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What is a Blog?

What is a Blog?

Blogging Demystified Blogging Confusion The Reoccurring Inquiry On numerous occasions in nursing school and in clinical settings, I have been approached with the reoccurring question, What is a blog exactly? Generally, before I can utter the first wo... »

Electronic Notemaking Programs

Electronic Notemaking Programs

Online Notes for Nursing School Taking notes online can be a simple and productive way to handle the voluminous paperwork demands of nursing school. It involves creating an account through an online note taking program and possibly downloading some s... »

Nursing APA Citations List

Nursing APA Citations List

APA Style References (6th Edition) After 20-plus pages of writing and hours of research, a student’s head may be a bit scrambled. Therefore, we created this list to help those in such predicaments. This page includes a list of resources commonl... »

Nursing School Tech Guide

Nursing School Tech Guide

Technology Basics for Nursing Students Who knew that being a nursing student would require technological proficiency? While students don’t need to hack into NASA, the ever changing dynamics of educational delivery and clinical practice demands ... »

Bipolar Disorder Nursing Care Plan

Bipolar Disorder Nursing Care Plan

Bipolar Disorder Care Plan Background on Bipolar Disorder What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is classified as an Axis I mo... »

NCLEX Exam Mastery

NCLEX Exam Mastery

NCLEX Exam Tips If you’re brand new to nursing school or are gearing up to begin your first classes, you may be wondering what all of this buzz about NCLEX is about. NCLEX-style questions are designed to challenge your thinking process and will... »

Cardiac Rehabilitation Department

Cardiac Rehabilitation Department

My Nursing Clinical Experience in Cardiac Rehab Patients in Cardiac Rehab What is Cardiac Rehab? Cardiovascular rehabilitation is an “evidence‐based, cost‐effective, multidisciplinary program of individual patient risk factor assessment and man... »

Nursing Association Directory

Nursing Association Directory

Nursing Organizations and Associations This is a comprehensive list of nursing organizations. Here you will find links to professional and specialty nursing associations, including organizations intended for a specific cause or member demographic. Ot... »

Electrolyte Interpretation

Electrolyte Interpretation

Understanding Electrolytes Electrolytes and Clinical Practice Developing Nursing Knowledge During my first hospital-based clinical, I encountered an elderly patient with a critically low potassium level. The nursing preceptor I was assigned to work w... »

Laboratory Tests

Laboratory Tests

Intro to Lab Value Interpretation This is a list of laboratory values and basic interpretation principles that students commonly encounter in clinical experiences and throughout the various classes in the nursing program. While not all of these value... »

Care Plan Books and Products

Care Plan Books and Products

Care Plan Books and Products Care Plan Books for Nursing Students What a Care Plan Book is Used For The care plan is used by the student to obtain information to guide the care plan composure. There’s a high level of variability among usefulnes... »

Clinical Gear

Clinical Gear

Gear for Nursing Clinicals Guidance for Clinical Gear Not Sure What to Buy for Clinicals? It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the early days of nursing clinical rotations. As a result, many students end up making blind purchases, only to discover l... »

Nursing Diagnoses

Nursing Diagnoses

Understand the Nursing Diagnosis Basics of the Nursing Diagnosis What is a Nursing Diagnosis? Simply put, a nursing diagnosis is a statement made by the nurse that addresses the focus of nursing care to be provided to a patient. The diagnosis reflect... »

Care Plan Writing for Nursing Students

Care Plan Writing for Nursing Students

Nursing Student Care Plans Care Plan Comp The Art and Science of Student Nursing   Care plans are an important yet often particularly confusing part of nursing school. They are notorious for fueling late-night emotional breakdowns on behalf of the ne... »