Category Archives: career

Scholarship Opportunities for Nursing School

Scholarship Opportunities for Nursing School

Nurses play a critical role in every patient’s life. Individuals encounter nurses from the moment they are born to the moment we take our last breath. The role of a nurse is evolving in healthcare from assessing patients, identifying issues, implementing interventions, and following up on outcomes. These skills are only a fraction of what… Continue Reading

Benefits Of Attending A Conference INS 24

Benefits Of Attending A Conference INS 24

I’m sure many if not all of us have attended a conference at some point in our careers. It was likely that you “had” to go as a requirement from your employer, or maybe it was a conference you felt could help you advance your career, and your employer even foot the bill. Regardless of… Continue Reading

How To Effectively Make A Change INS 15

How To Effectively Make A Change INS 15

I received a pretty powerful question from a community member asking about why we as nurses seem to be paralyzed at making positive changes in our careers and our lives. I realize this might be an extremely loaded question, and definitely one that can be a sensitive topic, but in this episode I offer up a… Continue Reading

Should You Be Paid To Speak At A Conference?

Should You Be Paid To Speak At A Conference?

A compelling question by Brittney Wilson about whether it’s right, maybe even ethical for an organization holding a conference to not pay the speakers that are providing all of these valuable insights, especially to a paying audience. Not only that, what if the conference organizers not only will pay your fee, but they also expect you… Continue Reading

Can Working Out Help Prevent Injuries?

Can Working Out Help Prevent Injuries?

As nurses we know that work related injuries can be high for our profession. Below is a contributing post about these daunting statistics, and a brief overview about the benefits of an exercise routine.  According to the Economic Policy Institute, on the job injuries alone cost $192 billion a year on average in the United… Continue Reading

Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival: Technology In Nursing

Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival: Technology In Nursing

Utilizing technology effectively as a nurse has never been easier due to the many resources available to us from so many well versed nurses and clinicians out there and we wanted to take this opportunity to showcase a few of these experts as part of the Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival. What are some thoughts that… Continue Reading

What It’s Like To Be A Nurse: Contest!

What It’s Like To Be A Nurse: Contest!

How many times have you told someone your story about what it’s like to be a nurse? Now we of course know that some of those stories are filled with joy, and others may be filled with tears (for various reasons that most of us can understand). Well, our friends at Degreestory.com are hosting a contest for nurses.… Continue Reading

Considering a Nursing Career? Five Good Traits to Have

Considering a Nursing Career? Five Good Traits to Have

Graduating from nursing school and passing the NCLEX is the obvious first step to becoming a registered nurse. Education and clinical training are certainly a critical component to a nurse’s success, however there are certain traits that set apart truly great RNs. For some, these traits mark the difference between surviving and thriving. Although most… Continue Reading

5 Time Management Tips for Nurses

5 Time Management Tips for Nurses

Nurses bring their expertise and talent to many different areas of healthcare, however; all nursing positions share the challenges of effective time management. With frequent interruptions, unexpected additional tasks and working with the unpredictable dynamics of health, it is no wonder that even the most organized nurses find time management success a challenging feat. Although… Continue Reading

Why You Need to Take the Phrase “Just a Nurse” Out of Your Vocabulary

Why You Need to Take the Phrase “Just a Nurse” Out of Your Vocabulary

Nurses are often asked the questions “are you a doctor?” or “why didn’t you go to medical school?”  It is all too easy to respond to the questioner with “I’m just a nurse” implying that somehow being a nurse is not sufficient to meet the expectations of the questioner.  The fact is that most people… Continue Reading

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