In October of last year I bought my dream car: a Baby Blue, Turbo, VW Beetle Convertible Bug. I’ve wanted this car since I was 13 year old. As much as some may consider a new vehicle to be a foolish purchase and not the best financial decision, I think there are some decisions that you make for you in the now and not the you in the future. I bought my convertible because I wanted one since I was a little girl and knew it would make it happy. I can tell you now, that after exactly 6 months of … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Every Nurse Should Drive a Convertible
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? There are so many nursing specialties where you can really hone your nursing practice and specialize in a area that you feel passionate about. Have you ever thought about working in nursing research? What if you could use your nursing background to … [Read more...] about What is Research Nursing and How Can You Make it Your Career?
Guest Blogger: Carlie Schneider As a registered nurse, you may have career aspirations that surpass what your RN or BSN degree has prepared you for. You may be aware that the demand for nursing professionals with advanced skills continues to increase nationwide. The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported that demand for MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) degreed professionals in medically underserved areas is at an all-time high. How to Earn Your MSN Degree Requirements can vary from … [Read more...] about Five Exciting Careers for MSN Graduates
Social media offers many benefits to it’s users. Nurses in particular have the ability to gain many skills that can improve their nursing practice by using social media. While many in healthcare fear social media for various reasons, there is greater good that can come of it for healthcare as a whole. The following are just a few examples of the many benefits of social media for nurses. Sharing Ideas and Focusing on Nursing Issues While evidence based practice should be the basis for … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Why Nurses Should Use Social Media
After watching a video at InnovativeNurse.com, I was inspired talk about personal branding for nurses. Personal Branding for Nures Most nurses don’t think of themselves a brand. I get this. Historically nurses have been able to find work with little difficulty. However, in recent years the nursing shortage seems to be receding and more and more nurses are finding it difficult to secure and maintain work. Personally, I didn’t think of myself as a brand until I started blogging. I didn't … [Read more...] about Why Personal Branding is Important for Nurses
What is a nerd? One definition is an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession. Others may say it’s a boring or unpopular person. Are Bill Gates and Michael Dell unpopular today? Technology and Nerds Most technological advances have been made by people called “nerds”. In the old days they may have been called “geniuses”. Take for example Sir Isaac Newton as some of his notable contributions include inventing calculus, explaining "universal … [Read more...] about Nerdy Scrubs: Where Technology and Uniforms Merge