NurseZone Newsletter - 07/17/2013

July 17, 2013
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Is Your Nursing Career Headed in the Right Direction?  
Is Your Nursing Career Headed in the Right Direction?  
If you've ever muttered something like "I need a new job" after a long shift, you're not alone. All nurses have days that strain their patience, even if they love what they're doing. But it is important to consider what kind of nursing job you might want to have in the future. Do you have a good idea? Or are you completely unsure? Either way, it may be time for a career self-assessment.

Preparing Today's Student Nurses for Tomorrow's Careers  
Preparing Today's Student Nurses for Tomorrow's Careers  
With the health care system evolving, new delivery models coming to the fore and a transition to a more collaborative team-based focus, nursing schools are busy preparing students for the opportunities and changes to come.

The New - Your Guide to Travel Nursing
Now it's easier than ever to find your perfect travel nursing assignment with American Mobile's new website! Updated features include an optimized job search tool, customized profile and job alerts, and a resource center with traveler videos, articles and skills checklists to prepare you for your first assignment. American MobileSee why NurseZone's partner is the industry leader--visit today! 
LPN to RN/BSN (Bridge) + RN to BSN ONLINE  
Heat Up Your Career! Indiana State University offers the nation's ONLY Online LPN/LVN-to-RN/BSN allowing LPNs or RNs to earn their BS in nursing degree in ½ the time and cost of traditional programs with NO WAITING LIST. Local clinicals--NO clinical testing. NLNAC Accredited. Increase your pay, secure your position, earn more respect by earning your BSN. LPN to RN, RN to BSN/MSN also available call 877-TCN-DEGREE (877-826-3347) or click to LEARN MORE  
Spotlight on Nursing
Six Signs It May Be Time for a Nursing Career Change  
Six Signs It May Be Time for a Nursing Career Change Are you feeling fulfilled in your nursing job and enjoying your chosen career path? If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure," there are six signs that can help you know when it's time to take action and consider some changes.

Getting the Most from Online BSN Programs  
Getting the Most from Online BSN Programs The Institute of Medicine and health care employers are calling for more nurses with BSN degrees. If you're considering completing your degree online, here is some advice from educational experts to help you succeed.

Devices & Technology
How Smart Are Today's Smart Infusion Pumps?  
How Smart Are Today's Smart Infusion Pumps? Smart infusion pumps are an example of "smart" technology that still requires clinicians to make critical decisions to ensure patient safety. Learn best practices for using these devices, including the FDA's safety recommendations.

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Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC)
This one contact hour continuing education course for nurses presents information about interprofessional collaboration and defines the role of the nurse in improving interprofessional collaboration in the healthcare setting. This course is available for FREE until July 31, 2013. Sign up today!
Special Feature
Why More Nurses Should Hold Hospital Leadership Roles  
Why More Nurses Should Hold Hospital Leadership Roles While nurses represent healthcare's largest profession, hospitals and health systems rarely tap them to serve as board members or in other leadership positions, leading to a lost opportunity for those organizations.

Recent Blog Posts - Ask the Expert
Do Some Staff Nurses Have a Bad Impression of Travelers?  
Bad Impressions By Aaron J. Moore, MSN, RN, travel nurse expert

As a travel nurse, I found that you take on the persona of all travelers--yet we're not all alike. Here's how to make a good impression and help your own career.

Recent News and Looking Ahead:
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