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DNI explores ‘Identity in Context’ study abroad course and trek to South Africa

March 30, 2018
Posted in News, Our Thoughts
“Nursing students who participate in this South Africa abroad course will also have the opportunity to look beyond stigmatism,” Dr. Iris Hobson points out.

TCS International (TCS) brings together five universities—The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Pacific Oaks College, Dallas Nursing Institute, and Saybrook University—for a cross-disciplinary, three-month course and 10-day, study abroad experience in Cape…
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Working through patient bias as a nurse

March 24, 2018
Posted in Our Thoughts
How do we unite people in the United States?

Discrimination and bias occur everywhere, including in the healthcare industry. For a profession that emphasizes compassion and care, how can nurses effectively tackle patient bias based solely based on gender, race, or culture? One DNI instructor provides tips.

How nurses can become the liaisons before, during, and after natural disasters

March 16, 2018
Posted in Our Thoughts
Hurricane Harvey impacts

M. Hollis Hutchinson, RN MSN JD, and a National Council Licensure Examination Strategist at Dallas Nursing Institute, has been a nurse for approximately 40 years. After the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas native reflects on how the nursing industry…
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3 ways to combat nurse burnout

March 6, 2018
Posted in Our Thoughts
Companies are finding out that a well-rested employee is a more productive employee, especially when it comes to the healthcare industry.

Elnora Armstead MSN knows she should get more sleep. With an average of six to seven hours, the Dallas Nursing Institute’s Associate Degree in Nursing instructor admits that she does what many nurses do: prioritize themselves last. But she does…
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Nurses get proactive about sickle cell disease awareness

February 23, 2018
Posted in Our Thoughts
Sickle cell disease is an often deadly condition that affects approximately 100,000 Americans, most of whom are black.

Sickle cell disease is an often deadly condition that affects approximately 100,000 Americans, most of whom are black. But even with these fatal odds, SCD is still alarmingly underreported. DNI staff know first-hand the consequences of not bringing awareness to…
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Preparing for nursing school? Here’s how to study for the nursing admissions entrance exam

February 5, 2018
Posted in Student Resources
Nursing entrance exam study guide

The entrance test for nursing school can be intimidating, but there’s no need to be afraid. This nursing entrance exam study guide will show what you can expect and offer tips on how to study for the nursing entrance exam….
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Communicating and interacting with people with dementia

August 17, 2017
Posted in Our Thoughts
Caregivers and nurses must learn to live within the “real world” of dementia patients, not vice versa.

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” This quote from author Tony Robbins perfectly describes the goal that Dr. Rita Armstrong DNP would like more nurses and caregivers to take into…
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Dallas Nursing Institute: From compassion to service

April 18, 2017
Posted in Student Life
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Recently, we asked our students and faculty how their time at Dallas Nursing Institute has benefited them. Their answers were both impactful and emotional. The determination of our students to help others is striking, and that drive will help them…
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Be a diabetes advocate

August 8, 2016
Posted in Our Thoughts, Prospective Students
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A Dallas Nursing Institute professor’s April 2016 presentation on diabetic education and dietary management at a Gothenburg, Sweden health care forum leaves doctors, nurses, and educators with three key takeaways. By Rita Armstrong, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, M.S.N. Ed, R.N. For…
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How to become an RN with an associates degree

August 2, 2016
Posted in About Our Nursing Programs, Prospective Students
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Thinking about becoming a registered nurse? Whether you are just graduating from high school or looking to change careers, choosing to join the medical profession as a registered nurse is a great decision. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists registered…
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