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March Legislative Spotlight

Posted by [email protected] on March 9, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

American Healthcare Act: Republicans have released the much anticipated repeal for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Key points of the bill:

 

1. Cancels penalties on people who don’t purchase private insurance and companies that don’t offer insurance for their employees

2. Cancels direct subsidies to lower and middle income Americans to buy insurance, replacing it w...

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Legislative Spotlight

Posted by [email protected] on January 25, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)

It's been a busy New Year already on Capital Hill and with the new year comes new issues, policies and health news. The Legislative Spotlight aims to bring you up-to-date information on latest government issues, especially in the realm of health care. We hope that it moves you enough to speak up, speak out and get involved as the voice of nursing students is vital in creating change. Share your thoughts, solutions and most importantly let your voice be he...

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Month of Misconceptions-Week 5

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on November 3, 2016 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Myth: Nursing is an easy job; anyone can do it.

 

Truth: Nursing is a very challenging profession and can take its toll: emotionally and/or physically on the nurse. Working 12-hr shifts on your feet for long periods of time can be physically exhausting. Connecting with patients and families emotionally during a difficult time can be draining. Nursing isn’t an easy job but it is an incredib...

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Month of Misconceptions-Week 4

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on October 26, 2016 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Myth: Nurses just do the“dirty work”

 

Truth: Nurses do very challenging work requiring analysis of their patients conditions. Nurses provide education on treatments and disease processes to patients and families. Nurses complete and monitor treatments such as medications, to ensure that patients are responding therapeutically to the interventions. Nurses as members of the health care team, provi...

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Month of Misconceptions-Week 3

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on October 18, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Myth: Nursing school is easy

Truth: Nursing school consists of high-level thinking, hands-on skill competency, effective communication, and evidence-based practice training. Students are taught detailed information about pharmacology, pathophysiology, research, and informatics. Nursing students must learn to hone their critical thinking skills. Nursing programs are rigorous and are very competitive to get into.

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Month of Misconceptions-Week 2

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on October 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Myth: Nursing is a female profession

 

Truth: The majority of nurses are female, but male representation has steadily increased since the 1970’s. The U.S. Census Bureau found that the percentage of male nurses increased from 2.7% in 1970 to 9.6% in 2011 (latest data). The goal of the American Assembly of Men (AAMN) is for 20% of the nursing workforce to be male by 2020. Nursing is...

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Month of Misconceptions-Week 1

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on October 3, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Myth: Nurses want to be doctors

 

Truth: Nurses want to be nurses because they wish to spend most of their time providing direct care to their patients and their families. The role of the nurse requires that nurses critically think all day everyday and are on hand to manage patient deterioration and to handle crises immediately. Nurses are able to connect with patients and their...

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Reflections from a New Nurse

Posted by MANS MNA Student Liaison on May 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I graduated nursing school 5 months and 3 days ago (but who's counting?) and if there's one thing I've learned to be true during that time, it's this: Nursing school does not really prepare you for the reality of being a nurse. It's true that nursing requires a lot of medical knowledge and technical skills, but it is also an art form to be perfected over time. For my final blog post as MANS MNA Student Liaison, I want to share some wisdom I’ve gleaned from my first half year in the pr...

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Graduation Season has arrived!

Posted by MANS Membership Chair on May 8, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

     As the Spring semester comes to an end, the next group of graduate nurses is preparing for pinning, and yours truly is among them! While the excitement, fear, anticipation, and all out joy of finally finishing nursing school is more than I can bear at times, it also reminds me that soon I will be like one of those nurses that I have worked alongside as a student. As I look back over the last several years of school, and all my interactions with nurses of all levels, f...

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