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Five real life tips for the back-to-school nursing student

Five real life tips for the back-to-school nursing student

Got your notebooks? How about extra flash drives? Are your pencils sharpened? By the way, these tips have NOTHING to do with pencils or notebooks.

10 ways to spot a nursing student

10 ways to spot a nursing student

Here she comes…all dressed in white! No, not bride-zilla…worse. A Nursing Student! Me! And I find myself doing the same exact things that I thought were hilarious when my sister was in nursing school.

5 tips to jump-start your new nursing job

5 tips to jump-start your new nursing job

Already having nightmares about your first day? Keep calm—we’re here to help you put your game face on.

5 things that make life easier for new nurses

5 things that make life easier for new nurses

Things will get easier and less stressful as you get more experienced, but for now, make everything in your life as automatic as you can.

Graduation gifts that keep on giving

Graduation gifts that keep on giving

Most graduation gifts aren’t all that useful or practical, so we’ve compiled some ideas for gifts you’ll be sure to use years after graduating.

Preceptor personality types—Sound familiar?

Preceptor personality types—Sound familiar?

A good or bad preceptor makes or breaks orientation for a new nurse. Which of these four are you?

A nurse’s 5 tips to “never” get sick

A nurse’s 5 tips to “never” get sick

I hesitate to say I “never” get sick because that’s the equivalent to shouting out, “Here I am infectious world! Come and get me!”

Nurse orientation is no joke—here’s why

Nurse orientation is no joke—here’s why

It may seem like a pain, but take your orientation seriously. It’s during this time that we learn to perform at our best for our patients.

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New nurse grads—start your shift off right

Feel like you’re always just the slightest bit behind? Check out Nurse Eye Roll’s tips for staying ahead of the game.

“Should I work the day shift or the night shift?”

“Should I work the day shift or the night shift?”

Are you having a hard time deciding which shift is best for you? Watch Katie Duke describe some of the differences between the day and night shifts.

“If it makes you feel any better…”

“If it makes you feel any better…”

Are you a brand-new nurse? Feeling totally overwhelmed? There is hope—it does get easier.

Exclusive sneak peek: You’ll laugh out loud at this chapter from Nurse Eye Roll’s new book!

Exclusive sneak peek: You’ll laugh out loud at this chapter from Nurse Eye Roll’s new book!

“My eyebrows raised and my eyes started to water. There was no escape; I was in the thick of it until we crossed the finish line.”

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10 more frustrating things about being a new nurse

We asked YOU what frustrates you most about being a new nurse…and here are your answers!

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10 things they don’t teach you in nursing school

Let’s face it—there are just some things they forget to teach you in nursing school. Here are 10 of them we think are pretty darn important.

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“I Want to Be a Labor Nurse” – Did you read it?

An RN shares what it’s REALLY like to be a labor nurse and speaks to those interested in the field.