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How to Deal with Difficult Patients

Posted by Grace Youn on Dec 8, 2016 9:53:05 AM

 

At some point during your career or even while you are in training, you may have to deal with difficult patients. The thing that you need to remember is that patients can easily lose control of their emotions and might take it out on you and others when they are:

  • In pain
  • Under stress
  • Anxious
  • Upset over losing their independence

You will likely find your patience and compassion tested when this happens.

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Topics: LVN, career, public, CNA, patients

Beyond the Paycheck: Why Nursing is a Rewarding Career

Posted by Alicia Robinson on Jun 28, 2016 9:35:00 AM

Having a career that you can depend on for a stable financial future is very important. But it is also even more important to have a career that is personally rewarding. Choosing to become a nurse can provide you with the best of both worlds with a job that provides personal fulfillment, job security and flexibility.

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Topics: LVN, career, CNA

More Americans Choosing Nursing as Second Careers

Posted by Alicia Robinson on Jun 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A survey conducted by the National League for Nursing found that over one-third of new nursing students are over the age of 30. Today, nursing schools are seeing more non-traditional students than ever before as more Americans choose nursing as their second career.

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Topics: LVN, career, CNA

Why Good Communication is Important in Nursing

Posted by Alicia Robinson on Jun 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

As a nurse, you need to have the ability to communicate well with others. This is an important skill to have because you will be constantly communicating with patients, their families, coworkers and supervisors. At times, communication can become a complicated process. The problem is that there could be a lot at stake when there is a communication breakdown.

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Topics: LVN, career, public, CNA

A Day in the Life: LVN vs. CNA

Posted by Alicia Robinson on May 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Are you having trouble deciding whether you want to become an LVN or a CNA? Knowing what kind of job responsibilities to expect and what types of places you may work can help make your decision easier.

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Topics: LVN, career, lvn work, CNA, CNA work

Jumpstart Your Nursing Career with Vocational Training!

Posted by Alicia Robinson on May 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

If you want to become a nurse, you have several routes that you could take on your path to achieving that goal. Some options, including choosing to start as an RN will take two to four years of college before you will be able to start work as a nurse. You will be required to earn a degree, graduate and then take your licensing exam. For some, this route may be impractical, especially if your current circumstances—such as supporting your family or gaining financial independence—require you to start your nursing career sooner than later.

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Topics: Vocational Nursing, LVN, career, CNA

LVN vs CNA: Career Outlook Comparison

Posted by Alicia Robinson on May 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected need for LVNs and CNAs between 2014-2024 is at least twice of the national average of 7% for all jobs in the United States. What this means for you if you are considering entering these positions in the healthcare field is that the two careers are very stable.

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Topics: LVN, career, lvn work, CNA, CNA work

Becoming an RN: College vs Trade School

Posted by Alicia Robinson on May 19, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The decision to enter the field of nursing is an excellent choice for a career that can offer you financial stability. This is because the need for skilled nurses will only continue to grow as people live longer. However, you may be considering whether the traditional path of becoming an RN is right for you. It’s important to know that you do have options aside from attending college to become an RN.

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Topics: LVN, career, nursing school

7 Qualities of a Good Nurse

Posted by Alicia Robinson on May 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

If you want to be successful in your nursing career, it helps to know what qualities make a good nurse. It’s not all about knowledge; you should also possess some specific personality traits that’ll help you be at the top of your game.

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Topics: LVN, career, CNA

Stop Waiting to Pursue a Healthcare Career!

Posted by Alicia Robinson on May 10, 2016 9:30:00 AM

If you are like most people, you probably have a dream, something that you want to do—like becoming a nurse. You may have said "Someday I will go back to school" because you are either too nervous to take the leap or because you keep putting it off, thinking that now is just not the right time.

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Topics: LVN, career, CNA

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