Category: Healthcare

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Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Have you ever wondered why green or blue scrubs are usually worn in the operating room? While this may seem insignificant, this practice can actua [...]
How I Passed My FNP Certification Exam: Top Study Tools

How I Passed My FNP Certification Exam: Top Study Tools

So you have crossed the first hurdle and finished your Nurse Practitioner (NP) program – Congratulations! Next on your list of priorities is your [...]

10 Tips and Tricks for the NCLEX PN® exam

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the directions of physicians (doctors and surgeons) and registered nurses in a variety of healthcar [...]
Should I Sit for My Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification?

Should I Sit for My Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification?

A question many nurses working in critical care ask themselves is whether or not to sit for the CCRN certification. I certainly did, and for me, t [...]
Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Here are some free Family Nurse Practitioner practice questions from the AANP FNP & ANCC FNP BoardVitals question banks. Family Nurse Practit [...]
ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?

ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) are the governing boards that [...]
PNCB vs ANCC Pediatric NP Exam: How to Decide Which One to Take

PNCB vs ANCC Pediatric NP Exam: How to Decide Which One to Take

When you are ready to take the boards to become a certified pediatric nurse practitioner there are a lot of details to consider including content, te [...]
An Interview with Kym Sawyer, Rad Tech

An Interview with Kym Sawyer, Rad Tech

In honor of National Radiologic Technologist Week, we talked to a couple rad techs to get the inside scoop on the career path and tips for those t [...]
An Interview with Daniel Cobine, Rad Tech

An Interview with Daniel Cobine, Rad Tech

To honor Radiologic Technologist Week, we asked a few to tell us a bit about what led them down the Rad Tech path, and what advice they may have for f [...]
BoardVitals & Picmonic: The Complete NCLEX® Study Buddy

BoardVitals & Picmonic: The Complete NCLEX® Study Buddy

With so many study options to help you prepare for your NCLEX® exams, it can be confusing to know what will work best for you. We’ve recently part [...]
Free ARRT Exam Questions for Radiography Certification

Free ARRT Exam Questions for Radiography Certification

Preparing for the Radiography Certification exam? Test your knowledge with two free sample questions taken from the BoardVitals Radiography question b [...]
Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

It’s estimated that by the year 2030, the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians. The latest report shows that number includes nearly 13, [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

There are nearly 3 million registered nurses (RNs) in the US - 2,824,641 to be precise. Just over 9% of them are men. That’s triple the rate o [...]
Coping with Death as a Nurse

Coping with Death as a Nurse

How do nurses cope with death? By talking with one another. This strategy presents itself repeatedly in the literature, blogs and nurse forums. Re [...]
Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Recently scientists made several interesting discoveries about autism - particularly the ways in which new information can be found. The findings [...]
The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

When it comes to populations, disease runs rampant, influenced by location, climate, and access to care. As time progressed, scientists worked diligen [...]
Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Depending on where you work, you may already have access to telemedicine applications in your practice. If not, you may want to push your administ [...]
What It Takes To Become a Correctional Nurse

What It Takes To Become a Correctional Nurse

A correctional nurse is one of the most unique positions in healthcare. While most nurses may never envision a career behind bars, it’s a rewardin [...]
Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

The sad and scary truth is: 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years that number is expected to nearly tr [...]
Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Checking a patient’s vital signs, reviewing medical history, imaging, and lab reports give you insight into a patient’s condition and are essentia [...]
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