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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Nursing Site! These are the top ten articles that your Nursing Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Returning to College - Advancing Nurse Education
What questions do you have about returning to school? What factors and issues should you consider before applying for admission? What degree do you want to pursue? Why do you want to return? Come investigate tips on successfully returning to school and earning that degree.

2. Caring For Yourself
Nurses are so busy caring for others they forget to take care of themselves. Here are some ideas to help you find time to take care of you so you can take care of others.

3. Using Nursing Research for Evidence Based Practice
Wondering how to conduct research? Think you can't make recommendations for nursing interventions for your facility? This article will use a real-life scenario to guide you through the simple steps of unit-based research, making evidence-based recommendations and improving patient outcomes.

4. Nursing Ethics
Providing quality care means abiding by nursing ethical standards as set forth in the Code of Ethics and the Nightingale Pledge. Reviewing these guidelines and performing self-examination helps prepare nurses for daily ethical decision-making.

5. Horizontal Violence and Incivility in Nursing
What is horizontal violence? Why is a caring profession not nurturing those new to the profession? Let's look at some steps to support those victims of incivility or horizontal violence and improve not only morale but the care we give our patients. Caring for others includes fellow nurses.

6. Hand Hygiene
What is the least expensive, fastest and most effective means to control infection? Washing your hands! The term hand hygiene refers to all manners of keeping hands clean and limiting the cross-contamination between patients and health care workers. But there are important points to remember.

7. Lewin's Change Theory
We experience change every day, but most of us resist change. Lewin's Change Theory is effective in making change in nursing practice as well as personal lives. Come and explore the three-step process of unfreezing-change-refreezing to plan, implement, and make permanent change for quality outcomes

8. Giving Constructive Feedback
Nurses provide feedback to many people: those they supervise, student nurses and even to patients and family members learning home care skills. But what is the best way to give feedback? Come explore 10 tips to providing effective constructive feedback and tips on perfecting your feedback skills.

9. Finding Quality Employers
Spending a little time checking into potential employers can lead you to a long and fulfilling professional affiliation. Just as employers check out potential employees, employees should take time to check out potential employers. Come and learn a few tips on where to find important information.

10. Advance Directives Patient Education
Patient have the right to accept or refuse care. Unfortunately many patients don't know about make care decisions through the use of advance directives. Come share in a discussion of what advance directives are, implementation and ideas for patient education. Help empower your patients!

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