Pride Practice | Tips for Nurses Caring for Transgender Patients
Jun06

Pride Practice | Tips for Nurses Caring for Transgender Patients

Boys wear blue, and girls wear pink. Boys play with trucks, and girls play with dolls. Men wear cologne, and women wear perfume. But sometimes, they don’t. To be transgender means to identify more with the opposite gender of which you were born. Transgender people are often misunderstood, but that simple definition seems easy enough to understand, right? However, the discrimination transgender people face is often complex, and it...

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The Travel Nurse Retirement Plan
Mar06

The Travel Nurse Retirement Plan

With a travel nurse career, it’s easy to think that you’ve already retired. You’re traveling, enjoying the scenery, and exploring the nation while many are sitting at home. However, most of us in the industry know that even though travel nursing has its perks, it’s still an extremely tough job. That’s why it’s so important to have a travel nurse retirement plan. While some will opt to continue travel nursing during retirement, others...

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Benefits of an RN to MSN Program
Mar02

Benefits of an RN to MSN Program

Awhile back we took a look at the RN to BSN transition. We took a look at some of the hidden benefits of making that transition and why it’s something you should consider. An RN to MSN program allows registered nurses to bypass a bachelor’s degree in favor of a more intensive program that includes general education courses as well as bachelors and master’s degree courses. With a nursing shortage in full swing, a master’s degree could...

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Celebrate Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
Feb05

Celebrate Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week

You’ve probably seen a handful of the videos. It’s usually a groggy teenager who’s just gotten his or her wisdom teeth out. With the effects of anesthesia wearing off, it can often make for some comical and viral sound bytes. However, anesthesia is a serious medication, and it’s important that a trained professional monitors patients as they come out of a procedure. This is why a perianesthesia nurse plays a vital role in the...

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Ways to Celebrate American Heart Month
Jan30

Ways to Celebrate American Heart Month

As a nurse, you’ve probably dealt with a lot of heartaches both literally and figuratively. As the leading cause of death in the entire United States, heart disease is something that hits home for all of us. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. In a few days, February 1 will kick off American Heart Month. February 2nd also marks National Wear Red Day that specifically...

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How to Become a Rehabilitation Nurse
Dec08

How to Become a Rehabilitation Nurse

Have you ever wanted to watch the process of recovery happen right before your very eyes? Do you want to play an impact in the recovery of said patient? Or, perhaps you just want to use your skills outside of a traditional hospital setting. Luckily, you’ll be able to help those come back from trauma as a rehabilitation nurse. While this might sound similar to a traditional nursing assignment, rehabilitation nurses typically work...

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