A Nurse’s Job Doesn’t Always End When the Shift is Over

September 25th, 2014 by

cprAs a nurse, you probably get a lot of phone calls from friends and family wanting medical advice. They want to know what they should do about their health concerns and need to be assured regularly that their symptoms are not a sign that they are dying from Ebola, Swine Flu, West Nile Virus or Cholera. [...] Read More

NCSBN Revises Definition of Entry-level Nurse

September 2nd, 2014 by

young entry level nurseEvery graduate nurse dreads taking the NCLEX – the state board exam required to obtain a license to practice in the United States. This test is used to measure the minimum skill and knowledge needed for safe and effective practice by an entry level nurse. Previously “entry level” was defined as a nurse having no more than six months of experience, but has been redefined. The entry level designation is now a nurse that has no more than 12 months of experience. [...] Read More

Your First Year as a Nurse

August 28th, 2014 by

First Year NurseCongratulations! You made it through endless hours of care plans, graduated nursing school, passed the boards, and now you’re looking for your first job as a graduate nurse? Well you have accomplished a lot already, but here’s what you have to look forward to. [...] Read More

A Photo that has Stood the Test of Time

August 14th, 2014 by

nurse and sailorThe year is 1945, August 14th early in afternoon in Times Square. It is a comfortable mid to high 70s. After 4 years of a wartime blackout in New York City the lights are turned back on. [...] Read More

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

August 12th, 2014 by

day in the life of a nurseAs I arrive to start my shift, I am greeted by my co-worker’s tired faces who are eager to hand off their assignment to me and end another long day. [...] Read More

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Nurses: How Do They Do It?

August 7th, 2014 by

Do you ever get that sinking feeling when the alarm goes off in the morning? Thoughts chase each other through your brain and darken your mood, putting you behind before you even get out of bed. [...] Read More

Ten Things Every New Nurse Needs to Know Before Embarking on a New Career

August 5th, 2014 by

Tips for New NursesCongratulations! You’ve just graduated. After years of classes and fine-tuning your nursing skills, you probably feel like you’re ready to take on the real-world. [...] Read More