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What is Nursing?

Nursing is described as an art and a science. Art is a skill at doing a specified thing, typically one acquired through practice. Nurses learn to deliver care (wound care, assessment, foley insertion etc) artfully with compassion, caring, and respect for each patient’s dignity. As a science, nursing practice is based on a body of knowledge that is continually changing…

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Healthy Eating For Nurses

“I’m about to start my grad year and was just wondering- what do you usually take for meals? I know what I took for nursing school placements, but I often came home starving or too tired to feel hungry! Do you have any advice about eating properly while working shift? Thanks! PS (I love the blog!) xx – A question by ssonicbooom from Tumblr Good question…

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How to Write a Good Discussion Post for your Nursing Class

Steps to Complete a Substantive Discussion •Read the discussion question •Read / review the rubric •Complete the reading of the week •Start writing your discussion (in a word document) •Check for correct citations and grammar •Copy and paste in the discussion forum •Respond to your peers Read Question Asked •Purpose: What question or required reading are you being asked to respond…

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Accredited Program

A school that holds accreditation has met certain academic standards set by an accrediting body. Some accrediting agencies specialize in programmatic accreditation, while others gauge a school’s overall academic quality. For aspiring nurses, accreditation is very important when selecting a nursing program. The clear majority of employers only hire nurses who graduate from an accredited nursing program. A college or…

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Choosing a graduate program

Why Pursue an APRN degree after a DNP? Making the decision in which program or school to attend can be very challenging. The decision to go back to school or choosing a program is mulitfaceted and is based on the learners professional goal and the time to commit to the work load. Dr. Karen Danvers Perez went back because she…

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The differences between online and on campus nursing programs.

At many colleges and universities, online students pay less for tuition compared to on-campus students. Additionally, some public schools charge all distance learners in-state tuition rates, regardless of their state of residency. Many online students also benefit from not having to pay certain fees. When comparing online and on-campus programs, you should consider both the cost of tuition and the…

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Nurses Advocating at the Polling Station

How can Nurses get Involved: ▪Being educated on issues that affect their practice ▪Attend Town Hall meetings ▪Volunteer ▪Encourage other nurses to get involved ▪Visit / email or call senators and representatives offices ▪Understanding basic government structure and responsibilities. Nurses Advocating for their Patients Nurses advocate for their patients on a regular basis by: ▪Speaking up on committees or councils…

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