Monthly Archives: October 2015

9.1% of RNs are men and 7.6% of LPNs are men

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3 Tips for the Partner of a Travel Nurse

Post-graduation my husband and I spent about a year traveling the U.S., moving every three months to whatever location our travel nursing agency could find for us. It was one of the most fun and carefree periods of our partnerships, … Continue reading

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Even the Nurse Who Knows Everything Will Learn Something

At Lana St. Clair’s workplace, she’s known as the “everything lady.” “I’m everybody’s backup and I’ve worked in just about every capacity,” says Lana, clinical educator at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Lana has worked at … Continue reading

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How to Manage Clinical Alarm Systems

As nurses, we rely on clinical alarm systems to warn us when a patient’s condition changes. These alarms are designed to communicate information that requires a caregiver’s immediate attention, action, or awareness, and they are typically considered to be a … Continue reading

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Nursing job market heating up

One survey of 141 facilities nationwide found that nearly 25% of the hospitals reported a vacancy rate of 10% or higher in 2015, compared with only 5% in 2012, according to a report published by NSI Nursing Solutions, a national … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Earn Your BSN Degree and Still Have a Life

Part three of an eight part series, Karen’s Corner outlines advice and insight on going back to school from our very own Dr. Karen Whitham, assistant dean, undergraduate nursing programs. Chances are your life is already very full. In addition … Continue reading

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Study Tips for Success and Growth in Nursing

Working in health care, you have to be comfortable with change. It’s an ongoing quest to help patients, and it’s riddled with many different directions. One thing is certain, though. You can’t plateau with your studies, especially when you’re a … Continue reading

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