Real World Advice for New NursesBy Karen Siroky, RN, MSN, contributor
So, you're a new nurse. How does it feel? Are you overwhelmed? Starting to become comfortable? Adjusting to the pace? Do your feet hurt? Do you find yourself thinking about your patients or actions you performed even after you are at home?Read more
Super Grad How-To's: Tips to Achieving in the Working WorldWith so many new nurses, it may seem difficult to distinguish yourself from the pack. But by practicing a few simple steps, you can successfully sell yourself as a super achiever.Read more
New Nurses Offer Insights into RetentionExploring the attitudes and experiences of newly licensed nurses, the results of a comprehensive study may help hospitals figure out ways to retain nurses at all experience levels. Read more
Your "Ah-ha" Moment: What to Expect as a New Nurse Right NowBy Karen Siroky, RN, MSN, contributor, and Bette Case, Ph.D., RN, contributor
As a new nurse, the first few months are crucial. At this time, you may experience a confidence-building professional "Ah-ha!" as you begin to use critical-thinking skills in caring for your patients. Read more
Why Travel? Why Not!
As you venture out into your new nursing career, you may be questioning: Where do I want to work? What kind of nurse do I want to be? One option you may not have considered is travel nursing.
The Recession's Effect on Jobs for New NursesBy Jennifer Larson, contributor
Despite the uphill march of the national unemployment rate, there are still nursing jobs out there. Even for new grads. However, it may be a little harder for novice nurses in certain pockets of the country to land their dream jobs right out of nursing school.Read more
What are the Fastest Growing Nurse Specialties?By Melissa Wirkus, associate editor
Nursing jobs in the intensive care unit, emergency room and pediatrics will always be staples of the profession, but changes to the evolving health care system will also determine which nursing specialties will grow at an accelerated pace. Read more
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