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PTSD in Nursing: Are you experiencing on-the-job trauma?

For nurses, especially working in the critical care unit, experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event during a shift can be fairly common. In fact, a recent study showed that as many as 48 percent of . . .

CEUfast is Partnering with Providers to Meet the Hands-on Requirement for Florida LPN IV Certification

CEUfast is proud to announce we have developed a series of courses that meet the 24 hours of the online portion of the LPN IV Series continuing education. Additionally, we are partnering with faciliti . . .

Why Every Nurse Needs a LinkedIn

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter — and now another social networking website? Really, who actually needs another online profile? Well, you. Nurses, nursing students and other health care profess . . .

How to Prepare for the NCLEX Exam with BoardVitals

You may have graduated nursing school, but now you have another step before you can start saving lives. There’s only one thing standing between you and your goal of becoming a nurse: the NCLEX RN exam . . .

Work at Home Jobs for Nurses

Tired of working long hours at the hospital and not seeing your family? Well, I have news for you. You can have an RN career from the comfort of your own home.You may have thought work at home opportu . . .

Poor Mental Health Among Nurses Linked to Medical Errors, study finds

It’s a nurse’s duty to care for patients and improve the overall health of others, but how often do you stop to think about your own health? If you’re in the majority of nurses, you don’t focus on you . . .

Best Places to be a Nurse

Longer life expectancies and health care advancements are just a couple factors contributing to the growing need for nurses. With more qualified professionals entering the field, nurses are searching . . .

Helping Hands Improve Health Worldwide With Volunteer Abroad Organization

Conducting an eye exam in Nepal, organizing medical outreach brigades to rural towns in Guatemala and assisting a dental clinic in Peru are just a few ways volunteers are helping understaffed medical . . .

Mary Eliza Mahoney: First African American Nurse

Such was the motto of Mary Eliza Mahoney. Today, Mahoney isnt a household name like Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, or Mary Breckinridge, who pioneered the concept of family medica . . .

Know Your Legal Rights as a Nurse

Im just trying to do what Im supposed to do. That’s all. Spoken by Utah nurse Alex Wubbels moments before she was arrested, these words echo a fundamental truth about nurses. Nurses are supposed to pr . . .

Do Your Job and See the World: Opportunities to Nurse Abroad

Nursing abroad offers an extraordinary nursing experience with “touristy” activities on the side. Practicing nursing abroad not only means you provide help to those who desperately need it — it makes . . .

Men in Nursing: Breaking Stereotypes

Whether you are a male nurse or work by their side, here are a couple helpful reminders that break the all-too-common stereotypes about men in nursing.

Powerful Ways Working in Hospice Shows How to Live Life to the Fullest

Treating patients facing the twilight moments of their lives shares a valuable perspective with those who care for them. If you desire to learn how to live life more fully, take some lessons from peop . . .

Nurses Cashing In On Nursing Shortage, Earning Higher Salary, Better Perks

With hospitals offering great compensation packages, huge signing bonuses and luxury services for employees, it’s a good time to be a nurse.

Dear Introverts: You Don’t Have to Be Extroverted to Enjoy a Career in Nursing

If you aren’t much of a chatterbox and constant socializing sucks the energy out of you, you’re not alone.

Taking Off into a Travel Nursing Career

Did you know October 14 is National Travel Nurse Day? If you are a travel nurse, we salute you’re adventurous spirit, and if ever considered becoming one, it’s a great idea.

8 Things New Nurses Should Know

Getting your license is one of the most exciting moments of a new nurse’s life, but that’s obviously just the beginning of your career. There are many ups and downs you will face, and mistakes you wil . . .

Why the 'Baby Nurse' Business is a Great Opportunity for Real Nurses

Do you know many nurses making over $100 an hour? It’s not something all that common, but if you’re a nurse who happens to love babies, you may want to consider jumping on the “baby nurse” career path . . .

How to Be a Successful Nurse While Managing Your ADHD

Being a nurse is challenging enough, but if you’re a nurse with ADHD, it’s a real bear. With ADHD, you have a list of tasks to knock out when your mind has a hard time staying focused on one thing.

How to Cope with Tricky Patients and Bad Attitudes

Maybe a car crashed, or perhaps someone was walking when they got hit by a bus. He might have accidentally swallowed a bone, or she may have come down with a mysterious illness. Either way, the pe . . .

A How To “Step-By-Step Guide” for Florida Nurses Renewing Their License

The renewal period for Florida RNs in group 2 is coming up and there are quite a few stipulations Florida nurses must comply with in order to successfully renew their license. In an effort to keep t . . .

