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Assaulting Nurses Is Now A Felony In Tennessee

This article was originally published by NewsChannel5 Nashville. To read the original story, click here. As of July 1, Tennessee law has made it a felony to assault nurses. Governor Bill Lee signed the new measure into law in June. The penalty for assault on a nurse has changed from

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Workplace Violence is Defined as?

Workplace violence is not new, but it is a growing concern for nurses in all fields. The pandemic set us back on the road to fixing it. Whether you work in a hospital, home health, hospice, clinic, outpatient surgery, etc., the workplace is a growing concern. It isn’t just patients

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What is Meant by the Term Evidence Based Practice?

The basic concept of evidence-based practice in nursing is to establish standardized health care practices to improve the quality of care and outcomes and reduce the skyrocketing costs of healthcare.  Three basic components to evidence-based practice include using 1) the best external evidence from research; 2) clinical experience and critical thinking skills;

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3 Ways Nurses Can Build a Positive Relationship with Physician Colleagues

Nurse-physician relationships are central to positive patient care outcomes and organizational success. While nursing and medical perspectives may differ in fundamental ways, we know that all members of the team desire the same ultimate goals. Fostering positive, respectful, and productive relationships between nurses and physicians is in everyone’s best interest.

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How Can Nurses Communicate with Families During End-of-Life Care

Nursing care at the end of life is a crucial aspect of supporting both the dying patient and their loved ones during a highly emotional process. This can be an especially confusing and worrisome time for families; thus, nurse-family communication could not be more important to achieving the best possible

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RN License Renewal Requirements by State

As a registered nurse, it is important to know the specific license renewal requirements for your particular state of practice. View your state specific requirements below. State CE Requirements for RNs Special Requirementsand Notes State Governing Agency Alabama 24 contact hours every 2 years for RNs. 12 contact hours allowed

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How to Cope with Grief After Losing a Patient

Nurses are regularly faced with death and dying in clinical practice. Nursing care provided during the poignant end-of-life period often incites intimate nurse-patient-family relationships. Strong emotional bonds and attachment can develop for both the patient and the nurse. Ultimately, each connection formed during this period will be accompanied by subsequent

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What Happens if You Let Your Nursing License Expire

When you finally become a nurse after years of studying and hard work; the thought of never having to open a textbook is refreshing. However, in every nurse’s journey, there are continuing education and renewal requirements they need to meet. Your nursing licensure must not only be achieved to practice

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