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    Become A Nurse In 5 Simple Steps

    If you love to help people in their time of need, willing to do anything to make sure people are cared for well, you’ve come to choose the right profession. Nursing is a very rewarding career path to take. Although it has its challenges, nursing is a career where anything is possible. If you want to be a bedside nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, legal nurse consultant, nurse educator, or any other type of nurse, there are a few steps that you need to take in order for you to be a nurse.

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    Why Does Lack Of Health Insurance Dictate What Kind Of Care You Get?

    Patient care is a multidisciplinary approach. It’s not a one-man wonder, but a collective team effort. I hear of patient stories where they do not get the proper help they need because of their health insurance or lack thereof. I remember the first time I witnessed a patient being refused by a physician. It happened a couple of years ago, and it was a patient with a chronic heart condition. A cardiologist was consulted, and once he came to the floor to review the patient chart. The first thing he asked what this:

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    How To Deal With A Patient’s Death As A Nurse

    Death and dying is a natural process that we have to deal with as nurses. Not only does patient care occur while they’re alive, nursing care continues even after a patient dies. Prior to working as a nurse, there’s probably a good chance that you did not have to deal with death and dying so often and you may now find yourself in a situation that forces you to deal with this topic. In nursing, this is inevitable. At some point in our nursing lives, we will have to deal with at least one patient passing away while under our care. 

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    Being An ICU Nurse Is A Superhero’s Job

    Being an ICU nurse has its perks. For one thing, you get up close and personal with your patients, and occasionally their family members too. You get to see trends and how effective your nursing interventions toward your patient in real-time. You are literally superman/superwoman as you attempt to resuscitate a patient when you are in a Code Blue situation. Regardless of how you look at it, being an ICU nurse is an honor and a privilege in my opinion.

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    How To Pass The CCRN Exam

    I am very happy I passed the CCRN exam last month! Woohoo yayy!! The CCRN is a certification exam that verifies your knowledge of Critical care concepts for the last two years (1750 hours) of your critical care practice. A benefits of passing the CCRN is bonus pay (if your employer offers it), recognition, proving to yourself that you can do it, and you solidify your basics. If you’re wondering, “how do I pass the CCRN?”, here’s how I did it.