Career Advice for Nurses

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

6 Great Nursing Jobs (That Aren’t In Hospitals)

Whether you’re in nursing school or have just finished your first year on the job as an RN, you may be wondering if there are any non-hospital job opportunities for nurses out there. Let’s face it – while many nurses […]

Is America Still Facing A Nursing Shortage?

Is America Still Facing A Nursing Shortage?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about America’s nursing shortage. This national shortage of nurses has resulted from a number of factors, including limited availability in medical schools, a shortage of qualified nursing school […]

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6 Soft Skills Necessary For Hardworking Nurses

Every hard working nurse needs to have a set of skills beyond what can be taught in medical school. In the nursing profession, strong personal skills are just as important as qualifying technical skills. Soft skills, often referred to as […]

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

I Have A 2.5 GPA. Can I Still Become A Nurse?

The short answer is yes, you can still become a nurse if you currently only have a 2.5 grade point average. But it’s also more complicated than that. Through taking proper action to market your individual medical qualifications and raise […]

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve  Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

5 Ways That Nurses Can Improve Medical Visits For People With Higher Weights

Nurses can make a tremendous difference in how people with higher weights get treated during their health appointments. With anti-fat bias and weight stigma rampant in our society—yes, studies tell us, even among professionals in hospitals and medical offices—nurses can […]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

The Future Of Nursing [Infographic]

Nursing is tough. There’s no doubt about that. But is it about to get even harder? Current RN employment projections predict a massive RN deficit in the coming years. There are believed to be multiple factors causing this projected deficit […]

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5 Helpful Tips For Dealing With Difficult Patients

Nursing is a profession of caring and dedication. Most nurses are devoted to their patients. Communication is everything when it comes to establishing a comforting and healthy nurse–patient relationship. Taking care of patients and changing their lives for the better […]

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

How Simulation Based Learning Is Changing Nursing Education

Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique (not a technology) to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke […]

The Pros And Cons Of Going To A Private Nursing School

The Pros And Cons Of Going To A Private Nursing School

There are many ways to become a nurse – and not all of them are built alike. In the world of nursing, there is much debate over the subject of private nursing schools. Many nurses say that private nursing schools […]

Become A Traveling Nurse To Enhance Your Career

Become A Traveling Nurse To Enhance Your Career

Travel Nursing is in high demand and my Travel Nursing Agency “Valley Health Care Staffing” will work to get your Nursing Dream job. If you’ve ever wondered how you could make the most of your nursing profession education and experiences […]

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

From One Nurse To Another: Take Care Of Yourself FIRST

So let’s be real. We all went into nursing because we genuinely love people. We wanted a career that we felt made a difference. We love taking care of others and walking along side them in the process of healing. […]

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

7 Reasons To Try Travel Nursing In 2017

Are you an RN with a spirit of adventure? Do you want to expand your horizons and advance your medical skills? Then a career in travel nursing might just be the right fit for you! Here are 7 reasons you […]

Getting Covered With Disability Insurance

Getting Covered With Disability Insurance

Kick Off Disability Insurance Awareness Month By Finally Signing Up For That Coverage You’ve Been Putting Off The month of May is known as Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Not just a clever marketing ploy, this annual event is geared towards […]

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

Breaking The Mental Health Taboo In The Nursing Industry

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one in four people will suffer from a severe mental health problem at some point in our lives – including depression, high levels of stress, or anxiety and panic attacks, among […]

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

The Dangers Of Sleep Deprivation – And What It Means For Nurses

Sleep deprivation is a real problem in America. Americans are getting less sleep than ever – approximately 6.8 hours on average, according to bettersleep.org. This is below the recommended physician average of 7-8 hours of sleep per day. The statistics […]