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Nurses Urge President Trump to Stop Warehousing Migrant Children

CBS News reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is doing medical exams on thousands of children in its custody, after the death of a second migrant child this month. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the immigration system has been “pushed to a breaking point.” She says more than

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Nursing Industry

Nurses, Patients, and 21st-Century Gender Expression

In the 21st century, nurses in most countries are faced with a growing challenge: how to develop and express sufficient understanding and sensitivity to patients and colleagues who do not conform to traditional gender roles and identities. Although medical and nursing education can provide some guidance in terms of cultural

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Nursing Industry

How To Avoid Medication Errors

Every nurse dreads making a medication error. And every nurse is at risk for making a medication error. It’s easy to observe another nurse’s mistake and (with great relief) say, “That could never happen to me”. Much like an armchair quarterback after a football game, when medication errors are analyzed and dissected

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Nursing Industry

The Transgender Sensitive Nurse

“The world is not male or female, black or white” Hida Viloria, intersex person and advocate. For most people, gender is binary. People are either male or female. But for transgenders, it is not that simple. The concept of gender as a spectrum is becoming more recognized. As an example,

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Career

How to Use Your CE to Explore Other Job Opportunities in Nursing

Nurses all too often leave the profession within 3 to 5 years after graduation. This creates a huge problem in a profession that continues to be affected by significant shortages. The most common underlying reason for leaving is dissatisfaction or disillusionment with the role they have chosen, and quitting seems

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Career

4 Tips on How to Make Your Nursing Resume Stand Out

If you’re a nurse, does your resume say what it needs to convey about your nursing career and your personal brand as a healthcare professional? The basic structure and function of resumes haven’t changed much over the years, and many nurses continue to fail to make their resumes as effective

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Nursing Industry

What Are California’s Nursing CE Requirements?

What Are California’s Nursing CE Requirements? Many states in the U.S. require a certain number of contact hours for license renewal. If you are a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, a licensed vocational nurse or a nurse practitioner in California, you are required to complete 30 CE hours every two years.  

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HIPAA and Your Nursing Practice

Angela worked as a nurse in an urgent care clinic where her 16-year-old daughter was treated for a urinary tract infection. Concerned, Angela looked up the urine culture results in her daughter’s chart and less than a week later was fired for Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Career

7 Things Nurses Can Do to Feel More Confident at Work

For a nurse, self-confidence is central to successful education, high-level performance, professional advancement, and career and life satisfaction. At the same time, there are plenty of factors that can break down a nurse’s confidence over time without intervention. Let’s explore 7 tips for increasing confidence as a nurse. 1. Nurture

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