Your First Years

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Psychiatric Patients in the ER: Challenges Faced by Emergency Nurses

While emergency nurses and ER physicians are highly trained at dealing with acute trauma, there’s one area where many don’t always feel comfortable: working with psychiatric patients. A 2013 white paper from the Emergency Nurses Association highlights the challenges that […]

10 Tips for New Nurses on Avoiding Medication Errors

10 Tips for New Nurses on Avoiding Medication Errors

Nursing medication errors are not as uncommon as we would like to admit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 1.5 million cases reported every year and that over 60% of the errors are […]

The Pros And Cons Of Being A School Nurse

The Pros And Cons Of Being A School Nurse

  Does the idea of a school of children running through the halls scare you? Maybe school nursing is not for you. However, for the person who enjoys having nights and weekends off–plus summers–and working with lots of friendly, little […]

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Do “new nurses” scare you, too?

I’m finding more and more ‘newer’ nurses who think they know everything. And I cannot shake the feeling that the ‘newer’ nurses scare me just a little.

NOW HIRING At Southside Regional Medical Center!!

NOW HIRING At Southside Regional Medical Center!!

The Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Team is expanding and scheduling interviews for a hiring event taking place in September!!   During the event, all invited nurses will interview with hiring managers in every department from Med-Surg, ER, NICU, and […]

Champion These 8 Concepts Every Successful Nurse Knows (INFOGRAPHIC)

Champion These 8 Concepts Every Successful Nurse Knows (INFOGRAPHIC)

The road to becoming a nurse is not an easy one although it can be a lot more bearable if you know which nursing concepts are the most important to master. Whatever type of nursing student you may be, mastering […]

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

12 things to never say to older and younger coworkers

Bridge the generation gap at work with the help of our cheat sheet.

Top 7 mistakes to avoid in  your nursing career

Top 7 mistakes to avoid in your nursing career

Yes. There will be pitfalls. But here are some banana peels that you can veer around.

6 Reasons To Start Your Medical Career As An RN

6 Reasons To Start Your Medical Career As An RN

If you’ve been considering the pursuit of a career in medicine for some time, you probably already know about a few of the perks. It’s common knowledge that many medical professionals are paid quite well, and most people respect them […]

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Male nurse intro course 101

To all those men out there who are taking the greatest leap of their lives, here are some basics on how to survive this wonderful ride of a career we call nursing.

How To Survive (And Maybe Even Fall In Love With) MedSurg In Nursing School

How To Survive (And Maybe Even Fall In Love With) MedSurg In Nursing School

It could be argued that the first year of nursing school is the hardest. Most classes are rigorous and demand complete focus from the first day to the last. Many find the transition tough. Getting through the first year can […]

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Love and work – the dish about dating coworkers

An “office romance” in nursing can present a serious set of challenges in an already challenging environment. Here are some tips should you decide to dive in.

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22 things I learned in my first year as an RN

#5. There is no “I” in nursing unless you are trying to win a spelling bee.
#6. The opposing shift is not your enemy (see #5)…

What Are The Best States To Live In If You’re A Nurse?

What Are The Best States To Live In If You’re A Nurse?

The nursing industry is expected to grow faster than most other occupations over the next decade, thanks in part to an aging population and the Affordable Care Act. Yet that does not mean that your career opportunities are guaranteed to […]

“How can new nurses get to the top of their game?”

“How can new nurses get to the top of their game?”

New nurses have a lot to learn. Here, Kati Kleber shares some great advice from her non-nurse colleagues.