Tag: LVN

Stanbridge Alumni Spotlight: Janelle Seitz, Licensed Vocational Nurse

Stanbridge Alumni Spotlight: Janelle Seitz, Licensed Vocational Nurse

Stanbridge College spotlights alumnus, Janelle Seitz, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Manager of Valley Aesthetics and Laser in Huntington Beach. In her interview, Janelle talks about her inspiration for becoming a nurse, her life as a student at Stanbridge College, how she passed the NCLEX, and how making a difference in the lives of her patients […]

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Stanbridge Spotlight: Malinda Smith – Acing the Interview and Starting Her Dream Career

Stanbridge Spotlight: Malinda Smith - Acing the Interview and Starting Her Dream Career

In today’s economy, finding a job and fulfilling a dream at the same time does not typically go hand in hand. But Stanbridge College alumnus, Malinda Smith, LVN, took control of her career path and with the help of the Career Services Department at Stanbridge College, she recently accepted a position in the Psychiatric Unit […]

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How to Become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN)

Want to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse, but not sure where to start? The path to your future career as a nurse can be a little confusing, but if you follow these simple steps you’ll be on your way to an exciting and rewarding career! First, find an accredited college that offers the vocational nursing […]

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Stay aware: hand washing in Emergency Departments affected by specific situations

Stay aware: hand washing in Emergency Departments affected by specific situations

Nurses working in emergency departments can be more aware of hand hygiene in certain situations. A new study found that nurses were less likely to follow proper hand hygiene in particular circumstances: when patients are being treated in hallway beds, and when patients are being transported between departments or rooms. With overcrowded EDs increasing, nurses […]

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Home health nurses: a flexible career path

Home health nurses: a flexible career path

There are many reasons why a nurse might want a more flexible work schedule. The pressures of kids, taking care of a relative, going to school, or even just wanting to have a less hectic work life are all big motivators for seeking different hours. If you’re one of those nurses, you might want to […]

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Big Brother Nursing?

Big Brother Nursing?

Another set of eyes might be watching health care workers. Patients in intensive care need increased supervision; responding to this need, some critical care units are installing cameras in their ICUs. The idea is not to replace health care workers “on the ground,” but to support them. “Tele-ICU” nurses can monitor multiple patients at once […]

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Bacteria love your scrubs

Bacteria love your scrubs

A recent study found unsurprising results regarding the contamination of nursing uniforms and scrubs. Over 50% of nursing uniforms were found to harbor at least one pathogen. Pockets were especially contaminated. The bottom line? Scrubs and uniforms do harbor bacteria, and while no studies yet prove that contaminated uniforms spread infection amongst patients, researchers caution […]

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Communication in Nursing: A few tips for engaging patients

Communication in Nursing: A few tips for engaging patients

Are you a good communicator? In a nurse’s daily interactions with patients, the ability to communicate in a clear manner is vital. The next time you communicate with a patient, be mindful of these suggestions from NurseZone: Communication goes both ways. Engage patients in a dialogue; help them understand and come to a decision about […]

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Mutual Respect: Avoiding Generational Gap Clashes in Healthcare

Mutual Respect: Avoiding Generational Gap Clashes in Healthcare

An interesting opinion piece by Bill Santamour at Hospitals and Health Networks discusses the ever-present generational issues that healthcare professionals face. Today, however, Santamour notes that there is an increased diversity amongst age groups, with coworkers ranging from just-graduated 20-something Millenials to the “Matures” born before 1946. While the assumption is that this “generation gap” […]

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How Nurses are Improving Hospice and Palliative Care

How Nurses are Improving Hospice and Palliative Care

For nurses specializing in end-of-life care, empathy and education is critical to helping patients and their families. An article on NurseZone by Debra Wood, RN, outlines how nurses can help families navigate some new hospice trends and improvements. While death might be routine for healthcare workers, Wood writes that the process is often new for […]

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