Monthly Archives: May 2014

How Many People Are Involved in Patient Care?

My clinical experience has been very eye-opening. I feel like I have learned so much about how a hospital functions, and yet know I have so much more to learn. To be embraced and invited into the executive meetings and … Continue reading

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Is Palliative or Hospice Nursing For You?

“It must be so depressing,” is often the first comment. It’s followed by, “Oh, you must be special because it has to be really hard.” The first time I heard those comments, I was actually taken aback. But these are … Continue reading

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Goal Setting and Problem Solving

Setting Goals Identify Your Goals Be both practical and brave, list a combination of things you need to do and other things you want to do. They should cover all aspects of your life such as health, family, social, relationship, … Continue reading

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FAQs About Nurse Resumes

Q: I’ve been told my resume should be only one page. Is that true? A: No, not for nurses. By the time you list your experience, your education, your licenses and certifications, you are already on two pages, even with … Continue reading

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What Inspired Me to Be a Nurse?

Why did you become a nurse? It’s not always because of a happy experience, as this touching piece by Rebecca Long, RN shows. It is the winner of the 2014 NurseTogether Nurses Week article contest. Nursing caps made with scraps of paper, … Continue reading

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Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview

Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies and caveats to … Continue reading

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How to Obtain Consent

Nurses obtain consent before every action they perform. From asking a patient to allow an assessment to getting informed consent for a procedure, everything that happens to your patient must be performed with their knowledge and agreement. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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