For nurses today, one of the biggest challenges is caring for an increasing number of patients with chronic wounds. In fact, an estimated 67 million people around the world are suffering with chronic wounds, making access to a wound care specialist of utmost importance to these patients.
When Sophia Thomas, DNP, FNP, PNP, FAANP, saw a 16-year-old patient suffering from a chronic cough, she immediately considered the possibility that vaping could be the source of the problem. Thomas was right. And statistics are showing the need for increased education on vaping health risks.
Learning Spanish for nurses may seem seem daunting, but is well worth the effort, according to one nurse. Being able to communicate in Spanish can go a long way in nursing, said Tracey Long, PhD, MS, RN, APRN, a nursing professor at Arizona College of Nursing who can read, write and speak Spanish fluently.
A growing body of evidence points to the powers of mindfulness and meditation as practices that might help tame nurse stress and the risk of burnout. But practicing mindfulness and meditation takes practice and knowledge to strengthen the nervous system in its response to stressful situations.
This summer, nursing leadership throughout the country gathered in Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle to chart the course of the profession for the next decade. Our nurse leaders believe nurses will play a pivotal role in reducing health disparities.
There are no hard and fast rules on how old is too old when it comes to entering the nursing profession. So, don’t make your age a barrier. If you want to pursue nursing as a second career go for it.
A student nurse files a case against a private nursing educational program she attended because of glitches in their accreditation status while she was there. Find out how this case might affect similar lawsuits.
In a profession continually ranked above all others for honesty and ethics, ongoing discussions about delivering quality care with strong integrity and principles is essential. Explore how maintaining the standards of the nursing code of ethics is an ever-evolving process, especially as we continue to advance with technology.
Outdated nursing licensure laws are a serious healthcare challenge, but we can address it together. Let's dive into full practice authority and why nurse practitioners in 28 states have barriers to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician.
Advanced practice nurses are required to stay abreast of pharmacology. Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists also need to take an advanced practice nurse pharmacology course every two years to renew their licenses and national certification. Are you current on the fast-changing medication landscape?