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Our blog is a collection of news, opinion, and perspectives from our staff, news outlets and guest bloggers. Our goal is to highlight the past, present and future state of nursing as well as discuss the day-to-day challenges and victories faced by the nurses of today. We are committed to continual innovation to better support the needs of nurses and employers.

2024 U.S. NP Pay By Cost of Living

Explore the adjusted hourly wages for Nurse Practitioners across the U.S. based on the cost of living.

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2024 U.S. RN Pay By Cost of Living

Explore the 2024 U.S. RN pay adjusted by cost of living across different states.

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Inclusive Care for LGBTQ+ Patients: Nurse Best Practices

Learn how nurses can create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ patients with education, language, support, and advocacy.

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Frontier Nursing University Announces Plans for 
14th Annual Diversity Impact Conference

Frontier Nursing University's 14th Annual Diversity Impact Conference focuses on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare, featuring expert speakers and free registration for students.

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Elitism in Nursing: Breaking the Stigma to Enhance Teamwork

Breaking the stigma of elitism in nursing by promoting teamwork, inclusivity, open communication, and patient-centered care.

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Mental Health: Breaking the Stigma for Men

This blog addresses challenges men face, signs of mental health issues, and steps to promote positive change and support.

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Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities in LGBTQ+ Populations

Learn how Nurses can provide culturally competent care and support to reduce inequalities and improve health outcomes for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Healthy Meal Prep for Nurses on the Go: Quick and Nutritious Ideas

Fuel your demanding days with healthy choices and save time with these meal prep solutions.

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Nursing Myths Debunked: Setting the Record Straight

Clearing up common Nursing myths, this blog debunks misconceptions about Nurses' roles, gender stereotypes, work settings, specialties, and more.

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The Power of Compassion: Building Therapeutic Relationships with Patients

Discover the transformative power of compassion in healthcare. Learn how to build strong relationships with patients through empathy, kindness, and personalized care.

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FNU Receives Inclusive Excellence, Belonging, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Award

FNU receives a prestigious AACN award for inclusive excellence and sustainability in Nursing education, reflecting a commitment to DEI in healthcare.

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The Heartbeat of Healthcare: Embracing the Noble Journey of Nursing

Explore the noble journey of Nursing in healthcare, where Nurses are the heartbeat, making a difference every day, embracing Diversity, resilience, and continuous growth.

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NCSBN Annual Survey Results Infographic

Explore the latest NCSBN survey results with our infographic.

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Current Nursing Workforce Stats Infographic

Explore the latest nursing workforce stats with our infographic.

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Median Annual Wages For Registered Nurses In The U.S.

Explore the median annual wages for Registered Nurses in the United States.

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Explore the impact of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) on disparities and health outcomes.

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Celebrating Diversity Month

Celebrate Diversity Month by engaging in cultural exchange discussions, educating yourself, exploring arts and media, indulging in food, and more!

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Tips for Assessing Your Unconscious Biases

Explore strategies like reflection, implicit bias tests, feedback, and more to promote empathy and equity in healthcare.

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The Ultimate Spring Bucket List To Help Nurses Recharge

Discover the ultimate Spring bucket list for Nurses to recharge and prioritize self-care.

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Hospital Designs With Staff Well Being In Mind

Enhance staff well-being with hospital designs focused on mental wellness. Implementing changes can reduce burnout and improve patient outcomes.

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Top 10 Attributes of a Great Nurse

Discover the top 10 attributes of a great Nurse, from communication skills to teamwork.

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DEI Efforts: A Positive Force in the Workplace

Learn how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts are positively impacting workplaces.

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Understanding Racial Concordance In The Nursing Field

Explore the impact of racial concordance in Nursing, highlighting benefits like improved communication, trust, and reduced health disparities.

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What To Look For When Choosing a Nursing School

Choose the right Nursing school wisely to ensure a successful career in Nursing.

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Hospital Workplace Violence: Precautions and Preparedness Techniques

Learn about precautions and strategies hospitals are implementing to mitigate the risk of violence, protect staff, patients, and visitors, and create safer environments.

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Exploring the Vital Role of Nurses in Heart Health

Explore the crucial role of Nurses in promoting heart health and combating cardiovascular diseases.

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Helpful Apps Every Nurse Should Have

Discover the top mobile apps every Nurse should have at their fingertips! These apps enhance patient care and improve efficiency in daily tasks.

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Nursing Ranked Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Year

Nursing remains the most trusted profession in the US, according to Gallup's 2023 Honesty and Ethics poll.

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Advanced Nursing Degrees: What You Need to Know

Discover the different specialty tracks for advanced nursing degrees, such as Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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Health Systems Look Locally To Recruit Nurses

Hospitals are implementing innovative strategies to recruit talented nurses from their local communities.

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Investing In New Nurses Improves Retention Rates

Investing in new nurses is crucial for healthcare organizations to improve retention rates.

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Research Nursing: A Comprehensive Overview

Discover the vital role of Research Nurses in bridging the gap between clinical practice and scientific research.

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Nurses Holiday Survival Guide

Discover how to survive working holidays as a Nurse with our holiday survival guide.

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The Vital Role of Teamwork and Collaboration in Nursing

Nurses play a central role in enhancing collaboration and contributing to the success of the healthcare team.

