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A Calendar of Nursing Holidays in 2022

Nurses have once again had an incredible year of serving their community. While we recommend finding ways to show your appreciation for nurses everyday, we wanted to make sure to highlight all of the special events for nurses. Here’s the list of nursing recognition days, weeks, and months for 2022

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Free Nursing CEs | Practice Pearls for APRNs: Dietary Supplements

Proper nutrition plays a big role in disease prevention, recovery from illness and ongoing good health of a patient. While the percentage of U.S. adults using natural products continues to increase, APRNs are considering prescription medications in conjunction with over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Our interactive online nursing CE courses around

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6 Nursing Mnemonics That Will Make Your Job Easier

As a nurse, there is a wealth of information that needs to be carefully read, scrutinized and relayed while caring for a patient. While you were in nursing school, you most likely used a variety of Mnemonics as a study tactic that improved your memory and to make studying and

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Career

What Does a Reprimand on a Nursing License Mean?

You worked hard to become a professionally licensed nurse, and when something happens that calls your professionalism into question, it’s likely going to feel terrible and result in a great deal of anxiety and stress. Licensing boards are charged with protecting the well-being of the public, thus nurses who violate the Nurse Practice Act in

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Career

Should I Take the AANP or ANCC Certification Exam?

Upon completion of the Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll need to decide which certification exam to take – the AANP or ANCC certification examination. Major factors to consider in making this choice include the difference between the two exams, the certifying bodies, and your career plans.  The two certifying bodies are

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Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care

Clinical guidelines are written suggestions and recommendations for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to use for diagnostics and treatment options. The guidelines summarize current medical knowledge and weigh the options based on scientific evidence.   The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines clinical practice guidelines as, “statements that include recommendations, intended to optimize care, that are informed by a systematic review

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Pharmacology

How Does the Nursing Process Apply to Pharmacology?

The Nursing Process can and should be adapted to all aspects of quality nursing care. One of the easiest examples is to examine how the Nursing Process applies to pharmacology and pain management. Ida Jena Orlando developed the theory for the Nursing Process to explore the purpose of nurses and their various roles in the healthcare field.    Using the

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Nursing Industry

The Advantages of Continuing Education for Nurses

For most nurses, continuing education is an important requirement of nursing license renewal. Continuing ed can be perceived as a bothersome chore to dispense with in the easiest and cheapest way possible; however, it isn’t just about getting those CE credits – it can also be about learning, growing, and

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Career

How Does Psychology Support Nursing Practice?

While nursing is a profession that often — but by no means always — requires a great many task-based skills related to direct patient care, the psychology of human development and behavioral health is no small part of what a nurse must strive to understand when it comes to engaging in thoughtful and effective nursing

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Free Travel Nursing CEU – How Much Do You Know?

Travel nursing can be a gratifying career; however, nursing professionals must understand the expectations and commitment that is involved in travel work. The demand for travel nurses is expected to increase by 19% before the year 2022 (United States Bureau of Labor, 2019). There is a wide variety of opportunities

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