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Different Types of Medical Nurses @ Career Opportunities

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This article gives a detailed and short explaniation of some of the different types of nursing. All of these types of nurses sound like something I may like to do if I became a nurse. The only one I would not like is a home health nurse because I don't think I would enjoy going into patients homes. One type of nurse that really catches my eye is a travel nurse. The sight says it pays well, includes lots of great benefits and because hospitals all over the country need nurses need all different types of nurses working in different types of departments it would be great way to broaden my knowledge and find what I truly love. I do wonder how the certified nursing exam plays into account, since many states require a different version of the test for their nurses.

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Realistic ways for nurses to keep their health | Scrubs – The Leading ...

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Creatas | ThinkStock + Scrubs. We get it: No nurse has time to hit the gym multiple times a week, pack tasty but healthy lunches every day and drink the approved amount of water (just think of all the bathroom breaks you'd ...

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As a nurse you are spent with long busy days caring for patients and little sleep each night all while trying to balance a social life and health. Maany nurses have to compensate their health to be good at their job. They skip lunch, don't go to the gym as often as they should or stay up extra late to complete work. Being around sick people and germs all day is also not one of the best ways to keep up your health. with these quick little tricks they could make a huge difference in a nurses health. Making sure to eat lots of fruit and vegetable. Not only are they a quick and easy snack at work, but they are also full of lots of vitamins to fight off germs. Drinking water is also a huge health benefit. Most people don't get enoguh water as it is. So the more water the better. I didn't realize how time consuming a nursing career is. These helpful tricks could really make a difference to a nurse.

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Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Training Courses

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I found this blog while seeking information for Certified Nurse Aide certification . It's extremely useful.


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The Certified Nursing Assistant Exam is the final hurdle that you must accomplish before you can officially become a nurse. You spend anywhere from four to six weeks preparing for the test. The test is not rediculously challenged, it is made to decide if you have the skills to provide care to patients as a nurse. The first part is wither an oral or written exam. It asks real life questions to test your ability to assess a situation by using the five senses in a quick an orderly manner. The second half of the exam is where you demonstrate that you have mastered the skills necessary to be a certified nurse. As long as you are relaxed and prepared the CNA exam should not be too difficult.

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How To Become A Nurse - College Crunch

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Many nursing occupations have a faster-than-average employment growth projection, including registered nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, and Nursing Assistants. There are mony routes a person can choose as a nursing career, there are many different types of nurses. The amount of schooling required will depend on what type of nurse you choose to be, but like most other careers, the higher the degree, the higher the salary. Before becoming a nurse one of the best ways to get started is choosing a type of nurse that interests you. After required classes that you must pass for the type of nurse you want to be there is a nursing exam that must be passed. Once you have passed this test you can start your nursing career.

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School nursing 2014: far more than Band-aids and and soothing words - SouthCoastToday.com

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School nursing 2014: far more than Band-aids and and soothing words SouthCoastToday.com PHOTO PETER PEREIRA/The Standard-Times ++ Assistant principal Mike Parker and school nurse Kim Corazzino talk to a student who wants to be dismisse because of a...

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Many people view nursing as a pretty slow job. Waiting around for kids to come in with a scraped knee or a stomach ache. But the job as a school nurse is much more than that. Many school nurses deal with students who have very severe diseases or learning disbalilites,such as diabities, especially into higher grade levels. They can also deal with a lot of emotional distressed kids and its their job to care for the health of the entire school. The job can be very rewarding but also very draining. School nurses do not get the credit that they deserve.

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11 nursing students return from Belize

BEMIDJI — Eleven local nursing students from Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University recently returned from a mission trip to Belize.

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Eleven nursing students from Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University traveled to Belize on a month long mission trip as a part of their class. They recently returned and shared thier experience. They spent their trip helping locals of a small village in Belize learn about diseases and the importnace of health. Going to Belize also gave the students an insight on health care of foreign countries. It was a great experience for both the students and the people of Belize.

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What is a Travel Nurse? | TravelNursing.org

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Join our FREE Nurse Placement Program! Complete Our 2-Step Application and Start Traveling Next Week!

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Travel nursing is a type of nursing you can do as nurse where you travel all over the country. Because of a shortage of nurses around the nation, specific areas are sometimes in a shortage so travel nurses are hired to work there for about 13 weeks. This option as a nurse is available for almsot every type of nurse. It is a great way to tour the nation and meet people and is great for people who enjoy moving alot. As a travel nurse you can choose how long you want to stay somewhere and even work at nationally ranked hospitals. This is a great opportuinty and might be something I'd like to try if I became a nurse.

