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  1. As a nurse, money probably isn't your number one goal. Getting into this profession means you probably care about helping others and finding fulfillment in your career. But no one says nurses can't make good money, too! The good news is there are lot...
  2. In the 15 years since obtaining my BSN, I started as a CVICU Nurse and then transitioned into the Operating Room. Woven in between, I obtained my MSN (AGACNP-BC), CNOR / CRNFA Certifications, and then my DNP. Throughout my clinical and educational jo...
  3. There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart

    The law requires that all meds be given within one hour before or after the medicines are due, and this often creates a lot of stress for busy nurses. For instance, the 8 a.m. meds can be started at 7 a.m., and the med pass, for however many patients...
  4. Melissa Mills

    Six Pieces of Advice for New Nurses

    I recently chatted with a soon-to-be nursing school graduate. She asked many questions about my nursing journey. She was interested in the type of unit that provides the best experience for a nurse grad, and she even wanted to hear about the differen...
  5. To My Preceptor

    Throughout my orientation, I found not just a preceptor, but a mentor, a colleague and a friend. I am forever grateful that, for me, she provided a safe environment free of hostility and judgment - but one conducive to teaching, learning and growing....
  6. I never dreamed of being a nurse. In fact, I dreamed of avoiding that profession like the plague. As a child, I watched my mom working hard: first as a respiratory therapist and later struggle through the challenges of nursing school. Once she began ...
  7. Becoming a Nurse the Hard Way

    My interest started at the age of 13 when my mother dropped me at the local ambulance station, gave me a pen and notebook and told me to go inside. I became a St John Ambulance Cadet that night and learned how to stop a bleed with pressure and elevat...
  8. Why I Chose Nursing

    I am sure every nurse and nursing student can assume the question I am about to answer. "Why nursing?" is a question we get asked quite often, and for a while, it was a question I really had to think about how to answer. There are so many ways you ca...
  9. There are many nurses who remain in one specialty until the day they put up their stethoscope and finally set sail on the ship of retirement. Good for them! For those who like to change things up whenever they feel the need to, nursing is a great car...
  10. I remember the first day that I started nursing school. I had butterflies in my stomach and so much excitement I could have burst at the seams right there in fundamentals lab. I went through an accelerated BSN program and it was a roller coaster full...
  11. Should I Specialize?

    In nursing school, most students come into the field with an idea of what they want to do in nursing. Some of the favorites for students include OB, pediatrics, or emergency nursing. However, as it has always been, most hospital employers want to sta...