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Graduating from nursing school and starting your journey as a new nurse can be daunting at first, but hearing firsthand from new nurses on how they made their way can help ease that fear. We sat down with Joseph Potts, BSN, RN, past president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and current clinical nurse II at Orlando Health in Orlando, Fla., to discuss his journey during his first full year as a nurse in the real world.

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March 24, 2016
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Mary Frances Bruckmeier is part of a public library nurse program in Pima County, Arizona that serves the homeless and underserved in that community.

Nurses Leading Innovation
March 23, 2016

Mary Frances Bruckmeier, RN, BSN, is a public health nurse with the Pima County Health Department in Tucson, Ariz. Several times a week, she spends her days at the Pima County Public Library, where she helps anyone in need seeking healthcare.

Nurses Leading Innovation
March 10, 2016

Nurse Angela Mackay's Psychiatric Emergency Response Team helps maintain a safe environment and the use of therapeutic communication – which results in better outcomes for the patient and healthcare team.

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March 15, 2016
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We look at the transition from student nurse to a working nurse in the hospital in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. We bring back former National Student Nurses' Association President Kelly Hunt.

The most exciting milestone I have witnessed in mental health nursing over the past few years is the continued acceptance of mentally ill patients and the growing popularity and success of anti-stigma campaigns. These types of initiatives help encourage individuals to seek mental healthcare sooner and discuss their mental health symptoms.

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