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Tax Time
February 8, 2014 2:08 PM by Mia Ross
I've been getting all my "important 2013 tax information" documents the past few weeks. I had to laugh, as I filed them away, remembering my first year as a nurse and how I treated those documents as if they didn't matter, as if someone else was going Read More...
Did I Take My Meds Today?
January 22, 2014 11:40 AM by Mia Ross
There was an article in my inbox this week regarding “The Noncompliance Epidemic.” It was no surprise to me to read that the vast majority of patients do not take their medications as prescribed (>75% is one survey of 1000 patients). Although over Read More...
Remember to Educate
March 10, 2013 8:26 AM by Frank Visco
In my brief time as a nursing student, I've come to realize most patients are not highly informed when it comes to health matters. With healthy people, this makes sense some sense. For instance, if a woman doesn't have high blood pressure, I can understand Read More...
Dealing with Discrimination from Patients
December 21, 2011 11:35 AM by Frank Visco
It's official - my first semester as a nursing student is over. I finished up with finals last Thursday, and now I have nearly one month off to relax and recharge. I'm already in the midst of planning things to do with all my extra time. In addition to Read More...
Bed Bath… and Beyond
November 28, 2011 9:14 AM by Frank Visco
I recently finished up my first clinical experience, and as I discussed in my introductory entry, I didn't get to do much more than "grunt work." Barring a few exceptions, I basically got to do CNA tasks, which was fine by me because I needed the practice. Read More...
Intro and a Note on Stealth Clinical Education
November 7, 2011 11:01 AM by Frank Visco
My name is Frank and I'm the newest addition to the student blog here at ADVANCE for Nurses . Because of this, I'll submit a brief introduction: I'm a Philadelphia native who enjoys watching the Phillies, running, and movies. I have a degree in Communication Read More...


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