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Tips for Returning to Nursing After a Gap

Tips for Returning to Nursing After a Gap

Returning to work in nursing is different than other industries. Here are some tips to consider before launching your search.

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Nurse Beth
The Evolution of Nursing Education - Is Today’s Education Preparing Nurses for Tomorrow’s Growing Health Challenges?

The Evolution of Nursing Education - Is Today’s Education Preparing Nurses for Tomorrow’s Growing Health Challenges?

Since nursing education and training began 150 years ago, it has undergone many changes with debate over the best way to prepare nurses. It will be interesting to see where the next 150 or even just 5…

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Nurse Beth
How Often Do Nursing Managers Ask Clinical and Medication Questions During Interviews?

How Often Do Nursing Managers Ask Clinical and Medication Questions During Interviews?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a Cardiothoracic Surgery Stepdown Nurse for almost 2 years now. My hospital is currently restructuring and eliminating the Stepdown phase of care. Because of this chang…

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Nurse Attorney
The Dilemma of Multiple Licenses

The Dilemma of Multiple Licenses

Dear Lorie: I have a license in Indiana for which I have received a reprimand. I just got a complaint filed in Ohio where I also have a license. Can Ohio also take action against my license?

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Nurse Beth
Ageism in Nursing

Ageism in Nursing

We are so accustomed to ageism in our society that it's not always recognized for what it is- prejudice and discrimination.

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Interview
YES, Nurses Are Salespeople! How Nurses Can Sell their Way Into a Job or School

YES, Nurses Are Salespeople! How Nurses Can Sell their Way Into a Job or School

You've been to school, you've passed the boards, and maybe you have your Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification. You can wax poetic about the importance of strict intake and output on a Heart Fa…

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First Year
How Not to be the New Grad Everyone Hates

How Not to be the New Grad Everyone Hates

New grads. It's tough to be one. It's tough to train one. Having been on both sides of this reality, Marie MacMillan shares 5 Tips to help new grads avoid being "that new grad nurse everyone hates." N…

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Entrepreneurs
From Nurse to Nurse Influencer

From Nurse to Nurse Influencer

Many years ago, I graduated as an RN and fell in love with my job on an Ortho unit. From there I worked MedSurg, ICU, and Tele before becoming a nurse manager. Now I work in Staff Development, and hav…

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Entrepreneurs
Calling All Nurse Innovators

Calling All Nurse Innovators

Are you a nurse innovator? Do you have a cool new idea, but need time, money, and a mentor to make it happen? The Johnson and Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge might be just for you. Learn a…

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Nurse Attorney
How Did You Become a Nurse Attorney?

How Did You Become a Nurse Attorney?

Hi Lorie How did you become a Nurse Attorney? Were you a nurse first? Where did you go to law school and how long does it take? What kind of jobs can you do with such degrees?

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Entrepreneurs
Keith Carlson: Choosing the Path of the Nurse Entrepreneur

Keith Carlson: Choosing the Path of the Nurse Entrepreneur

We all have different motivations for embarking on a nursing career and becoming healthcare professionals. Even as our paths differ, our experiences can share underlying themes that bind us together u…

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Nurse Beth
The Unwritten Rules Of Dating As A Nurse

The Unwritten Rules Of Dating As A Nurse

Dear Nurse Beth, I'm wanting to date a former patient. He was never my patient, just there while I was on duty ... Navy Psych Tech...

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First Year
New Nurse Tips: Reality Shock and Strategies to Adjust

New Nurse Tips: Reality Shock and Strategies to Adjust

As many of you finish up your new hire orientation - I’d like to personally congratulate you for making it through the trials and tribulations of nursing school, the NCLEX, the application and intervi…

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Entrepreneurs
Notes from an Entrepreneur

Notes from an Entrepreneur

Opinions from a nursing entrepreneur regarding some hot topics and some hints for entrepreneurial success.

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Entrepreneurs
Unexpected Side Effects from the Side Gig

Unexpected Side Effects from the Side Gig

The gig economy keeps growing, and starting a side gig in addition to a regular job might offer unexpected benefits. Opportunities to expand our professional network and our minds, in addition to our …

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Nurse Beth
Harsh Advice or Helpful?

Harsh Advice or Helpful?

Dear Nurse Beth, I just passed the NCLEX at the end of June and have been scanning the job boards. I worked as a Medication Aide in assisted living and haven't worked the past year due to concentratin…

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