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Are Nurse's Notes Becoming a Lost Art?

Are Nurse’s Notes Becoming a Lost Art?

For centuries nurses have been documenting the day to day activities and interventions of their patients. A well-crafted nurses note is a work of art, not only conveying the important information regarding their patient’s health status and response to treatment but also setting a tone and telling “the patient story.”

A perioperative nurse impacts patients at their most vulnerable times. For many, surgery is a event in which their medical care can have a life-long impact.

5 Reasons Why Every Perioperative Nurse Should Attend the AORN Conference

A perioperative nurse impacts patients at some of their most vulnerable times. For many patients, a surgery is a significant life event in which every aspect of their medical care can have a life-long impact. The perioperative nursing specialty is continuously evolving requiring nurses to continually seek information and education of new trends and treatments in surgical care.

Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse

Resources on the Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse

You have been thinking and thinking about what career path to choose. There are so many options in the health field! You have finally made up your mind: you are going to be a nurse! It just makes perfect sense. You are kind, compassionate, empathetic, have great interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Another tough decision awaits you: LPN or RN? I have rounded up 10 articles that explain the Differences Between a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse and will help you make that important decision.

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Becoming a Medical Fiction Author – Nurse Jamie Davis Shares His Story

There is no denying the need for medical books. They offer a wealth of information and teach us valuable skills. However, there are times when the last thing we want to do is read a text book. For enjoyment, many nurses turn to medical fiction for enjoyment. I recently had the opportunity to interview Nurse Jamie Davis and talk with him about his journey to becoming a medical fiction author. Becoming a Medical Fiction Author – Nurse Jamie Davis Shares His Story 1. What inspired you …

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Effective Nursing Interventions for Anxiety

Effective Nursing Interventions for Anxiety

Being admitted to the hospital can be a jarring experience. You start the day, living your normal routine, and before you know it you’re lying on a stretcher under intense fluorescent lights with people hovering over you, poking you with needles and talking in a language you’re not really familiar with. Sounds like a scene from a horror movie. Nursing Interventions for Anxiety But nope, this is what our patients go through. And now, as they lie there with all of this going on around them, …

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In 2016, The Nerdy Nurse aimed at being consistent. We wanted to bring you our very best nursing blogs. We've narrowed our focus to almost exclusively on nursing content... PIN NOW, Read Later

Our Best Nursing Blogs of 2016

In 2016, The Nerdy Nurse aimed at being consistent. We wanted to bring you our very best nursing blogs. We’ve narrowed our focus to almost exclusively on nursing content and really tried to hone in and write on topics that we knew you would be interested in. Historically we’ve jumped around to topics ranging from parenting, travel, family, and personal ramblings. As we’ve evolved, it’s become much less about us and much more about you. At The Nerdy Nurse, our goal is to help you in your pursuit …

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10 Tips for New Nurse Authors. Intellectual. Professor-ish. Anti-social. These words embodied what I always envisioned “nurse authors” to be like. PIN NOW. Read Later.

10 Tips for New Nurse Authors

Intellectual. Professor-ish. Anti-social. These words embodied what I always envisioned “nurse authors” to be like. Then I met Valerie, a down to earth, caring, compassionate, insightful nurse who happened to be an author of two books, several book chapters, and many journal articles. In my view, she was a normal human being, and suddenly it occurred to me that maybe I could be an author too. If you are intrigued by the publishing world, read on! I hope to infuse you with a few tips to help you get starte

Let's review the pros and cons of buying scrubs at a premium price and buying cheap scrubs. Can cheap scrubs perform as well as expensive scrubs?

Are Cheap Scrubs as Good as Expensive Scrubs?

Let’s review the pros and cons of buying scrubs at a premium price and buying cheap scrubs. Are Cheap Scrubs as Good as Expensive Scrubs? If you’re in the market for nursing scrubs, there are a few things you should keep in mind. You could buy a bunch of cheap scrubs and save money, or invest in a couple of pairs of finely-made scrubs that might look better and often last longer. Some of my best scrubs are not expensive- scrubs that aren’t necessarily top-quality but …

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Kati Kleber Shares Insight on Becoming a Nurse Author and Admit One

Kati Kleber Shares Insight on Becoming a Nurse Author and Admit One

One nurse blogger who I am honored to know is Katie Kleber from FreshRN. If the name sounds familiar, she is the author of the book Becoming Nursey, that takes new nurses from school to bedside with practical advice and some humor. Now Katie is back with her second book, Admit One.     Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital     I recently had a chance to talk to Katie about her newest book Admit One and what it takes …

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