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Activities That Don’t Count for Nursing Continuing Education

Continuing education requirements for nurses are set by the State Board of Nursing (RN and LPN/LVN Boards) to ensure a high standard of quality patient care in each state. The requirements vary from state to state and it is the nurse’s responsibility to keep track of the requirements of the

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New Nurses

Six Tips New Nurses Can Use to Develop Leadership Skills

When you begin your vocation as a novice nurse, honing your clinical nursing skills is very high on your agenda for initial career success. After being oriented, becoming more proficient, and taking on higher-level skills development, becoming an effective nurse leader may be on your agenda. The following are six tips

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Nursing Industry

How Many Contact Hours Do RNs Need in California?

Many states in the U.S. require a certain number of contact hours for license renewal. As a Registered Nurse (RN)  in California, you are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years if you wish to maintain an active license. Although there are no state specific courses that you have to take as

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Nursing Industry

Why Are Nurses Leaving The Profession?

A recent survey by RNnetwork shows that 49 percent of registered nurses have considered leaving the profession at some point over the past two years. That is not good news. At a time when nurses are reaching retirement age at an increasingly rapid rate, (due to the aging of the Baby Boomer

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Nursing Industry

Opioid Continuing Education Requirement for New Jersey Nurses

If you are licensed to practice in New Jersey, you should be aware that the New Jersey Board of Nursing has enacted an Opioid Continuing Education Requirement.  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:11-26.3 (L.2017, c.28, S.21), as a condition of biennial license renewal, all registered professional nurses and all licensed practical nurses must complete

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Nursing Industry

Women Dominate Nursing So Why Do Men Still Earn More?

The first nurses were women. The most storied nurses, Florence Nightingale among them, were women. For centuries, nursing has been a female-dominated profession so it is perhaps the cruelest turn that male nurses earn more than women. Certainly, there is ample room for skilled professionals of both genders in the

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Nursing Industry

Nurse Burnout – Are Nurses Really Suffering?

Much has been written about physician burnout, but nurse burnout is just as real. Nurses are burned out from electronic medical records and onerous documentation, alarm fatigue and physical exhaustion. Burnout causes cognitive overload that can put both the nurse and the patient at risk. Knowing the signs of burnout,

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