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Being a nurse is very different from how it is portrayed in pop culture. Today’s nurses are working in an environment that is much tougher than most people think, and the route to get there is extremely challenging. Here are some of the main challenges faced by nursing students: Costs of education Before anything else, just getting into nursing school can pose many challenges. Paying for tuition fees, books, school supplies, and the overall cost of living can discourage anyone who wants to enter

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends and compatriots in the USA a Happy Independence anniversary–July 4th. As a Nigerian-American, I do not take the celebration behind this day lightly. It means a lot for me. It is a clear reminder of the greatness of this country and its history and its future. I know all of us Americans are good at critiquing the shortcomings of the system in US, things like socioeconomic inequalities, health inequities, educational disparities, a

After working in science and research for more than a decade, I have come to realize that one of the greatest mistakes that distinguished members of our research / scientific community make is to assume that the impact of their work stems from the number of scholarly publications that they produce. I argue otherwise. In our new and evolving technological age, one Facebook post, one Twitter tweet, one LinkedIn article, one Youtube video, may have more societal and life-changing impact than a hand