Why You Should Work as a CNA While in Nursing School
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by Sarah West APRN, FNP-BC
1d ago
The Nursing profession would be nothing without the contribution of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Certified Nursing Assistants play a vital role in healthcare by working directly under registered and licensed practical Nurses. CNAs assist patients with daily tasks like washing, dressing, and eating. The skills you learn as a CNA can be used throughout your Nursing career and will provide you with a solid foundation for building your knowledge. Here are some of the many reasons you should work as a CNA while in Nursing school. More Comfortable Interacting with Patients It can be an awkwar ..read more
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2023 Top Paying Nursing Jobs
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4d ago
Whether you are considering a career in Nursing or are a Nurse looking to switch pathways, something to consider is salary. Many factors play into salary such as location, employer, and experience.  Here is a list of this year's highest paying Nursing positions. 1. Chief Nurse Anesthetist Chief Nurse Anesthetists are responsible for supervising other Nurse Anesthetists and managing the day-to-day operations of the anesthesia department. They may also administer anesthesia to patients undergoing surgical procedures. They work closely with surgeons and other medical pers ..read more
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How to Avoid Nursing Burnout
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by Sarah West APRN, FNP-BC
1w ago
Nurse burnout is not a new concept. Nurses have been experiencing burnout for decades. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, more Nurses than ever are experiencing burnout, making it a hot topic in the Nursing community. Nurse burnout is often brought on by everyday stressors like insufficient staffing, increased workload, high patient acuity, and even verbal or physical abuse from patients. These stressors result in physical, mental, and emotional fatigue. As a result, Nurse burnout has been a significant factor in the number of Nurses leaving bedside Nursing or even the profession altogether ..read more
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Safest Hospitals To Work At By State
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by Diversity Nursing
2w ago
As a Nurse, you consider many factors when choosing where you want to work. Safety should be at the top of your list of considerations. For more than 20 years, The Leapfrog Group has collected, analyzed, and published hospital data on safety and quality. Leapfrog assigns Hospital Safety Grades to nearly 3,000 general acute-care Hospitals across the nation twice annually. Here is the most recent list of safest States and Hospitals to work at according to Leapfrog. New Hampshire  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center  Virginia  Augusta Health  Utah  Intermountain Al ..read more
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Nurses Secure The Spot For Most Trusted Profession 22nd Time In A Row
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3w ago
The Gallup polls are in and for more than two decades, Nurses have achieved the highest ethics rating from Americans. According to the findings, the 79% of U.S. adults who now say Nurses have “very high” or “high” honesty and ethical standards is far more than any of the other 17 professions rated. Nurses have topped the list every year except one since they were added to the annual ratings in 1999. That was in 2001, when firefighters earned a record-high 90% rating in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "Nurses have earned the trust of the American people by putting pa ..read more
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FNSNA Diversity Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
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by Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
1M ago
  Attention Minority Nursing Students The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association is delighted to offer funding for diversity scholarships. The scholarships are supported by Johnson & Johnson for the 2023-2024 school year. With $500,000 in available funding and scholarships awarded up to $10,000 per academic year, nursing students can graduate on time with less financial worry. Scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to healthcare. Funding may only be used for t ..read more
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What You Need to Know About Medication Errors
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by Sarah West APRN, FNP-BC
1M ago
Healthcare workers, especially Nurses, face more challenges today than ever. Nurses must quickly adapt to fluctuating Nurse-Patient ratios, evolving technology, and the evolutions of healthcare and how it affects the way we provide care to our patients. Medication errors are an unfortunate consequence of overwork, distraction, and system errors. The consequences of medication errors can range from minor to serious. Serious medication errors can even result in death. Causes of Medication Errors Medication errors can be the result of any failure to ensure that the correct medication is being adm ..read more
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Forensic Nurse Develops Bruise Detection Technology For Darker Skin Tones
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by Diversity Nursing
2M ago
Photo: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Bruises are one of the most common injuries observed on victims of violent crime, such as victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, according to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  "Bruise detection and diagnosis are currently conducted by sight, under regular light, and bruises are often difficult to see on victims of violence depending on their skin color and the age of their injury. As a result, individuals with dark skin tones are at a significant disadvantage in having their injuries properly identified and documented ..read more
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Tips For Nurses Working Through The Holidays
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2M ago
Many people look forward to the holidays, however it can be a stressful time for Nurses working through the holiday season and missing festivities. Here are several tips to help make working through the holidays a little brighter. Holiday Feast Take time during a shift to fuel up with some yummy foods. Have everyone bring in their favorite meal or side dish, holiday treat, or order some take out.  Work Fun Organize a secret Santa with your unit or you may also consider planning a holiday party outside of your work setting. It’s nice to take the time out to blow off steam and enjoy yo ..read more
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Caring for Patients With Alzheimer’s
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3M ago
Alzheimer Disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, accounting for at least 2/3 of the cases of dementia in people age 65 and older. AD is a neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive and disabling impairment of cognitive functions including memory, comprehension, language, attention, reasoning, and judgment. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are over 6 million Americans living with AD with 3 million new cases diagnosed each year. This disease is deadlier than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.  Often, early warning signs are dismissed or mistaken for ..read more
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