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The First Month in Your Real-Life Nursing Job

Posted by MANSResolutionsChair on February 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

For those who have been following along since August, I have seemed to be keeping to a theme with my blog posts. The first post dealt with being a new nursing student, the second touched on being in your final semester as a nursing student, and now there is this blog post. So what, you might ask, is this blog post about? Answer: The first month in your real-life nursing job!

SO…. You passed the NCLEX! Right about now I’m betting you feel like a mill...

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Posted by MANS Vice President on February 7, 2016 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Telehealth and telemedicine are often times used interchangeably, but telehealth encompasses telemedicine. Telemedicine is used in reference to providing clinical services when clients are at different locations. Telehealth, on the other hand is correlated with broader use regarding remote education, consumer outreach, and other applications where electronic communications and information technologies are used to sustain health services (The American Telemedici...

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Posted by MANStreasurer on January 30, 2016 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

With all of the recent snow in Maryland, it is important to consider proper body mechanics and self-care. Many people, mainly males, think that shoveling snow is straight forward and requires little to no planning. This is simply not true! It is important to consider many things when we have more than a couple of inches of snow accumulation. Some things which should be considered include:

• Amount of Snow

• Type of Snow

• Weather Conditions


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Human Trafficking

Posted by Breakthrough to Nursing Chair on January 17, 2016 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Human Trafficking

January 11th was Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Sex Trafficking:

There are two types of human trafficking: Labor Trafficking and Sex Trafficking. We will focus on Sex Trafficking. Sex Trafficking is defined by the federal government as fraudulently, forcibly, or coercively causing another to engage in a commercial sex act. If the victim is under the age of 18, merely causing him...

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Maryland Association of Nursing Students is searching for the next Board of Directors!

Posted by MANS Membership Chair on January 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

As we approach our annual convention at Notre Dame on February 13, 2016, we also begin the search for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Involvement in Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS) is not only an opportunity to meet and network with peers, but also provides exposure to many other professionals in this industry. Being a part of a group of students working together to improve the experience of nursing students in Maryland has been very gratifying for me, and has helped me fur...

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The Top 5 in-Demand Nursing Specialties

Posted by Manslegislativechair on December 21, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the biggest questions to answer after getting into nursing school is, what type of nurse do I want to be? Or what jobs are in the highest demand? As you may know, nursing has changed over the years in terms of standards of practice and policy. According to (2015), the “nursing field is booming” and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) explains the demands for nurses will soar by 26% by year 2020. Below, I will list out...

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Money, Money, Money - How Much Will You Make?

Posted by MANSPresident on December 12, 2015 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

How much will I make? Isn't that one of the first questions that pops in your mind when you are looking at a profession? Salary is always a sensitive subject - one we all desperately want to know about but never want to openly discuss.

Want to know what you will be making as a Registered Nurse (RN)? Medscape asked more than 8,000 nurses to take an easy survey about their profession including various topics such as salary, satisfaction, and opinion on education. Below ar...

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Compassion Fatigue

Posted by Image of Nursing Chair on November 29, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Compassion Fatigue...What is it?

It's becoming a growing topic in many professions but especially the nursing profession. It is defined as "The combination of burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Burnout is composed of three constructs: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and diminishing one’s personal accomplishments. Secondary traumatic stress (STS) results from pressure, anxiety, and a host of other negative feelings that can occur from caring for people who have...

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A Step Ahead: Planning for Career Advancement at the NSNA Midyear Conference

Posted by MANS MNA Student Liaison on November 21, 2015 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the amazing perks of membership in the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is the opportunity to attend their annual midyear career planning conference. While NSNA also holds an annual convention every spring, the fall midyear conference is unique in that it focuses on “career planning and professional development…offer[ing] a variety of resources to enhance your nursing education and accelerate your nursing career” (NSNA, 2015).

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Chronic Senioritis: Bringing Nursing School Full Circle

Posted by MANSResolutionsChair on November 14, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings my fellow nursing students! Josh here. If you have been keeping up with the MANS blog you will have hopefully remembered that at the beginning of this semester I wrote a blog post about the 6 things you need to know as a new nursing student. This time, I’m going to bring it full circle and talk about the things nursing students in their final semester should be prepared to face.

First and foremost, the dreaded CHRONIC SENIORITIS! You have been working...

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