What exactly does an LVN / LPN do?

Tweet What exactly does an LVN / LPN do? First let me start with what the letters LPN/LVN stand for. An LPN is a licensed practical nurse and a LVN is a licensed vocational nurse. Although the letters differ, the degree is the same. The difference in the title is the state in which you […]

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7 Reasons Why Nurses Aren’t Always Nice

Tweet 7. Well….some nurses just aren’t nice people to begin with. This may seem surprising, but really it isn’t. You probably have the image of Florence Nightingale at the bedside wiping the forehead of a sick patient with a caring smile on her face….Yeah we just aren’t all like that. They don’t have any requirements […]

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7 things to know about choosing a nursing school

Tweet Choosing a nursing school is among the most important decisions you will make in your life.  Here are some aspects that in retrospect I think are very important to review before you finalize your decision on a nursing school. How much time do you have in your schedule? Are you going to have to […]

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@nursejennifer actually decides to work out!

Tweet So yes, she has lost about 130 pounds in the 5 years she has had her lap band. But as her surgeon I’m not quite sure how. With a diet heavy in cigarettes and vodka, she has avoided all forms of exercise for all these years. After my constant pestering she finally agreed to […]

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Fast track your RN degree.

Tweet Some people might not be comfortable knowing that their RN has an associate’s degree that only took one year to earn or received their RN degree online with one clinical exam at the end of their training. But no worries, there are some great explanations for these fast track/self study programs. First of all, […]

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National Running Day: Running worked for this nurse.

Tweet Let me begin by saying that I realize that running is not for everyone. There are some that are just not healthy enough, and I understand that, but I think that health doesn’t always have to limit someone. Check this story out about a girl with scoliosis and a degenerative disc that is training […]

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Bet on a nursing career!

Tweet Here in my neck of the woods the economy and job market is not as affected as in other areas of the country.  But we are feeling the recession.  It seems that more people than ever are worried about their jobs or career choices.  As the economy is ever so quickly declining and layoffs […]

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