NewGrad Newsletters

New-Grad Notes - January 2007

      ISSUE 6 
 Welcome to your final issue of New-Grad Notes!

In the year since you graduated from nursing school, New-Grad Notes has aimed at providing useful information to help you transition from new-grad nurse to seasoned professional. With this, your final issue, we congratulate you on completing your first year of experience and wish you success in your professional future. As you continue your nursing career, we hope you will enjoy the NurseZone e-newsletter, which will keep you apprised of the latest in nursing news, innovative health care technology, feature stories about your fellow nurses, resources to advance your career and much, much more.

  Becoming an Expert in Nursing Practice: What to Expect One Year into Your New Nursing Career

By Karen Siroky, RN, MSN, contributor

Now that you have reached that magical one-year mark, you may feel you have learned more than you ever thought you could. So how do you stay on top of it all?

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Hospital Uses Perks to Retain Nurses

By Nancy Deutsch, RN, contributor

The shortage of nurses is doing something good for the profession: making nurses more appreciated, more coveted and certainly more valuable.

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Arizona State University Launches Master of Healthcare Innovation Program

By Christina Orlovsky, senior staff writer

The future of health care leadership may very well begin in Phoenix, Arizona, the new home of the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation and its new master’s of healthcare innovation degree.

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Now that you have completed one year on the job, you may be interested in learning what else is out there—trying out a new facility or a new part of the country—by becoming a travel nurse. This exciting career alternative affords you the opportunity to enhance your résumé, see the country and acquire career-building experience in the location of your choosing. With one year of experience under your belt, you’re eligible to talk to a recruiter and get started on the path to a new career experience. APPLY NOW!
Your First Day on Assignment as a Travel Nurse

By Susan Schneider, contributor

When it comes to being organized, oriented and ready to hit the ground running on the first day of a new assignment, experienced travel nurses have practiced tips to share that help ensure things go as smoothly as possible.
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Naps Could Improve Nurses' Performance

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

Catching a few winks during the night shift could improve nurses’ and physicians’ ability to carry out their duties, mood and alertness and potentially, if caregivers experience less fatigue, lead to safer care.

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IHI Announces
5 Million Lives Campaign

By Christina Orlovsky, senior staff writer

Riding the wave of success achieved by its landmark 100,000 Lives Campaign, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has announced a new national patient safety initiative to protect against unintended injury. The 5 Million Lives Campaign kicked off on Dec. 12 and will span a 24-month period, ending on Dec. 9, 2008.

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Telemetry Nursing 

Mary Pat Aust, RN, MS, is a clinical practice specialist with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), which offers a certification in progressive care nursing, including telemetry. Aust has 24 years of experience in all aspects of critical care nursing, including bedside, education and directorship.

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