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What is a Nursing Director

What is a Nursing Director

What Does a Nursing Director Do? If you have goals beyond nursing school and a typical four-year degree, you may want to visit the possibility of a career as a nursing director. Although it can take quite a bit of extra education and experience to become qualified for this position, the pay and benefits can […]

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Rap Video Created by Emergency Room Nursing Staff

This emergency room rap was put together by nurses and staff members from UAB for a National Nurses’ Week contest. Not only is it a lot of fun, it shows the commitment this group of nurses have for their careers.    Fun Stuff     – READ MORE ABOUT THE NURSING CAREER HERE –  

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Nursing Environment Video

How important is a good nursing environment? Watch and listen as Angie Ballenger, B.S.N. discusses her own personal experiences as a heart transplant ICU nurse and why her working environment is so critical at UAB Hospital.       – READ MORE ABOUT THE NURSING CAREER HERE –    

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A Day in the Life of a Critical Care Nurse Video

A Day in the Life of a Critical Care Nurse Video

Being a Critical Care Nurse If you are thinking of entering the field of nursing, watch Michelle Swinney talk about the what she deals with every day as a critical care nurse. She talks about why she decided to go to nursing school, what it is like to live with life and death on a […]

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Nursing Student Interview with Christine Hernandez

Nursing Student Interview with Christine Hernandez

When did you know you wanted to be a nurse? Four of five years ago.  I was working in a place were I was always around doctors and nurses.  I loved hearing the stories they would tell and I always had more questions for them.  I loved learning about the medical field and decided that […]

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Nurse Interview with Johanne Aage

Nurse Interview with Johanne Aage

Nurse Johanne lives in central Texas and currently works at research hospital where she says she is “seeing things that most neuroscience nurses only read about.” She received a two-year ADN (assoiate’s degree) from a local community college and told us, “Texas has a vibrant and high-quality community college system for RN qualification, so much […]

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Nursing Interview with Joanna Casey

Nursing Interview with Joanna Casey

When did you know you wanted to be a nurse? I always knew that I wanted to go in to health care. The problem for me growing up was that one day I wanted to be a Physical Therapist, the next a Dermatologist, and the next a Pediatrician. I decided to apply to Nursing school […]

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Interview with CJW Medical Center Nurse

Hear what Carol Fox, RN and Director of the CJW Medical Center Arrhythmia Care Unit & Progressive Care Unit and Jim McCann, RN & Clicnical Coordinator of the same unit have to say about nursing.

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Nursing Interview with Nurse Terry McManus

Nursing Interview with Nurse Terry McManus

Registered Nurse Terry is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. he received her degree cum laude in nursing and is now employed in a Pennsylvania hospital focusing on trauma. he is considering her graduate school plans and hopes someday to work in pediatrics. Terry credits her education in urban Pittsburgh, PA, with 7 […]

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Nursing Degrees

Nursing Degrees

What Are Some of the Different Types of Nursing Degrees? Nurses are in demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics say there are 2,745,910 registered nurses in hospitals across the United States in 2015. These registered nurses make a mean annual wage of $71,000. This is an excellent time to pursue one of the avenues of nursing. […]

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