Nursing Career Articles

Expert advice from peers: Need help in landing the perfect job? Are you preparing for an interview? Want to know the best way to advance your career? Nursing Career is the place to ask for assistance.

Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light

by nursemarion - I never thought I would be at this stage of my life and be looking for a job. It is not that I am old; I am basically mid-career as far as it goes. Being a mother... Read More →

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

by Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD - Many times nurses are not named individually in a lawsuit; it is their employer. The employer has an obligation to defend you and cover you for any of your actions... Read More →

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Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

by GaryRay - I'm writing this article because I feel like some back story is necessary to really understand the circumstances behind my feelings. It may look like I am searching... Read More →

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Are You Cut Out to be an Emergency Department (ED) Nurse?

Are You Cut Out to be an Emergency Department (ED) Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - ED nurses are a special breed. They are highly skilled, compassionate folk who work well as a team. They are open to experience, and agreeable. Here are some more... Read More →

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Interview Basics

Interview Basics

by Krissymvp - Having an effective resume that is well presented, concise, career focused, and formatted for the applicant tracking system, in addition to a structured approach to... Read More →

Why You Need an Elevator Speech

Why You Need an Elevator Speech

by Nurse Beth - We all could use an elevator speech. And if you ever plan to look for a job, or network, then you need an elevator speech. An elevator speech is a short persuasive... Read More →

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Uncensored Thoughts of a Nurse Interviewer: Part II

Uncensored Thoughts of a Nurse Interviewer: Part II

by Nurse Beth - It's Spring and it's New Nurse Graduation Time! Last week I attended one of two New Grad Banquets hosted by my hospital for the graduating classes of our local... Read More →

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Best Foot Forward!

Best Foot Forward!

by spotangel - You are all excited! You got the job interview! Now what? Relax, people! Here is an algorithm that you may want to consider. 1-How to prepare for the interview.... Read More →

Revamp your Resume

Revamp your Resume

by Nurse Beth - No matter what a fantastic employee you would make, if your resume does not immediately impress, you may never get the chance to show them. An ineffective... Read More →

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What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

by Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD - Most nursing schools teach to the test. They want nurses to pass the test because the school can find itself in trouble if the examination results show low pass... Read More →

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Forced to Clock Out for Two Meal Breaks - Is This  Legal?

Forced to Clock Out for Two Meal Breaks - Is This Legal?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I work as an LPN night shift charge nurse at a nursing home on 12-hour shifts 6p-6a. I am always the only licensed staff in the building. Until... Read More →

For Those Considering A Career In Nursing

For Those Considering A Career In Nursing

by Ruby Vee - I've been a nurse for a lONG time -- probably longer than most of you reading this have been alive. Had I known what I was getting into, I probably would not have... Read More →

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Advice for the first year of Nursing

Advice for the first year of Nursing

by SandandSandwiches - Being a new nurse is freaking scary. All the time you spent binge drinking coffee, cramming for tests, memorizing lab values and texting under the desk seem so... Read More →

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Should I Get my LPN/LVN or RN?

Should I Get my LPN/LVN or RN?

by Nurse Beth - Amanda is a 49 year old LPN. She works on the Tele floor of a medium sized hospital-but as a patient care technician (PCT), not as an LPN. A few years ago, her... Read More →

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Starting Over....

Starting Over....

by cdavrn - So, here I am...13 years as a Pediatric Nurse (Intensive Care Unit), and my back finally crapped out on me :( I've got a herniated disk in my neck, leading to... Read More →

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Trying to Decide Between an Online or In Class Degree?

Trying to Decide Between an Online or In Class Degree?

by Brenda F. Johnson - Introduction Changes in the medical field effect everyone with an increased reliance on computers, new medications and procedures. From patients to nurses to... Read More →

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Nursing In Demand

Nursing In Demand

by 169xtw - There are a lot of elements that create the significant factors of the obstacles dealing with the nursing career in our day and they consist of in the pattern of... Read More →

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Types of Nursing Career Specialties

Types of Nursing Career Specialties

by Mona Mona - Agency Nurses Agency Nursing is essentially where a nurse will register or sign up with an agency or similar group and tell them what hours they are available... Read More →

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