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Near the end of a long, demanding shift, do you ever contemplate why you got into the nursing profession in the first place? Sometimes, it’s good to reflect

When National Adopt-A-Cat Month comes around each year in June, it’s hard to resist those precious purring, biscuit-kneading feline friends looking for a “fur-ever” home. But did you also know that owning a cat could improve your health? Scientific research has shown that adopting and owning a feline friend could come with many health benefits.

Cats are a unique species of their own. They can cuddle their way into our hearts just as quickly as they can remind us of who’s in charge. Whether they are born in a shelter, surrendered or abandoned, 3.2 million cats find themselves in a shelter every year.



Near the end of a long, demanding shift, do you ever contemplate why you got into the nursing profession in the first place? Sometimes, it’s good to reflect on your life and make sure that you’re taking care of yourself physically and mentally, as self-care can go a long way to benefit your overall well-being.

The most important thing is: You have to be able to take care of yourself first in order to take care of others.

So, here are a few tips and tricks to help.



As mental institutions and sanatoriums began to crumble away, patients living with mental illness that relied on the system for decades were forced out into the world with only two options: sink or swim.

Over the last few decades, the disappearance of long-term care facilities and psychiatric beds has escalated. This trend toward the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric patients began in the early 20th century and is the process of replacing long-stay psychiatric hospitals with less isolated community mental health services. As facilities closed one by one, patients were emptied out and left to their own devices.

Image from: Hulu Handmaid's Tale, Season 2, Episode 13


Many are counting down the days until the season premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, one of Hulu’s most popular television series that is based on a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. The show is returning for the third season, beginning the first Wednesday of June.

If you haven’t seen the show, it should be warned that it’s not for the faint of heart. As many of the characters in the show experience terrible tragedies and undergo life or death situations. Throughout this blog, we’ll unveil some the key character injuries they face, as well as how nursing and medical assistance play pivotal roles throughout the series.



Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects the part of your brain that’s responsible for movement, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. People living with this disease have a deficiency of dopamine, a brain chemical that aids in controlling your body’s movement.

With April being Parkinson’s Awareness Month, it’s good to know the symptoms, potential causes, and risks that are associated with this debilitating disease in order to better help yourself and your loved ones.


Photo by: CUMC Archives and Special Collections

Imagine being an injured soldier from battle during the Spanish-American War in 1898, where medicine is scarce and the conditions of the field hospital are life-threatening. As disease and famine spread quickly and unforgivingly throughout the camp, the last chance for hope is a nurse, who will one day become known as the “American Florence Nightingale”.

Image from: HBO Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 4


If you’re a part of the 30 million people that watch HBO’s Game of Thrones, it’s likely that you’re patiently waiting for the beginning of the final season to air. If you haven’t seen the show before, we must warn you now: this blog contains spoilers to some of the pivotal moments in previous seasons.

Throughout the show of Game of Thrones (GOT), it’s not uncommon for the key characters to get badly hurt or injured in battle, or through other unfortunate circumstances, and to go through a healing and recovery process.



Of all the abandoned buildings in the world, there’s something about a deserted hospital that can leave us awake at night, wondering what went on behind those now empty walls.



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 facilities to provide the required 6 hours of hands on skills practice. With the combination of written and hands-on training, students are able to fulfill the 30 hour requirement for Florida LPN IV Certification.



All I want for Christmas is…… a relaxing massage and a nap!

Nurses suffer from back pain, neck pain, stress and anxiety on a daily basis. A relaxing massage might just be the trick to rejuvenate and energize a worn down nurse during this holiday season.



When working with adolescents, it is important to communicate clearly, interpret their need accurately and to provide education on topics that are sometimes overwhelming.


Adolescents pose a challenge to health care professionals. Whether it be stubbornness or unwillingness to accept that their actions have consequences, or difficulty to communicate clear and factual information, working with adolescents often creates unique obstacles.

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Nurses and other professionals in the healthcare industry work long hours, save lives and often forget to take time for themselves. Although this work is often selfless, some companies recognize this hard work and dedication through discounts. 

Start saving some extra cash today by signing up for rewards programs and doing business with those who recognize your service. 

Posted  December 5, 2017
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Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter — and now another social networking website?

Really, who actually needs another online profile? Well, you.

Nurses, nursing students and other healthcare professionals should sign up for a LinkedIn account for career development. The professional networking website is beneficial to people from all industries. Professionals ranging from recent college graduates to CEOs can join LinkedIn to make connections, showcase their experience and recruit employees.


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 heard of nurses working from home and thought, “that’d be a great opportunity to spend time with my family,” or “I could use the extra cash,” but then dismissed that option.

You may have thought work at home opportunities for nurses are limited and far in-between. After all, you’ve got to work in a hospital, office, clinic or at the very least, a patient’s home to practice nursing, right? Wrong.

As nurses, you have knowledge that is very valuable and you can provide that knowledge outside of hospital walls.

Posted  December 13, 2017Best Places to be a Nurse


Longer life expectancies and health care advancements are just a couple factors contributing to the growing need for nurses. More qualified professionals are entering the health care field, so nurses are searching for jobs where they can get the highest possible nursing salaries.

Indeed, a job search platform that reaches 200 million monthly visitors, recently investigated nurse paychecks across the country to discover the places nurses make the most money. You can read Indeed’s analysis here: Where are the Highest Paying Nursing Jobs?

Sacramento, Seattle and Portland are all on the list for the best cities to be a nurse. If you’re a new nurse kickstarting your career, or looking for your next job, consider sending applications to these locations and more.

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