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October 14, 2011 
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Nurses Worried About Retirement Prospects 
Nurses Worried About Retirement Prospects
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

A recent survey found that most practicing nurses feel secure about their current jobs, but they don't feel nearly as secure about their retirement prospects. Financial experts offer some practical steps to help nurses be more prepared.
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Issues Raised as More Nurses Earn 'Doctor' Title 
Issues Raised as More Nurses Earn 'Doctor' Title 
 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

With the shift in graduate preparation of advanced practice nurses to the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree, more nurses than ever before are earning the title "doctor," but that has some physicians worried it may confuse patients.
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 Spotlight on Nursing
Exploring Your Nursing Career Options
Nursing Career Options
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

One of the great strengths of the nursing profession is the variety of career paths, specialties and work environments from which a nurse can choose. The opportunities available to nurses only continue to expand, driven by a number of trends.  READ FULL STORY 

Per Diem Nursing Offers Flexibility and Financial Rewards
Per Diem Nursing 
 
By Melissa Wirkus, contributor

Meaning "per day" or "for each day" in Latin, per diem nursing has evolved into much more than an RN taking a daily hospital shift here and there. Today, nurses can make it their full-time career and work in a variety of unique specialties and clinical settings.
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Devices & Technology
Robots and Remote Monitoring Programs Earn National Recognition 
Robots and Remote Monitoring Programs Earn National Recognition 
 
By Kim McCarten, contributor

ECRI Institute researches the best approaches to improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care, and their sixth annual Health Devices Achievement Award has recognized the work of three facilities excelling in these areas.
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How Nurses Can Increase Their Earning Potential
How Nurses Can Increase Their Earning Potential
 
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

Recent economic woes have caused many nurses to take a hard look at their financial stability and find ways to maximize their earning power. One solution is professional development--acquiring advanced skill sets, specialty certifications or advanced degrees. Nurses can also use skills and experience they already possess to build successful businesses.
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