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How The Stabbing Of A Nurse Made It Safer For The Rest Of Us

By Angelina Gibson Elise Wilson, a dedicated Nurse of over 35 years, was stabbed 11 times by a patient during a routine assessment. Conor O’Regan was dissatisfied with the previous ...

Best Hospitals in Illinois for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,502 surveys of nurses from 169 hospitals in Illinois to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Illinois. 1. Rush University Medical Center Chicago, ...

You're Making It Weird: Opposite-Sex Physical Exams [Infographic]

By Sean Dent, ACNP An important part of nursing is maintaining patient dignity and privacy while providing optimal care. As nurses, we treat the person, not just the disease. This ...

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8 Tips For Surviving A Nurse Potluck

By Nurse.org Staff Writer We’ve all known one or two. The detail-oriented potluck organizer that hands you your cooking orders and uses the full weight of her peer-pressuring and guilt-tripping ...

7 Important Elements of an Inspiring Nursing Career

The Nursing Struggle is Real Whether you've newly graduated, passed the NLCEX, and you're ready for your first few shifts, or you've already put in many years on the floor, ...

When The Nurse Can't Stop Giving

By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC You’re a nurse, and we know you work hard. In fact, you probably work like crazy, just like so many other nurses. And it ...

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Proposed Federal RN Ratios - What You Can Do About It

By Amy Blitchok For years, nurses across the nation have been asking for safer staffing ratios. With tighter budgets and substantial increases in the number of patients, nurses have been ...

What To Know About Applying to Nursing Schools

By Kathleen Colduvell According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2022 employment projections, nursing is among the top occupations with steady projected job growth through 2022. The workforce is anticipated ...

Failed the NCLEX? Now What?

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBC The final hurdle to become a fully licensed Registered Nurse is the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). To some, this is a daunting ...

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Guaranteed Nursing Moments of Happiness in Hospital Corridors

Let's face it, being a nurse has its ups and downs. Moments of sadness, frustration, anger, shock. Moments of happiness, laughter, fun, thankfulness. We've gathered five of our favorite happy ...

Because Nursing Is In Your Blood

By Kathleen Colduvell RN, BSN, BA, CBCMy mom is a nurse. So are my aunt, my uncle, and three of my cousins. Needless to say, if someone ever gets hurt ...

Nurse Depression: How Travel Pulled Me Out

By Leah Helmbrecht, RN, BSN, Travel Nurse When I was in nursing school I was asked many times, “why do you want to be a nurse?” The answer I would ...

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