• 27 JUL 13
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    Phlebotomy Review for Nurses

    Phlebotomy Review for Nurses

    July 27, 2013 Author: Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD (Nurses Learning Center Senior Staff Writer) Dear Nurses; When was the last time that you had to perform a venipuncture on your patient?  Did you feel unprepared or unsure?  Nursing school doesn’t prepare nurses for phlebotomy or the order of draw!  Yet nurses are regularly required to

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    • 20 APR 12
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    Nursing Interventions In The Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder

    Diagnosis Bipolar Disorder: ?Bipolar disorder is a severe biologic illness characterized by recurrent fluctuations in mood. Typically, patients experience alternating episodes in which mood is abnormally elevated or abnormally depressed-separated by periods in which mood is relatively normal.? (Lehne, 2004, p. 321) The following is a short synopsis according to the DSM-IV-TR, ?Criteria for Bipolar

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    • 20 APR 12
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    Disaster Nursing

    In these troubled times in which we live, there exists a constant threat of disaster. Whether the disaster is man made, such as war or terrorism, or from nature, nursing has always been at the forefront. In the past, nurses were on the battlefield dressing the soldier’s wounds and giving emotional support to those whose

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    • 20 APR 12
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    The Pre-Nursing Experience

    What are the requirements to gain admission into nursing school? Actually, they differ from one school to the next but all have certain main pre- requisite classes (nursing experience) that are required for students to take. These include courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Social Sciences, Biology, English I & II, Psychology, Life Span Psychology, a

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    • 20 APR 12
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    Nursing Entrance Test, Test Anxiety and Stress

    What is the Nursing Entrance Test? The test evaluates areas that are essential for academic success including basic math skills up to beginning algebra and reading comprehension. The Nursing Entrance Test must be passed with a score that is dictated by the community college or university. Some nursing schools require higher passing scores than others.

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    • 20 APR 12
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    The Nursing Entrance Test The Psychological Profile Test

    Anyone who takes the Nursing Entrance Test must take the psychological profile assessment upon completion of the math and reading comprehension sections. This assessment includes questions that may seem too personal for some people to comfortably divulge on topics that ask about details of their personalities, finances and emotions. Many of us are not predisposed

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    • 20 APR 12
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    The Nursing Entrance Test Reading Comprehension

    How does one approach the reading comprehension section on the Nursing Entrance Test? Many for one are unprepared for the wealth of reading that is required and the computerized method of testing. It can be difficult for those who are not computer savvy to comfortably navigate from page to another and go back to re-read.

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    • 20 APR 12
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    The Nursing Entrance Test Mathematical Content

    The mathematical content that is tested in the Nursing Entrance Test consists of solving the following; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of mixed and improper fractions, manipulation of exponents, decimals and percentages, word problems, algebra problems including factoring, use of quadratic equation, slope of line, reading point coordinates from a graph, solving for variables in

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