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Social Media Best Practices For Nurses

Learn the best practices for Nurses using social media, including maintaining patient confidentiality, separating personal and professional accounts, and more

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Unlocking Nursing Career Opportunities: Tips and Advice for Success

From continuing education to networking and specialization, discover how to stand out and succeed in the healthcare industry.

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Why Representation in Nursing is Important

Representation in Nursing is crucial for providing culturally competent care, building trust with patients, reducing health disparities, and more

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Gratitude in Scrubs: Nurse's Heartfelt Thanks

Discover the heartfelt gratitude Nurses have for their profession.

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Exploring Different Leadership Styles In Nursing

Explore different leadership styles in nursing, from transformational and autocratic to democratic and situational.

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The Role of Nurse Educators: Shaping The Future of Nursing

Discover the vital role of Nurse Educators in shaping the future of Nursing.

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Continuing Education For Nurses: Staying Up To Date In The Field

Discover the importance of continuing education for Nurses and how it can help enhance your knowledge and skills in the field.

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The Role of Hospice Nursing in End-of-Life Care

Discover the vital role of hospice Nursing in providing compassionate care during the end-of-life journey.

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The Legal Responsibilities of Nursing

Understanding the legal responsibilities of Nursing is crucial for providing safe patient care.

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The Importance of a Healthy Work Environment

Creating a healthy work environment for Nurses should be a top priority for employers in the healthcare industry.

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Keys To a Fulfilling Nursing Career

Find out how these elements can contribute to personal satisfaction and professional growth in Nursing.

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Patient Advocacy: A Closer Look

Patient advocacy is a critical aspect of providing safe and effective patient care.

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FNU Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions HEED Award

The Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award is the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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Handling Difficult Conversations

Handling difficult conversations is an essential skill for healthcare professionals, especially Nurses.

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Summary of the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan

With this plan, the EEOC aims to create fair and inclusive workplaces for everyone.

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The Profound Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness in Nursing

Enhance patient care, reduce burnout, and cultivate compassion and empathy through mindfulness techniques.

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Standing Out as a Diverse Candidate in Nursing

As a diverse candidate entering the Nursing field, you possess a unique set of experiences and perspectives that can greatly enrich patient care and the

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Combating Depression and Suicide in Nursing

Learn about the prevalence, warning signs, and ways to support Nurses in combating these challenges.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and the Importance of Representation in Nursing

When Nursing professionals represent the patient populations they care for, healthcare improves for both the patient and the healthcare provider.

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EEO-1 Data Collection Deadline

The EEO-1 Component 1 data collection for the year 2022 is set for October 31st, employers will have until December 5th to file their EEO-1 reports.

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Innovation in Nursing: Everything it Takes to Be a Nurse Innovator and Innovators to Watch Out For!

Learn about amazing Nurse innovators and their groundbreaking creations that have transformed healthcare.

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Emergency Preparedness for Nurses: Being Ready For Natural Disasters

From education and training to personal preparedness, stay ready for natural disasters and provide effective care when it matters most.

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The Growth of Telehealth: What It Means for The Future Of Nursing

Learn about the benefits of telehealth, from chronic disease management to increased mental health support, and how it's shaping the future of healthcare.

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Promoting Work-Life Balance Tips For Nurses

Discover effective tips and strategies for nurses to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

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Health Systems Investing in DEI: A Closer Look

Health systems investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are taking proactive steps to promote a more inclusive and equitable workforce.

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Recognizing and Reporting Signs of Elder Abuse

Learn about the different types of elder abuse and how to identify and report signs of abuse to ensure their safety and well-being.

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Healthcare Technology and Nursing: What You Should Know

Healthcare technology is increasingly being integrated into the field of nursing, revolutionizing the way patient care is delivered.

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Nursing Best Practices: Caring for Disabled Patients

Nursing best practices for caring for disabled patients require specialized knowledge, empathy, and compassionate care.

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Nursing Trends in 2023 and Beyond

Stay updated with the latest nursing trends and advancements in the healthcare industry.

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Exploring the Qualities of a Successful Nurse Leader

Discover the essential qualities of a successful nurse leader and how they contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare teams.

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Sexual Harassment in the Nursing Field

Sexual harassment in the Nursing field is an unfortunate reality. Learn about the prevalence, types, and effects, and what can be done to prevent it.

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What Nurses Need to Know about Caring for the LGBTQ+ Community

Caring for the LGBTQ+ community requires an educated, compassionate, and inclusive approach.

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Men's Health: A Closer Look

Men's health is an important topic that covers a wide range of issues, including physical fitness, mental health, sexual health, and more.

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Health Disparities and the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community faces significant health disparities, primarily due to discrimination and a lack of access to healthcare.

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The Importance of Patient Education

Patient education is a critical component of providing care, which plays an essential role in recovery and well-being.

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The Culture of Nursing

The culture of Nursing is a unique and important part of healthcare. It encompasses values, traditions, and behaviors that shape the profession.

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FNU Makes 2023 Diversity Impact Conference Available to External Attendees

The Diversity Impact Conference brings together thought leaders and speakers to increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the healthcare workforce

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How Nurses Can Influence Health Equity

Nurses play a crucial role in advancing health equity and implementing solutions for the social determinants of health.

