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Diversity in Nursing?: A Brief Look At Why Black Nurses Are So Important In Healthcare

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH! The care and contribution of the black nurse in the United States stems well over a century. Since the arrival to this country, African-Americans have received the brutal end of health care and health outcomes due to unjust and discriminatory practices. The path to becoming licensed healthcare professionals was no exception.… Continue reading Diversity in Nursing?: A Brief Look At Why Black Nurses Are So Important In Healthcare

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Every Beat Matters: Why Learning CPR Can Save a Life

It's the saving lives for me! We all know or heard of someone who has experienced the unfortunate event of a cardiac arrest. In fact, did you know that in 2015, approximately 357,000 people experienced a cardiac arrest OUTSIDE of the hospital in the United States, and about 70%–90% of those individuals died before reaching… Continue reading Every Beat Matters: Why Learning CPR Can Save a Life

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Thinking About Grad School? You Might Want To Consider These Advanced Degrees Before You Apply

We all know that nursing can be a fulfilling and lifelong career! As previously mentioned in my blog post Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There, nurses have a diverse arrangement of specialties to pursue. Nevertheless, these careers can have different educational requirements beyond the Associate Degree of Nursing… Continue reading Thinking About Grad School? You Might Want To Consider These Advanced Degrees Before You Apply

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Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

It was a an ordinary shift and I just passed my last med, settled my patients in bed, and caught up on my charting. After a deep sigh, I heard the rumbling of my stomach. While hurrying to the nurses lounge for my latest rendition of leftovers, I bumped into my colleague Brittney who was… Continue reading Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

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Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There

It's 7pm and you've just clocked out thinking, "I can't do this anymore." During your shift, you've had no less than five patients at a time due to inadequate staffing, multiple admissions, and complicated discharges. You've been spat on, pooped on, and the lady in room 12 just will not cooperate with any of the… Continue reading Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There