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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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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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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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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?