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.
When I entered nursing school I didn’t know very many nurses. I questioned everyone that I thought might know anything about nursing on what I needed to know to do well in nursing school. Unfortunately, I was given very little practical advice. But I don’t think it was the fault of the people that I had asked. I honestly think that many in nursing school struggle to make it through and wipe many of those memories from their brain. Sort of like how mothers somehow forget that agonies of childbirth mere years after giving birth and decide to go through that traumatic experience again when they decide to have another baby. But I’m a firm believer that the nursing school experience doesn’t have to be a terrible one. Even though it’s going to be hard, you will be tired, and you’re probably not going to have a great social life, you can make it through nursing school while enjoying the experience (or at least not completely hating it!).
There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome nurse cake. Here are just a few:
Getting accepted into Nursing School
Graduating from Nursing School
Getting your first nursing job
Getting a promotion into a administrative nursing job
Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts
Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of awesome reasons to have a nurse themed cake.
Check out these awesome Nurse and medical themed cakes found on Pinterest.
When you work on your feet all day long it’s important to have shoes that are comfortable. However, a nurse shouldn’t have to sacrifice style all in the name of comfort. Luckily, these days there are many nursing shoes that are both stylish and comfortable. Nursing shoes that meet both of these requirements are generally […]
Throughout my informatics, nursing and pre-nursing career I have worked with a variety of people. In this time, I have found that that working with different groups of people has allowed me the opportunity to experience different ideas about the way things should be done. Sometimes people can work well together when they differ in a opinion and sometimes not so much.