Organize my home desk

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    I am directing this question to all of you RN's out there who have over a decade of experience. I am an RN since 2008 and I want to organize all my paperwork from the job. I feel it piling up already, I could imagine 10 years from now. Not so much on the job but that paperwork such as Respiratory Fit Testing, CEU certificates, Emails, Protocol changes, license information, interesting magazine articles and such. How do you keep these at home? Do you use a file cabinet, binder...?
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    I'm interested in hearing tips too! I have a binder/portfolio where I keep copies of my license, transcripts, NSO insurance policy and CEU certificates. I have it organized with tabs. Also in here is a list of jobs with contact info to make it easier when I apply to jobs.

    All of my policy and benefits info is just thrown into a file cabinet but it is very unorganized
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    I'm interested in hearing tips too! I have a binder/portfolio where I keep copies of my license, transcripts, NSO insurance policy and CEU certificates. I have it organized with tabs. Also in here is a list of jobs with contact info to make it easier when I apply to jobs.

    All of my policy and benefits info is just thrown into a file cabinet but it is very unorganized
    I organize my papers by scanning them and saving them as PDFs.
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    I second the scanning notion. I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner and Paperless software and scan everything!
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    I have an accordion folder to keep copies of my license, Proliability insurance and CEU certificates. Some of my other CEU certificates are kept online via AACN.
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    I have been keeping a folder with CNE info only. Licensure stuff can be downloaded from the BON. Insurance info is under another file, as I have other types of insurance with same company. Articles I do not keep.

    The scanning method is a great idea. I will do that this week with my CNE info. (My state requires 20 contact hours every 2 years)
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    Scanning is definately the way to go. If you have to print something out great, otherwise, when sending your resume and portfolio to perspective employers, you can do it via email as an attachment. Helps cut down on all the excess paper.


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