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Confessions of a registered nursing student A student's personal journey through the nursing program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Shawn Reed

I think that in the final semester of nursing school there are two, deeply opposite emotions – relief and dread. Relief because the end is so in sight most of us can taste it. We’re applying for jobs, thinking about the state boards, planning our graduation parties, and allowing other people to call us nurses. The dread is from the …

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Confessions of a registered nursing student: A student’s personal journey through the nursing program

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Shawn Reed

  There is something about a group of thousands of nursing students that reinforces just how old I actually am. The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) convention held in Charlotte, NC, was a smorgasbord of young men and women whom I am fairly certain I have never been like. This is not to say that I do not find value …

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Confessions of a Registered Nursing Student

In HACC News, Health and Wellness by Shawn Reed

When I was a teenager, I spent a good deal of time in the wood paneled room of a trailer built somewhere around the year 1975 with headphones and Morrissey on repeat. I know every word to “We hate it when our friends become successful,” and there is a part of me that thinks this should be an anthem for …

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Seasonal affective disorder and you

In Health and Wellness by Shawn Reed

Amid the cheer of the holiday season, there is a dark cloud that hangs over many Americans – depression. Depression during the holidays can be caused by a number of factors. It is usually in the holiday season when friends and family gather that a person may feel increasingly alone, compounded by the guilt of not experiencing the same perceived …

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The Human Papilloma Virus – A brief education on the STI that you probably have

In Health and Wellness by Shawn Reed

According to the University of New Hampshire, 20-25% of college students have been infected with a sexually transmitted infection, or given a sexually transmitted infection to a partner. The most common of all sexually transmitted infections is the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. HPV is so common, in fact, according to the Center for Disease Control, 80% of the sexually …