In the Nurses Unit: Secondary Trauma From the Emotional Weight of Tragedy

Most nurses will tell you they’ve seen everything when it comes to gruesome injuries and tragic deaths. They’ve got thick skin and and an elastic heart. It’s a part of their survival and what it tak . . .

Nurses Uniting To Put an End to Short Staffing, Safety Issues

Nursing may be considered the most ethical and honest profession in America, but that honor and recognition doesn’t always translate into a happy, fulfilling career.

Dealing With Nursing School Debt

A nurse’s education is one of the most precious things he or she can have, but one thing’s for certain: it isn’t free. While some people are fortunate enough to have paid for school through scholarsh . . .

The Lowdown on the Nurse License Compact (Multi-State License)

If you are an LPN, RN or APRN who is interested in travel nursing, or even if you’re a nursing student who wants to keep your options open, you should consider getting a multi-state license.

8 Nurse Hacks that Will Make Your Job Easier

Being a nurse is satisfying work, but it can also be hard. Thankfully, nurses are resilient, resourceful and creative when it comes to creating solutions that can make life easier. Here are a eight g . . .

Nurses Behaving Badly: When You Witness Co-worker Drug Abuse (Impaired Nurse)

Have you ever witnessed a fellow nurse put patients in danger because they were drunk or under the influence of some sort of substance? Without taking a formal poll from our readers, we’re pretty con . . .

Combat the Health Dangers of Being a Nightshift Nurse

One of the most challenging schedules a nurse can do is the night shift. U.S. Nurses are among the 15 million employees in the country who have this kind of schedule, referred to as shift work. It c . . .

5 Reasons Why New Nurses Should Wait Before Going After Management Roles

So, you’re barely out of nursing school and you’re interested getting a nurse management role. While you may wish to dive right into nursing management or administration after receiving your asn, bsn . . .

Moving on UP: Transitioning from CNA to LPN, LPN to RN

If you are thinking about advancing your nursing career from a CNA to an LPN, or an LPN to an RN and beyond, kudos to you. While going to school and studying for nurse exams is no easy feat, CNAs make . . .

Male Nurses Getting Paid More? What Female Nurses Can Do About It

There’s no question about it, nursing is a predominately female industry. Not only do women make up the majority of staff nursing positions, they’re also Chief Nursing Officers 90 percent of the time.

What a Rockstar Nurse Conference Looks Like: AONE 2015

Nurse leaders officially took over the city of Phoenix during the annual AONE conference April 15 - 18, and in a word, it was spectacular. If you’ve never heard of the AONE conference, it’s one of the . . .

What Nurses Love about Being Nurses

Nurses often experience more blood, stress and trauma in a week then most people can say they’ve experienced in a lifetime. They’re constantly on their feet, putting out fires, and dealing with diffic . . .

The Top 10 Mistakes Made By New Nurses

You've just graduated from nursing school. You've earned well-deserved congratulations, so congratulations, graduate! Nursing school taught you many, many things. At times, you most likely felt as if . . .

The Effects of Working the Night Shift

Night shift nurses might be the envy of some of their colleagues if they receive increased pay, but I can assure you that being a night shift nurse comes with a high cost: your health.

Prioritizing While in Nursing School

Nursing school will be an extremely rewarding and busy time in your life!

Least Favorite Nursing Duties

For the most part, I think all of us nurses love what we do. We wouldn't have become nurses in the first place if we didn't.

How To Successfully Carry Code of Ethics for Nurses

We are bound by our nursing code to work in tandem with other medical professionals effectively and ethically.

A History of Feminism and Midwifery

The word midwife comes from Old English, with the prefix 'mid' meaning with and 'wif' or 'wife' meaning woman.

Surviving Mandatory Overtime

All nurses face mandatory overtime. It is often a necessary part of the job, especially if there is an unanticipated emergency in your

10 Study Tips to Simplify Nursing School

When becoming a nursing student, you will be faced with learning a massive amount of crucial information within a couple of years. Glancing at the course outline isn't going to give you the tools nece . . .

The Scoop on the Registered Nurse Staffing Bill

In recent posts, I’ve talked briefly about the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013. This important Act has the potential to save lives

Reducing Nurse Fatigue

The phrase 'health care' is very important to nurses. We got into the health care industry because we 'care'; it’s definitely ...

How Technology is Improving Home Care

Imagine your patient’s joy in being able to actually see his or her family! Nurses think about continuing education all the time. We just ...