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

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

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...

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What Experts Say About the Safety of Medical Assisting
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What Experts Say About the Safety of Medical Assisting

While Medical Assisting is a rewarding career with longevity, it's important to keep in mind that most healthcare professions come with a set of risks. These...

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards
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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...

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

For Those Considering A Career In Nursing
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For Those Considering A Career In Nursing

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...

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Interview Basics
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Interview Basics

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...

Questions to Ask Employers
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Ashley Hay, BSN, RN

Questions to Ask Employers

Do Your Homework It is important to do your homework and research the employer/company. Being knowledgeable of the company's mission statement and history can...

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Starting Over....

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...

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Trying to Decide Between an Online or In Class Degree?
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Trying to Decide Between an Online or In Class Degree?

Introduction Changes in the medical field effect everyone with an increased reliance on computers, new medications and procedures. From patients to nurses to...

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5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction
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5 Steps to Nursing Career Satisfaction

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! 1. Be a curious lifelong learner As a nurse,...

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Shine Your Light
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Shine Your Light

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...

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

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

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...

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Learning Disabilities in the Workplace
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Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

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...

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Advice for the first year of Nursing
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Advice for the first year of Nursing

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...

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Should I Get my LPN/LVN or RN?
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Should I Get my LPN/LVN or RN?

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...

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Why You Need an Elevator Speech
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Why You Need an Elevator Speech

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...

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Uncensored Thoughts of a Nurse Interviewer: Part II
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Uncensored Thoughts of a Nurse Interviewer: Part II

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...

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Best Foot Forward!
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Best Foot Forward!

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....


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