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Symptoms of Hypo and Hyperglycemia

Hypo- and hyperglycemia are conditions often associated with diabetes. Blood sugar, otherwise known as glucose, is the body’s main energy source. But like with all good things, moderation is key. Too much glucose and the body enters into a state of hyperglycemia; too little and hypoglycemic sympt...
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The Heart: Five Areas for Listening

Auscultation of a heart begins with two critical items: a stethoscope and a patient. Knowledge about both these elements is key to assessing the health of a heart. Classic stethoscopes have two sides of the chestpiece—the diaphragm and the bell. The larger, flatter side is the diaphragm and is us...
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Low Nursing School Admissions During a Nurse Shortage?

With the monumental healthcare challenges our nation faces, from its aging population to the lack of trained clinicians, it can be shocking to learn that, despite facing a huge nursing shortage, many willing and capable applicants are being turned away from nursing schools. In fact, over 68,000 q...
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The NCLEX-RN Test: 10 Strategies to Pass It the First Time

You’ve given your mind, body, and soul to nursing school over the last few years, and now only one daunting little step stands before you- the NCLEX-RN exam. Before you decide that maybe you just want to work at Old Navy for the rest of your life, don’t panic! You DO have the knowledge to pass t...
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Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Developmental Stages

Erikson believed that each stage of development presents a different crisis that needs to be overcome. If this challenge is resolved, the individual is able to move on to the following stages and lead a healthy, productive life. If it is not resolved, they may become “stuck” at a certain stage an...
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Low Nursing School Admissions During a Nurse Shortage?

With the monumental healthcare challenges our nation faces, from its ag