How to Pass the NCLEX the First Time

Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is the last major milestone standing between you and your ultimate prize -- a Registered Nurse license. It’s hard to stop the panic from setting in, but you have been preparing for this ...

Making The Switch To The 'Dark Side': Five Tips For Adjusting To Night Shift

Whether this is your first time working the night shift, or you are re-entering the night shift workforce after some time away, the initial transition can be tough. When your body is used to a normal circadian rhythm, i ...

Tackling the Truth about Opioid Addiction: 5 Key Tips to Address Patient Fears

A common scenario: It’s 3:00pm on a Tuesday and you are discharging a patient from the acute care unit/emergency room/ambulatory surgical unit. You go over their discharge instructions to make sure they underst ...

4 Key Facts You Must Know about Meth Withdrawal and Treatment

Meth Overview Meth, Crystal Meth, Methamphetamine, and Crystal Methamphetamine are but the formal labels for this powerful and extremely addictive synthetic stimulant. Street names for meth include:Ice Spee ...

Patient Satisfaction: 3 Key Strategies for Getting the Highest Score

The healthcare market has undergone countless changes over the past ten years, with the transition from paper charting to electronic medical records to emerging best-practices being incorporated into everyday pat ...

Nurse Burnout: This Is What Every New Nurse Can Do About It

Nurse burnout has been discussed and debated for years but remains a significant issue which impacts nurses and their patients. It decreases patient satisfaction on survey scores which impact hospital ratings. Nursing ...

Breaking Down IV Fluids: The 4 Most Commonly Types and Their Uses

In most nursing programs there is at least one lesson on intravenous (IV) hydration. If you are like many nurses, the information may have gone into your brain, you spit it out on paper, and then promptly forgot what ...

Enhancing Your Future in Nursing: 6 Critical Reasons to Pursue Your BSN

Nursing is a unique field in that several levels of education can lead to the same Registered Nurse license. While an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) is the base level of education that will allow you to si ...

Social Media 101: 5 Crucial Tips for Nurses to Play It Safe

If you are a seasoned nurse of 10 years or more, you likely remember a time in your career before social media exploded onto the scene and became such an integral part of the world we live in. Whether you are 18 or 7 ...

The Soaring Cost of Health Care in the U.S. and Current Cost-Cutting Initiatives

Overview The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis recently announced that health care spending rose by 9.9% in the first quarter of 2014 -the largest quarterly increase in more than 30 years. It ...