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Gallup Poll: Nurses Rated Highest in Honesty and Ethical Standards in 2013

The 2013 annual Gallup poll of 1,031 U.S. adults, released this week, found that 82 percent rank nurses as “very high” or “high” in both categories. Having nurses chosen for the 11th consecutive year as the country’s most honest and ethical profession is both humbling and validating to nurses.

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New Rules Force All RNs to Get BSNs

Saint Peter’s University Hospital nurse Linda Stolfi calls it the letter that shook up her life and the future of many of her co-workers. Last year, the New Brunswick hospital sent the staff a brief letter stating a new policy for the institution: All registered nurses — even those who have been treating patients for decades — need to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing within the next decade. That meant about half of the hospital’s registered nurses, most of whom have two-year associate’s degrees, would have to go back to college to earn the four-year degree if they want to keep their jobs.

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The 10 Nursing Schools With Highest Grad Salaries

The job market for nursing is rapidly growing. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, only 10.6% of all registered nurses are under the age of 30 with the average age currently at 46 years old. What’s more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), projected registered nursing as the top occupation in terms of the largest job growth. While earning a college degree is a really big accomplishment, it is also a very big commitment to pay for it. The income earned in the first year out of school is a key factor in paying off college loans and launching careers.

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Debunked: Red Wine Antioxidant Will Not Help You Live Longer

Resveratrol — an antioxidant found in foods and drinks such as red wine, chocolate and grapes — has been purported to have anti-aging effects, but a new study suggests the compound may not help people live longer after all.

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