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New Ohio Law Streamlines APRN Care. link

From the PR Newswire New Ohio Law to Streamline Patient Care, Cut Back on Patient Wait TimesNew law removes unnecessary APRN barriers to practice COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor John Kasich signed into law last Friday Senate Bill 110, which allows Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to provide more efficient care for their patients. APRNs include Certified Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Under current law, a prescribing APRN may only authorize a registered nurse to administer medication.  The new law allows other qualified health professionals, such as medical assistants, the ability to administer medications at the direction of the APRN who is physically present. “This new law removes unnecessary regulatory restrictions ...

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Interesting Facts About a Nursing Career standard

[ad_1] Nursing is a noble profession. Without these people, no one will be able to look after the patient when the doctor is not available. It should be pointed that there is a shortage of nurses in the US. The government for its part has hired foreign nationals to fill the gap but this is not enough to solve the problem. This is why knowing some facts about a career in nursing could probably encourage students in high school or maybe even in college to make that shift. 1. Entry level nurses earn a lot more than what other professionals earn after graduating from college. One report shows that they get an average of $45,000 a year compared to accountants ...

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A Brief History of Nursing Education standard

[ad_1] When people think of the history of nursing education many immediately think of Florence Nightingale. However, nursing goes back even further than that. In fact, during the 18th century a slave named James Derham was able to buy his own freedom from the money he earned as a nurse. Nobody knew back then that a nursing education could be obtained in any other way than simply hands on through an apprenticeship. But, today there are many ways to study and learn more about nursing. Great examples of these are online nursing education and nursing continuing education. But, it took a long time for these nursing programs to develop. And, they are descendents of the first nursing program that was ...

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Nursing Education – Patient Assessment Skills standard

[ad_1] Nurses are trained to learn and apply patient assessment skills. These skills are the cornerstone of being a proficient nurse. The knowledge and procedures for developing these skills are learned in the first two years of nursing school and honed in clinical as the student nurse takes on a greater patient load. The “Standards of Care” that are the basis of nursing include the following: Standard 1. Assessment In an assessment the nurse must use all of his or her senses. These include hearing, touching, visual, and therapeutic communication. The cephalocaudal approach is most always used. In other words, assessing a patient from head to toe. The nurse must self aware to be able to conduct a thorough assessment. ...

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What Is the Difference Between an ADN and BSN Registered Nurse? standard

[ad_1] To become a Registered Nurse (RN), a person must attend a university or community college that has an established nursing school. Many colleges offer associates degrees in nursing (ADN) or bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN). Sometimes it may get a little confusing to a person on what degree they should get to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Many people wonder: what is the difference between an ADN or BSN nursing degree and how long does it take to receive an ADN or BSN nursing degree? There are two main difference between an associates degree in nursing (ADN) and bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN). The first difference is an obvious one and it involves the amount ...

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