Integrated Care and the Role of the Certified Nurse Leader

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In 1999 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The report concluded that preventable medical errors within our healthcare system lead to as many as 98,000 deaths per year. Perhaps even more importantly, the report noted that most errors are systemic failures that are not due to…

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6 Improvements You Can Make Now to Your Nursing Resume and Cover Letter to Land That Interview

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A resume and cover letter are integral parts of getting a job. As dull and seemingly redundant as a resume and cover letter may seem, take them seriously. A lot depends on them and on your getting them right. Applying for jobs now takes place almost exclusively online rather than in person. That means that…

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Top Advanced Practice Nursing Jobs in 2018

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Make no mistake about it; nursing is a great career to be in right now and in the foreseeable future. There are not many fields where you can get a job before graduation and make over $50,000 in a year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nurse jobs are expected to increase by…

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Fast Facts for the Student Nurse: What They Never Tell You

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Think back to your last vacation. Was it fun? Did you relax? Was it everything that you hoped it would be? If that answer is yes—chances are that it was the result of CAREFUL PLANNING. The mechanics of planning to pursue a career are similar to planning a vacation. The first step in planning a…

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Integrating New NPs into the ICU

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When Nurse Practitioners (NPs) begin to work at the R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center in the University of Maryland Medical Center, they are given training that helps integrate them into the ICU. Brooke Andersen, ACGNP-BC, Clinical Program Manager for Shock Trauma and Advanced Practice Provider for the Critical Care group, wrote about this topic…

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