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Cultural Competence and the Nursing Care of the LGBTQ Community

Nurses encounter vulnerable populations daily, and the LGBTQ community warrants a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity, and evidence-based knowledge in order for nurses to meet these patients with compassionate professionalism.  Context and Perspective Long before the gay rights movements of the late 20th century, homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, and those identifying

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Nursing Industry

Staying Focused as the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some economies are opening rather quickly even as infection rates and deaths spike in new and previous hotspots. Reports of crowded parks, bars, and beaches are disconcerting amidst simultaneous reports of crowded hospitals, and even partisan divides exist where members of a certain political party are

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Nursing Industry

Culturally Competent Nursing Care in the 21st Century

In the 21st century, we see the diversity of the American population becoming deeper and broader in scope, with nursing and healthcare needing to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of a wide variety of patients from a plethora of cultures, belief systems, and groups. Culture and Cultural Competence

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Career

Does COVID-19 Have You Re-Thinking Your Career Trajectory?

Nurses accept the risk of being exposed to contagious diseases with the caveat that they will be facing contagions with full PPE. Now that we know PPE may not be available when we need it, some aspiring E.R. and ICU nurses are rethinking their career trajectory. Fortunately, there is a

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Nursing Industry

Pandemics in History

Pandemics and epidemics have been with the human race since recorded history began, and mass casualties from infectious diseases are nothing new. Despite modern medicine and 21st-century scientific advances in public health, surveillance, pandemic response, and emergency preparedness, humans are still highly susceptible to contagion, illness, and death from such

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Nursing Industry

Nurses and Racial Disparities: Part of the Solution

During times of social unrest and upheaval (e.g.: COVID-19 or the Black Lives Matter movement), nurses are often on the front lines of treating the sick and injured, as well as speaking out when injustice rears its ugly head. How can nurses stand up for those oppressed or unjustly treated

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Nursing Students

How to Have a Successful Nursing School Experience During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, students about to start nursing school will experience an adaptation of the nursing school they thought they were entering when they applied. With more programs moving to online learning platforms, new students will probably learn more through online simulations than in-person patient care. Limited opportunities for real-life

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Career

COVID-19 and Nurses’ Roles in Their Own Communities

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been both a crisis and an opportunity for nurses, as well as the overarching healthcare and public health infrastructures, global economies, and general social engagement. During such an ongoing global event, no small part of the opportunity that nurses can seize is their

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Nursing Industry

Navigating Your “Webside Manner” via Telehealth

In the 21st century, telehealth, telenursing, and telemedicine have become increasingly common. And in the time of COVID-19, conducting medicine via telephone and video has become a crucial skill that clinicians must master in order to deliver optimal care.  With patients fearful of face-to-face encounters, or for facilities that have completely

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Career

Moving Forward from the First Wave of COVID-19

It’s 2020, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale was celebrated recently on May 12. Some are saying the legacy of Flo has become crystal clear as nurses fight against the silent killer, COVID-19. During the Crimean War, Nightingale’s work to save lives lead to

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