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October - Emotional Wellness Month

Posted by MANS Secretary on October 26, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (3)

October is the designated month of Emotional Wellness. Mental and emotional health is paramount for nursing students as they go through the stress of classes as well as the experiences they encounter in the clinical settings. There are things that nursing students will be exposed to during clinicals that they may have never been subjected to before. Although the team at the hospital may complete a debriefing following an event, the nursing student may not be a part of that debriefing. Th...

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Back Pain: The Nemesis Of The Bedside Nurse

Posted by [email protected] on September 17, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s 0700 and you are writing down your assignment for the shift; everyone is bustling around from room to room, call lights are lit up like Christmas trees, and the occasional bed or chair alarm sounds for the patients who forget to call for assistance before they get up to go to the bathroom. Somehow, during the short ‘lull’ in activity on the floor, the night nurse has time to give you report on the full assignment she is passing off to you. After you go from room to room...

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The Basics of Self-Care to Help You Reach Your Full Potential

Posted by MANS Membership Chair on August 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (1)

As nursing students, nurses, or a combination of the two, we are known to frequently put our own needs last when it comes to time management and prioritization of tasks. Between class, clinical, studying, preparing for class/clinical, work, extracurriculars, etc. it may seem as though we barely have time to breathe let alone do something for ourselves like watch a movie, exercise or even sit down to eat a nice meal.


Starting with our first semester as nursing students, we le...

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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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