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Top 6 Emergency Nursing Skills for New Nurses

As a new nurse, an emergency situation with one of your patients is likely to happen, and it literally can become a matter of life and death. In these stressful moments, even the most experienced clinician may feel overwhelmed when experiencing emergencies for the first time. Taking steps to prepare for emergencies enables you to ...

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Best Gift Ideas for Nurses

Old reliables, like gift cards and cash, are always viable gifting options but thinking outside the box can be a more meaningful way to show that you care about the person who is always taking care of others. Whether your nurse needs something practical to add to their toolbox or just a dose of pampering, ...

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Nursing School Survival Kit

Starting nursing school equipped with all of the necessary supplies can help you feel confident and prepared when you begin your program. But for many new nursing school students, it can be tricky to know what kind of medical and organizational tools would be the most useful to bring along with you. That’s why we’ve ...

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A Lifetime of Learning for Ameritech Graduate Keith Cunningham

For nurse Keith Cunningham, lifelong learning isn’t just a philosophy. The 53-year-old former small business owner recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He’s taking a year off from school to get a few certifications, then he plans to return for a master’s degree. “You’re never too old to set a new goal or ...

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Start Strong: 4 Tips for a Great Semester

As the shadows get longer, the nights turn crisp, and summer comes to an end, it’s back to school for millions of students across the country. For college students starting or returning for nursing or other healthcare degrees, it’s exciting to take a big step toward a new career. A few ideas to keep in ...

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Nurse Advocacy: How to Assist During a Tragedy

When tragedy dominates the headlines, it’s easy to feel useless, helpless, and afraid. Nurses and other healthcare professionals may feel the added weight of responsibility. Since tragedy takes so many forms and comes upon us unexpectedly, it can be hard to know where to start preparing. But a few smart moves can put you in ...

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Passing the Licensure Exam: An NCLEX Study Plan

Once nursing students finish their clinical rotations and courses and graduate from nursing school, one final hurdle looms between them and their first nursing job: the National Council Licensure Examination, commonly known as the NCLEX. If you graduated from a good nursing school, you’ve already learned the foundations and the specialized knowledge you’ll need to ...

8 Steps for Becoming a Registered Nurse

How to Become an RN: The Steps You’ll Take and Requirements You’ll Need

The process of becoming a registered nurse may look simple on a piece of paper — or web browser. You go to and graduate from nursing school. You pass the NCLEX. You find your first nursing job. Bing boom bang you’re a nurse. The scariest step in many careers would be that finding-a-nursing-job part, but given the ...