Nursing Heroes of World War I

by Emily Corona, RN July 8, 2015

Nursing Heroes of World War I Soldiers were not the only heroes of the First World War, there were hundreds of inspiration women truly devoted to their cause…not the taking of lives, but the saving of lives – the brave nurses of World War I. Between the years of 1914 and 1919, war raged throughout […]


Top 5 Reasons to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse

by Emily Corona, RN April 23, 2012
Top 5 Reasons

Education The educational requirement for LVN/LPN’s is 12 to 18 months. During that time student nurses learn much about human bodies and how they function, and about sickness and what to do about it. A true education changes the way people see the world. With continuing education, learning will become a habit for your whole […]


Skills That Every Practical Nurse Should Have

by Emily Corona, RN April 15, 2012
Nursing Skills

There are many responsibilities for a licensed practical nurse or an LPN. Through constant monitoring and care, an LPN is tasked to ensure that patients get the best kind of treatment. And because of the wide range of duties that an LPN should do, you sometimes need an LPN skills checklist in order to see […]

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Licensed Practical Nurses(LPN) on Medical/Surgical Floors

by Emily Corona, RN April 3, 2012
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The role of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) on a medical surgical floor is to give direct patient care and document it, under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN). LPNs do most of the same work that RNs do, with the exception of supervision and nursing assessment. Whether the LPN is allowed to perform […]


Certified Infection Control Nurses

by Emily Corona, RN March 25, 2012
Infection Control

Infection control is an important aspect of hospital care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, about 1 in 20 hospitalized patients contracts an infection in the hospital. Such infections can be deadly. According to Ohio State University, 20,000 patients die in United States hospitals every year due to infections […]


Are Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses Being Phased Out?

by Emily Corona, RN March 15, 2012

Like many questions, it depends largely on whom you ask. According to, which keeps track of online advertisements for employees, in May of 2011 there were over 9,720 online ads for LVNs and LPNs, slightly higher than for May of 2010 but less than for May of the previous 2 years, with over 11,340 […]


Nontraditional, Non-health care facility, Nursing Job Opportunities

by Juliana M. Cobb, RN October 2, 2011
Nontraditional Nursing Jobs

Nursing has the wonderful ability to morph into almost anything you can imagine. From working as a traditional nurse in a hospital to working at a Club Med in the Caribbean to working from home as a telecommunicator nurse, nurses can and do work everywhere. The flexibility at any level of nursing always excites and […]