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Mental Health Self Care Checklist and Resources for Nurses

Nurses often neglect their own mental health while caring for others. This page provides a thorough self-care checklist and resources to help nurses prioritize their own mental well-being.

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Nursing Gig Shifts: What You Need to Know

Nursing gig shifts are an option for Nurses looking for more flexibility in their schedules, but there are important things to consider.

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Exploring the Need for More Nurse Educators in Healthcare

There is a significant shortage of Nurse Educators in healthcare, leading to a lack of properly trained nurses entering the workforce.

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Erasing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Learn about the urgent need to address and erase racial disparities in maternal health and how we can take action to support and improve health outcomes.

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Patient

Experiencing the loss of a patient can be emotionally challenging. This article offers coping strategies to help Nurses manage the grief and stress.

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Advice For New Nurses

Starting a career as a new Nurse can be challenging. Get valuable advice on how to navigate your new job, build confidence, and be successful.

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Instacart Health Allows Healthcare Providers To Prescribe Healthy Meals To Patients

Instacart Health allows healthcare providers to prescribe healthy meals. Learn how this program is making healthy eating more accessible for patients.

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5 Helpful Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

Regardless of why some patients become difficult, Nurses can help handle and diffuse difficult patient interactions with these 5 helpful tips.

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Tips For Choosing a Nursing Specialty

Choosing a Nursing specialty can be a tough decision. Here are some tips and factors to consider when deciding which specialty is right for you.

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Utilizing Humor In The Nursing Field

Humor can help break down barriers and build trust between patients and Nurses, making it easier to establish rapport and provide compassionate care.

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Diversity Recruitment Strategies For Nursing

A look at some strategies healthcare organizations can use to improve DEI in their Nursing workforce.

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Meet The RN Advocating For Disabled Candidates

Andrea is a disability advocate and New York State's first wheelchair-bound Registered Nurse. 

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Providing Care On The Ground And In The Air

These Nurses travel with patients on the ground or in the air, providing dire medical care until they reach their destination.

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Why You Should Work as a CNA While in Nursing School

The skills you learn as a CNA can be used throughout your Nursing career and will provide you with a solid foundation for building your knowledge.

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Tips For Becoming A More Confident Nurse

For your new journey, here are helpful tips to boost your confidence and help you to become the strong and resilient Nurse we know you can be. 

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2023 Top Paying Nursing Jobs

Many factors play into salary such as location, employer, and experience. 

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How to Avoid Nursing Burnout

Identifying the symptoms of Nurse burnout is the first step in preventing it from progressing.

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Safest Hospitals To Work At By State

Leapfrog assigns Hospital Safety Grades to nearly 3,000 general acute-care Hospitals across the nation twice annually.

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Nurses Secure The Spot For Most Trusted Profession 22nd Time In A Row

Nurses, medical doctors and pharmacists remain the most ethically revered professions of those measured by Gallup.

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Switching Careers To Nursing

Nursing is a challenging, but rewarding field and previous education can help you become a Nurse faster.

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What You Need to Know About Medication Errors

Medication errors are an unfortunate consequence of overwork, distraction, and system errors.

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Forensic Nurse Develops Bruise Detection Technology For Darker Skin Tones

Bruise detection and diagnosis are currently conducted by sight, under regular light, and bruises are often difficult to see on victims of violence depending on their skin color.

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Tips For Nurses Working Through The Holidays

Many people look forward to the holidays, however it can be a stressful time for Nurses working through the holiday season and missing festivities.

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Caring for Patients With Alzheimer’s

To provide high quality care, it’s important to consider these best practices when treating patients with Alzheimer’s.

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Best Practices In Caring For Patients With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

An IDD, includes many severe, chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments.

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Ethics in Nursing

Nursing ethics are essential to know and understand as it helps guide our everyday Nursing practice.

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Things Nurses Wish Their Patients Knew

Nurses are compassionate, and dedicated, and work tirelessly to meet the needs of their patients.

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The Growing Role of Nurse Case Managers

Choosing to become a CM is a great choice for Nurses, since it is less physically demanding, has great pay, and is in high demand. 

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Tips For Balancing A Nursing Career and Parenting

Give yourself some of the love you are constantly giving to others. You are a wonderful Parent and a terrific Nurse, so keep going - you got this! 

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A Career In NICU Nursing

Looking to make a difference in the lives of infants and their families? Neonatal Nursing may be the perfect career choice.

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NAHN, The Nation's Leading Voice For Latino Nurses

The association is continuing to grow with more than 40 local chapters across the nation. 

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Smart Socks Could Reduce Patient Falls

Falls can have a major impact on a patient's health which usually results in high costs and extra days in the hospital.

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Hospitals Introducing Teens To Healthcare Career Opportunities

Exposure to various healthcare fields is crucial to the development of career interests for adolescents and young adults. 

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Is Nursing an Art or a Science?

Nurses must find a unique balance between using their heads and hearts.

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A Career As A Certified Nurse Midwife

There are many different paths in the Midwifery field.

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The Importance of DEI In Nursing

When a Nurse has a lot in common with their patients, they can better advocate for them. 

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A Career In Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric Nurses make up the second largest group of behavioral health professionals in the U.S.

