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Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

Nurse Of The Year Gets A Unique Surprise

A student nurse has had a tram named after her, after she was voted 2017 Nurse of the Year. Christina O’Loughlin was one of eight nurses to win this year’s Nurse and Midwife of the Year Awards back in May, […]

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6 Soft Skills Necessary For Hardworking Nurses

Every hard working nurse needs to have a set of skills beyond what can be taught in medical school. In the nursing profession, strong personal skills are just as important as qualifying technical skills. Soft skills, often referred to as […]

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

The short answer is yes, you can still become a nurse if you currently only have a 2.5 grade point average. But it’s also more complicated than that. Through taking proper action to market your individual medical qualifications and raise […]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

Nursing is tough. There’s no doubt about that. But is it about to get even harder? Current RN employment projections predict a massive RN deficit in the coming years. There are believed to be multiple factors causing this projected deficit […]

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5 Helpful Tips For Dealing With Difficult Patients

Nursing is a profession of caring and dedication. Most nurses are devoted to their patients. Communication is everything when it comes to establishing a comforting and healthy nurse–patient relationship. Taking care of patients and changing their lives for the better […]

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique (not a technology) to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke […]

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

6 Obscure Nursing Jobs (That You Might Not Even Know Exist!)

There’s so much more to nursing than just daily life at a hospital. While most RNs start their career working in a hospital, nursing offers a huge variety of career opportunities – and some are more well-known than others. In […]

The Pros And Cons Of Going To A Private Nursing School

The Pros And Cons Of Going To A Private Nursing School

There are many ways to become a nurse – and not all of them are built alike. In the world of nursing, there is much debate over the subject of private nursing schools. Many nurses say that private nursing schools […]

Become A Traveling Nurse To Enhance Your Career

Become A Traveling Nurse To Enhance Your Career

Travel Nursing is in high demand and my Travel Nursing Agency “Valley Health Care Staffing” will work to get your Nursing Dream job. If you’ve ever wondered how you could make the most of your nursing profession education and experiences […]

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

So let’s be real. We all went into nursing because we genuinely love people. We wanted a career that we felt made a difference. We love taking care of others and walking along side them in the process of healing. […]

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

Understanding The 5 Mental Health Issues Most Common To Nurses

This May, Mental Health America will celebrate the 68th annual Mental Health Month. First established in 1949, Mental Health Month has been founded in order to spread awareness about mental health issues, and educate the public about the most common […]

The 28-Hour Workday Controversy – Do Long Working Hours Help Or Harm Patients?

The 28-Hour Workday Controversy – Do Long Working Hours Help Or Harm Patients?

In recent days, the medical world has seen itself mixed up in a bit of controversy, related to the long working hours common among medical professionals – including doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff. The root of this controversy lies […]

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

Are you an RN with a spirit of adventure? Do you want to expand your horizons and advance your medical skills? Then a career in travel nursing might just be the right fit for you! Here are 7 reasons you […]

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Worrying About Health Can Make You Ill – How Health Anxiety Can Cause Real Diseases

Can worrying about your health make you sick? A recent study performed in Norway has indicated that health anxiety – a general unease about the state of one’s health, even if they have been confirmed to be healthy – can […]

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one in four people will suffer from a severe mental health problem at some point in our lives – including depression, high levels of stress, or anxiety and panic attacks, among […]