Finding the best nursing specialty as a new grad is a challenge. Most nursing students are told that they should work at least 2 years in med-surg before daring to dream of working on a specialty unit. However many nurses, myself included, think that this is outdated information that may not be relevant to you. You read that correctly. It is a myth that new nurses have to work in med-surg before pursuing a specialty.
Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a career goal for many nurses. In fact, when I was in nursing school nearly half of the class stated that becoming a CRNA was their future goal. However, many nurses and nursing students are unclear of the process that must be followed in order to become a CRNA. In this blog post we’ll discuss some quick facts about CRNAs, average salary, career outlook, educational requirements and resources (including guides for exactly how to become a CRNA). As a bonus we’ve also listed some cool gifts and items that show pride in the profession.
Many nurses and nursing students have a single color choice when selecting nursing shoes: white. In most cases these nurses can wear any type and style they like as long as they are white. Many nurses who have to wear white shoes are discouraged by the limitation of their footwear, however, they shouldn’t despair. There are many stylish and fashionable white nursing shoes available to fit any budget. Whether you want a simple clog or a set of sleek leather Mary Janes, there is something for everyone. So without further delay, let’s get righrt to the best white nursing nursing shoes.
The 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope is sensitive and comes equipped with a dual-sided, turntable diaphragm and bell. This technology is highly sensitive and allows the capture any sound whether it’s high or low frequency. The tubing is durable and can easily be folded and put in a lab jacket pocket. It’s also latex free and a nonchill chestpiece, which is a must in direct patient care.
Once the education requirements and the examination has been passed, you are a certified nurse-midwife, enjoying an average annual salary of $114,152. More importantly, you can start making an immediate impact on the lives of women, and their unborn babies. Every day in the life of a midwife is different; each patient and each birth are unique. If you long for a career that encourages close interaction with your patients, midwifery is for you.
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Risa Rispoli. She has been a labor and delivery nurse and midwife for 34 years, and answered a few questions about her career, the patients she cares for, and gave some words of wisdom to nurses who are interested in working in labor and delivery.
Luckily, there is something to address at least one of those unknown fears. Apps like NCLEX Mastery will you nursing students an opportunity to see exactly what NCLEX questions will be like. It provides loads of practice questions so you can really feel confident when you take the NCLEX.
When I think back on all the test strategy guides and NCLEX questions that I reviewed for the nursing boards, I can think of no single piece of literature that helped me more than Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam.
Nursing school is one of the most exciting, difficult, and stressful times in a nurses life. On the one hand you are totally excited to be accepted into a nursing program and are eager to learn. On the other hand, there are times when you aren’t even sure why you wanted to be a nurse to begin with and you feel like you’re just treading water. The highs and lows of nursing school are epic and no one enjoys every aspect of it.
Earning a graduate degree in nursing, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an excellent decision for your career. Having a nursing graduate degree allows you to advance in the rapidly growing field of advanced practice nursing. How fast is nursing growing? According to a recent Georgetown University study, the unemployment rate in nursing overall is just 4.8%. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for nursing will be a huge 26% by 2020.