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The elevator pitch: A 60-second advocacy tool for nurses

Be prepared when opportunity presents itself. Takeaways: Nurses have a duty to advocate for change and solutions that will benefit individual patients, groups, communities, and...
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Forensic nursing: Overview of a growing profession

Combine your nursing skills with forensic science to help victims of violence and trauma Takeaways: Forensic nursing is a specialized nursing field focused on providing...

How to develop mentoring skills in nurse practitioner preceptors

Simulation can help build confidence and improve communication skills. Takeaways: Mentoring provides an extension to the preceptor role by focusing on the human connection and...
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Nurse mentorships: A two-way street

Mentoring is successful only when both the mentor and mentee contribute. Takeaways: Formal or informal mentorship can promote the longevity of mentees. Mentorship can create...
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6 tips for new clinical nurse educators

Don’t be overwhelmed by your new role—make a plan for success. Takeaways: Transitioning into a clinical educator role is both rewarding and challenging. Prepare for...
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8 steps for making effective nurse-patient assignments

Successful assignments require attention to the needs of both nurses and patients. Takeaways:  Making nurse-patient assignments is challenging but rewarding.  Nurse-patient assignments are created based...
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Assisted living: A unique setting for quality care

This growing field provides opportunities for nurses. Takeaways: Nurses provide clinical leadership in assisted living. The assisted living healthcare setting offers many nursing rewards...
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Constructive feedback: How to have the difficult conversation

Prepare for a timely, goal-oriented, forward-thinking discussion. Takeaways: Having crucial conversations regarding suggestions for improvement serves as an important method for supporting professional growth...
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10 steps to planning a successful conference

Use this guide to plan large and small events. Takeaways: Because no universal guide exists for coordinating a professional meeting, these 10 steps may...
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From expert RN to novice clinical instructor: Tips for success

Organize, communicate, and document for a successful clinical nursing instructor experience. Takeaways: The transition from expert clinician to novice clinical instructor requires a shift...
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Social media missteps could put your nursing license at risk

Learn the rules and what to do if you make a mistake. Takeaways: For nurses, social media use has daily applications in their personal and...
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Presentations: From commitment to call to action

Making a connection between your opening and closing engages the audience and enhances learning. By Tresa Kaur, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE, CTN-A Takeaways: Presentations are most...
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No simulation lab? No problem

Learn how to bring the patient-simulator experience to nursing units to prepare for emergencies. Takeaways: Bring the patient simulator experience to your unit to practice...

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Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta?

If the first thing you heard about the omicron variant over the holiday weekend was that it is bad news, the second thing was...