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Kathy Quan
is the owner and Editor-In-Chief of, and its accompanying blog,

Kathy is the author of six books including The Everything New Nurse Book and 150 Tips and Tricks for New Nurses. Her books are available from, and can be found in several bricks and mortar stores such as Barnes & Noble. The Everything New Nurse Book, Second Edition was published November 2011. In late 2014, Sterling Publishing published The New Nurse Handbook exclusively for Barnes & Noble.

Kathy was the last Guide to Nursing at and many of the articles she wrote for can be found here.

Need to find an article quickly?
  • Go directly to the Article Index. Articles are grouped by general topics such as How to Become a Nurse and Nursing Procedures, or the Nursing Process in action.
  • Be sure to explore all of the pages for additional information on your topic.

NOTE:This site was redesigned (July 2010) and old links and URL's from the previous site format may be lost links.
Please consult the Article Index to find the article.

Nurses Make a Difference in Someone's Life Everyday!

Nursing is a noble profession. It is definitely one of the most challenging. Being a nurse can be quite draining both physically and emotionally, and yet it can be one of the most rewarding professions ever. Nursing has for the last 10 years been selected as the most ethical profession by the Gallup Poll.

Nurses make a difference in someone's life everyday, whether that person is a patient or caregiver, or your own personal friend or family member with a health care crisis or question.
Whether you are thinking about becoming a nurse, or are a seasoned old nurse, I hope this site offers you some insight and answers to your questions. My goal is to provide information, links and resources to assist you in your quest to make choices that make the best sense for you and your career as a nurse.

Thank you for all that you do (and will do) to educate and provide quality care to your patients. As health care changes and grows, the nurses role evolves and becomes more important than ever before. You are vital to this system.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you will come back often, and tell your friends and colleagues about our site.


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My newest books:
The Everything New Nurse Book - 2nd Edition
was published November 18, 2011 and is available from, Barnes & Noble (online and in stores) and in many books stores.
At Amazon, it's also available in Kindle format. See
About Us for links

In July 2014, an updated version was published by Sterling Publishing expressly for Barnes & Noble. This version is titled
The New Nurse Handbook: Gain Confidence Manage Your Schedule Be Ready for Anything

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© 2007-2014 (present) by Kathy Quan and ALL RIGHTS are RESERVED.
Using any content from this site without expressed written permission is ILLEGAL.
Using this content without crediting me as the author is PLAGERISM, and we will take action.
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