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5 Things New Nurses Need to Know Before Their First Shift

by Carmela Nazareno on February 3, 2015


You did it. You’ve successfully completed nursing school. You’ve survived exams, clinicals, and more all-nighters than most people can handle.  Your vigorous job hunt has led you to your very first job as a nurse and you can’t wait to make your debut in the real nursing world. Keep in mind: nursing school may not have taught you everything you need to know to make your first day on the job as great as it can be. Here are a five things you should know before taking that first shift:  [click to continue…]


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Top 7 Nursing Errors — and How to Avoid Them

by Tera Tuten on June 25, 2013

nursing errors It’s true. Even nurses make mistakes sometimes. Studies have shown that errors, accidents, injuries, and infections are to blame for at least 180,000 patients killed every year in American hospitals.¹ No matter the profession, it is critically important to follow rules and guidelines that are aimed at decreasing the number of  preventable fatalities. We all make mistakes, but what errors do nurses make the most and how can they be avoided?


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