Monthly Archives: May 2013

Advice for New Grad Nurses

The day has come! It’s that first day that you are totally on your own at your first nursing job! No more clinical instructors! No more preceptors! No more agendas laid out for you! It’s all you! It’s a monumental … Continue reading

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Stand out! Get Certified!

Linda Lindsay, RN Do you know Certified Nurses Day is on March 19? Many still ask, “What are the differences between licensure and certification?” Some use the terms interchangeably, but they both are quite different. Licensure is mandatory and signifies … Continue reading

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Docs and Nurse Practitioners Have Different Role Perceptions

Research shows discrepancies in the way the role of nurse practitioners is viewed WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) — There is considerable disagreement between physicians and nurse practitioners regarding the role of nurse practitioners in primary care, according to research … Continue reading

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Ask a Travel Nurse: How To Prepare for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve been an ER nurse for 3 years and I’m thinking about taking my first travel nursing position. What specific things would you recommend when looking for an ageny/recruiter? Anything specific I should do as … Continue reading

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THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF DIABETES PREVENTION

With nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States living with diabetes, and an additional 79 million Americans at risk, it is more important than ever for nurses and other healthcare providers to educate the public about diabetes … Continue reading

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5 More Ways Correctional Nurses Can Land in Court

This is a continuation of a list started in an earlier post. Correctional nurse experts Kathy Wild, RN, MPA, CCHP and Royanne Schissel, RN, CCHP, offered advice to correctional nurses during the 2013 NCCHC Spring Conference.  Here are five more ways … Continue reading

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Scrub a Dub Dub: Tips for Bacteria-Free Days

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued a statement recently, calling for limited mobile phone usage during patient care. And with good reason. Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene, World Health Organization Stethoscopes If you travel to and from work … Continue reading

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