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Coarctation of the Aorta

Learning that a child has a heart condition like coarctation of the aorta can bring anxiety, stress, and questions for a family. While this is a serious condition, there are effective treatment options, with potential positive long-term outlook. The best thing any parent can do when facing this condition is to take a proactive approach…

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Coarctation of the Aorta

Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Nursing is a profession that is tightly connected to ethics. By taking on a role that involves caring for people dealing with sickness or injury, any nurse doing their job in good faith will be helping people. Nurses can regularly run into dilemmas about what is the most right and ethical course of action. Each…

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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Qualities of a Good Nurse

“Do I have what it takes to be a nurse?” Is a question anyone considering being a nurse, going through nursing school, or even just starting in the profession may ask themselves at some point. As nursing jobs continue to be in demand, there are many opportunities for nurses to pursue jobs that offer competitive pay,…

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Qualities of a Good Nurse

More Than a Nurse: Her Second Mom

It’s hard to say whose days have changed more — Amelia’s or her mother Ivy’s. Over the course of four years, Sonas nurses have touched nearly every part of their lives. What was once Ivy’s sole responsibility is now shared with Amelia’s home health nurse, Caroline. “It feels like they’re family. We get along with them…

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Nursing Equipment & Tools

Nurses are superheroes to their patients. And, just like Batman, they have a toolbelt full of equipment and tools that make their job easier. While some tools and equipment may be obvious, others help behind the scenes. So, what are the most important? And, how do they help you do your job? 10 Essential Equipment…

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Nursing Equipment & Tools

Why Do Nurses Quit Their Jobs?

If you’re working as a nurse, then you see firsthand that there is a nursing shortage — both nationally and worldwide. While this shortage has been long in coming as the population of people needing care exceeds those that are in the workforce, another problem arises: nurses are beginning to leave the field of their own…

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Why Nurses Quit

Nurse Burnout Prevention

Nurses are known for doing everything in their power to care for others — even if it means neglecting themselves. But, this can be detrimental to your health and can also lead to burnout. That’s because caring for others can drain your physical, social, and mental energy. And, when you remain drained over a long…

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Nurse Burnout Prevention

How to Work Night Shift and Stay Healthy

As a nurse, you have many options for what shift you want to work and for how long. While some nurses work three 12-hour days, others may work five 8-hour days. And, what about day vs night shifts? While working the graveyard shift may not seem like a good idea, it actually has many benefits….

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How to Work Night Shift and Stay Healthy

Day Shift vs Night Shift Nursing

Nursing provides flexibility that a lot of other careers don’t. You can work as little as three days per week or as many as seven. Typically, there is a trade-off to working fewer days. For instance, nurses who work three days are likely working 12-16 hour shifts. But, having the option to choose your own…

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day shift vs night shift nursing

Nursing Myths

Whether you’re considering nursing as a career, looking for your first nursing job, or you’re a parent looking to hire a home health care nurse, you likely already have an idea in your head of what being a nurse means. But, how do you know if everything you think about nurses is actually true? As…

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Nursing Myths
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