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Top Mental Health Resources for Nurses

Every nurse knows that maintaining one’s mental health amidst the stress of a nursing career can often be a challenge. Stress, moral injury, long hours and overwork, bullying and lateral violence, and being exposed to others’ pain and suffering can be overwhelming and lead to compassion fatigue, burnout, and other

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Nursing Industry

What Types of Abuse are Nurses Mandated to Report?

One of the most important aspects of a nursing career is managing the responsibility of being a mandated reporter. Together with reporting it is vital to understand what types of abuse or neglect they are mandated to report and the process for reporting.  Mandated reporting means timely making an official

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Nursing Industry

Breast Cancer in Nursing

October is traditionally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Friday, October 22, 2021, is Wear it Pink Day. This is a day to wear pink in honor of those who are actively fighting and those who have passed. It’s also a day dedicated to massive fundraising for breast cancer research. 

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Nursing Industry

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers and Registered Nurses

There is an increased reliance on medication therapy in modern-day healthcare to support vital physiological processes and remedy illnesses. More than 10,000 prescription medications are available in the US, and approximately one-third of adults take at least five medications simultaneously. Nurses’ primary responsibility in patient care and mediation therapy is

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Nursing Industry

The Difference between Critical Thinking vs Clinical Reasoning

Critical thinking and clinical reasoning are two terms commonly used in nursing education and practice, yet the differences between these two concepts can be muddy at best, even though they may at times be erroneously used interchangeably. Thus, understanding the relationship and differences between critical thinking and clinical reasoning is

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Career

The 10 Highest Paid Nursing Jobs

When seeking a career path that’s both well-paid and personally and professionally satisfying, many nurses may stop to wonder which nursing positions generally pay the most. While earning power is admittedly not the ultimate deciding factor regarding what makes a career successful and happy, salary carries significant weight in the

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Nursing Industry

What’s the difference between CME and CEU for APRNs and NPs?

What’s the difference between CME and CEU for APRNs and NPs? With an advanced degree in nursing there are a lot of perks. There are also huge responsibilities not only in practice, but in keeping up with new skills, advanced knowledge, trends, and changes both in nursing and advanced practice.

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Nursing Industry

What is the Nurse Practice Act?

If we put a dollar in a special bank account every time a nursing student rolled their eyes when a professor or clinical instructor mentioned the Nurse Practice Act, we would likely have a scholarship fund the size of the state treasury of Rhode Island. Although talking about the Nurse

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Nursing Industry

What’s the difference between LPN, RN, and BSN?

When a member of the general public hears the word “nurse”, they have a picture in their mind of what that term means. But when it comes to the differences between licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses with an associate degree (RNs), and bachelors-prepared nurses (BSNs), many people — even some

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