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Oncology Nurses and Their Critical Role in Patient Recovery

Oncology Nurses and Their Critical Role in Patient Recovery

Shannon Southwick is not a cancer survivor herself, but she watched as her 30-year-old sister battled breast cancer and managed to beat it. She told Southwick that the attentive and compassionate care that she received from her oncology nurses allowed her to pull through that breast cancer diagnosis into remission, a realization that inspired Southwick to become an oncology nurse. When patients undergo cancer treatment, their oncology nurses are always there for support, comfort, and medical guidance. While doctors bounce…

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The Dire Importance of Nurses in Rural Settings

The Dire Importance of Nurses in Rural Settings

The most popular places across America are largely cities: New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Chicago, to name a few. Nurses, doctors, teachers, lawyers, and other professionals are naturally drawn to the excitement that cities have to offer, but this often leaves rural areas dangerously unserved. Such is the case in many rural areas around the country that are currently facing dire nursing shortages. Nursing Obstacles in Rural Communities

Tricks to Mastering Life as a Night Shift Nurse

Tricks to Mastering Life as a Night Shift Nurse

There are many jobs, like teaching and banking, that start and finish at very specific times each day. Nursing is definitely not one of those jobs, because patients need care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Health emergencies don’t care if it’s 3 AM or Christmas Day. This is why nurses are renowned for working flexible and often unusual schedules, especially night shift nurses who are crawling into bed just as the rest of the world is getting…

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Should You Become an RN or an LPN?

Should You Become an RN or an LPN?

If you’re new to the world of nursing, trying to understand the many different forms of certifications can be a bit like reading alphabet soup. From ACRN and CPN to AOCN, LPN, and RN, it can be tricky to tell the difference! An LPN is a licensed practical nurse that provides basic care such as checking blood pressure and dressing wounds, while a registered nurse (RN) takes a more comprehensive role in every patient’s care with tasks like administering medication,…

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