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    Careers in Nephrology Nursing

    Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN, CNN, assistant professor at Rutgers, The State University of Jersey, College of Nursing, and winner of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA)’s 2005 Nurse Researcher of the Year award. According to the dictionary, nephrology is “a branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys.” To nurses who work within this specialty, however,

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    Healthcare Disparities in African Americans

    In the United States, race once defined an individual’s level of freedom, including where they could enter, sit, and eat. Today, with African Americans at a higher risk than White Americans for obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease, race also defines the quality of healthcare, making health disparities in African Americans the true

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    • Goal Setting: Top five ways to make sure you are accomplishing your goals

      Goal Setting: Top five ways to make sure you are accomplishing your goals

      The beginning of a new year is a common time to reflect on the previous year, and deciding what goals you would like to accomplish in the next 365 days.  This is not a time to be shy about the things that you want in your life.  Be bold, intentional, …
    • 6 Tips to Help With Final Exam Stress

      6 Tips to Help With Final Exam Stress

      If the thought of your nursing school final exam schedule has you harried and anxious, it’s time to take a step back and figure out some tricks to help you get through this very stressful time. 1.Get Help If you don’t understand some of the material you know will be …
    • When Faced with Discrimination, Practice Mindfulness

      When Faced with Discrimination, Practice Mindfulness

      A patient calls you a racial slur. A coworker makes a racially charged statement. A family member makes a racial joke and anticipates you will laugh with them. How would you respond to such hurtful comments? Do you respond by confronting them verbally? Do you scold them? Or do you …