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What is the Salary of an LPN?

What is the Salary of an LPN?

A career as an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers available to those with an interest in the medical field. LPN’s are basically the front-line soldiers of medicine, providing care and expertise to resident patients whenever needed. While doctors may be the superstars of medicine who stroll in and diagnose illnesses, it’s without a doubt the nurses who develop closer relationships to their patients and perform much of the work involve in patient care, such as …

Nursing

How to keep motivated when you’re nursing assistant job sucks

We will all come up to a time in our lives were will look at her job and say to ourselves “this sucks.” I don’t mean to sound so ineloquent in my discussion, however, we all get to that point. We will all find that time where Mr. Jones will just take us over the edge. Or at the most inopportune time Mrs. Smith will have sold herself after you just finished cleaning rep from the first time. My favorite, is when a young doctor feels as though he must …

Nursing Mental Peace, Nursing Stories

A Nursing Assistant’s First Night Shift

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was a new CNA and had just received my first position. I walked into the room I saw the patient laying there. They looked up at me as if to expect that I was there for the routine checkup. But I wasn’t. Instead, I was there to inform them of a family member passing away.

This was my first night shift. The first thing I had to do was to tell someone that one of their loved ones had just died. …

Nursing Stories

CNA is a career to love

duties-of-a-cnaThe CNA career will give you a lot of opportunities in the health care field. In order to become a qualified and effective nursing assistant, you have to go through the process of becoming one. Study and learn the relevant skills so that you will be able to perform the duties and responsibilities the way they are expected to do. There are helpful tools provided as you work in order for you to effectively serve the patients in various situations.

One of the general duties a CNA will do to …

CNA Communication

Inspirational quotes for Nursing Students

1. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John C. Maxwell

A person satisfied with his present conditions can have no better future. Staying in your comfort zone such as staying in one city, choosing the same educational stream as your friends, sticking to one profession for a life time etc. will kill innovative ideas and the resulting action. Dare to move out of your comfort zone and explore in the direction of new opportunities. Never fear to take new responsibilities and challenges. …

Inspirational quotes

Tips for a Successfull CNA Job Interview

Now that you have completed (or are getting ready to complete) the scholastic training to be a Certified Nursing Assistant, you are ready to face your next challenge: finding steady and rewarding employment as a CNA. For some of you, this may be the most intimidating interview experience (or the only professional job interview, period) you’ve had to face up to this point. But don’t worry: if you remember to have confidence in your abilities and in the qualities that made you want to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in …

CNA Communication

Things an RN Should Never Ask of a CNA

When it comes to patient care, it’s essential for all RNs to appreciate and value their CNAs. Unfortunately, all too often there is mistreatment and abuse of power that can erode that relationship. Not only does this foster acrimony in the workplace, it can have a negative impact on patient care. In order to show the appreciation and respect you feel as an RN for your CNA, the best advice is this: do not ever pass off tasks just to avoid getting your own hands dirty.

For example, an RN …

CNA Communication

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Our top 5 favorite Nursing Jokes

Nurses have one of the most serious jobs on the planet. Their work requires concentration, focus and attention. Lack of any of these could lead to loss of life. A few great nurse jokes could help us get along well with our favorite nurses. Slipping one in right before they retire from their shift could make for a memorable hearty laugh. The following are the top 5 Nursing Jokes of all time.

5. A nurse walks into the nurse’s lounge and sees a new poster pinned up. It reads “Smile. …

CNA Jokes

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