Our Favorite National Nurses Week 2018 Stories

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Our Favorite National Nurses Week 2018 Stories If you’re unfamiliar with the week that recognizes the uniformly remarkable contributions that nurses make to our society and our culture: it all started in 1954 in recognition, and on the 100th anniversary, of Florence Nightingale’s historic trip to Crimea during a brutal and deadly war. Every year, […]

Advice for New Nurses

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The real growth curve for any new nurse starts the minute he or she graduates from nursing school and clocks in for that first shift. While your LVN or RN program provides you ample clinical hours: there’s nothing quite like the shock and thrill of your first professional nursing job. The initial months are going […]

5 Causes of the Very Real Nursing Shortage

It’s nearly impossible to scan past a headline today without reading about the pending nursing shortage. Is the pending staffing crisis is real or just media hype? The truth: the healthcare industry is facing a huge need for nurses in the next decade. We broke down some reasons why below so we can all understand […]

Our LVN Graduates Say it Better than We Ever Could

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If you’re still looking for an LVN program in California, we hope you’ll spend some time reading about why we were named the #1 nursing school in the state. We could list our many accomplishments and the overall strength of our program, but it’s really our students that make our LVN school special. So: we […]

California Nurses and LVNs: Five Ways to Honor Nurses For National Nurses Week

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Every year, for National Nurses Week, there are plenty of headlines about nurse honorees in California who have been awarded local, regional and even national awards. Before it rolls around again, before your employer leaves a plant and a card on your desk, ask your team and your supervisor how you can plan ahead for […]

Welcome to National Nurses Week

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Every year, from May 6 through May 12, the American Nurses Association (ANA) supports National Nurses Week to celebrate the contribution of the literal backbone of the healthcare industry. These dates aren’t arbitrary: May 12 is Florence Nightingale’s birthday, and she remains a singular figure in the history of the field. What’s more, on May […]

Too Good to Be True: Inspiring Real Life Nursing Stories

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Somewhere there must be a statistic of just how many heroic things nurses do every minute of every day. There seems to be no end to the level of generosity and compassion that nurses show both to their patients and complete strangers alike. We love to share these stories because they often fly under the […]

5 Nurses Who Are 21st Century Heroes

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We all know that nurses perform heroic acts as part of the job. Some, though, go beyond the call of duty on their time off. There are dozens of stories like this out there because nurses are never one to back down from an emergency or a crisis. Still, we thought these remarkable people deserved […]

10 Career Tips for Nursing Students

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Even if you just started your first week of nursing school, it’s an excellent good time to start thinking about how to prepare for your eventual job search. It’s not that far down the road, after all, especially if you’ve enrolled in an accelerated program. We’ve put together some tips to make sure that you […]

Five Steps to Survive Long Nursing Shifts

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Even when you’re brand new to nursing school, it doesn’t take long to hear the rumblings of how to survive the professional realities of long and overnight shifts. We have some tips from the pros to help you not just survive but thrive as a new LVN. 1. Take Your Breaks When you get busy, […]