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NurseZone Newsletter -12/17/2012


December 17, 2012
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Our Readers' Top 10 List for 2012
Our Readers' Top 10 List for 2012
As we near the end of 2012, NurseZone looks back at our 10 most popular stories of the year.  Our readers' favorite articles touched on subjects ranging from nursing career opportunities and salary trends to patient engagement, changing educational requirements and what nurses really want on the job.

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More Nurses Pursuing Advanced Degrees, Improving Chances of Being Hired
More Nurses Pursuing Advanced Degrees, Improving Chances of Being Hired
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

More nurses are advancing their knowledge by seeking bachelor's and graduate degrees, according to preliminary 2012 survey data released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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Spotlight on Nursing
Nurses Give Immunization Rates a Shot in the Arm
Nurses Give Immunization Rates a Shot in the Arm By Jennifer Larson, contributor

Katherine Sebert, RN, never met her aunt because she died of diphtheria before Sebert was born. But Sebert keeps her aunt's framed death certificate in her office to inspire her to advocate for immunization of preventable diseases.

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How to Defeat Holiday Stress and Stay in Shape
How to Defeat Holiday Stress and Stay in Shape Thriving Through the Holidays: Part 2

By Megan M. Krischke, contributor

The holiday season is filled with friends, family, food, parties, presents and, well, stress.  All of the extra activities and obligations at this time of year add to the stresses many nurses are already facing with working long hours, managing a family and giving of themselves to others on a daily basis.

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Devices & Technology
New Time-Saving Devices and Apps for Nurses
New Time-Saving Devices and Apps for Nurses Your Favorite Technology Article of 2012

By Melissa Wirkus, contributor

Nurses often work long hours and have exhausting schedules, which they must balance with other responsibilities like caring for children, spending time with loved ones and staying fit. With everything that's on their plate, it's easy to see why many are turning to technology to save time and try to make their lives a little easier.

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Special Feature
Nurses Happier with Their Careers, But 40% Might Not Recommend
Nurses Happier with Their Careers, But 40% Might Not Recommend By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Despite the occasional grumbling you might hear among your peers, a new survey has found that nurses are more satisfied with their careers than last year, and by a significant margin. Yet many still would not recommend the profession to others, according to the AMN Healthcare 2012 Survey of Registered Nurses.
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