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Hospitals Healing With Art Therapy Programs

With all of the positive effects art has on mental health and cognitive functions, we are excited to see more health systems implementing these types of art programs.  

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Robot 'Moxi' Assists Nurses With Time Consuming Tasks

Robots like Moxi can assist Nurses with tasks so they are able to focus on patient care.

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Why You Should Look for a Good Nurse Residency Program as A New Graduate Nurse

There are many benefits to becoming a part of a Nurse residency program.

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Effective Communication Tips For Nurses

It is critical to be a good communicator because medical errors will occur if providers aren't all on the same page about patients' diagnoses, treatment plans, etc.

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Summer Reading List For Nurses

Check out this list of books recommended for Nurses, and maybe you'll discover a new favorite.

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Is Healthcare Committed to Diversity in their Workforce?

Diversity within healthcare is essential in delivering competent and inclusive patient care.

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Top Characteristics of A Great Nurse

Because Nursing is ranked so highly, it takes a special kind of person with a certain set of qualities and skills to be a Great Nurse.

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How to Grow in the Nursing Profession

Wherever you are in your Nursing journey there is always room to grow professionally.

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Nursing Organizations Collaborate On A Staffing Think Tank

The think tank made recommendations to address the Nurse staffing crisis within a 12-18 month implementation timeframe.

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These Companies Are Celebrating Nurses Week With Special Offers

To save Nurses some time, we compiled a list of companies who are participating in special offers. 

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Top Items Nurses Always Have on Hand

As a Nurse, you always have essentials in your pockets or bag to help you get through a shift and day-to-day life.

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Record Number of NPs Licensed in the US

This increase in NPs will help aid the healthcare provider shortages and ease burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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A Career In Correctional Nursing

Correctional health care requires a compassion that sees beyond a person's criminal record and can provide quality care in a unique setting.

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What is Harm Reduction?

Nurses can assist with different types of harm reduction programs.

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Advice For Nurses Managing Difficult Patient Visitors

When a patient’s relative is intimidating, aggressive, or overbearing, it can be extremely difficult for Nurses to perform their jobs and feel safe. 

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NBNA Program Encourages Young Students Of Color To Consider A Career In Nursing

The association created a program called NBNA Mini Nurse Academies, which encourages elementary school students of color to consider a career in Nursing. 

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Health Systems Addressing Racism in Nursing

Along with addressing the issue, health systems are using various strategies to help eradicate Racism in Nursing.  

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Crushing Male Nurses Stigmas and Stereotypes

Even though Male Nurses are becoming more common, they still face constant stereotyping on the job.

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Cultural Mental Healthcare Disparities

There are large disparities in mental healthcare across races and ethnicities in the U.S.

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Ways Nurses Can Help Shape Healthcare Policy

Nurses can influence change in their workplace, communities, Nursing organizations, educational institutions, and with policymakers.

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What the Pandemic Taught Us About the Changing Role of Nurses

Nurses’ expertise and versatility were brought into focus during the height of the pandemic.

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A Collection Of Uplifting Quotes For Nurses

A small dose of encouragement can go a long way, so we compiled a collection of inspirational, motivational, and some humorous quotes to lift you up.

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Nursing Trends You'll See In 2022

Many health experts agree staffing has been and will continue to be the top healthcare issue.

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Johnson & Johnson - Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarship and BAND-AID® BRAND Champions for Health Equity Scholarships Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Health Equity Scholarships Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

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Tips For Nurses Managing Their Attention Deficit Disorder

In addition to therapy techniques and/or medication, here are strategies to help manage your ADHD throughout your shift.

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Good Retention Requires Strong DEI Culture

Having a strong DEI culture allows employees to be comfortable and confident in who they are.

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Tips For Boosting Hospital Staff Morale

Especially during a time of crisis, healthcare workers face burnout, worry, anxiety, and grief. Here are some ideas for improving hospital staff's morale.

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Tips For Managing Holiday Stress

The pandemic has also added an extra layer to the holiday blues. So here are some tips for managing this season's stressors.

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Nurse Mentors Improving Retention

A great way to provide support is through mentorship programs.

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Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Resources

Hospitals should establish a culture of safety by implementing WPV prevention programs and by showing support of incident reporting. 

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Nursing Opportunities Beyond The Bedside

The Nursing field offers many Nursing specialties to choose from depending on your interests and skills.

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Chief Wellness Officer - More Healthcare Organizations Are Adding CWO’s To Their C-Suite

Recently, more healthcare organizations have started to hire Chief Wellness Officers (CWO), as a strategy to address burnout, mental health, and compassion fatigue.

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Nurse Retention Requires More Than Good Bonuses

The pandemic has magnified the Nursing shortage and healthcare organizations are struggling to not only recruit Nurses but also retain them.

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Stress Management Techniques For Nurses

High stress levels can affect your health and well-being. However, there are ways to manage your stress.

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The School Nurse Shortage is Raising Concern

Between the Delta variant, mask protocols, and vaccine mandates, schools need Nurses now more than ever.

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Reducing Unconscious Bias in Healthcare Recruitment

Ensuring diversity is incorporated in healthcare hiring practices requires understanding and combatting unconscious biases.

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Compassion Fatigue In Nursing

Compassion fatigue is a treatable and manageable condition.

