Category Archives: Nurses

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Types of Nursing Careers


Agency
 – Agency Nursing is essentially where a nurse will register or sign up with an agency or similar group and tell them what hours they are available to work. The nurses are then contacted and offered work on a shift to shift basis.

Agency Nurses are now in high demand, particularly, in the case of nurses with specialized training or experience. See also: travel nursing

Ambulatory Care – Ambulatory Care Nurses care for patients whose stay in the hospital or other facility will last for less than 24 hours. ambulatory care nursing covers a broad range of specialties in the out-patient setting.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

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10 Things Nurses Can Be Thankful For

I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’m a sentimental sort, and never more than at this time of the year. So now that I’ve been doing this blog thing for awhile and my readers are probably expecting the annual essay on gratitude, far be it from me to disappoint…..even as I give you something a little new and different. 
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How to Survive in Nursing School

beginning at the beginning: tips for pre-nursing students

#1 get a job! the very first tip that i give to anyone who is even considering nursing school is to get a job in the healthcare field. you can be a cna, a patient care assistant, a unit clerk, or even a patient transporter with little to no experience needed. be sure to mention on your job application that you are considering going to nursing school, hr people love that.
there are many reasons that this is the first thing i tell people who ask me about becoming a nurse. first and foremost is that no matter what you may think you know about being a nurse, there is nothing like observing what nurses do from day-to-day in the real world rather than on tv to help you decide if it’s really for you. consider it an anthropological study. every different field from banking to food service has it’s own culture, it’s own set of unspoken rules. the sooner you learn what they are, the more likely you are to be successful down the road as a nursing student and as a nurse.

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