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The Challenges of Working in a Hospital Environment

Learn More About the Challenges Faced by Nurses Nurses are the foundation of all modern healthcare systems. They provide direct patient care, educate patients and their families, and act as important liaisons between patients and physicians—and that’s just before they’ve finished their first cup of coffee. Because nurses carry so much of the workload in […]

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The Role of Nurses in Patient Advocacy

What Patient Advocacy Means, and Why it Matters Patients admitted to the hospital due to illness or injury are in a uniquely vulnerable situation. Diagnosing and treating medical issues requires years of training, so even alert and well-informed patients may not fully understand what’s happening to them. And because many people who need medical attention […]

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Donating a kidney? It’s not as scary as it sounds.

Unitek CEO’s niece shares her story of becoming a donor Kate Reynolds’ close family friend Ben Schattmaier was in his first year of middle school when his family learned he had a chronic kidney disease. At a time when most kids are worried about fitting in with their peers and picking what sports to play, […]

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A Day in the Life of a Nurse: What It’s Really Like on the Job

Typical Nursing Schedules, Duties, & Responsibilities Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for a nurse? Many RNs will joke that there’s no such thing. Almost every nursing shift brings new challenges and opportunities to use different skills, which is part of what attracts many people to the profession in the first place. Despite […]

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How to Become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Upon entering the field, Registered Nurses (RNs) gain experience by working with various patient groups. After gaining that experience, some nurses advance their careers by becoming specialized in a particular healthcare field or patient category. Nursing specializations can range from pediatric and geriatric care to oncology, mental health, […]

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How to Become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Duties, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Registered Nurses (RN) can choose what they’d like to do with their careers after they’ve earned their certification. There are several nursing specialties to choose from, all with their job responsibilities, work environments, perks, and unique professional development opportunities. Each of these specialties requires different levels of education, […]