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Get Your Drink On

Let’s talk about water. We need it! Every nursing student learns that water comprises 60% of the body’s weight and is essential for proper functioning of the body’s systems. We learn the signs and symptoms of dehydration in A&P, but do we realize that even mild dehydration can dampen moods, decrease ability to concentrate and…
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Because Going Green Changes Patient Care

The Untruth A common misconception about Going Green as a nurse goes something like this:"Why should I Go Green? I'm a nurse and it won't change the way I care for patients." The thought behind that is that nurses deal with diseases, are task oriented, and help individuals to cope. Where's the chance for a green anything? I used…
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A Tale of Two Carrots

The Tale of two Carrots Have you been to the produce aisle of the grocery store lately? You may not have realized it, but there’s a war going on! The two sides lines up and battle for your money: organic versus conventional carrots (and bananas, spinach, berries, basil, apples, celery, you name it). Why?  What’s…
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Making Good on those resolutions to Go Green

It’s a New Year. Isn’t it wonderful we get a fresh start every 365 days? You’ve been thinking about wanting to do more for the environment, or take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. It’s the perfect time to start! As nurses, we juggle a lot of priorities: work, home, family, community, finances, and school. The…
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Meet Jake

Hi, I’m Jake, a sophomore nursing student at college. I want to become a nurse because I have seen, first-hand, nurses changing the lives of their patients using all of their resources: mind, heart and soul. My job as a Clinical Tech in the hospital has taken me to many departments: ER, telemetry, ICU, med-surg…
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Florence Nightingale

The First Green Nurse Florence Nightingale and I have had a moment. It occurred to me that she could be considered the very first Green Nurse! In her own famous words describing what a nurse should do... “Put the patient in the best possible environment for nature to act...” ...Florence pinpointed exactly how important the…
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