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Are You Preparing for the Latest Version of the NCLEX-RN® Exam?

The NCLEX-RN® test is reviewed and revised every 3 years and, as of April 1, 2019, the 2019 edition of the test is being used. Why Is This Done? The National Council of State Boards of Nursing® (NCSBN®) oversees the development of tests for nursing licensure and wants to ensure that current exa...

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Nursing Positions: Intern, Extern, and Others

As you embark on your nursing career, a nurse internship or externship is a great opportunity of which to take advantage. If there is a particular hospital, health system, or specialty area in which you are very interested, an internship or externship can help you get your foot in the door prior...

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Choosing the Correct Needle Gauge for Injections

When preparing to give an injection, in addition to the five rights of medication administration, it is important to select the correct needle. The solution (type and volume) being injected, the location, and the method of injection will determine both the ideal needle length and gauge. This pos...

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Cholesterol Types: LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides

After age 20, people should begin having their cholesterol levels checked every 4–6 years. The three main components of the results from this blood test are low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and triglycerides. Cholesterol itself is a type of lipid that plays an imp...

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Tax Deductions for Nurses

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when tax deductions for nurses were plentiful. With a good tax accountant or an aptitude for reading the tax filing instructions, you could find plenty of deductions—continuing education, licensure fees, uniform expenses, unreimbursed mileage, liabili...

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