Nursing career

10 best and worst nursing bosses

Check out these five worst and five best leadership styles, and then take the quiz and find out which one you are.Read more…

2019 Career Watch

The work you do should be challenging, rewarding, and bring you joy. Is your current career trajectory fulfilling those requirements? If not, maybe you should take the nursing…

A multifaceted gem

Through poetry, Susan Wilcox Stelton, MSN, APRN-BC, CWOCN, reflects on the many facets of nursing.

Avoiding career stallers and stoppers

A newly graduated nurse asked me how she could avoid the “job stupid stuff,” as she called it. She wanted to know what actions might hurt her career long-term, such…

BSN, MSN graduates more likely to land jobs

According to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, graduates of entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s nursing programs are much more likely to have job…
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Can a nurse be too old to work at the bedside?

Read guest blogger Donna Cardillo’s thought-provoking article about when age comes into play during a nurse’s career. A recent New York Times article begged the question, “How old…
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Colorful antidotes for a black-and-white world

Janice Spillane, MS, RN, of Ridge, New York, started her career as a critical care nurse, working in an environment she describes as “largely black and white. To…
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Could anything be finer than to work in Carolina?

Seashores, mountains, rolling countryside, booming cities, major historic sites—the Carolinas offer something for everyone. North Carolina is one of the five fastest-growing states in the country. Its three…

Develop millennial leaders with generation collaboration

Takeaways: Generation collaboration is essential for the future growth of the nursing profession. Millennials are interested in pursuing leadership roles and believe that nurses should pursue executive healthcare…
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Do you need a business card?

If you’ve been wondering whether you should have a business card, or if you’ve decided to get a business card but you’re not sure what to do next,…

Do you need a business card?

The author’s answers to five questions will tell you why you need a card and how to use it effectively.
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Do you remember when?

It’s time for new nursing graduates to join your work environment. Will you be a supportive colleague of their entry into the profession? Will you go out of…
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Do you want to be a preceptor?

PRECEPTORS MAKE ALL the difference. Without the right preceptor, the transition from classroom to patient’s room can be difficult, but a preceptor who demonstrates how to turn classroom…
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Editorial

I always loved taking care of patients. It was fun, exciting, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding. To this day, I remember special patients and keep in touch with the…
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Flying high to save lives

Flight nursing offers rewards that few other nursing jobs can match. Across the globe, patients are transported from accident scenes or between healthcare facilities every day. Most medical…
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From our readers…Developing professional PRIDE

Creating a professional development program at our hospital began with the house-wide partnership (practice) council chartering a task force of front-line staff to design a program as a…
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From our readers…Two Poems

Nursing’s Future & Hospital Corridor by Kristina Ibitayo is clinical assistant professor at University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. Nursing’s Future The future of nursing Lies…
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How to leave a job gracefully

I was diligent. I completed my tasks on time. And I took on extra assignments and shifts. My boss was so impressed that he gave me a generous…

How to Nail Your Next Nursing Job Interview

Let’s face it. There’s no such thing as “job security” these days. With healthcare constantly shifting and organizations being bought, sold or taken over — you just don’t…

Jump-start your job search

Out of work? Don’t let a challenging economy and difficult job market get you down. The author’s tips can job search into high gear.

Layoffs: Is the sky really falling?

The last several months of economic upheaval bring back memories of the 1980s and 1990s when many organizations reduced their workforces in anticipation of payment changes. In the…
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Leadership insights

The chief nursing officer (CNO) of a hospital or other healthcare organization has extensive responsibilities, ranging from patient care at the bedside to key strategic business discussions in…
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Learning to love your job

The alarm clock goes off too early, and you jump-start the day with a cup of coffee and a short stack of reasons why you hate your job.…

Make a difference as a rehabilitation nurse

From September 21 to 27, we celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week by promoting the value of rehabilitation, highlighting the opportunities for the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities,…
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Move up to the role of nurse manager

NURSE MANAGERS at all levels work together to address emerging trends, adopt innovative ideas, and work toward the shared goals of quality, efficiency, and excellence in practice. They…
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My First Day in the ED

Note: This article was written before Kenneth graduated from nursing school. My first experience in an emergency department (ED) setting happened last week at Frankfort Regional Medical Center…
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Nearly half of nurses plan career change

A 2010 survey of registered nurses from AMN healthcare found that 44% of the 1,399 nurses who completed the survey plan to make a career change over the…
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Networking for nurses

Sherry stands nervously in the doorway, watching several dozen people chat each other up. The sound of her heartbeat threatens to drown out the conversational din. For the…
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Nurse Researcher: A career, not just a job

For me, nursing has never been a “punch-the-time-clock” job; it’s a profession. Early on, I decided to always keep my career interesting. There are many ways to do…
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Our Readers Respond

The truth about high-energy drinks Re “High-energy drinks: What you don’t know could hurt you” (August article available here): I am very impressed with the information…presented. I always…

Perioperative nurses: Keeping surgical patients safe

Perioperative nurses work on the front line caring for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. They collaborate with patients, families, and members of the surgical team in…
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Plan a career, not just a job

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.…

Plan a career, not just a job

Through focused soul-searching, you can create a more fulfilling and enriching career. The author tells how to brainstorm to find the nursing career that really floats your boat.

Responding to reports of retaliation against nurses

ANA is disturbed about reports of employers retaliating against nurses and other healthcare workers for raising legitimate concerns about their personal safety while caring for patients with COVID-19.…
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Retail-based clinics: New option for nurses

Someone who feels ill has two options: He can call his physician’s office and make an appointment—maybe for the same day, maybe not. Then, the patient can drive…
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Retaining nurse managers

The nurse manager role is pivotal in staff nurse satisfaction and retention, quality of patient care, and achieving organizational goals, which is why the decreasing numbers of qualified…

Scrapbooks capture nurses career milestones

For nurse graduates, starting their first staff position is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of apprehension. Many have heard stories about how some…

Simple steps to improve your retirement readiness

PERHAPS, like many nurses, you’ve become quite business savvy over the past few years. Increasing numbers of nurses are responsible for creating unit budgets, forecasting expenses, and calculating cost effectiveness. Yet…
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Take Note – May 2008

One in four U.S. teenage girls has an STD According to a recent federal study, one in four American teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease (STD), even…

The disappearing inpatient

As hospital admissions shrink, nursing jobs are shiftingto other areas, such as outpatient offices, clinics, postacute facilities, and home care.
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The rewarding role of clinical documentation specialist

Many organizations now have clinical documentation improvement programs (CDIs) designed to help an organization accurately reflect the quality of patient care, illustrate healthcare services, and make precise reports…

Tips for floaters

Although few nurses look forward to it, floating gives you a chance to experience another practice area, break out of your daily routine, and learn something new.
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What I’m hearing about competence

As ANA president, I have the privilege of representing RNs, the nursing profession, and the ANA in many local, state, regional, national, and international settings. Those responsibilities have…
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Why you need an electronic professional portfolio

You can think of an electronic professional portfolio as being similar to an electronic health record. An electronic health record captures all the clinical conditions and interventions over…

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