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The Trip Home for the Traveling Nurse; Steps for Making a Smoother Transition

May 1st, 2013  |  The Blog

Spending time away from your loved ones can be difficult at best. But for the life of a travel nurse, traveling comes with the territory. With assignments that can last anywhere from a few months to a year, the periodic comings and goings are just another facet of the job. Yet, for the novice travel nurse, returning home after a lengthy assignment can be full of ups and downs. Paradoxically, you may be bursting with excitement to share all of ... More »

How to Become a Neonatal Nurse

January 23rd, 2012  |  The Blog

If you are a registered nurse with some experience, you may be wondering how to become a neonatal nurse. You may even be a relatively new nurse who simply already knows her area of focus will be neonatal. Either way, you want to know the steps you need to take the path you need to follow in order to reach your goals. Neonatal Nursing Education Requirements The nurse who works in a neonatal unit is a master nurse. She cares ... More »

Training Required for Becoming a Registered Nurse

October 31st, 2011  |  The Blog

Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) is an exciting health care career that exposes you to a range of medical conditions, practices, and health care techniques. Becoming an RN is both a challenging and rewarding endeavor, with many opportunities for leadership positions and career development. There are several different educational paths to take in order to become an RN, all of which are offered at nursing institutions throughout the United States. The most common degrees are the Associate's degree in nursing (takes ... More »

RCN Advises Nurses Must Not Ignore Patient Requests for Assisted Suicide

October 21st, 2011  |  The Blog

This week in the UK, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announced that nurses must engage in discussions of assisted suicide, if a patient broaches the subject. In the new RCN guide titled "When Someone Asks for Your Assistance to Die," it is stated that although assisting suicide is still illegal in the UK, nurses must converse with dying patients who inquire about assisted suicide through a 'non-judgmental assessment of needs.' In ... More »

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