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Rookie Wit & Wisdom

What is Nursing School Like?
Nursing schools tend to be impacted programs these days. This means that most students need to complete a list of courses and take an exam before being admitted to the major. This leads to the question, How hard is nursing school? The preparation courses are not major level courses, so most nursing candidates if they have done well in school should [...]
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Seasoned with Sage

Every year on May 6th we kick off National Nurses Week. Then we wrap it up on May 12th, which happens to be the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This event has been created and put into place to recognize nurses from the past, present, and future, as great contributors to society and humanity overall. May 8th, 1998, was designated to be National Student Nurses Day. [...]
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Rookie Wit & Wisdom

Nursing Scholarships
Becoming a nurse is all about education. Getting started in nursing school can be a challenge for some. The jobs are readily available, because the nursing profession has been suffering from a shortage for quite a few years now. It is a very noble profession and requires a certain kind of person to step into it and do it well. You have to love [...]
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Seasoned with Sage

Advice for Nursing Students
There are several things to consider when beginning nursing school. Becoming a nurse requires a commitment to hard work and starting out on the right foot will make a world of difference in your school experience. One important consideration for any nursing student is to establish a strong support system. This includes family members, as study time certainly takes away from family [...]
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Nursing Theorists

Dorothea Elizabeth Orem, a nursing theorist, was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1914. She was the younger of two daughters, and her father was a construction worker. She died in Savannah, Georgia in 2007, at the age of 92. She created the Self Care Theory.

Dorothea Orem's Education
Her nursing career began at Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Washington DC, where she received a diploma certificate [...]
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Nursing Theories

The Self Care Deficit Theory is the brainchild of Dorothea Orem. She is the recipient of various honorary degrees as well as many professional awards. She has experience in pediatrics, operating rooms, emergency rooms, surgical units, and adult medical units. She has been involved as a nurse in the offices of staff, administrator, private duty, consultant, directors, and professor.

This nursing theory states that every individual [...]
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