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Getting Real: Nursing Today

Explores the realities of a nursing career through the voices of experienced nurses, showcasing hands-on, personal skill-building programs and tools for nurses.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
June 28, 2016

“The term ‘male nurse’ immediately separates me from the rest of nursing,” said Chris Stallard, MSN, RN, FNP-C, COHC. “Whether it is meant in a positive or negative way, it sets me apart from every other nurse and makes me feel not quite 100 percent nurse.”

Getting Real: Nursing Today
June 28, 2016

Finding your way from college into your first job as a nurse can be confusing. We asked recent nursing school graduate, Ryan Bannan, RN, to share his tips for ensuring a smooth transition. Bannan is the immediate past president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and a New Grad Residency Program for the Intensive Care Unit at DeKalb Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
May 24, 2016

"I believe that nursing is a field that doesn’t completely click until you practice it -- no matter how much studying and reading you do. In school you learn the textbook, but in practice, no patient is 'textbook.' You realize that your patients are human, and they have an entirely different range of needs and personalities that should be considered in your care." - Kimberly Appelbaum, RN

Getting Real: Nursing Today
May 24, 2016

President Obama and the first family need healthcare, just like the rest of us. Have you ever wondered who helps provide that care for the president? Meet the White House Medical Unit.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
April 25, 2016

Pursuing advanced nursing education can be daunting at first, but hearing firsthand from a nurse who earned advanced degrees can help ease that fear. We sat down with Michelle Dynes, RN, MSN, Ph.D., nurse epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to discuss her nursing journey. Over the past 23 years, Dynes has earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees and found her passion in public health nursing.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
April 25, 2016

“Nurses are used to being on the front lines of patient care in communities, and we now have the opportunity to connect with patients in their online communities by logging in and sharing our voice online." - Pamela Ressler, BSN, RN, HN-BC

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