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Breaking down the stigma around diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 16, 2018 3:11:35 PM

When was the last time you heard a “diabeetus” joke? The answer is likely all too recent. Type 2 Diabetes is an extremely stigmatized condition — the majority of Type 2 diabetes patients report feeling stigma.[1] The public perceives Type 2 diabetes as a self-inflicted disease, worthy of derision. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals also feel this way.

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Tags: diabetes, patient, Diagnosis, stigma, Youth, lifestyle

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Early screening for lung cancer gains momentum

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 12, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Every year, over 150,000 people in the United States of America die of lung cancer, making lung cancer by far the leading cause of cancer death.[1] One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it often eludes detection until too late to save the patient. 80% of lung cancer patients are only diagnosed once their cancer has reached stage III or stage IV, by which point surgery is off the table.[2]

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Tags: lung cancer, early screening, prevention, liquid biopsy, smoking, death

How do we care for our students?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 5, 2018 11:36:00 AM

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Tags: student engagement, student, know, fan, nursing professionals

Medical Librarians: Vital Partners in Healthcare

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 31, 2018 4:45:48 PM

“What could explain my patient’s pain and discolored legs after ankle surgery?”

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Tags: medical librarian, surgery, medical library, evidence-based medicine, healthcare, clinical

Silent but Deadly: The Carcinogen We Love

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 17, 2018 9:51:00 AM

The news constantly bombards us with headlines announcing yet another thing that may increase cancer risk. From pesticides to cigarettes, burnt toast to nitrates, the list goes on and on.

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Tags: cancer, alcohol, prevention

NCLEX Exam Format and Information

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 5, 2018 3:26:56 PM

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.

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Tags: nclex, student, testing, exam, preparation

GRIT: Why is It So Important?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 17, 2018 2:43:54 PM

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.

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Tags: grit

Print vs. Digital - Which is Better for the Student?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 15, 2018 9:56:41 AM

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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Tags: active learning

An Introduction to Active Learning

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 2, 2017 11:30:26 AM

What is Active Learning?

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Tags: nursing, active learning, interactive learning, student engagement

Skyscape Nursing Constellation Plus Vs. Nursing Central

Posted by Nursing Educator on Mar 7, 2016 4:44:59 PM

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.

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