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101 Blog Posts for New Nurses
Jennifer Johnson at Nurse Practitioners Schools, has another great blog to share. She obviously spent a lot of time researching this and there are some terrific blogs included in the list! Check it out… 101 Blog Posts Every New Nurse Should Read. Thanks again for the inclusion Jennifer! (The link has been fixed.)
It’s Graduation Season
Welcome new nurses! May and June are traditionally graduation season although most nursing programs admit and graduate nurses year round, May and June are traditionally when graduation ceremonies are held. Take a deep breath and pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Next comes the NCLEX and you’ll need to do some prep work for that. Many schools give routine tests to prepare nurse grads for this, but even so, you will need to do some review work. Get together with some of your fellow grads and form a study group. Then as you take your place as a new nurse in the ranks, remember these thoughts:…
Nurses Don’t Learn it All in School
From a new article at UltimateNurse.com… Most new nurses say that the things they wished they had learned in school include such things as the overwhelming amount of paperwork involved in admitting or discharging a patient, time management skills, how to prioritize and organize their days. The trouble is, most of this is simply just not possible given the structure of nursing programs. In some of the older diploma programs when nurses actually lived on the campus of hospitals and worked on the floors for whole shifts, they learned more about these things because they experienced them. Today, nursing students typically care for one or two patients and spend only…
What If Nursing Isn’t For Me???
If we are to be honest about the nursing profession, it is not for everyone. There are times when nursing students realize that nursing is just not for them. Nursing is one of the most demanding professions both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately many times nurses burnout and in order to maintain their own sanity, they leave nursing. But what do you do with all of that education? And how do you compete in the job market today? There are many alternatives in the allied health science field to consider. In a job market much different than in years past, new graduates are fighting to find employment at all, let alone…