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A Caring Profession

Bright light is blurring my vision. Trying to digest the moment I look around my surroundings. Computer monitors are all I see. In that brief moment I cannot move. When I try to look at my peripheral vision, I see ten other humans like me sitting comfortably and staring directly at the monitors in front […]

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Be a Positive Mentor, Preceptor and Role Model for Nursing Students and New Nurses

Many nursing students and new graduates become discouraged because of a bad experience they might have had with an impatient preceptor or a nurse who has been in this field for decades. Never forget that we were in their shoes at one time, feeling lost and praying for someone to take us under their wing […]

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Vital Tips in Choosing a Nursing Career

What do you hope to achieve in the future? What opportunities do you have right now for college entry? What family and work obligations are you handling? What are your financial considerations right now? Are you considering a career shift? What must you know about your choices before you make your informed decision? It is […]

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One insane (but true) nursing story

Probably you have had one of those moments as a child when your mommy asks you what you want to be when you grow up. I  had a lot of those moments and everybody where asking me the same question. My answer was that I want to be a nurse when I grow up. It wasn’t hard […]

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Upholding The Standards of Nursing as a Profession

To some people nursing is a profession that requires continuous reading and keeping up with technology. Others view it as a holy and noble profession because it gives services directly to people in various humane ways. Some people believe that nursing is an honorable profession that requires sacrifice and great responsibilities. Sadly, there are some […]

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Old Nurse to New Nurse

As a new nurse, you may be unsure of what you bring to the healthcare team. After all, your teammates have taken care of so many more patients than you have. They perform their tasks quicker and easier than you do. They may have rapport with the doctors and know how to work with difficult […]

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Holistic Nursing

Holistic nursing is a nursing specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is studying effects of holistic nursing .While any nurse can practice holistically; certification is available for nurses and advanced practice nurses who seek to be credentialed. The American Holistic Nurses Association considers Florence Nightingale to […]

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A few ways to improve your career as a nurse

When you think about everything that you have accomplished in your life you would probably think about these things: career, family, colleagues, house and etc. The other part is what qualifications you possess that got you there in the first place for example: management skills, leadership, and ambition. There are few skills that are essential […]

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From Expert to Novice: Looking Through My Own Lenses

The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition is about the five levels of competency used to describe skill acquisition in clinical nursing practice. While acquiring and developing skills people pass through the five levels of proficiency. These are novice/beginner, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert. All of these five different levels actually reflect changes in three […]

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Seasoned Nurses Help New Grads to Think Outside of the Box

Novice nurses possess contemporary knowledge and a theoretical framework that provides scaffolding to develop expertise throughout their careers. Knowledge and theory are essential attributes of an effective nurse.  By definition, new nurses have limited practical clinical experience. Professional nurses need theoretical knowledge as well as clinical opportunities to put that knowledge to use. Working with […]

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