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Experience in the Navy helped Foreman decide on nursing career

Life doesn’t always go in a straight line from college degree to awesome career. One look at Alvernia University’s BSN graduate Heather Foreman, however, and you realize this can be a good thing. As Heather puts it, “Where you thought you would end up when you were 18 years old may be something completely different […]

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  • July 20th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Handle with care: What nursing students need to know about Intradermal injections

While it might be difficult to learn how to administer an Intradermal injection, it’s an essential technique for a nurse to master. This injection is delivered into the dermis, or the skin layer underneath the epidermis. Medication injected into the dermis is absorbed slowly because of this skin layer’s limited blood supply. It can be […]

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ER nurse finds satisfaction in career change

For some, nursing is a second act. Life experiences and the pursuit of a fulfilling career helping others have guided many people into nursing after time spent in careers in other fields. As you plan your own future, it’s helpful to look at the daily responsibilities of a variety of nurses to see all of […]

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Five ways RNpedia can help nursing students

Everyone agrees that there is no ‘typical’ nursing student. Some students enroll in a nursing program right after graduating from high school. Others earned an RN degree years ago and return to the classroom for a BSN degree. Then there are those who have switched careers and decided to become a nurse after working in […]

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Greenawald: Commitment to lifelong learning vital to the nursing profession

Every turn, stop and acceleration during the journey toward a nursing career offers a learning experience. What’s discovered in one phase can help in the next, according to Dr. Deborah Greenawald, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor of Nursing. “Nursing is characterized by lifelong learning,” she states. “It’s not ‘optional’ for those in our profession, because […]

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Medical mnemonics for nursing students

Did you know Some Angry Lady Figured out PMS? That phrase is actually a mnemonic created to help remember the external carotid artery branches, which will come in handy when nursing students are studying head and neck anatomy. Mnemonics have been used for several years to help students memorize details. Nursing students need to know […]

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  • June 9th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Student Insights: Zielinski seeks nursing degree for pride, fulfillment

We recently surveyed our nursing students to learn where they are in their career and asked what advice they have for those considering earning a nursing degree. We’ll share their thoughts periodically on this blog to help you decide if you should enroll in a nursing program. Here are a few insights from Jeanne Zielinski. […]

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  • June 1st, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Advice for time crunched nursing students

School, work and a social life can pull a nursing student in many directions. To help juggle it all, many students find it’s essential to learn how to prioritize, plan their time and sometimes multitask. In addition, technology can help make busy nursing students’ lives a little easier. First, here are three general time management […]

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  • April 27th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Top five ways nursing students can deal with stress

Nursing students face many stressors as they balance school work and other personal commitments. With all that is going on in their busy lives, it’s critical for them to also commit to taking care of themselves. Here are five ways undergraduate students can survive stress and get through nursing school. Have a Study Plan Courses […]

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  • March 12th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Home-visiting nurse helps moms, babies toward successful futures

Whether you are an experienced RN, returning to school to earn your B.S.N degree or someone outside the profession considering becoming a nurse, it’s helpful to look at the daily responsibilities of a variety of nurses to help you see the possibilities.  There are many places outside of a hospital where a nurse can contribute. […]

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