The debate about the length of nursing shifts has been going on for more than 100 years.However, recent studies show the pros and cons of each type of schedule. And, for nurses, no matter how long the shift is scheduled for, it often goes into overtime.
The most recent statistics show more than four million registered nurses in the U.S. and another 920,655 licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), also known in some states as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). However, there are pros and cons of being a nurse, no matter what area of nursing a person chooses.
We may think we know what it means to be a “first responder.” But do we really know who these people are? What qualifies someone to be recognized as a first responder officially. One big question is, are registered nurses considered first responders?
The acronym ADPIE stands for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. These five sequential steps provide the framework for patient care that other healthcare professionals consult and depend on when making critical medical decisions.
A simple and definitive answer to the question, “Can nurses have tattoos?” is, “It all depends.” There are many factors for a nurse or student nurse to consider before getting a tattoo or before adding to tattoos she or he may already have.
In this article, you will learn what SMART goals are and how you can use them to set your nursing career goals as a student and as a nurse. Further, there will be over 25 examples of SMART goals for nurses to stimulate your creativity. You can choose one of these goals to get you started or come up with your own