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This gives you a description of travel nursing.
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Nursing Job Description

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Article describing nursing job descriptions and specialties.

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This article talks about severeal different types of nurses. I learned about some that I would not be interested in such as a legal nurse, gerontological nurse or forensics nurse. Some I might be intersted are ER nurse, OR nurse, nurse anesthesits or a Nurse Practitioner. I learned that Nurse Practitioner which I could see myself doing, is the most advanced nurse. There are many types of nurses all with very different duties and working environments.

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Shows many ways to help when you are a nurse.
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Nursing Job Descriptions

               Within the nursing career there are many paths to take in choosing an area to specialize in. For example, there are higher levels of nursing and go up to prescribing medicine which I find very interesting. In addition, there are certain fields and illnesses a nurse can focus on as well as location and age. All of this information is extremely important to me because while beginning to look into nursing, I need to be aware of options I have within the program.

               This article will be of good use to me in the future to look at once I have to start deciding. Another important fact this article brought up was that nurses are a key component in the health care system, and because there is a shortage of nurses, the need will continue to grow. I feel comfortable now going ahead with this choice because I can see how helpful and rewarding this career will be to me. 

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Hospital Safety Ratings | Top Teaching Hospitals - Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports hospital safety ratings now includes 2,031 hospitals. Read on to find out the top 10 teaching hospitals and the 11 lowest-scoring ones. (RT @AHLA_TH_AMCs: .@consumerreports ranks teaching hospitals by safety.

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When choosing a hospital to work in after becoming a nurse a very important part of your choice should be the safety of the hospital you work in. The safety scores in the article focus on five key measures: readmissions, complications, communication, the overuse of CT scans, and infections. The lowest-scoring hospital, Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, Va., got only a 14 on our 100-point scale. Beth Stiltner, the hospital’s quality/risk manager, says that the score represents “only a small piece of the entire hospital’s performance” and that in 2012 the hospital reduced its infection rates. Although the highest scoring hospital Bellin Merlin Hospital in Green Bay Wisconsin only got a 74. This shows that all hospitals have room for improvement.

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The only thing that truly separates doctors from nurses

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A doctor might wear scrubs; a nurse practitioner might wear a white coat; in the operating room, everybody wears the same thing. Clothing has ... Physicians assistants can sew up wounds and assist in surgery.

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Many years ago the question "what is the difference between a nurse and a doctor?" may have seen like an absurd question but today the question is one that many have asked. Ever since the entrance of women into the medical field and the advanced degree a nurse can earn the question has surfaced. Nurses who have received a masters or PhD have similar duties as a doctor. Common nurses such as a nurse practitioner have a masters degree. Money is also not a huge difference. A primary care doctor makes less than a nurse anesthetis. One of the few big differences between the two is said to be responsibility. Doctors have more of a responsiblity for each patient they care for.

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10 uber-useful tools for nurses | Scrubs – The Leading Lifestyle ...

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Nurse Brain Sheets We asked you for your best brain sheets, and you delivered! Here are the best of the best. You can freely download these for printing or emailing to your team. 5. Joint Health Solutions Where does it hurt?

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Nursing can be a very stressful and gross job. Knowing these simple but very helpful tips could make a huge difference on how much you enjoy your job. These tips have advice and hw to give you confidence in what you are wearing and how to wear your scrubs. It also has advice on relaxation and how to relieve aches in your body. These tips are simple but somehting that every nurse should know how to do if they want the experience out of their profession.

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America's Prisons Have Turned Into Really Awful Nursing Homes

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The number of aging prisoners in America is booming.

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Not many people think of what happens to criminals once they are given a life sentence or a very long sentence. American prisons have turned into bad nursing homes full of nurses and doctors who have the qualfications but not the resources. Many of the elderly people in prisons need serious health care, like any other elderly person, but the medical staff has neither the resources or time to give it to them. Some have suggested a release of criminals once they reach a certain age because their health care becomes a burden and taxpayers have to pay for it. 

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Stafford Hospital scandal: Andy Burnham wants Jeremy Hunt that nursing shortages could hinder reform

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Health Secretary admits 'cruelty had become normal' but his Labour shadow warns that planned job losses could make things even worse

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After a scandal at Stafford hospital, leaders and faculty of the hospital try to compensate for their mistakes. After patients were described as neglected and treated cruelly because of nursing mistakes and lack of nurses staffed the hospital promises things to change. They plan on hiring more nurses to fill the vacant spots. They have also threatened doctors and nurses that they need to share mistakes with patients, even minor ones, because it is the patients right to know. Nursing can be a dramatic job if not taken seriously and making sure to treat patients with the upmost respect and treat them like a person not as another dummy to take care of.

