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The rewards of nursing in an ambulatory surgery center

The rewards of nursing in an ambulatory surgery center

The secret is finding balance and working collaboratively. By Timothy P. Luckett, CRNFA Takeaways Working as a nurse in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires the ability to take on multiple responsibilities. Success as an RN...
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Ready to change specialties?

Make sure you know yourself and what you really want.   By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Deciding to change your nursing specialty can require as much self-assessment and research as transitioning into an entirely new...

Maintaining clinical competency is your responsibility

Healthcare consumers expect competency from the nurses who care for them—and registered nurses (RNs) have an ethical and legal responsibility to maintain their competency. The scope of the professional nurse evolves continuously to adjust to the dynamic healthcare landscape, society’s changing needs, the political climate,...

Your path to becoming an administrative supervisor

Naomi, a novice staff nurse, calls her administrative supervisor, Madelyn, for assistance with Selma Rice, an 84-year-old patient  who has pulled out her I.V. line and wants to leave against medical advice (AMA). When Madelyn arrives on the nursing unit, she...

Smoothing your transition from RN to NP

Transitioning to the nurse practitioner (NP) role is exciting—but it can also be stressful. Fortunately, taking certain steps can make it smoother. I’m a family NP (FNP), board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Before graduation, I worked as a critical...