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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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Vast experience enables Mary Arbogast to connect with nursing students across all generations

In her role as the Nursing and Healthcare Outreach Coordinator at Alvernia University, Mary Arbogast is often the first person a prospective nursing student meets. Thanks to her background, she’s able to relate to practically every type of student. Can she connect with students considering a career in nursing? Yes. She draws upon what she […]

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Symanski: Focus on individual attention, communication skills and service, the strength of Alvernia nursing

While strong scientific knowledge and technical skills are important, safe patient care also depends on communicating well with other healthcare professionals, patients and families, says Dr. Mary Ellen Symanski, PhD, RN, associate professor of Nursing and department chair of Nursing. Fortunately, nursing students at Alvernia have the advantage of learning the full range of skills […]

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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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Brancato: RN to BSN program prepares students for lifelong learning

It makes clear sense that someone who has dedicated most of her career to higher learning would understand the value of continuing education. “I try to bring in relevant research that is current into my classroom so that students are aware of the changes in healthcare practices that are evolving,” says Nursing professor Vera C. […]

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Five ways RNpedia.com is helpful to nursing students

Anyone who has ever been inside a big box retailer understands the convenience of one-stop shopping. Within twenty minutes you can pick up cat food, a space heater and a smart phone.  Wouldn’t it be great if the same sort of convenient, one-stop location existed for nursing students? Well, it does! RNpedia.com is a website […]

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Multiple studies show the positive impact BSNs have on patient outcomes

The reasons nurses enroll in a RN to BSN program are varied. Some enroll because the hospital they work at is applying for Magnet recognition and they are requiring nurses to return to school for their bachelor’s degree. Others enroll to expand their career options or because it’s a stepping-stone to a graduate degree. All […]

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