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Fall 2018

From the Bedside to the Boardroom and Beyond with the Unconventional Nurse ®
Nurses
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Michelle Podlesni, RN

From the Bedside to the Boardroom and Beyond with the Unconventional Nurse ®

One of the greatest assets in being a nurse is the ability to design our work around our lifestyle. Life continually changes, and what once worked, begins not to. You can push through the limits of expectation, achieve your goals, and live a life greater than you ever imagined. You’re a nurse and you can do this! Read More

Many Faces of Nursing
Nurses
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Joe V

Many Faces of Nursing

We learned all about various nursing specialties in school, but we were never told there would be days like this. So many faces in one shift! Have you counted how many faces you have each shift? Read More

How Did You Become a Nurse Attorney?
Nurse Attorney
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Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD

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? Read More

From Nurse to Nurse Influencer
Entrepreneurs
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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN

From Nurse to Nurse Influencer

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 have still never lost my love for acute care. I enjoy working with new grads at my hospital and helping them grow. But I’ve had other dreams, and one of them was to write. Read More

Choosing the Path of the Nurse Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur
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Nurse Keith, BSN, RN

Choosing the Path of the Nurse Entrepreneur

We all have different motivations for embarking on a nursing career. Even as our paths differ, our experiences can share underlying themes that bind us together. For those wishing to create an innovative entrepreneurial career, plenty of nurses have paved the way before you. Read More

From Student Nurse to Nurse Influencer Rockstar - Meet Kati Kleber BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Nurses
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smatacale, BSN, RN

From Student Nurse to Nurse Influencer Rockstar - Meet Kati Kleber BSN, RN, CCRN-K

Meet Kati Kleber! She is changing the nursing world for those just starting out in our profession. Taking her ideas and thoughts on what new nurses need to know to be successful. Read More

Donna Cardillo (The Inspiration Nurse) - The Many Faces of Nursing
Nurses
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melissa.mills1117, BSN

Donna Cardillo (The Inspiration Nurse) - The Many Faces of Nursing

Donna Cardiollo - The Inspiration Nurse - is a nationally known speaker, storyteller, and motivator. Read More

Renee Thompson and the Healthy Workforce Institute - The Many Faces of Nursing
Nurses
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melissa.mills1117, BSN

Renee Thompson and the Healthy Workforce Institute - The Many Faces of Nursing

Renee Thompson - nurse and entrepreneur - used to wonder "why not me". Today, she enjoys a satisfying career where she educates other on nurse bullying. Read More

The Unwritten Rules Of Dating As A Nurse
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN

The Unwritten Rules Of Dating As A Nurse

Nurses are the most trusted profession and as such follow a code of ethical behaviors. There are no legal rules around dating a patient, but we are bound to a code of ethics. The ANA Code of Ethics tells us... Read More

Calling All Nurse Innovators
Entrepreneur
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melissa.mills1117, BSN

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 about the challenge and how to apply. Read More

Summer 2018

Purchasing Power of Nurses Across the U.S. - 2018 Salary Survey Results
Nurses
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tnbutterfly

Purchasing Power of Nurses Across the U.S. - 2018 Salary Survey Results Part 5

Whether you are looking for your first job, considering switching positions, or even wanting to see how your current salary stacks up against others in your area or even a different location, what are the main things you take into consideration? Read More

You Have Three Seconds to Get an Employer's Attention
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

You Have Three Seconds to Get an Employer's Attention

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a resume question! I\'ve been a stay at home Mom (SAHM) for the past 3 years and am updating my resume to head back to work. My previous experience was in Critical Care in Hospital settings. Most recent, PACU, then... Read More

5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction
Career
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Nurse Keith

5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction

1. Be a curious lifelong learner As a nurse, learning doesn\'t stop when you pass the NCLEX and get hired for your first job -- in fact, learning should never really stop at all. Your nurse's brain should be a sponge that continues to soak up... Read More

Class of 1998: A Journey Through Two Decades of Nursing
Nurses
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melissa.mills1117

Class of 1998: A Journey Through Two Decades of Nursing

If you graduated in 1998 or the few years before or after, you have likely started to notice that you are no longer among the "young" nurses. You now stand with tenure among nurses who have written the letters R.N. or L.P.N. after their names even... Read More

Myth or Truth: The Story Behind the Nursing Shortage
Nurses
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melissa.mills1117

Myth or Truth: The Story Behind the Nursing Shortage

If you’ve been a nurse for any length of time, you’re likely aware of the nursing shortage predictions that span decades. On the surface, this seems like a reasonably natural occurrence to understand, right? A shortage means there is not enough and... Read More

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Nursing
Nurses
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melissa.mills1117

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Nursing

The United States government passed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, yet American women in all industries continue to make less than men (Sheth, Gal, & Gould, 2018). According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, if the change in pay continues at... Read More

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?
School
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smatacale

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?

The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as " a specialized practice of nursing, that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances the academic success" of its population. There are... Read More

Spring 2018

Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care
Nurses
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Nurse Beth

Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care

CALLING ALL NURSES! Our voices will be heard in Washington, DC at the #NursesTakeDC on April 25th and 26th, 2018 as we address and show our support for the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2018 (HR... Read More

Patients Over Profits
Safety
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Joe V

Patients Over Profits

We walk and run up and down the halls trying to care for our patients every day. And we will continue to walk, talk, and do whatever it takes to get a break for ourselves and safer quality care for our patients. Join in advocating putting patients... Read More

Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate
Nurses
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ElizabethScala1

Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate

Nursing can be difficult work. It's hard on the body, draining on emotions, and can be tiring to the soul. And still- we LOVE it! I\'d imagine you would agree- we love being a nurse, but our joy of nursing can wax and wane, depending on our... Read More

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

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

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 recently when the facility was sold to new management, I have always been paid for... Read More

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?
Career
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Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

Probably the number one question I get asked as a nurse attorney is "should I carry my own malpractice insurance?" You would think I would have an easy answer, like "yes" or "no," but that is not the case. I think it is an individual's decision and... Read More

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards
Career
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Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

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 rates. The same Board that regulates nursing licenses also regulates nursing education.... Read More


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