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Choosing any career can be a a life changing decision. Understanding the skills and education needed is an essential element in researching a career. A career in nursing is more than wearing blue smocks and taking temperatures. There are several specialized fields to choose from, each with their own set of requirements. Depending on your state you may need more or less education to get into your chosen field of nursing. For more on nursing careers proceed to the resource sections for more detailed information.

General Nursing Information

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Medical and Clinical Research Glossary

abdomen - The section of the body between the pelvis and the chest.

abscess - A collection of pus in a cavity within tissue. Often related to infections.


acute - Severe, but not lasting long.


adenitis - The swelling of a gland.


adenoma - A noncancerous tumor of gland tissue. They can grow malignant over time.


adrenal glands - Sits on top of the kidneys and regulates stress response. Creates adrenaline.

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Math for Nurses

System of Measurement

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History of the Nurses Cap

The profession of nursing has been around for centuries, but the development of nursing as a calling truly took off in the 19th Century with the work of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale saw the need to bring professionalism to nursing. She was instrumental in developing training the nurses need as well as the uniform which helped give them a professional look. Part of the uniform that was accepted was the nurse’s cap.

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Evidence Based Nursing

Evidence based nursing, or EBN, is a form of clinical practice that relies on research findings to manage the health problems of a patient. It involves several processes that can contribute to a better understanding of a patient’s condition as well as the effectiveness of a certain treatment method. Evidence based nursing usually begins with the formulation of a question concerning a patient’s medical condition, and then, research is performed to find answers to the question.

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Medicine Through Time

Human beings have been experiencing health problems since thousands of years ago, and illnesses have grown in variety and number throughout the years. Whenever new diseases were discovered, physicians and medical experts would try to find cures for them, but there are still a number of diseases that remain incurable today.

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Caring for Geriatrics

Taking care of geriatrics, or elderly people, is no easy task. When people reach an advanced age, it is likely that they will develop a variety of health complications, and possibly mental and emotional problems as well. Many old people need constant care to help them overcome their physical disabilities or health problems, but most of them do not have anybody to attend to their needs on a daily basis. This is the reason why geriatric nurses are becoming more in demand these days.

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Free Nursing CEUs

Welcome to the NurseGroups directory of FREE online CEUs. Please contact us if you know of any that have not made our list. The CEUs listed below are all valid and ANA approved for credit as of 5/19/2010.

NurseGroups.com does not offer or endorse any CEUs. This is a list of Continuing Education courses and titles currently available through various ahfccredited organizations.

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Bioethics: The Ethical Questions of Biology and Medicine

Bioethics is a relatively new field of scientific study. Bioethics deals with the relationship of biology and medicine, and the ethical dilemmas that scientist’s face. There are many areas of science where scientists are faced with these difficult ethical questions.

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