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Nursing

The Final Word on America’s Top 10 Nursing Schools

by Tera Tuten on August 30, 2010

Nursing School Students and TeachersWondering which nursing schools are tops to apply to, work at, or just get an acceptance to?

More to the point, wondering which list of top nursing schools to trust?

Don’t fret: We’ve got you covered.

After analysing more than 30 such rankings, we averaged the lists together, applying editorial common sense and other subjective judgements where of use and benefit in painting a more comprehensive picture of the nursing programs that stand-out.

Who’s top of the top?
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The Final Word on America's Top 10 Nursing Schools

by Tera Tuten on August 30, 2010

Nursing School Students and TeachersWondering which nursing schools are tops to apply to, work at, or just get an acceptance to?

More to the point, wondering which list of top nursing schools to trust?

Don’t fret: We’ve got you covered.

After analysing more than 30 such rankings, we averaged the lists together, applying editorial common sense and other subjective judgements where of use and benefit in painting a more comprehensive picture of the nursing programs that stand-out.

Who’s top of the top?
[click to continue…]

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Supplemental Nurse Staffing Helps Everyone

by Jennifer Bradford on May 18, 2010

A recent study performed by the California Nurses Association found that having a reduced nurse to patient ratio decreased the mortality rates of patients and also helped to decrease the burnout rate of nurses.

One of the ways California met the reduced patient ratio was by hiring nurses to supplement their regular staff from staffing agencies. [click to continue…]

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The Nurse as a Role Model for Health

by Guest Author on March 18, 2010

Guest post by Tamara Walker, R.N.

As a graduate nurse, fresh out of school and just starting my nursing career, I believed nurses were not only health promoters and educators, but should also serve as examples of healthy living. Unfortunately, it did not take long to discover that many of the nurses I worked with were not living up to my expectations of that role. Several were smokers, some were very overweight, and some drank on a regular basis. Although I was striving to be healthy in those areas, I struggled with my own non-healthy habits of sleep deprivation and poor stress management skills.

I was bothered by the dichotomy between what was being taught and what was being done by the nursing staff. There seemed to be a distinct aura of “do as I say, not as I do,” and as a new nurse, I felt that we, as nurses, should hold ourselves to a higher standard and strive harder to live out the healthy lifestyle choices we were teaching to our patients. However, not all nurses agree with this belief, and some feel it is unrealistic to hold nurses to this high standard. [click to continue…]

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When Did Nursing Begin?

by Jennifer Bradford on June 8, 2009

Nurses all over the world work countless hours caring for the sick and wounded, and have done so for years. Though Monastic nuns and prostitutes had performed the duties we commonly associate with nursing since the Middle Ages, many people consider Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Her contributions to medicine and statistics tremendously changed the way the world looked at nursing, a career once thought to be a “man’s job.” [click to continue…]

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With the economy trending as it is these days, we’ve been receiving a large number of inquiries about the salary ranges of various healthcare and medical type positions, the average salaries of these positions, and even the number of years of training required for such roles.

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