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It’s said you never know where life will take you, and that’s just as true for nurses as it is for anyone. But as a nurse, moving from one state to another can have one complication:  you may not be able to just start interviewing for jobs. Instead, you might have to apply for a nursing license from your new home state.

If you’re a nurse interested in moving, or just going where life takes you, Chamberlain Career Services Advisor Victoria Bennett offers the following advice on preparing to get a nursing license in another state.

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January wraps up with nursing news putting a focus on the importance of credentials to patients, employers and nurses alike. The idea of a buddy system is being looked at as a way to help prevent nurse fatigue, per American Nurses Association (ANA) guidelines. And the ANA has also declared 2015 to be the year of ethics for nurses, as it released an updated Code of Ethics for the first time in 14 years. READ MORE

Midway of January, the new year keeps the focus on many of the same hot topics for nurses throughout 2014. Further details have emerged in regards to the success of nursing education simulation programs, a call for increased hiring looks at some of the reasons healthcare providers operate as they do and the benefits of smartphone technology are examined for ever-busy nurses.

New study cites need for more faculty training in simulation education

A recent study offers support for the use of high quality healthcare simulation as a substitute for up to 50% of traditional clinical time. The findings also reveal a key factor in the success of nursing education simulation programs is a dedicated team of educators who are well-trained in the best practices of theory-based simulation and debriefing methods, according to a news release. Read more at Nurse.com.

More nurses are better for patients. Why is it so hard to get hospitals to hire them?

A growing body of research has tied more nurse attention to better patient outcomes, from lower rates of infection to shorter hospital stays — which ultimately save money and can help hospitals avoid costly lawsuits. But Washington Hospital Center received 6,316 applications last year, and hired just 7.5 percent of them. So why won’t hospitals hire more people?  Read more from the Washington Post.

Smartphone-based mobility for nurses

In the fast-paced, complex healthcare environment, nurses do whatever it takes to manage patient care – despite the risks. But the time and information needed to make complex decisions required for safe care is often inadequate. As the complexity of nursing increases, clinicians need more sophisticated tools to help them do their jobs. Mobile technologies and applications that can capture and transmit data, as well as facilitate communication, are increasingly needed to streamline workflows, increase productivity and improve patient safety. Read more at ADVANCE for Nurses.

The following content is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to substitute for professional medical training.

Throughout their careers, nurse practitioners treat patients with all sorts of medical issues. But there are a few patient complaints which come up more often than others. One of those is the complaint of a non-specific headache.

As with any ailment, there are a few assessment steps which are universal and some which are specific to the nature of the problem itself.

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The second full week of 2015 puts the spotlight on some serious topics in nursing. Compassionate care is the goal for Sheila Davis as she teaches nurses in Africa to speak gently. Leaving work at work and disconnecting in an increasingly connected world is just one of the challenges facing advanced practice nurses. And the push for nurses on hospital boards ramps up for the American Nurses Foundation. Read more about these stories in Nursing News Trending Now.

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The end of 2014 brings a time to celebrate as well as to reflect for nurses. Looking back, the profession has been ranked as the most honest and ethical one for the 13th straight year. Looking ahead, nurses consider what changes they would like to see in healthcare in 2015. And as the calendar page turns, it’s as good a time as any to find out more about disaster preparedness in the workplace. Read more about these stories in Nursing News Trending Now.

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We’ve picked our favorite 10 New Year’s quotes to inspire you to embrace the year to come. Whether you’re starting off in nursing school or heading back for another degree, these quotes can offer you perspective and insight in the months ahead.

Be sure to share these quotes with your coworkers or classmates to spread the inspiration. Comment below to tell us if we left any of your favorite quotes out!

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There’s a lot about being a nurse which you don’t always find in other jobs. But did you know that you could travel the country as part of your job as a nurse?

Travel nurses move about the country (and sometimes the world) working in different healthcare facilities as needed. The concept itself originated as a way to help combat the nursing shortage.

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There are few activities which transcend your entire nursing career the way inserting an IV does. And while the general method is universal, there are some helpful tips and tricks you can use to ensure your insertion is spot on the first time, every time.

We recently asked our Facebook fans to share what their best tips were for inserting an IV. Here are the top responses. Have a tip of your own? Comment below and add to the list!

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