The job market for new nurses isn’t as wide open as it was several years ago. You’re not going to hired just because you’re breathing and can hold your bladder for 12 hours (recruiter joke). Getting past the resume review and interview is important; however getting good references and recommendations might seal the deal.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Yay! You've decided to become a nurse. The next question everyone will ask is this, "What kind of nurse do you want to be?" After all, there are so many different types of nursing! You can be a critical care nurse, nurse educator, researcher, advanced practice nurse, flight nurse, medical surgical nurse, etc. etc. etc. However, sometimes when you have so many different options, it can be confusing and overwhelming.
I was fortunate to discover NURSING LICENSE MAP from Georgetown University who posted a blog about the different pathways in nursing. I really liked how they created an infographic that shows the various requirements (and even salaries) via visual roadmap.
You can check it out the entire blog by clicking here!
Whether you're a student nurse, brand new nurse or experienced nurse, Nursing License Map is a site you'll want to check out! You can also find great information by following them on their main site at Georgetown University, and by connecting with them on their various social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube!!
Thanks so much for reading. Thank you for choosing to become a nurse!
I'm cheering for your success!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
As a new nurse, you will be asked to witness a waste, verify a medication or co-sign blood administration documents. Sometimes when nurses are busy, they may feel compelled to skip the actual witnessing (as with an opioid waste) or verifying (as with blood transfusion orders) to save time, especially if they trust each other. However, witnessing or verifying without actually confirming not only has a negative impact on your job, but can also harm patients.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
When I was a new nurse, I quickly realized that although I did well academically, being a great nurse required a lot more. Many times when I felt overwhelmed all I could do was to focus on survival. Over time, and with the support from other equally dedicated nurses, I learned to not only survive, but to thrive! This eBook allows me to pay it forward by helping you and many other student and new nurses succeed.