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The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Program

The Pathway designation recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate a commitment to establishing the foundation of a healthy workplace for staff.

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Qualities Of A Successful Nurse Leader

Health care organizations rely on Nurse leaders to manage teams, patient care, and promote organizational goals.

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Improving Hospital Culture

To improve your workplace culture, here are some things to consider.

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Choosing Nursing School or Medical School

Whether you choose to become a Nurse or a Doctor, both careers are extraordinarily rewarding.

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How Hospitals Are Celebrating Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month and hospitals around the nation are taking this opportunity to show their support. 

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10 Pieces of Advice For New Nurses

10 pieces of advice for new Nurses.

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Frontier Nursing University Awarded HRSA Grants Totaling $4,140,000

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Frontier Nursing University (FNU) two grants totaling $4,140,000.

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Hospitals Seeing Increase In Children and Teen Suicide Attempts

Hospitals are seeing more cases of severe depression and suicidal thoughts among children, particularly attempts to overdose. 

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Healthcare Organizations Commitment To Improving Diversity

Increasing diversity in healthcare organizations benefits both the healthcare provider and the patient populations they serve.

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Frontier Nursing University Endows Scholarship Aimed at Increasing Diversity in Health Care

Frontier Nursing University has endowed a new scholarship to support African American, Black, Native American, and Alaskan Native students.

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Creative Ways Hospitals Are Supporting Nurses Mental Health

With increasing stress placed on front line Nurses during this pandemic, hospitals are investing in initiatives and programs to support the mental health of these employees.

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Companies Celebrating Nurses Week With Giveaways

Nurses Week runs from May 6th through May 12th and companies are taking this time to show their great appreciation for these heroes.

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2021 Top 10 Shoes For Nurses

From sneakers to slip ons, here is a list of the best shoes for Nurses this year!

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Primary Care Physician Shortage Creating High Demand For Nurse Practitioners

The number of Nurse Practitioners is at a record high and the demand is growing.

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Registered Nurse Salaries By State

A list of average annual salaries for Registered Nurses by state.

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The Importance of Race and Ethnicity COVID Vaccine Data

This data is imperative in ensuring an equitable response to a pandemic that continues to disproportionately affect these vulnerable populations.

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Ageism in Healthcare

A diverse workplace is fundamental in providing the best patient care possible. But age is usually left out of an organization's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy.

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Hospital CEOs Signing Action Pledge For Diversity And Inclusion

CEOs at top major companies from around the world are signing this action pledge to support more inclusive workplaces.

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Nursing and Medical Schools See Rise In Enrollments

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education is seeing a rise in demand for health and medical education.

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The Growing Role of Chief Diversity Officer

Leaders want to address racial health disparities and improve patient care. So they have decided to establish a Chief Diversity Officer role.

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Hospitals Are Slowly Starting To Allow Visitors

Many health systems are focusing attention on the impact visitations and family communication has on reducing the suffering of patients and loved ones.

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Recruiting a More Diverse Workforce: It’s About Telling a Story and Backing It Up with Actions

Diversity Recruiting is about your core company beliefs, employment strategies and your ability to look at the big picture when it comes to expanding the diversity within your employee population.

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The Growing Role Of the Chief Nursing Officer

Chief Nursing Officers have a wide variety of responsibilities. Their role has become more complex with the COVID-19 pandemic, social injustices, and systemic racism in the United States.

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2021 Top Paying States For Nurses

Over 2.9 million Nurses work in the United States, and make an average salary of $77,460 per year.

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Johnson & Johnson Sponsors- Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarship

Funding may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

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Violence Prevention in Home Care Nursing

With no security like hospitals usually have, home visiting Nurses put themselves at risk whenever they enter a patient's home alone. 

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2021 Health Care Tech Tools

New technology will give healthcare workers new opportunities to keep their patients and themselves safe.

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U.S Facing A Shortage of Health Care Workers As Pandemic Rages On

As health systems and hospitals deal with the surges, they are worried about finding enough medical workers to meet the demand.

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Designer Thanks Nurses With Quarantine Art Project

Rebecca Moses, the fashion designer and artist painted 46 portraits of Mount Sinai's Nurses and named the exhibition “Thank You, Mount Sinai Nurses.”

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How To Make LGBTQ+ Patients Feel More Comfortable

LGBTQ+ health is a growing national concern due to increasing evidence of health care disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.

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2020 RN Salary Information

Research shows, the salary of Registered Nurses has grown, on average, by 1.51%/year since 2010.

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More Schools Are Hiring Chief Health Officers

More Universities and Colleges have considered hiring Chief Health Officers (CHO) as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

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How To Be a Great Nurse Leader During COVID-19 Pandemic

Leaders should be responsible for supporting the well-being and mental health of the healthcare team.

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Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the U.S.

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New Ways Hospitals Are Helping Their Frontline Workers Deal With Stress

Frontline healthcare workers face stressors during normal times, but especially now during a pandemic and hospitals are finding new ways to help their staff cope. 

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Nurses of Filipino Descent Are Dying From COVID-19 At Alarmingly High Rates

It’s the lack of proper PPE that has pushed some Filipino Nurses to speak out, when in the past they stayed silent about their working conditions.

