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September 2011 - Posts

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Moving Up the Clinical Ladder
September 27, 2011 7:49 AM by Abbye Caplan
RNs on my floor are encouraged to advance up the clinical ladder within 15-24 months of hire. When I started working, I envisioned myself becoming a level II RN by month 15. I printed out the packet and went over the guidelines for clinical advancement Read More...
Talking About Death: Allow Natural Death
September 20, 2011 3:21 PM by Heather Jones
Passing on, dying, going home, final resting...there are many different ways of saying this, but what is the best way to approach a family and patient in preparing for this time? There are many discussions out there on the best practice and most communicative Read More...
What Is Mental Illness?
September 13, 2011 8:59 AM by Lorenzo Ortega
We often have the misconception that people with mental illness are those viewed as the societal outliers, the people acting outside of what we consider to be the structured "norms" of our culture. After only two weeks into my second semester of nursing Read More...
Family Centered Care
September 7, 2011 8:43 AM by Alexandra Cosan
I learned about family and patient centered care in nursing school and understood the concept but, to be perfectly honest, in my clinical experiences over the years I never witnessed the textbook definition play out definitively. Now that I am working Read More...


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