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Nurse Practitioners and Their Role in Adolescent Mental Health During Covid-19

Mental health is on the rise for adolescents, and the need for mental healthcare providers is more crucial than ever. However, the mental healthcare industry was already at its limit to provide care and, more so, quality care to adolescent patients in desperate need of assistance. With the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this past year, and into the unforeseeable future, the influx of adolescents who need treatment are now up against a mental healthcare system that is not just bursting at the seams but is hemorrhaging. How can nurses play a role in the advancement of mental healthcare for adolescents? They can become Nurse Practitioners.

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It's time to save the ocean to save the planet. Each year, over 300 million tons of plastic is created, and half of it is used to make single-use items, such as straws, wrappers, bags, commercial food service containers, etc. These are convenient to use, easily discarded, and polluting the Earth’s natural water supply. Vancouver Surfrider Foundation provides an influential and captivating message in their advertisement about the destructiveness of plastic.

Magnet Hospital Status: A Determining Factor in Selecting Care

As a patient or caregiver of a loved one, there may be a time when a hospital is needed, and the question of which hospital to go to will need to be answered. How will that decision be made? How do insurance companies decide which hospitals are in-network or not? Patients should select a hospital that is approved by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the highest ranking a hospital can receive and is not easy to obtain.