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Every Beat Matters: Why Learning CPR Can Save a Life

It's the saving lives for me! We all know or heard of someone who has experienced the unfortunate event of a cardiac arrest. In fact, did you know that in 2015, approximately 357,000 people experienced a cardiac arrest OUTSIDE of the hospital in the United States, and about 70%–90% of those individuals died before reaching… Continue reading Every Beat Matters: Why Learning CPR Can Save a Life

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Thinking About Grad School? You Might Want To Consider These Advanced Degrees Before You Apply

We all know that nursing can be a fulfilling and lifelong career! As previously mentioned in my blog post Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There, nurses have a diverse arrangement of specialties to pursue. Nevertheless, these careers can have different educational requirements beyond the Associate Degree of Nursing… Continue reading Thinking About Grad School? You Might Want To Consider These Advanced Degrees Before You Apply

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Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

It was a an ordinary shift and I just passed my last med, settled my patients in bed, and caught up on my charting. After a deep sigh, I heard the rumbling of my stomach. While hurrying to the nurses lounge for my latest rendition of leftovers, I bumped into my colleague Brittney who was… Continue reading Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of Being on the Go

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Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There

It's 7pm and you've just clocked out thinking, "I can't do this anymore." During your shift, you've had no less than five patients at a time due to inadequate staffing, multiple admissions, and complicated discharges. You've been spat on, pooped on, and the lady in room 12 just will not cooperate with any of the… Continue reading Time for a Change: Alternatives to Bedside Nursing and How to Get There

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Accelerated vs. Traditional Nursing Programs: The Race to Finish

The path to becoming a nurse can be exhilarating. From the first decision to step into this career field to the day you walk across that stage at your graduation, you put forth the time, effort, and sacrifice to join one of the most fulfilling careers in the world. There are several programs available at… Continue reading Accelerated vs. Traditional Nursing Programs: The Race to Finish