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Teaching Students about Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, for men and women; about 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one in four deaths. Students in healthcare...

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Nursing Simulation: Value Is More Than Price

I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of experienced Nurse Educators every year who deal exclusively with Pocket Nurse. They depend on us to provide quality equipment, quality service, and...

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Substance Abuse Simulations: Preparing Students for Compassionate Care

Addiction is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as, “a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.” Often an addicted person experiences...

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Classroom

SMART Goals: An Overview

The SMART framework is a foundational tool meant to help individuals and organizations set purposeful goals and see results. SMART goals can take objectives to the next...

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“I Wish Someone Had Told Me”

When you graduate from Nursing School, you think you have learned all the skills you need to be prepared for working in the real world. Whether you’re working in a hospital, nursing home, or...

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True or False: Teach the Facts about Cervical Cancer

All women are at risk to get cervical cancer, although it usually affects women over the age of 30. Although it used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, rates...

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Prepare Students to Treat LGBTQ Seniors

Currently, there are more than 39 million people in the United States that are age 65 years or older. This number includes over 2.4 million people who openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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Teaching Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Each year, five to 20 percent of U.S. residents catch the flu, and many will seek care in healthcare settings such as pediatrician offices, urgent-care centers, doctor's offices, and even...

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Winter Reading List for Nurse Educators

1. From Exhausted to Extraordinary: Strategies to Reverse Nurse Fatigue by Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN

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Diabetes Education: Tools for Educators

Diabetes is a serious, complex, chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States, which is equivalent to 1 in 10 Americans. The strong correlation between diabetes,...

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