Career advice on networking with other nurses


David Hobler RN
Dave Hobler’s engineering career was cut short by a stroke caused by a rare bacteria. Today he’s an RN and calls the stroke—and his subsequent hospitalization—the “best thing that could have happened.”

You can read Hobler’s full story in the Spring 2015 print edition of Scrubs. You’ll also find his advice for those thinking of going to nursing school (or going back to pursue an advanced degree). Though Hobler speaks from the perspective of a nontraditional, older nursing student (with two BAs and an MBA already under his belt when he entered nursing school), the advice applies to prospective nursing students of any age.

For example, he writes why you should never slide by in a class by doing very little, even if you can do so and still pass. Hint: It’s something you’re likely to regret when you move into your career as a nurse.

Check out the career advice for nurses section for more advice you can use both before and during your nursing career. Below are some of the latest career advice articles, as well as some great ways to network as you look for your first (or next) job!

For New Nurses
Graduate school: 5 things you need to know before you go
New nurse grads—start your shift off right
Advice to help nurses recover after making a mistake

Preventing (and Relieving) Stress
A more constructive solution to work stress for nurses
How nurses can tackle problems on the job
Coping with long waits and overcrowding

Preventing Workplace Violence and Bullying
How to take a stand against nurse bullying
5 ways nurses can prevent workplace violence
Nurses on the front lines: When patients attack

Networking (Online and Offline!)
Networking tips to help you land a better job
8 secrets to get ahead in nursing
Find a nursing job with help from friends
How (not) to use social networking


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