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School Nurses Play A Vital Role In The Fight Against COVID

COVID-19 has made the role of a school Nurse even more complex, adding many challenges and new responsibilities for keeping children and staff safe.

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Frontier Nursing University Virtual Event to Focus on Telehealth and Racial Disparities in Maternity Care

The event features four free sessions, including two continuing education opportunities, presented by FNU faculty, students, and alumni.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity and Inclusion strategies are necessary for health systems to provide the best care possible to an evolving population. A sense of Belonging is equally as important.

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Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are necessary to provide evidence for the benefits and safety of new treatments. Racial and ethnic minorities continue to be underrepresented in these clinical trials.

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Health Care Cultural Considerations

Health professionals must have an awareness of different cultural practices and spiritual beliefs in order to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

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This Ballerina Is Shedding Light On Racial Bias In Healthcare

Ingrid Silva, a ballerina of The Dance Theatre of Harlem, is using the current closing of theaters and performance venues to expose racial bias in healthcare.

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New Carolyn Jones Emergency Nurse Documentary

Jones created a documentary that celebrates emergency Nurses and the impact they have on patients across the country.

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Tips for Preventing PPE-Related Skin Damage

PPE is essential for protecting healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with prolonged use of PPE, comes skin damage.

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Nurses Showing The Faces Behind The Masks

The goal of these projects is to eliminate or reduce a level of fear and anxiety for patients, especially children, who find comfort in seeing the smiling faces of healthcare team members.

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Nurses Invitation to Participate in National COVID-19 CHAMPS Study of Frontline Workers

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN) at Villanova University invites nurses to participate in CHAMPS, the Caring About Health for All Study

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MIT Designed An Effective And Reusable Face Mask

The mask is called iMASC, which stands for Injection Molded Autoclavable, Scalable, Conformable.

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COVID-19 Racial Health Disparities

COVID-19 has shone a light on how systemic racism plays a role in health disparities among Black people. 

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Nursing Schools See Spike In Applicants Since Pandemic

Renewed appreciation for healthcare workers is leading to an increase in Nursing school applications.

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Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare with CLAS

Part of building a culture that is mindful of Diversity and Inclusion is being aware of the National CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) Standards.

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Meet The Nurse Who Sounded The Alarm For PPE

Bonnie is still fighting for adequate PPE for health care workers as the coronavirus rages on and concerns grow about a second wave of infections in the fall.

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Nurses Are Providing First Aid Care To Injured Protesters

Black Lives Matter protests are happening all across America and as people take to the streets to protest, medical workers are doing their part in supporting protesters.

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DiversityNursing.com Announces the 12th Winner of their Annual $5,000 Education Award

DiversityNursing.com announced the Winner of their 2020 DiversityNursing.com $5,000 Education Award.

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Nursing Schools Go Virtual During COVID-19 Pandemic

Nursing schools all over the country are switching from traditional clinical studies to virtual simulations.

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The Best Ways You Can Thank A Nurse Right Now

Nurses are being cheered around the world for their courage, compassion, and hard work fighting the coronavirus. We should always celebrate Nurses, especially now.

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Health Care Workers Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis During The COVID-19 Outbreak

We’re offer this article as a reminder to all to be as patient, kind and loving to our Nurses, Healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store employees and all the people out there working to keep us safe.

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Student Creates Face Masks For The Deaf Community

They are sewing masks using plastic fabric and bed sheets, experimenting with various attachments for people who use cochlear implants and hearing aids and can’t wrap mask straps around their ears.

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Companies Coming Together To Help Health Care Workers

Organizations across the country have shifted operations to support health care workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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HealthCare Workers Are Using Social Media To Lift Their Spirits

Even though healthcare workers are going through the toughest time right now, they still manage to keep a good sense of humor. 

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What Nurses Need to Know about COVID-19

It is essential to develop and educate all staff on preparedness plans that provide infection control procedures and protocols.

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Telemedicine Being Used In The Fight Against COVID-19

During this global health crisis, telehealth is an effective solution for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. 

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Nurses In Recovery

Nursing is a demanding field and there are many factors that put Nurses at risk for developing problems with substance abuse and addiction.

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Nurse Preceptors Increase Retention

Nurse Preceptors are a great resource for employees who are making the transition into a new work environment.

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Teamwork In Nursing

Teamwork requires good communication and a collaborative care strategy. All team members want to feel that their ideas and skills are valued.

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Increase in Number of NP’s Could Cause Problems For Hospitals

Physician shortage concerns has influenced the use of more Nurse Practitioners to provide primary care and fill gaps in rural areas.

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What Millennial Nurses Look For When Choosing A Job

It is important for healthcare organizations to understand what is important to Millennial and Gen Z Nurses and use strategies to retain them.

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Support Programs To Help Nurses Deal With Stress

Many institutions are implementing stress management and self-care programs.

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LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

LGBTQ+ people of all ages, races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes have experienced health inequalities.

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Poll Shows Nurses Are Trusted More Than Any Other Profession For 18th Year In A Row

Americans rate the honesty and ethics of Nurses highest among a list of professions for the 18th year in a row.

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses - The Growing Demand

Approximately 56 million American adults are struggling with a mental illness or substance use disorder.

