In my over 40 years of nursing I have learned that nurses spend most of their time giving to others. We give to our patients, our colleagues, our family, our friends and our community. I have also learned that so much giving saps our energy and leads to burn out, depression, exhaustion, and dissatisfaction at work and at home.
Nurses are the lifeblood of the medical industry. Whether you work in a nursing home, hospital, or private practice, as a nurse - you will be responsible for just about everything the doctor does not do ... which is a lot. Nurses deal directly with patients, checking on them regularly, taking care of everything from basic to serious medical requirements. One thing is for certain - the world of healthcare would fall to pieces without nurses.
So you’re preparing to take the NCLEX-RN nursing exam. Fantastic. This will be a milestone in your nursing career, and the test is pricey, so you want to optimize your chances of getting a high score. Registration and scheduling fees are typically between $200 and $300. Additional costs for materials tend to run an average of $300 to $500.
In recent discussions of success and mastery, "GRIT" has quickly become a go-to buzzword referring to a person's drive and persistence at mastering new skills and achieving long-term success. No matter what stage you may find yourself at in your career, having GRIT can be your greatest asset. By having a better understanding of what GRIT is and how it can help you succeed, you can begin working towards being a "grittier" person.
Is education more effective through digital tools or traditional print books and literature? The anecdotal debate is loud, but the timing of a number of studies is now starting to clear up the dust. What is also becoming clear is that the goals of education are just as important for lesson learning as the format used to convey the information.
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We recently came across some research that Google searches can give your brain "an inflated perception of self-knowledge", a likely condition that will soon be classified as a mental disorder by DSM-5 (paradoxically, when we googled this syndrome, we came across a condition called Dunning–Kruger effect that deals with the illusory superiority of this kind. Clearly I am being facetious to make a point that this should not give me a license to practice as a Psychiatrist!)
The latest update of 5 Minute Clinical Consult is on the AppStore! So what's the big deal? Don't we have over 400 titles available and growing? Yes, that's true. But let's look at the new features on this latest release.
Nurses have played an important role throughout history, be it in the emergency room, maternity ward, at the patients home or in the jungles of far off continents. With so many specialties and programs for modern nurses to choose from, now more than ever their schooling is at the forefront of the job.