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Accelerated vs. Traditional Nursing Programs: The Race to Finish

The path to becoming a nurse can be exhilarating. From the first decision to step into this career field to the day you walk across that stage at your graduation, you put forth the time, effort, and sacrifice to join one of the most fulfilling careers in the world. There are several programs available at… Continue reading Accelerated vs. Traditional Nursing Programs: The Race to Finish

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Ring the Alarm: How You Can Suffer From Alarm Fatigue in the Clinical Setting

As you sit at the nursing station, the telemetry screen alarms everyone of latest patient suffering from atrial fibrillation. Thankfully, this patient with a chronic history is finally scheduled for surgery today to correct this issue, so you try to tune out the sound in order to listen to the physician placing pre-op orders over… Continue reading Ring the Alarm: How You Can Suffer From Alarm Fatigue in the Clinical Setting

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3 Ways To Show Love To The Nurse In Your Life

Nurses have a reputation of being kind, considerate, selfless, and knowledgeable. We work long hours (often 8-12hr shifts) 3-5 days a week. These shifts can be filled with fast-paced decision making, flexibility, and us going above and beyond for others. The amount of energy expended during our workdays can be draining both mentally and physically.… Continue reading 3 Ways To Show Love To The Nurse In Your Life

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Why Did I Choose Nursing?

My mom is one of the most selfless people I know. As she took on the caregiver role for most of the older relatives in the family, I witnessed early on the world of doctors offices, surgeries, and medication regimens. From then on, I developed a natural inclining to help others in need and learn… Continue reading Why Did I Choose Nursing?

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Diabetes: What’s Your Type?

We all know someone who suffers from diabetes. Whether it is you or a loved one, diabetes has impacted all of our lives in some way at some point. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, I thought that it would be valuable to shed some light on the chronic condition that affects so many lives… Continue reading Diabetes: What’s Your Type?