Nursing careers

Essential Tips for First-Year Nurses

Essential Tips for First-Year Nurses

A nurse educator of 15 years outlines best practice tips that new nurses aren’t usually taught in the classroom. From the clinical to the personal, these bedside words of wisdom can help new nurses achieve balance in their careers.

Informatics: New Opportunities in Nursing

Informatics: New Opportunities in Nursing

The expanding role of computers and technology in our lives has pervaded health care settings. This first column in a series on nursing informatics explores the future careers and job functions of nurses in technology.

Balancing Baby: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Balancing Baby: Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

The most joyful and life-changing period of nurses' lives can often be stressful without a plan for balancing work and family life after maternity or paternity leave. Here is a review of some of the best practices to make sure this transition is as smooth and happy as possible.

Play a Game Called Nursing

Play a Game Called Nursing

Think for a moment about all the children's books, toys, and games you've seen in your life. Can you name any related to nursing? Not many people can

Making a Switch: Nursing Careers in Pharmaceutics

Making a Switch: Nursing Careers in Pharmaceutics

Whether you're stuck in a professional rut or just looking for a change of scenery, a career in pharmaceuticals and medical devices may offer the shift you're looking for. Of course, if you're going from a patient-care setting to pharmaco sales, it's not so much a "shift" as a giant leap--but it could be just the career jolt you're looking for.

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

Increasing the ethnic minorities within the nursing and health care professions will increase access to care, allowing providers to communicate more effectively, incorporate cultural differences, and provide higher quality care to these populations

North, South, East, West

North, South, East, West

Many nurses believe they should head to the nearest city when looking for a job, but whether you're considering a rural or urban area for employment, the need for nurses is widespread and growing.

An Exploratory Study of Student Nurses' Perceptions of Gender

An Exploratory Study of Student Nurses'  Perceptions of Gender

Though they may be half a world away, nursing schools in India face problems similar to those in the United States when it comes to recruiting men. The results of this research of nursing students in Pondicherry, India, may surprise you.

The Nursing Shortage: Exploring the Situation and Solutions

The Nursing Shortage: Exploring the Situation and Solutions

The already fragile health care infrastructure is at risk of becoming completely
handicapped by ineffective recruitment and retention, lack of nurse educators,
and a growing elderly population requiring care.

Caring for Our Aging Population

Caring for Our Aging Population

As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.

Nurses for Hire: A Nationwide Look at Nursing

Hector M. Benitez

While the nursing profession has felt some effects of the economic downturn during the past several years, it still remains one of the most stable careers in the country. It's a profession that can't be outsourced, and many employers are hungry for well-trained nurses to join their organizations. 

The Soft Skills of Nursing

The Soft Skills of Nursing

Nursing encompasses more than technical knowledge—but how can nurses cultivate and encourage those intangible skills?

Nursing as an Art and a Science

Nursing as an Art and a Science

Nursing requires clinical skills, of course, but there are other more intrinsic abilities all nurses (should) possess. Can these intangibles be taught? One nursing professor takes a philosophical, even poetic, look at infusing nursing education with the virtues of the profession.

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

What’s the status of diversity and discrimination in nursing today? One Doctor of Education student turned her focus on research in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, to analyze how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go

NAHN + LatPro.com = New Online Job Center for Hispanic Nurses

What do you get when you bring together the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), which represents Hispanic and Latino nurses coast to coast, and LatPro.com, the leading jobs/careers Web site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals?

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