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New Grad:  How can I get experience if nobody will give me a chance?
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

New Grad: How can I get experience if nobody will give me a chance?

I am getting rather down and frustrated. I am aware that they want experience but how can I get any experience if no one is willing to give me a chance to show that I want to work hard for them and...

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Creating a Resume with One Year Experience
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Creating a Resume with One Year Experience

Does one still include any clinical information? For instance, my capstone took place in my specialty. Is it worth it to keep that information on there? I know that when you've had multiple years of...

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Pain Is Not Just Physical!
Nurses
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Pain Is Not Just Physical!

My patient is dying. Literally, slowly, and very uncomfortably, to say the least. She has CHF/COPD, and even with regular NEB treatments, it's difficult to just get in a comfortable position. One...

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NCLEX Question? READ THIS!
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NCLEX Question? READ THIS!

Preparing to take the NCLEX soon and have questions? Have you just taken the exam and have more questions? Have you begun working on your last frayed nerve because of what someone told you about a...

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Fired After 50, Part I: What It's Like To Be A Statistic
Nurses
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Fired After 50, Part I: What It's Like To Be A Statistic

First in a series about a nurse (me) who finds herself suddenly unemployed at age 51 and learns she is part of an alarming trend of American workers who are losing their jobs at midlife and beyond....

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Nurses
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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

You've probably heard of the now controversial Johns Hopkins study that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. When, as part of an assignment, I asked a Chief Medical...

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Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation
Relations
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Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation

Countless nurses, new and seasoned, continually report problems at their various workplaces. A common theme that proves central to many of these problems is a notable deficiency in several important...

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Life, Death, and the Nurse In Between
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Life, Death, and the Nurse In Between

I don't mean to make light of the subject matter when I say I'm a rookie when it comes to death. But I come from a small family, and one that's stayed pretty healthy for the first 28 years of my...

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What to Blog about????
Entrepreneurs
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What to Blog about????

What should you blog about? Hopefully you are passionate about "something." Maybe its your nursing job caring for the elderly - write about the funny things they discuss, the way life was when they...

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NCLEX-PN 2016!!! 10 Day Cram!
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NCLEX-PN 2016!!! 10 Day Cram!

My journey to take the NCLEX-PN has been challenging. With friends and family forcing me to take the exam, and doubting me, I finally realized I needed to make this important decision on my own...

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It's a Stressed Out Job
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It's a Stressed Out Job

Let me make one thing clear: This is not a post about how nursing is incredible and how this is a job about working yourself to the bone. It's about how a nurse suffers from post-traumatic stress...

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Why Do Nurses Eat Their Own?
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Why Do Nurses Eat Their Own?

As current times have shown, we're short staffed. Administration wants to make money. So cuts are made to equipment and man power. Who has your back? Who can you rely on? Your fellow nurses? I'm not...

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!
Nurses
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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!

I have a huge interest in reasons we get fired, laid off or walk out of jobs. I believe we are more vulnerable than we can conceptualize, many years ago nurses were considered valuable assets and...

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Young, Ambitious Male in Female Dominated Field: How to Make It to the Top
Male Nurses
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Young, Ambitious Male in Female Dominated Field: How to Make It to the Top

I am new to this site and wanted to gather some information from fellow nurses/healthcare professionals on here. I thoroughly enjoy reading all the stories; from personal issues in the work place to...

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Keys to Success: A Reflection on My Journey from CNA to SRNA
Nurses
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Keys to Success: A Reflection on My Journey from CNA to SRNA

I reflect on the last eight years of my journey and begin to understand that the true keys to my success were more than just going through the motions and checking off items on my list. The key is to...

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50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers
First Year
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50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers

Calling doctors and providers is often a skill that new nurses need to practice often before they feel comfortable. If you want the inside track on how experienced nurses take calls from providers,...

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Making CHANGE – And It's Not About Coins, Though It Could Be!
Nurses
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Making CHANGE – And It's Not About Coins, Though It Could Be!

I’m back with my third installment of the A to Z’s of creating a Rockin’ Retirement. Let’s talk about the C word – CHANGE. Anything changing in your future? New job? Starting to work part-time?...

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The Patient I Failed
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The Patient I Failed

I met her one Tuesday night, and spent that night pouring Jevity into her tube, only to suction it back out. Her legs were cool and mottled, her bowel sounds were non-existent, and her blue eyes...

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What a Tobacco Treatment Course Taught Me About Opioid Abuse
Nurses
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What a Tobacco Treatment Course Taught Me About Opioid Abuse

Today concluded over 35 hours of training in the Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (Oh, yeah, these thoughts are my own and in no way reflective of the course). While in this...

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Becoming "Well Aware" of Your Retirement
Nurses
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Becoming "Well Aware" of Your Retirement

Are you facing the next half of your nursing career with trepidation? Whether it is moving toward retirement or just shifting in a new direction? Have you acknowledged that your job and life might...

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