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New nursing school graduates: Let the real learning begin

Education continues on the job. Welcome to the 2021 class of nursing school graduates joining our most remarkable profession. You enter the workforce at an...

Creating a compelling poster

Use poster presentations to spread the word about your study or project.  Takeaways: Effective posters convey key information and provide presenters with an opportunity to...

Evidence-based strategies to prevent enteral nutrition complications

Follow these tips to keep your patients safe.  Takeaways Enteral nutrition (tube feeding) can be administered safely but is not without risks. Optimal nursing care can...

Is the Code of Ethics for Nurses a legal document?

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Unethical practice error   What if I make an inadvertent, unethical practice error? Is the Code of Ethics...

Face your fears and forge ahead

Cathleen Wheatley steps up to a challenge. Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, is president of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina,...

Benefits of feedback for nurse leaders

Viewing feedback as a gift enhances career growth. Takeaways: Without feedback, beginning nurse leaders’ careers can be derailed Constructive feedback can lead to significant performance...

Individual nurse liability insurance

Understand your options Takeaways: Nurses are at risk for litigation or state board of nursing action against them. To protect themselves, nurse should learn about...

New graduate nurse time management

A game-based approach accelerates time management skills.  Takeaways: Time management is an essential skill for nurses, especially new graduates. Using a novel board game, Nurse...

Smart pumps, smart management, safe patients

When organizations and clinicians team up, patients are protected.  Takeaways: Medication administration errors continue to occur due to mistakes in smart electronic infusion pump setup,...

Biosimilars: An alternative to biologics

Biosimilars may help lower drug costs for patients. Takeaways: Biologics and biosimilars are classes of drugs used to treat many complex conditions, including inflammatory bowel...