Become a Nurse

Nursing is an exciting profession filled with nearly limitless opportunities and possibilities. The content including in the Become a Nurse category will explore the field of nursing including explorations of specialties, career potential, and other aspects that make nursing such an appealing career.

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How to Become a Legal Nurse Consultant

The healthcare profession is a field that’s only growing in scope and demand with each passing day. New innovations in the field of medicine and technology are opening up doors for many new professions within the field of healthcare. Nursing, one of the oldest and noblest professions, is no longer viewed as the traditional job where caring for patients is the only requirement. Today, with the integration of medicine with various other fields, such as technology, management and research, specialized nursing careers have risen in popularity and specialized nurses are in high demand. One such specialization is that of Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC).

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Registered Nurse Salary – How Much Does an RN Make?

Nursing is definitely one of the most selfless and giving professions there is. And most often, associating any monetary gains in a profession that centers around care and selflessness is frowned upon. However, if we are honest, nursing is morally, mentally and emotionally satisfying, but that isn’t going to pay the bills. Nor is it going to make up for the amount you had to spend in the first place to earn a nursing degree. Just like every other profession, nurses also have to consider pay when looking for work. And of course, your next question is most definitely going to be – “how much does an RN make?” Hopefully, this article can shed some light on what registered nurses are, how to become a registered nurse, and how much registered nurses can earn.

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3 Tips to Pass the PMHNP Exam and Earn the PMHNP-BC Credential

To practice as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), you must first complete a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and pass the PMHNP exam. Upon completion, you’ll be able to claim the PMHNP-BC credential which allows nurse practitioners to practice autonomously in 27 states. If you’re here, then you’ve sought out tips and resources to pass the PMHNP exam. We’ve compiled a short list, but believe the best strategy is to utilize a PHMNP exam prep program like …

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How to Manage Being Pregnant in Grad School

Congratulations on your pregnancy. For most it’s a time of celebration and joy, but also a challenge at any academic level in nursing school- often leaving a package gift of joy and stress. I also participated in the unconventional scenario of being pregnant in grad school, formulated so my due date would be timed after graduation. How to Manage Being Pregnant in Grad School Whether your pregnancy was planned or by surprise, these step by step strategies will help bring balance to your academic endeavors. With …

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The Real ICU Nurse Job Description

The Real ICU Nurse Job Description

If you’ve ever search a hospital job board for an ICU nurse job description, you’ll likely find something very different than what the job actually entails.
Critical care is a an area that is constantly challenging you as a nurse. There is such a wide variety of responsibilities changing from patient to patient. From code browns to code blues, there is always some patient in need of a nurse to help them. It is not always the most glamorous job when dealing with an alcoholic going through withdrawals, but it is well worth it. It dawned on me one day that every patient that comes to the ICU would die without whatever intervention we were performing. Who doesn’t want to be an instrumental part in saving someone’s life?

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Nurse Inventions – Could You Become a Maker Nurse?

Have you ever considered becoming a maker nurse? Nurse inventions are being used by healthcare professionals every day to improve patient care. It really makes a lot of sense, if you think about it. Nurses are natural problem solvers. They think on their toes and work on the fly to solve problems for their patients. If they’re short of supplies, they improvise. If an ostomy bag won’t stay intact, they find a way to secure it. Nurses are problem solvers. The leap to becoming a maker nurse and creating nurse inventions really isn’t that far.

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CRNA: Nurse Anesthetist Career Guide

Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a career goal for many nurses. In fact, when I was in nursing school nearly half of the class stated that becoming a CRNA was their future goal. However, many nurses and nursing students are unclear of the process that must be followed in order to become a CRNA. In this blog post we’ll discuss some quick facts about CRNAs, average salary, career outlook, educational requirements and resources (including guides for exactly how to become a CRNA). As a bonus we’ve also listed some cool gifts and items that show pride in the profession.

Do you Have What it Takes to Become a Nurse Midwife

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]

Once the education requirements and the examination has been passed, you are a certified nurse-midwife, enjoying an average annual salary of $114,152. More importantly, you can start making an immediate impact on the lives of women, and their unborn babies. Every day in the life of a midwife is different; each patient and each birth are unique. If you long for a career that encourages close interaction with your patients, midwifery is for you.

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Interested in a Career Change? Consider Becoming a Flight Nurse!

Flight nurses (also known as aero-medical nurses) play a critical role in patient care in some of the most emergent situations possible. They provide life supporting care while a patient is transported from medical facility to medical facility or in some cases, from the scene of an accident to a trauma center.

A flight nurse will work alongside a flight paramedic to delivery advanced critical care. They follow strict guidelines and established life saving protocols, processes, and techniques. These nurses play a primary role in direct patient care and are responsible for a continual patient assessment. During the flight they may initiate IVs, apply splints, administer medications, and any other number of procedures that he or she deems appropriate for the situation.

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Career Options and Outlook for Medical Assistants

Medical assistants are often the first line of contact between the patient and the physician, and they work in a variety of medical environments, including hospitals and private clinics. On an average day, a medical assistant could check patients in at the receptionist’s desk, perform patient interviews and record medical histories, and organize patient files. From a clinical standpoint, they could perform diagnostic tests like blood pressure and respiratory readings, collecting samples from patients, and labeling and transferring those samples to the lab.

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