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Why Nurses Should Earn a BSN?

Why Nurses Should Earn a BSN?

If you’re already working as a Registered Nurse, you might wonder if getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is worth it, because let’s face it, earning a BSN is a significant investment of time and money. However, there are two main reasons why earning a BSN is the best next step for your nursing career. […]

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9 Benefits of Joining a Professional Nursing Organization

9 Benefits of Joining a Professional Nursing Organization

Nursing associations are organizations devoted to the professional and personal development of members and to the general advancement of the profession. Joining a professional nursing association is essential due to the ever-changing field of nursing. Nursing organizations empower nurses to stay up to date on current practices. Joining a professional nursing association provides resources, information, […]

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What Factors Influence Job Satisfaction for Nurses?

What Factors Influence Job Satisfaction for Nurses?

A reciprocal relationship often exists between job satisfaction and performance: The more satisfied you are with your job, the better you perform. Meanwhile, as performance rises, so does job satisfaction. Therefore, understanding satisfaction is an important part of maximizing engagement and performance while minimizing dissatisfaction, burnout, and turnover. We can think of no sector wherein […]

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2020 Top Nursing Jobs Outside the Hospital

2020 Top Nursing Jobs Outside the Hospital

Alternative jobs for nurses, often in nonclinical settings, give registered nurses several options to pursue specialized interests. Nurses who do not want to work at hospitals can work at other healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and community medical clinics. Options outside of the hospital allow nurses to interact with the public, serve as educators within […]

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Is Nursing the Right Profession for You?

Is Nursing the Right Career for You?

When deliberating career options, many try to imagine themselves in certain roles to see if it’s right for them. For nursing, one might imagine sitting at a patient’s bedside, comforting them during a trying time of illness. They may envision working closely with doctors, helping them make critical decisions to save a patient’s life. While […]

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The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

Like any profession, travel nursing can have its ups and downs. You’ll have long and stressful days, but you’ll also meet amazing people who are there to help. You’ll get to travel the country, but you might have occasional bouts of homesickness. You’ll make good money, but you won’t get the traditional benefits of full-time […]

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When Nurses See More than Birth and Babies

When Nurses See More than Birth and Babies

What is a perinatal nurse? Perinatal nurses help care for women and babies throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and usually up until the new baby is around a month old. Perinatal nurses educate their pregnant female patients about their unborn child. One of the largest roles of a perinatal nurse is to teach patients, spouses, […]

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Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics and Tips

Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics and Tips

Mnemonics are devices that help us remember information. We remember best when events have an intense emotional response. Nursing mnemonics help stimulate some emotion through a picture, acronym, rhyme, or other devices. Nurses have come up with a few mnemonic devices that may help you remember many complicated processes when planning, practicing patient advocacy. and […]

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17 Things I Wish I Knew before I Became a Nurse

17 Things I Wish I Knew before I Became a Nurse

We all know that nursing isn’t easy. From the bedside to the operating table, nurses are some of the most trusted professionals in healthcare—by a patient’s side during both the gut-wrenching and the joyous moments. In one day, a nurse can see dozens of patients, experience death and birth, and be charged with making life-changing […]

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What Type of Nurse Should You Be?

What Type of Nurse Should You Be?

Figuring out what type of nurse you should be can realistically be broken down into two sections. The first is nursing career categories and nursing job specialties. Finding out which nursing career category you might be interested in will help determine which field of nursing you might wish to pursue. The nursing job specialty will […]

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How Registered Nurses Can Practice Patient Advocate Nursing

How Registered Nurses Can Practice Patient Advocate Nursing

What is patient advocacy? According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), the definition of Patient Advocacy is: Protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; Prevention of illness and injury; Alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response Advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. From years, Patient Advocacy […]

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