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Surgical nursing involves caring for patients that require surgical intervention.  These nurses may work in actual operating rooms or on surgical units caring for...

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The very first known nursing school was established in India in 250 BC.  Now, modern nursing as it is known today began in the...

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Pediatric nurses work with youth, children and families performing actions such as illness management, health promotion and health restoration.  The pediatric nurse was not...
Occupational Health Nurse Job Outlook

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Nurses have worked in an occupational health capacity since the field of nursing was born, but this specialty was not officially recognized until 1971...

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The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) is very new and only goes back to 1965 when the first nurse practitioner education program was...

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The LPN job description was born in the late 1800s and has been evolving ever since.  The first LPN training program was established in...

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The role of the ICU nurse unofficially began in the 1930s when recovery rooms were introduced into hospitals throughout the country.  However, the birth...

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Home health nursing has a rich history that dates back to 1813 in Charleston, South Carolina.  The Ladies Benevolent Society of Charleston was founded...

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Geriatric nursing was made official in 1961 when the American Nurses Association recommended a specialty group for geriatric nurses.  The first standards of practice...

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Forensic nursing is relatively new and was not a recognized specialty until the early 1990s.  It began with about 70 nurses who hosted a...

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