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Nursing Resume - Must Dos to Make an Impression

Nursing Resume – Must-Dos to Make an Impression

Creating a beautiful nursing resume is critical skills if you want to land your dream nursing job. Even though there may be a bit of training on nursing resumes in nursing school, it isn’t near enough to really create a resume that will make an impression and set you apart.

The New Nurses Guide to Paging a Doctor at Night

The New Nurse’s Guide to Paging a Doctor at Night

Did you know that communication failures are among the most common root causes leading to patient deaths as reported by the Joint Commission? That call could be the most important nursing intervention you make! Experienced nurses, as well as new grads, know the pain of dealing with a snippy doctor, but as a nurse, it’s your job to report changes in the status of your patient. Don’t let intimidation stop you.

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How to Create the Perfect Registered Nurse Resume

Creating the perfect registered nurse resume can be a challenge, especially for graduate nurses. It is difficult to make a resume stand out in the crowd if you have had little to no healthcare experience. However, you can get creative and in the process become more confident with the skills and expertise you do posses while highlighting them in an manner than will increase your likelihood of landing the job.

10 Tips for New Nurse Authors. Intellectual. Professor-ish. Anti-social. These words embodied what I always envisioned “nurse authors” to be like. PIN NOW. Read Later.

10 Tips for New Nurse Authors

Intellectual. Professor-ish. Anti-social. These words embodied what I always envisioned “nurse authors” to be like. Then I met Valerie, a down to earth, caring, compassionate, insightful nurse who happened to be an author of two books, several book chapters, and many journal articles. In my view, she was a normal human being, and suddenly it occurred to me that maybe I could be an author too. If you are intrigued by the publishing world, read on! I hope to infuse you with a few tips to help you get starte

Emily Brett does not consider herself only a nurse, she is also a writer. In this post Emily shares her inspiration to write and her first novel, Found.

Why I Won’t Give Up My Day Job: A Nurse’s Inspiration to Write

When friends and family first learned I was writing a novel, the mainstream response was nothing short of shock. They’d say, “But you’re a nurse, not a writer.” Wrong! I’ve been writing longer than I’ve been a nurse. My very first published piece was as a nursing student at Arizona State. Our final project was to demonstrate our entire nursing school experience in any format – music, art, essay, whatever. I chose to write a narrative about coming full circle in my student-nursing program and produced …

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Tips for New Nurses - New Nurse Survival Tips

Tips for New Nurses – How to Survive Your 1st Year as a Nurse

Knowing a few tips for new nurses are critical to surviving your first year as a nurse. Being a new nurse on the floor can present many terrifying, wonderful and insane experiences (usually all in the same day). Any nurse would be lying if they said that their first year in the workplace was a walk in the park. Sometimes there are ups and downs, often times there are patients that test you, and invariably, there are days full of learning. The unit might not be an …

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Common Nursing Questions

How Many CCs in an Ounce and Other Common Nursing Questions

How Many CC’s are in an Ounce? We really need to start with another question: how much is 1 cc? CC and ml are equivalent. So… cc to ml is 1 to 1 or 1cc = 1ml. Now your question is: how many ml in an ounce? That is what you are really asking when you’re looking to convert cc to ounces. So many hospitals don’t even allow the use of CC in charting. There are approximately 30ml in an ounce. So there are 30 ccs …

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Nursing’s Dirty Little Secret: Nurse Bullying, Can Hospitals Resolve the Issue?

Lateral Violence is all too common in the workplace. Thankfully more and more are insisting this issue no longer remain a secret, but instead are doing everything they can to bring this issue to light and make sure that all nurses know how to stop being a victim of nurse bullying. Today’s guest post by Marie A. Castronovo MS, RN, FNP-BC proposes to hold hospitals financially and publicly accountable for resolving nurse bullying. Nursing’s Dirty Little Secret: Nurse Bullying Nurse bullying has been called “nursing’s dirty …

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Nurses Need Healing Too

by Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP The Inspiration Nurse. Richard N. Bolles, author of the iconic What Color is Your Parachute? wrote the foreword for one of my nursing career books a few years back. Having once worked as a hospital chaplain, he frequently interacted with nurses. He recalls a nurse who said to him: “Home. Hospital. Supermarket. Church. Week after week. This is all there is to my life.” It’s what I call the walking dead – someone who goes through the motions of life on …

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The Key to Success: Nurse to LNC

The Key to Success: Nurse to LNC

I talk to nurses all the time who have dreams of running their own business as legal nurse consultants (LNCs). The want to move from being a nurse to being a LNC. They want financial independence; they want control over their hours, schedules and work environments. And they don’t want to be a prisoner of the hospital and have to work weekends and holidays. “Lorie, how did you do it? How did you go from being a nurse to being a successful consultant and businesswoman?” The …

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