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Kelley Ward - PhD RN C, Author at Nursing Classes Online

About Kelley Ward - PhD, RN, C

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An RN with experience in neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, mother baby, labor and delivery, and medical surgical units for the past 16 years who is currently employed as a freelance medical/health writer/blogger. Kelley has a master's degree in nursing education and a doctorate degree in family relations and child development. She has experience as a nursing instructor, curriculum writer, author/writer at Elsevier Health Publishing, and freelance writing online at Nursing Classes Online and Hubpages. Hubpages: http://kelleyward.hubpages.com/

Posts by Kelley Ward - PhD, RN, C:

Nursing Bridge Programs

Nursing Bridge Programs

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Nursing bridge programs, also called ladder or articulation programs, are designed to help LPNs and RNs earn a higher degree in the nursing profession. They build on the experience a nurse has already obtained in the field in order to meet the increasing demands of the current healthcare reform initiatives and increase the educational levels(…)

Nursing Degrees and Certifications

Nursing Degrees and Certifications

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With so many different areas for specialization, the nursing field may offer more types of degrees and certifications than any other sector of the healthcare industry. For aspiring nurses, this means that it is important to have career goals clearly mapped-out so as to ensure that they enroll in the correct type of nursing program(…)

Overview of LPN-LVN Programs

Overview of LPN-LVN Programs

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If you are looking for a career in the healthcare industry that provides flexibility, a nice income, stability, and the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others, then you may want to consider becoming a practical nurse. If this sounds like something you are interested in pursuing, here you can find(…)

LPN-LVN Job Description

LPN-LVN Job Description

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are different titles for the same position. They are practical nurses who perform basic nursing care for sick, injured, and disabled patients under the direct supervision of registered nurses and/or physicians. LPN-LVNs use their knowledge of the patient’s age, health status, and culture when providing basic(…)

How To Become An LPN-LVN

How To Become An LPN-LVN

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Are you looking for a career in nursing where you can make a nice income without spending a lot of time and money on school? If so, then you can train to become a licensed practice nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in as little as 12 months. After training as an LPN/LVN and(…)

Overview of RN Programs

Overview of RN Programs

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With over 3 million employed licensed registered nurses in the United States today, RNs make up the largest group of health care professionals. The need for RNs in the United States is expected to increase exponentially over the next decade. According to a report, published in August 2012, by the Allied Health Reform the United(…)

Registered Nurse Job Description

Registered Nurse Job Description

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Part of the registered nurse job description is to apply the nursing process to assess, promote, and restore patients’ to a functional level of health. As an important part of the multidisciplinary team, registered nurses care for the whole individual; providing compassionate, restorative care for patients and their families. In addition to patient care, RNs(…)

How to Become an RN

How to Become an RN

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Are you wondering what it takes to become a RN (registered nurse)? A career in nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. The increasing complexity of medical technology, large population of aging Baby Boomers, and longer life expectancy rate have resulted in an increased need for registered nurses. This need is(…)

Nursing Jobs

Nursing Jobs

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Over the past decade, there has been a national push for recruiting more nursing students into the field. While the current supply of RNs is meeting the demand in many areas across the U.S., the need for nurses will continue to rise over the next decade. As aging Baby Boomers require more health care, technology(…)