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 . . .
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 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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
With hospitals offering great compensation packages, huge signing bonuses and luxury services for employees, it’s a good time to be a nurse.
If you aren’t much of a chatterbox and constant socializing sucks the energy out of you, you’re not alone.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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.
From debilitating injuries to crippling cancers, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain.
If there’s one thing that every nurse will come across in his or her career, it’s a difficult patient.
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, . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
CEUFast.com would like to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week.
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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.
We are bound by our nursing code to work in tandem with other medical professionals effectively and ethically.
The word midwife comes from Old English, with the prefix 'mid' meaning with and 'wif' or 'wife' meaning woman.
As a medical professional, you deal with confidential information every day. People come in for a medical exam because they are concerned about
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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
The phrase 'health care' is very important to nurses. We got into the health care industry because we 'care'; it’s definitely ...
One of the saddest things I currently see in health care is America's childhood obesity epidemic. Our children are suffering from...
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 . . .