Career Advice for Nurses

What To Expect From Your Nursing Externship

What To Expect From Your Nursing Externship

Nursing externships can be challenging. These long-duration, out-of-school externships often give you your very first taste of what life is like for a professional nurse. Pursuing an externship is highly recommended for any nurse trying to get a competitive nursing […]

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

The Noise That Helps You Sleep Better

So you’ve committed your next couple years to nursing school or perhaps you’re a working nurse and have a long stretch of shifts in a row coming up… you’re going to need to get some GOOD sleep to make push […]

Five Ways A BSN Can Boost Your Career

Five Ways A BSN Can Boost Your Career

Nursing is a growing field, especially in the US. As baby boomers age and the population continues to grow older, the job outlook for nurses is bright – with a 16% increase in nurses predicted by 2024. Because of this, […]

From Night shift Nurse To WBFF Pro & Fitness Model

From Night shift Nurse To WBFF Pro & Fitness Model

Dear Nurses, My name is Lauren Drain Kagan (@LaurenDrainFit on Instagram) and I wanted to share my personal struggles & success story of becoming a professional fitness model all while working a stressful night shift nursing job. Both my peers […]

National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 5 Steps To Improving Patient Safety In Your Hospital

National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 5 Steps To Improving Patient Safety In Your Hospital

March 12-18 of this year is National Patient Safety Awareness week. This week was established by the NPSF – National Patient Safety Foundation, in an attempt to raise awareness about proper methods, procedures, and processes to ensure patient safety in […]

Get The Job Every Time: 5 Resume Tips For Nurses

Get The Job Every Time: 5 Resume Tips For Nurses

One of the best things about being a nurse is that your job is always in demand. There’s currently an ongoing nursing shortage that’s projected to get even worse, and despite today’s tough employment market, nurses have a great deal […]

After Nursing, What Will You Do?

After Nursing, What Will You Do?

Have you been considering a change of career? Nursing can be an incredibly stressful job, and for many people, it can get to be too much after a decade or two of service. Many nurses eventually decide to switch careers […]

20 Helpful, Handy Lifehacks For Nurses On The Go

20 Helpful, Handy Lifehacks For Nurses On The Go

Nurses don’t have time. That’s just a given. This profession of ours takes all we have just to get through the day – and sometimes more. So when we nurses have the chance to make our lives more efficient, easy, […]

3 Simple Tips For Making A Great First Impression On Your Patients

3 Simple Tips For Making A Great First Impression On Your Patients

First impressions are super important. There’s no real scientific consensus on how long it takes to form a first impression. Some say it takes 7 seconds, and some say 30. A new study from the Association of Psychological Science says […]

How To Make The New Nurse Feel Welcome

How To Make The New Nurse Feel Welcome

Your first day on the job is always hard. You don’t know where anything is yet, you don’t know anyone, and you’re still getting settled into your new workflow. One of the worst things is when you start someplace new, […]

Single Tasking Day – Increase Your Productivity By Doing Less!

Single Tasking Day – Increase Your Productivity By Doing Less!

Multitasking is a lie. There is no such thing as true multitasking – the human mind is built to be the most efficient when focusing on a single task. According to modern psychological studies, what we think of as multitasking […]

Medical School and Mental Health: Depression Among Doctors

Medical School and Mental Health: Depression Among Doctors

A recent meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature from JAMA revealed that medical students were at unusually high risk of suicide, depressive ideations, and other related mood disorder issues. They also discovered that a full 11% of medical students […]

Pediatric Codes: What Nurses Need to Know

Pediatric Codes: What Nurses Need to Know

If you’re a nurse working in emergency medicine, you will inevitably encounter at least one pediatric code. They’re scary, and sadly, the prognosis isn’t always good for those patients. Delays in providing basic ABCs — airway, breathing, and circulation — […]

Entering The Working World: Challenges In Transitioning From School Into Practice

Entering The Working World: Challenges In Transitioning From School Into Practice

First of all, congratulations. You did it! You made it through the rigors of grad school, and now, you’re ready to go into practice as a nurse. That’s a huge achievement, and you should be incredibly proud of that. Transitioning […]

Nursing Abroad: Becoming An International Nurse

Nursing Abroad: Becoming An International Nurse

Even if you got your degree in the US, it’s not necessarily the only country where you can practice medicine. You can actually find nursing positions in other countries, giving you a great opportunity to travel. The skills and education […]