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Best Practices In Caring For Vision Impaired Patients

Vision impaired patients face many challenges when visiting hospitals for treatment. There are different ways staff and hospital design can help.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation Is A Growing Health Concern

Loneliness is a serious health concern. Studies show that elderly people who are socially isolated were twice as likely to die prematurely.

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Managing Stress During The Holidays

We’ve offered some suggestions to help you deal with stress during the holidays.

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2020 Is The Year Of The Nurse

The World Health Organization (WHO), has declared 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife (YONM).

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Thankful For Nurses

We love our Nurses and with Thanksgiving being celebrated next week, it is only appropriate that we give thanks to all you awesome Nurses!

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Why Hiring Veterans For The Medical Field is Good for All

These trained service members are experts in delivering emergency services.

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Diabetes: Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Racial and ethnic minorities have higher prevalence rates, worse diabetes control, and a higher rate of complications.

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Increasing Diversity In Leadership Roles

To better serve this growing population there needs to be more diverse healthcare professionals in leadership roles that mirror a culturally competent workforce. 

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Spirit Halloween Makes Hospitals 'Less Scary' for Pediatric Patients

Spirit Halloween is a major Halloween retailer and their mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids and their families through their Spirit of Children organization.

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If You're Deaf, Can You Have A Career In Nursing?

In this article, we focus on 3 Nurses who are making it happen.

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Stairs Are Not A Problem For This Wheelchair

10 master students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology wanted to develop a new generation wheelchair that would provide more accessibility it's users.

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Domestic Violence And How Nurses Can Help Victims

Abused victims say that a compassionate inquiry from a caring Nurse helped them disclose their abuse and find the best intervention services.

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Frontier Nursing University Virtual Event to Focus on Healthcare Team Communication and Perinatal Mental Health

National Midwifery Week is the first week of October, and Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is celebrating by hosting a virtual event.

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Blind Engineer Creates a Smart Cane Device

WeWalk is an innovative cane which includes built-in speakers, voice assistance, Google Maps, a Bluetooth system and more.

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Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Variability in the risk of death by race/ethnicity indicates that more can be done to understand and reduce pregnancy-related deaths.

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Will No Nurse Documentation Become a Reality?

The program idea was to free up Nurses to provide more patient-centered care without the constant interruption of writing down the care as it was given.

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ICU Nurse Donates Part of Her Liver to Save 8-Year-Old Boy

Cami Loritz, an ICU Nurse, Donates Part of Her Liver to Save 8-Year-Old Boy

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What Is A SANE Nurse?

SANE stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and it is a qualification for forensic Nurses to conduct sexual assault evidentiary exams for rape victims.

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DIY Medical Innovations Created By Nurses in Pop Up Labs

Nurse's innovative ideas are coming to life thanks to pop-up labs through a company called MakerHealth.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Release Policy Statement on the Impact of Racism on Children's Health

The impact of racism has been linked to birth disparities and mental health problems in children and adolescents.

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Nurse Practitioner -- Laws & Regulations by State

As a Nurse Practitioner, the state you live and work in has different laws and regulations that impact your practice.

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Nurse Creates App Preventing Children Being Left In Hot Cars

Maria and Grant received a patent and are meeting with venture capitalists. They hope to bring the product to market in 2020.

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Tips Nurses Can Use To Build Confidence

A few tips to improving your confidence and staying positive during difficult times.

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The Best Things About Nursing

Some of the best things about being a Nurse are experiences that you won't find in many other jobs.

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Frontier Nursing University Hosts 9th Annual Diversity Impact Student Conference

The annual Diversity Conference was hosted by the FNU Diversity Impact Program and had more than 60 students, alumni, faculty and staff in attendance.

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Volunteer Opportunities For Nurses

Volunteering not only helps many causes and people, it also gives you a sense of purpose.

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These Dogs Are Capable of Identifying Lung Cancer by Scent

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide for both women and men.

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The Importance of Cultural Competence for Family Nurse Practitioners

Trained NPs can help reduce disparities minorities experience, such as lower quality care, through improved awareness.

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Nurses Should Have Influence on Hospital Designs

Nurses see the pros and cons of the infrastructure of the building(s) and should have a say in how they're built in order to provide the best care possible. 

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Emergency Nursing Demographics

Emergency Nursing is a stressful and rewarding specialty. See what makes up the ER Nursing workforce.

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Nurses Are Recycling Plastic Medical Supplies To Create Art

Two creative Nurses saw the opportunity to not waste plastic medical materials and used them to create beautiful works of art for their patient's to enjoy.

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Top Nursing Schools In 2020 for Master's and DNP Programs

Top Nursing Schools In 2020 for Master's and DNP Programs

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Nurse Saving Animal Lives With Patient's Donated Pacemakers

In February 2018, Matula formed the Pacemaker Donation Program between the University of Georgia and Navicent Health.

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Free Nursing CEUs

A list of free online Nursing CEUs.

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Nurse Innovators: the Future of Healthcare

Create a culture of innovation where Nurses feel confident in sharing their ideas and receive resources to help further their concepts into solutions.

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What It Takes To Be A Great Nurse Leader

A Nurse Leader must have certain characteristics and qualifications to be successful.

