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Surviving Your First Nursing Mistake

Every nurse makes mistakes — it’s simply inevitable. And when you make your very first mistake, it can feel overwhelming, shameful, and like the end of the world. In most cases, your first mistake will not be your last, and how you respond that very first time can set the

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Nursing Industry

Which Nursing CEUs Will Help Me Make More Money?

Continuing education for nurses is a requirement for re-licensure every 2-3 years in an ever-growing majority of states as well as Washington DC and US Territories. State boards of nursing recommend, and state legislators set the rules as required by local laws to protect the citizens of their state or territory. The

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Nursing Industry

Your Complete RN to MSN Guide

Nurses who want to prepare themselves for career growth and future professional opportunities continually improve their skills, education and credentials. Advanced skills give them the flexibility to move from bedside to nursing leadership and to pursue different types of specialized patient care. For registered nurses or a BSN (Bachelor of

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Nursing Students

Best Workplaces for New Grads

Wondering where to work after graduation? Prioritize employers who offer robust orientations. We list our top picks and describe the nurse residency program option. Our Picks—Top 3 Employers for New Nurses 1. Northwell (Multiple locations throughout the U.S.) Northwell is making a big name for themselves in the healthcare industry.

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Nursing Continuing Education: Enhancing Professional Development

Throughout your career as a nurse, nursing continuing education is something that simply has to be done in the interest of licensure, but it can be so much more. Learning is lifelong, and for nurses who need to keep up on the latest evidence-based practice guidelines and new developments in various areas

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How Many CEUs Do Texas RNs Need?

Many states in the U.S. require a certain number of contact hours for license renewal. As a registered nurse in Texas, you are required to complete 20 contact hours every 2 years in your area of practice, and certain nurses must take specific courses.  The content areas that are specified in

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Nursing Industry

How to Pay Off Your Student Loans in Two Years

Many registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners graduate with debt in the form of Stafford loans, Perkins loans and Private loans. Debt that leaves them so crippled over the years that many are left questioning whether or not it was a good idea to invest in nursing school

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Nursing Industry

Empowering New Nurses to Speak Up

When new graduate nurses begin working as nursing professionals in the worlds of healthcare and medicine, learning communication skills is a crucial task. However, speaking up to physicians and other powerful or influential colleagues isn’t always easy to do without an enormous lump in the throat and a terrible feeling

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Nursing Industry

Smoke Inhalation: A Nurse’s Role in Assessing and Managing Patients

Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death due to fires. In fact, studies show that 53 percent of burn fatalities are partly or wholly caused by “being overcome by gas, smoke or toxic fumes”. Smoke inhalation is especially dangerous for the youngest and oldest patients. Those at highest risk of dying from smoke

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The Average NP Salary by State

APNP vs NP Nurse Practitioners (NP) earn some of the highest wages of any specialty within the nursing profession. Known as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), there are approximately 166,300 in the United States and they hold either a Master of Science in Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice

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