Submitted by Courtney Tracy on Mon, 2014-09-22 15:14
As a brand new nurse, I was stuck in a hard place. When applying for jobs, the most common statement said to me was, "You need a year's experience." How do you get the year's experience if no one is willing to take a chance on you? The answer: Volunteer!
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Thu, 2014-09-18 18:02
The Internet has had a significant impact on every aspect of the job market, with career websites becoming the first places people turn to both look for employment opportunities and research in preparation for a job application. The health care profession is no exception to this, with nurses and other health care professionals using the Web as a crucial source of information as well as a means of pursuing new opportunities to advance their career.
Submitted by Margarette Burnette on Tue, 2014-09-16 16:00
Are you getting enough antioxidants in your diet? We know that it’s important for nurses to set an example when it comes to healthy eating, and that means making good food choices even if we have a busy schedule.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-09-12 00:06
As a nurse, you probably have an opportunity to fine-tune -- or even overhaul -- your personal ergonomics at work. You have more control over the furniture and accessories you use with technology than you'd suspect.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Thu, 2014-09-11 22:32
If you’re like most people you loathe the word budget. It’s the equivalent of a four-letter word to some, but in many cases it’s a necessary evil to reach financial goals. Budgeting doesn’t have to be dreadful but can be easy!
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Tue, 2014-09-09 15:07
Many nurses try to take illness in their stride, telling themselves that it’s their patients who matter - but how can you provide top-quality care for other people when you’re feeling ill yourself? Looking after yourself is key to doing a good job, even if that sometimes means taking time off or insisting on a break until you are able to cope.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Fri, 2014-09-05 17:21
You know about benefits – the health insurance, vacation time, holiday time, and tuition reimbursement (among other things) that can potentially add thousands of dollars to the value of your job offer.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Fri, 2014-09-05 16:21
There's nothing like that huge relief when the call from human resources says “You've got the job!” After the long application and interview process, you finally feel a sense of accomplishment and you're ready to just shout, “Yes! I'll take it!”
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Sun, 2014-08-31 23:48
Does your workplace have coworkers who complain constantly, fail to pull their weight or behave as drama mamas? You are not alone. Dysfunctional employees are everywhere and they can make the workday extra stressful.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Tue, 2014-08-26 21:03
Your job-related stress can affect your patients, colleagues and loved ones, so getting it under control should be a high priority. The first step is to admit to being stressed. If you find yourself dreading going to work, ask yourself: How well am I managing my stress?
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Tue, 2014-08-26 16:55
Have you been working for a company awhile but would like to move up the ladder or on to another unit? Career changers can often find opportunities within their current company instead of having to start afresh.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2014-08-22 15:40
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, are common in the healthcare workplace. Though not life threatening, RSIs are a painful and potentially disabling health hazard.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2014-08-21 22:16
For those of us longing to break away from the daily grind and reconnect with nature, hiking and camping can be a way to revisit youth, revisit the earth, and remember how to get along without the little luxuries of city life.