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Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio

Take advantage of your digital footprint to demonstrate your skills and experience. By Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE, and Yosemite Olivo, RN Takeaways: Digital identity is...
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The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

These changes may affect your practice. Takeaways: Enhanced NLC will replace original NLC eNLC implementation date is January 19, 2018. Nurses and employers should stay...
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Your professional CV: A road map to success

How to use your CV to achieve your career goals Takeaways: A well-developed CV is a roadmap of where you are and where you want...
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Creating and developing a professional CV

Your CV should highlight the leadership skills you display every day. Takeaways: The CV is vital to showcase your professional career as a nurse and...
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The rewards of nursing in an ambulatory surgery center

The secret is finding balance and working collaboratively. By Timothy P. Luckett, CRNFA Takeaways Working as a nurse in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires the...
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From the bedside to the boardroom: Are you ready to serve?

Use the skills you have—and learn new ones—to advance health care and your career. Key Takeways Nurses are uniquely qualified to serve on boards and...
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Moving ahead with your nursing education

Take advantage of the resources available to you. By Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN Whether you’re a newly licensed nurse or a seasoned professional, the...
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Partnering with subject-matter experts

Key takeways Choose the right subject matter expert to deliver an outstanding presentation. Collaborate with subject matter experts throughout the design and development process. ...

Promoting professionalism by sharing a cup of coffee

This is the second in a series of articles on promoting professionalism. You can read the first article Nurses’ essential role in supporting professionalism. Consider...

Promoting professionalism through awareness

This is the third in a series of articles on promoting professionalism. Consider this scenario: Over the past 28 months, clinical colleagues have reported...

Get creative about nursing

Key takeaways The media—television, radio, the Internet, books, and more—often depict nurses unprofessionally. When nurses create the media, they can ensure professional depictions that...

Becoming a wound and ostomy nurse

People sometimes ask how I can tolerate my work, but I love being a wound and ostomy nurse. I’ll admit that, when performing an assessment,...

Making sense of the confusing alphabet soup of credentials

Imagine this scenario: A state senator, after reviewing a letter from a constituent supporting her bill to remove practice barriers for nurses, asks the...