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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a CNA (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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In health care, as in a number of professions, if it’s not your job focus, you may not know what other people do in theirs. For example, if you’re not a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you may not be aware of what is in their scope of practice. Kim Warren, RN, BSN, nursing assistant program…

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Past, Present, Future

Looking Back: What Retired Nurses Want You to Know

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Whenever we finish an experience, we tend to look back on it for many reasons. For example, we may look back after graduating from college to remember what classes we liked or friends we made. We revisit childhood in our minds to think of the really good times we had and what it was like…

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Flu Alert on iPad

The Nurse’s Guide to the Flu

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As most nurses certainly are aware, this year’s flu season is exceptional. It has surged earlier than in previous years and as of mid-January is widespread across all 50 states. There has been a significant wave of flu cases in doctor’s offices and hospitals across the country, affecting everyone from children to the elderly. Emergency…

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Transgender Patients

He, She, They: Some Tips for Treating Transgender Patients

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When dealing with any patients, nurses want to be respectful. But there may be some confusion as to what they should do or say when treating patients who are transgender or genderqueer. Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, Risk Manager with the Nurses Service Organization (NSO), answered our questions on this topic. Read an edited version of the…

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How to Create a Nursing Portfolio

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Prior to starting my first nursing job, I hadn’t heard of a nursing portfolio. As far as I was concerned, all the important documents representing my nursing career were a mumbo jumbo pile somewhere in between my nursing school books and my long lost social security card on my black hole of a bookshelf. Every…

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