From Nurse to Member of Congress

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It’s easy to get swept up in the idea of what could come with a nursing degree and a nursing career. Where will it take you? How can you serve and improve your community? We thought we’d take a look at professionals who decided to follow the call and run for office. It takes a […]

Keeping Cool: 5 Ways Nurses Deal with Tough Patients

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Every nurse will tell you that relationship management is as important to the job, if not more so, as the vast medical knowledge that every career nurse has in their arsenal. Nurses face all types of challenges in dealing with patients both in and out of a hospital environment. Whether you are a career nurse […]

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 […]

How to Transition from an LVN to an RN

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The advantage of enrolling in a vocational nurse program is beneficial for many people who want, or need, to start their nursing careers as quickly as possible. Once you become an LVN, you can start gaining valuable job experience sooner than enrolling in a four-year institution and getting your bachelor’s degree. Many students also discover […]

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 […]

5 Main Differences Between an LVN and an RN

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Congratulations on making the decision to enter the expanding healthcare field. If you’re investigating your options for a nursing degree, understanding the difference between a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) or a registered nurse (RN) can be overwhelming. Check out the main differences below so you can make an informed decision. 1. Schooling RNs require a […]