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The Importance of Self-Care Among Nurses

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 taki . . .

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 . . .

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Nurses

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 energyze a worn down nurse during this holiday season.

The Wonder Years-Working with Adolescents

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 in . . .

Body Mechanics Won't Cut It: Dealing with Nurse Back Injuries

Nurses work hard to take care of their patients every day. Unfortunately, many of them pay for it with back pain. Nursing is a physically demanding career, and with the lifting, transferring and repo . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

5 Best Gifts for Nurses

Ah, the holiday season. The Christmas trees are up, hot cocoa is out and the hectic shopping begins. Of course we all want to give original gifts to our friends and family, but what can we give to the . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

New App Gives Texas Nurses Shift Flexibility

While hospitals continue to face a nationwide nursing shortage, a Texas-based startup created an on-demand solution to transforming healthcare staffing. The Praos Health app gives Texas nurses and hea . . .

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.

Nurses: Bedside Manner Matters

Difficult patients are nothing nice to deal with as a nurse, but it isn’t easy for patients to deal with cold, indifferent health professionals either.

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 . . .

When The Nurse’s Scrubs Are Off: Making Time for Your Relationships

Nothing feels better than a fulfilling relationship, but nursing can be one of the least forgiving careers when it comes to investing the time to make it happen.

Night Shift Nurses May have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

September is breast cancer awareness month, a condition that many nurses have treated. But did you know that working the night for an extended period of time increases your chances of developing bre . . .

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 . . .

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.

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 . . .

Nurse Chronicles Volume 5: Essay - Today, I am Your Nurse

Welcome to the first 2016 installment of Nurse Chronicles. Today, nurse and author Cindy Balch shares her perspective on how nurses embrace what often feels the worst moments of their patients’ lives, . . .

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 . . .

CEUFast Nurse Chronicles, Volume 4

You may have heard of people 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 as a nurse. . . .

CEUFast Nurse Chronicles, Volume 3: Funny & Touching Stories From the Lives of Passionate Nurses

Welcome to the third installment of Nurse Chronicles. Nurse Chronicles is about creating a space where nurses can talk about the good the bad and the ugly. You can tell us who you are or you can remai . . .

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 . . .

CEUFast Nurse Chronicles, Volume 2: Funny & Touching Stories From the Lives of Passionate Nurses

Nurse Chronicles is a place where you can share any and all confessions, from the heart of a nurse. This series is about creating a space where nurses can talk about the good the bad and the ugly. You . . .

CEUFast Nurse Chronicles, Part 1: Funny & Touching Stories From the Lives of Passionate Nurses

Nursing isn’t the easiest profession in the world, but it’s one of the most rewarding professions by far. Over the last few weeks, we were fortunate enough to receive several dozen stories from nurses . . .

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.

NurseGrid SmartPhone App Modernizes Scheduling, Communication For Nurses

Advancements in technology have been a boon to just about every industry, especially medicine. From improvements in treatment to tracking details about patients with electronic health records, the dig . . .

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 . . .

New 2015 Requirement for Florida Nurses

Florida Nurses, as your April and July deadlines draw near, don’t forget to take care of the new Laws and Rules requirement needed to renew your license.

New Look, Customer-Requested Features Coming to CEUFast This Spring!

This spring, CEUFast is re-launching its site, offering the same high-quality CE courses on a cleaner, easier-to-use platform that offers more style and convenience than ever before.

Researchers Find 'Off Switch' To Chronic Pain

From debilitating injuries to crippling cancers, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Dealing With Hard To Please, Difficult Patients

If there’s one thing that every nurse will come across in his or her career, it’s a difficult patient.

Get More Zzzzs: Why Less than 7 Hours of Sleep Can Hurt Your Nursing Career

You may be working in the healthcare profession, but that doesn’t mean you always take care of your health. But believe us, we aren’t judging, with long work hours and a laundry list of things to do, . . .

A Nurse's Checklist For Donning and Doffing Procedures

In a continued effort to keep nurses safe when treating patients with Ebola, the Center for Disease Control recently updated their personal protective equipment procedures.

Nurses: Feeling Unprepared To Handle Ebola? Education is Key

When the 2014 outbreak of Ebola began to wreak havoc in West Africa back in February, multiple reports stated that health care givers attempting to treat patients became infected with the disease them . . .

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 . . .

Celebrating National Nurses Week

CEUFast.com would like to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nurses

Learn to recognize the signs of PTSD so you can get help if you need it.

Least Favorite Nursing Duties

As nurses, people turn to us for advice on a number of healthcare issues, and one of the most common problems people face is how to

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.

What Is Right and Wrong When It Comes to Posting Medical Pictures Online?

As a medical professional, you deal with confidential information every day. People come in for a medical exam because they are concerned about

A Guide To Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Many people around the world associate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with soldiers returning from war. The horrors that soldiers experience on the battleground often do cause PTSD, but the dis . . .

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 . . .

America's First Trained Nurse Linda Richards

Linda Richards pioneered the way for individuals interested in the field of nursing. Despite being christened Malinda Ann Judson Sinclair Richards after a missionary, she found her niche with taking c . . .

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 Nurses Are Promoting Good Health to Kids

One of the saddest things I currently see in health care is America's childhood obesity epidemic. Our children are suffering from...

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Hello everyone! My name is Julia Tortorice and I have been a Registered Nurse for more than three decades. As an RN, MBA, MSN and the lead nurse planner and CFO for CEUFast, Inc. since 2001 I am now f . . .