An important event in the history of nursing was the Civil War, which saw the advent of hospitals and the creation of the credentialed profession of nurses. The work of nurse Florence Nightingale was influential in shapi... More »

Nursing, or SOAP, notes should cover subjective, objective, assessment and plan aspects of care. Subjective information consists of positive and negative information about a patient's history, past medical care, and symp... More »

The nursing process, a modified form of the scientific method, is a series of five steps that all registered nurses follow in order to give each patient excellent care. The term was first used by Ida Jean Orlando in 1954... More »

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Registered nursing is an in-demand profession, as of 2015, in which nurses are responsible for overseeing the health care of patients in setting such as hospitals, health care centers and nursing homes. They administer m... More »

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In the nursing profession, teamwork is extremely important because it improves the quality and safety of patient care, makes the nurse's job easier and more efficient and helps to improve job satisfaction. Nursing teamwo... More »

Utilization review nurses find employment opportunities with hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, corrections facilities and the military. In these positions, utilization review nurses analyze patient medical r... More »

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A number of hospitals and health care facilities offer free workshops and training seminars that fulfill continuing education requirements for nurses. Clinic work can also award health professionals with free CEUs, state... More »

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