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Poor observation skills are risking patients' lives

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Patients’ lives are being put at risk because of poor practice in basic patient observations, Nursing Times can reveal.

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I have learned that many patients are unsatisfied with nurses and hospitals. A lot of the patients notice nurses making mistakes or a nurse failing to notice a patients condition. Many commented that nurses have become too reliant on technology and don't use common sense as much as they should. As a nurse it is very important to use common sense and to always be alert and focused.

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Tamara Hills's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:38 PM

Although this was posted in 2009, I think the article and comments are still topical today. In summary - nurses must hone their observational skills. As a fan of Sherlock Holmes (particularly Benedict Cumberbatch’s interpretation), I have read about Dr. Joseph Bell (who inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s portrayal of Sherlock).

"All Edinburgh medical students remember Joseph Bell – Joe Bell – as they called him. Always alert, always up and doing, nothing ever escaped that keen eye of his. He read both patients and students like so many open books. His diagnosis was almost never at fault."

(Quoted from: " The Original of Sherlock Holmes" by Dr. Harold Emery Jones.)

One of my personal/nursing goals is to become a better observer - of my patients, colleagues, environment. Not sure how to pursue this goal in a structured way, but I’m working on that.

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6 Ways Social Media Empowers All Nurses

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We've seen many cases of nurses falling out of grace because of social media mistakes, however social media isn't just about the bad and the ugly. It can also empower all nurses! In fact, many health care professionals would agree that Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and many other digital platforms did a great deal in helping them grow professionally. Social media has changed the health care landscape for all of us.

So why exactly do nurses need social media?

It strengthens nurse-patient relationship.

Communication between patient and health care team has evolved for the better, thanks to social media sites. In sites such as PatientsLikeMe.com, patients are able to share their medical condition to other patients and health professionals around the world, thus allowing them to compare treatment procedures, discuss test results, and learn from each other. Instead of reading medical articles and reference blogs, patients can directly ask their nurses and get answers to their queries real-time. This procedure keeps medical information transparent, true and fast.
 It shares industry breakthroughs.

Nowadays, nurses no longer rely solely on nursing magazines and journals for learning. Instead, they turn to social media sites to gain insight on their industry’s new and upcoming trends. Following professional sites such as Centers for Disease Control tells nurses what’s new in the medical sector and offers them reliable information. Following their favorite nurse writers on sites such as NurseTogether.com can also give them an insight on what’s happening in the profession.
 It spreads awareness about public health issues.

Social media becomes an important tool especially during emergencies such as the Sandy hurricane. By re-tweeting posts on Twitter or posting links on Facebook, nurses are able to inform and promote the safety and well-being of individuals in the community. All nurses can raise awareness for a certain cause through tweets, blogs and posts.
 It makes communication easier, especially for travel nurses.

Before social media, travel nurses would have to send out or receive tons of letters for their assignments. Some instructions could not reach them while they were on the road. Now with social media, travel nurses only need to follow a Twitter feed, read a blog post, or check Flickr photos for instructions. Moreover, communicating to friends and family back home has become easier, thanks to social networking sites. Photo and video sharing to loved ones is also possible through Facebook and Flickr.
 It shares knowledge, expertise, and support towards fellow health care professionals.

NurseTogether.com and other social media sites are meant to empower nurses; they are avenues for nurses to share knowledge and expertise with other nurses. All one needs to do is to register an account and he/she is free to participate in forums and discussion boards, ask and answer questions, read nursing-related articles, and even review job opportunities.
 It helps nurses de-stress.

YouTube, Metacafe, and other video sites can relieve nursing stress. Numerous videos are light and funny - the perfect medicine after a tiring 12-hour shift. Social networking sites can also serve as the temporary escape from the daily grind.

- See more at: http://www.nursetogether.com/6-ways-social-media-empowers-all-nurses#sthash.jzdOgZDq.dpuf


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I learned that there has been some problems with nurses posting or sharing something they were not supposed to on a social media. Despite these mistakes made on social media it can be something that is benificial to nurses. There are social media websites specifically made to strengthen relationships between nurses and patients which I had never heard of before. I learned that using social medias such as You Tube or Twitter are also a good way to destress as a nurse. 

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