doctor
Ever felt terrified while calling up the physician for one of your patients? Lack of ...
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Patient Connection in Nursing
Patient Connection in Nursing
According to Adam Grant, management professor at Wharton Business School, job satisfaction and meaningful work are the two things that people look out for while searching for a job. ...
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Virtual Interview Tips
Virtual Interview Tips
Unlike the yesteryears, there is no need to leave the convenience of
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Tips for the Night Shift
Tips for the Night Shift
Flexibility with working hours is a desirable quality in nurses so that they can work either day or night shifts ...
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Get Most Out of Your Nap
Get Most Out of Your Nap
When assigned to shift work, most of us end up with lack of enough sleep. This jet lag feeling is quite common among nurses and makes them to pull along with a lot of struggle. Sleep deprivation is so common in this profession that it is considered to be one of the most widespread issues affecting patient ...
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Challenges of Continuing Education in Nursing
Challenges of Continuing Education in Nursing
With increased demand for a highly educated workforce in nursing, many nurses have returned to nursing schools. Unfortunately, in the U.S., the nursing schools are not able to accommodate all of them. According to the report by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the enrollments for ...
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Prayer and Nursing
Prayer and Nursing
Prayer is defined as a request or an expression of thanks to God. Prayer is usually linked to organized religion, but in reality a person can incorporate spirituality without being ...
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