Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tips to Ace the Nurse Licensure Exam and Get an RN License

Arriving at the decision to take the RN license examination and taking the actual exam itself can be both tormenting and stressful for a nursing graduate. As a Registered Nurse, I’ve been there and done that. Although the board exam … Continue reading

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Think Pink! How to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

With most nurses being female, it’s important to know the facts behind one of the top killers of women in the country: breast cancer. After all, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with October 17 designated as National Mammography … Continue reading

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How Should Nurses Prepare for Ebola? The Facts and Checklist

The Ebola situation has many in the United States at panic levels. We’ve already had several patients with Ebola on U.S. soil. We’ve already had a death caused by Ebola. The media is spreading panic and is doing a terrible … Continue reading

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HOW TO BUILD RAPPORT WITH YOUR PATIENTS AND BECOME A LIKEABLE NURSE

Are you too busy to actually find time building rapport with patients? Guiding the elderly to the lavatory or helping the sick eat or change their clothes are some of the basic things you can do to let them know … Continue reading

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HOW TO INSERT AN I.V. DEVICE IN AN OLDER ADULT

Inserting an intravenous device in older patients can be extremely challenging, especially for new nurses. Older adults experience significant changes in their skin in terms of texture, depth and integrity, making them more prone to tears and bruising. Aging also … Continue reading

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HOW NURSES CAN PREVENT VARICOSE VEINS — 8 TIPS

Although the precise cause of varicose veins is still unknown, the problem is usually blamed to the weakness of superficial veins. The weakness may be hereditary, but may also appear overtime due to prolonged standing, causing the legs to feel … Continue reading

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20 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH ANGRY PATIENTS (AND FAMILIES)

As nurses, we have to make sure that our patients get the best care possible, and that their families are always well-informed. However, we sometimes get into arguments with them because of certain misunderstanding that may lead to unnecessary tension. … Continue reading

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