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Top TED Talks For Nurses

Here is a list of top Nursing TED talks that motivate, inspire, and engage!

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Some Tips for A Successful Diversity And Inclusion Program

Your Diversity and Inclusion programs should be a consistent part of your organization’s culture.

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You Can Help Human Trafficking Victims

Nurses are more likely to come in contact with human trafficking victims during the time of their exploitation than any other profession.

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association 50th Anniversary

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA)

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Nurses are Dealing with Tough Issues

Nursing is a demanding profession that requires a lot of dedication and commitment. The field has challenges that you must constantly work to overcome.

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Growing Leadership Diversity in Healthcare Benefits Everyone

It's important to ensure that clinicians, executives and members of the governing boards, accurately represent the communities you serve.

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A Pixar Short Film Shows Why Companies Struggle With Workplace Diversity

Pixar's short film, Purl, emphasizes the lack of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Escape Rooms Are a New Way To Practice Nursing Skills

Escape rooms are a new fun way to practice and improve Nursing skills.

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Coping With The Death Of A Patient

There are many coping mechanisms you can use during these difficult times.

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NYC Launches New Nurse Residency Program

Many NYC hospitals will participate in the country's first city-led Nurse residency program.

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TeleHealth Pros and Cons

Around half of the country’s hospitals use some sort of telehealth services.

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New Adaptive Clothing Lines For People With Disabilities

Top brands are adding adaptive clothing to their lines.

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Need $10,000 to Support Your Nursing Education?

$10,000 Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association scholarship!

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10 Great Gift Ideas For Nurses

Holiday gift ideas for Nurses.

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A Career in Mental Health Nursing

A look at a career in mental health Nursing.

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Nurses Advocating For Patients

Nurses can advocate for their patients in different ways.

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Nursing Shift Preference

See what different nursing shifts have to offer.

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Alternative Chronic Pain Management Treatments

Some of the most popular alternative therapies for chronic pain.

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Best Nursing Apps

A look at the top mobile apps for Nurses

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Frontier Nursing University President Dr. Susan Stone Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Susan Stone has served as President of Frontier Nursing University since 2001.

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Nursing Has Been A Most Trusted Profession

For the last 16 years, Americans' ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of 22 occupations found Nurses at the top of the list

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Think About Becoming A Nurse Educator

You may want to consider a career as a Nurse Educator if you're interested in teaching or passionate about medical research and public policies.

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care, end-of-life care, and hospice care share a common goal: to relieve suffering. But there are also important distinctions.

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FNU Makes Diversity in Nursing a Reality

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) promotes diversity through programming, initiatives and partnerships with like-minded organizations.

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The Rising Maternal Mortality Rate In The United States

American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country.

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NCNA Launches Emergency Fundraising Effort for Nurses Affected by Florence

An emergency campaign to provide support to Nurses who have suffered loss or damages from Hurricane Florence

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Providing Care To Incarcerated Patients

Forensic Nurses provide healthcare to those incarcerated in the criminal justice system in a variety of settings such as jails, prisons, and juvenile detention centers.

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Nursing and Active Shooter Training

Nurses participating in active shooter trainings

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Shift Handoff Communication

A common problem regarding hand-offs is communication.

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Treating Patients of Violence & Abuse

Your most important role is to provide a safe environment for your patient; treat your patient's injuries; and observe, listen, and document.

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Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Substance Use Disorder can affect anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, economic circumstance or occupation.

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Art In Hospitals Could Improve Patient Satisfaction

Patients' perceptions of the hospital they're being treated in may be improved by artwork.

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13 Pregnant Nurses In Two North Carolina Hospitals

A total of 13 Nurses working at two hospitals in North Carolina are expecting.

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Quality Over Quantity: Why Niche Job Boards Work In Your Favor

Niche job boards attract specific candidates that possess specialized skills and more relevant, up-to-date experience.

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Frontier Nursing University Awarded $1,376,800 HRSA Program Grant

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has been awarded the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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The Nursing Shortage In The U.S

By 2022, the U.S. may need more than 1 million new Nurses.

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Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

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The Importance of Communication

Communication in Nursing is essential to patient safety, health and well-being.

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Nurse Suicide Is A Real Problem We Should Be Addressing

For females, the risk of suicide among health professionals was 24% higher than the female national average.

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Unconscious Bias in Healthcare

If left unrecognized and unmanaged, unconscious bias can lead to health disparities, resulting in potentially negative consequences for patients.

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Networking Tips For Nurses

Networking is also a great way to make personal connections and build relationships with other Nursing professionals.

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Are You an RN or NP? Participants Needed!

A study of attitudes toward transgender individuals.

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The Future of Nursing Technology Is Exciting

Future Health Care Technology News

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Establishing a Diverse Workplace Culture

Promoting diversity and inclusion in your workplace is one of the best ways to create an open-minded company culture.

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Healthcare Organizations Are Adding New Executive Roles

New executive roles are being added to the Healthcare industry.

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Nurse Shares Video That May Help You Quit Smoking

The difference between the two sets of lungs is immediate before she even inflates them.

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How Health Systems Are Improving Their Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Major health care giants like Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital have pledged to improve diversity recruitment of health workers.

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Culturally Competent Care For LGBTQ Patients

Healthcare organizations strive to provide culturally competent care for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ)

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