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Tips From a Nurse: How to Pass the NCLEX Exam

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You’re here because you want to pass the NCLEX-RN exam, right? If you don’t then you can continue Googling about One Direction or continue reading and pass the information to someone you know who’s itching to be RN-ized.

In line with my topic, allow me to brag just a tid bit. I passed the NCLEX-RN exam in one take. Some of you might think, “Oh, maybe she’s uber intelligent that’s why she passed the exam in one take”. I’m not. Well, on good days (not today and not tom. either), I can do the Fibonacci sequence. *flips hair back*

The Doctor-Nurse Relationship: Nurses Teach Doctors More Than You Think

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Many nurses are able to carry a great sense of pride knowing that their knowledge and expertise is shared with others. In addition to helping to train an educate new nurses in the workforce, many nurses also are unofficially tasked with the role of helping to educate young doctors. Most physicians would likely agree that in their early days as doctors they learned a great deal about treating patients thanks to the wisdom and guidance of senior nurses.

How Nurses Can Make a Powerful Impression With Their Resume

Many new grads and well seasoned nurses have often asked:

“How do I Strengthen my Resume?”

“What can I do to set my resume apart from other nurses?”

“What are hiring managers looking for when they are looking at a nurse resume?”

For most job applications, you will attach a resume to an email or paste it into an online form where it may be an employer’s first impression of you. Here’s how to make that impression as powerful as possible.

How to Improve Nursing Morale and Avoid Burnout

How to Improve Nursing Morale and Avoid Burnout

Nursing can be a monotonous and stressful profession. Your daily routine can become so persistent and the appreciation you feel for what you do often seems minimal. While there are some that feel the paycheck should be enough, there are others who picked nursing as their profession because they wanted more than just money in the bank.

Unfortunately, nurses often give of themselves to the point where they may begin to feel defeated. They may start asking themselves “Why did I start doing this?” “What made me want to be a nurse to begin with?” “Does what I do really matter?”

In order to prevent getting to this point as a nurse, it is important that you take steps to prevent burnout. In the process you will also help to improve nursing morale. It’s not hard. It’s just a matter of being proactive and positive.

Being an Advocate Means Being a Target

Being a nurse involved with social media certainly has its challenges. Once you get over the fear of losing your job for your blog or twitter account, there is a honeymoon period. During this time you feel empowered and exhilarated by your ability to have a voice and make an impact online. You use this voice to make an impact on the issues that matter to you and your profession.

True advocacy means making a difference

Let’s Pin Arizona Board of Nursing and Banner Health: Support Amanda Trujillo Buttons

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By now you’ve hopefully heard the buzz among the nursing blogosphere and the social media community about Amanda Trujillo, the registered nurse who was fired by Banner Health after educating her patient on hospice options. Banner Health also took action again Ms. Trujillo’s nursing license and she has been unable to practice nursing for the past 10 minutes.

Nurses everywhere are standing with Amanda Trujillo and coming together and putting their money where their blog is…. or something. The point is, the community is supporting Amanda with more than just their words.

This is about more that one nurse. This is about more than one patient. This is about a culture of healthcare that has to change.

Arizona Nurse Has License Threatened By Doctor After Providing Patient Education

The following blog post is an email that was originally sent to @EchoHeronAuthor. It was then posted on Vernon Dutton’s Posterous, Amanda Trujillo case will go before the Arizona State Board of Nursing on January 24th, 2012.

Her story is one of an archaic medical model in which the doctor’s word is supreme and we are all just nurse maids here to do their bidding. This is an indication that there are many who do not wish to continue to advance toward collaborative healthcare in which we work as a team to provide patients with the best care possible. This is also an example of persons who may not be in medicine for the right reasons.

7 Resolutions for the Nursing Profession

With the new year we make many resolutions to improve our lives. As nurses, we have the unique ability to improve the lives of others on a daily basis. However, there are many nursing issues that we as face on a daily basis. We should be focusing attention on these areas to make the nursing profession and more desirable one to be a part of. We need to band together to ensure the best patient care possible.

So You Want to Be a Nurse? Pathways In Nursing [Infographic]

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Nursing is a fantastic career for a multitude of reasons. One of my favorites is the possibilities and flexibility available in the profession. There are thousands of things you can do with a nursing degree and nearly as many ways to get you there, in terms of education, certifications, and specializations. What is right in nursing for you may not be right for everyone.

Why Personal Branding is Important for Nurses

Why Personal Branding is Important for Nurses

Even if you’re gainfully and happily employed, you still need to be aware of your personal brand as a professional nurse. Treat your career as a business and market yourself accordingly. Are you happy with the your current income level, your current role, and your current opportunities for growth? Or do you want to to do more in your nursing career? Do you want to grow in your profession? Do you want your business to be a long term success with constant growth, or do you want to stay exactly where you are at in your nursing career?

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