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Nurse Beth MSN

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Hi! Nice to meet you! I love helping new nurses in all my various roles. I work in a hospital in Staff Development, and am a blogger (nursecode.com), author (Your Last Nursing

Nurse Code

Hi! Nice to meet you! I love helping new nurses in all my various roles. I work in a hospital in Staff Development, and am a blogger (nursecode.com), author (Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job), and I hope a helper to my fellow nurses :)

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

    Download allnurses Magazine Dear Caught Off Guard, It really depends. If a manager is looking for a nurse with equivalent experience to jump right in with minimal orientation, they may ask about parti

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

    Download allnurses Magazine Since nursing education and training began 150 years ago, it has undergone many changes. Nursing education has evolved from hospital-based apprenticeships to college and un

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    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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    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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    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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    Nurses
    Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    On December 26, 2017, a tragic and preventable death occurred when a patient at Vanderbilt Hospital was sent for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan and received a lethal dose of Vecuronium inst…

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    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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    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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    7 Key Steps to Negotiating Salary

    7 Key Steps to Negotiating Salary

    Learning how to negotiate is an important skill for nurses. While many nurses fail to negotiate, nurses who do negotiate make more money.

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    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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    You Have Three Seconds to Get an Employer's Attention

    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 Hospi…

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

    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 Patien…

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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?

    An LPN night shift charge nurse is mandated by new management to clock out for two meal breaks. Who is in charge when she is off the clock?

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    How to Start a CNA Training Program

    How to Start a CNA Training Program

    Have you ever thought about starting a CNA training program? RNs are uniquely qualified to do so. Here's how.

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