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Top 10 Mistakes Patients Make that Nurses Should Watch Out For Part I

We’ve all been patients who have done one of these things, or as a nurse you’ve probably seen these things one hundred times. These are the stupid things that patients do that hinder getting the best care possible at the doctor’s office. As a medical assistant or LVN student, it’s important to know what to […]

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$100 Million in Health Care Grants to Communities – How Will LVNs Be Affected?

I read an article posted today on NurseZone.com about how the government is going to provide $100 million in grant monies to help communities treat chronic conditions. Its supposed goal is to educate people on health issues before their conditions become a greater issue. How will this affect LVN students and the health care industry? […]

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview Part I

We’ve all been to a job interview: we’ve had the sweaty palms, uncontrollable jitters and painted on a smile that borderlines on desperation and fear. Interviews are no fun and seem to bring to mind every insecurity and flaw that we so carefully try to hide. Now that you’ve decided on a career to pursue, […]

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Medical Assistants’ Important Role as Chaperone During Exams

Medical assisting have many roles in a doctor’s office or clinic. Now according to the American Association of Pediatrics, being a chaperone during an exam on a child or teenager is another vital role for a MA to fill. For at least the past two years it seems like every time I need to visit my primary physician […]

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Nurses Making a Difference in Japan’s Recovery

Through natural disasters and frightening tragedies, nurses are usually among the first responders to help the victims who are injured or disoriented. With the tsunami in Japan that occurred earlier this month, Vocational Nursing and RNs were once again ready to aid the hurting both physically and financially. NurseZone.com contributor Debra Wood, RN, has some specifics about […]

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Nurses Protest Insurance Rate Hike

It seems like the world is in an uproar. Protests in Egypt are displayed all over the news and now San Francisco had its own mini revolution at the Blue Shield corporate offices. With insurance rates going up at an amazingly high percentage, nurses are not taking the status quo lying down. Rose Ann DeMoro, […]