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5 Tips to Make Yourself Memorable at Work

Even if you're in your dream job today, careers do change. Job changes sometimes happen at the most unexpected times - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity might come along, you might decide to pursue a new interest, you might move, or your organization could downsize.

How to be a Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Nurse

Nursing can be physically taxing on the body, putting your health, and ultimately your finances in jeopardy. This can all be avoided by taking steps to being healthy, wealthy, and wise.

What NOT to do when a friend is ill.

Ill Friend

As nurses know, when you are sick friends and family can contribute to healing, or slow the process with unconsidered words and actions.

How a Student Nurses' Association Can Help You

As a nursing student, responsibilities and demands pull at your time and energy constantly. You have classes to attend, homework to complete, clinicals to work, clubs to join, and organizations to check out.

Train for a Fall 5k: A Nurse's Guide

The heat is on this summer, but one of the best times to run a 5k race is in the fall. Charity Turkey Trots and Halloween-themed 5ks are among the fun events runners can participate in during fall.  The system in this blog can help you train for any 5k event.

Nurses Advocating for Patients

People of different age, gender, and race may have similar values, beliefs, and faith as their family and caregiver, but what would you do if a patient’s values and faith are different from one’s family and/or caregiver?

4 Self-Care Practices for Nurses

As a nurse, your job is to focus on the health and healing of your patients. But in order to give them the best care possible you need to take care of yourself first.

Unique Nursing Jobs Beyond the Bedside

Are you a nurse tired of the bedside grind, but would still love being a nurse? Are you worried that if you leave the bedside you won’t be fulfilled as a nurse?

If so, then consider a unique nursing job that is beyond the bedside that still fulfills you. 

Long-Term Care Nursing Offers Career Opportunities

When nurses talk about nursing as a career, they mention flexibility, the continual opportunity to learn new skills, and the profound satisfaction of caring for others as motivation.

In the Spotlight: Christal Leitch, Minority Nurse Scholarship First-Place Winner

Christal Leitch, this year's Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship first-place winner, found out the biggest surprises often come when your mind is focused elsewhere.

In the Spotlight: Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Recipient Yvonne Shih

Yvonne Shih, one of this year's recipients of a Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship, took a huge leap of faith when she moved from California to Boston to attend the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing.

Maximize Your Money by Learning the Differences in Financial Aid

Did you know there are lots of hidden secrets to financial aid - how to find it, get it, keep it, and use it wisely? There's no one-size-fits-all for financial aid either. Believe it or not, all financial aid isn't the same. Knowing the difference helps you manage your tuition budget.

Surviving Your First Nursing Mistake

If you’ve been a working nurse for more than one shift I guarantee you've made a mistake. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.  Making mistakes is part of human nature and nurses take them to heart with good reason. Not all mistakes made are created equal, but we can learn from them all.

Take a Moment with Tea

One of the healthiest substances in the world, and enjoyed for thousands of years, tea can perk up a tired day or act as a salve for anxiety. This blog will help you settle in with the best type of tea for the moment.

What Do Air Traffic Controllers And Clinical Nurse Leaders Have In Common? More Than You Think!

Nationally, the health care industry is facing nursing shortages, and an increase in the complexity of managing patient care. Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) are growing in demand, as their technical expertise, organizational skills, communication skills, and problem-solving techniques help to keep hospitals and clinics operating efficiently while providing excellent patient-centered care.

6 Reasons to Check in with Career Services at Your Alma Mater

Even if you graduated with your nursing degree 3 or 4 or even 8 years ago, did you know your college’s career services center is a great career resource?

Why Nurses Should Consider Creative Writing

All nurses should consider writing their own stories, but how can you write when you still have all those negative demons placed in your brain from sixth grade creative writing assignments? Find out why you should give creative writing a try as well as some tips for how to go about it if it’s your first time.

The Secret of Social Wellness

With the economy being non-ideal lately, it’s no wonder that most nurses stay focused on their career, and the advancement thereof. In the midst of managing daily life and sending a resume to that new hospital on the horizon, don't forget about one of the greatest mood-boosting, healthy-habit resources out there: friends.

5 Student Loan Facts You Need to Know

Lots of students seek out help for college costs through scholarships, work reimbursements, work study, grants, and loans. Of all these, loans cause the most long-lasting effects on your budget because they have to be paid back. When you’re considering your loan options to finance your education there are a few things you should know.

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