NewGrad Newsletters

New-Grad Notes February 2006


 
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 Welcome to the premier issue of New-Grad Notes

As a new nursing school graduate, you are about to embark on an exciting career as a registered nurse in a variety of settings. We are here to guide you through your first year on the job, keeping you informed of the latest news and trends in nursing, offering helpful features on the nursing profession and introducing you to a variety of specialties and nursing resources. New-Grad Notes will arrive in your e-mailbox every two months. We hope you enjoy it!
 
     
 
   
 
 










 
  What to Expect Two Months into Your New Nursing Career

By Karen Siroky, RN, MSN, contributor

You’re two months into your first nursing job! How does it feel? Are you overwhelmed? It's normal to have some anxiety or stress. Read on to discover ways to let the stress work for you!

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How to Pass the NCLEX

If you’ve graduated from nursing school, you possess all of the knowledge you need in order to pass the NCLEX examination. Here are a few resources to help you cross that final bridge from nursing student to professional nurse.

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Finding the Right Nursing Job

NurseZone’s Student Nurse Center has the resources you need to land the perfect nursing job.

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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.

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Salary Survey Highlights Region, Union Membership

By Christina Orlovsky, senior staff writer

If you’re looking for ways to increase your pay, you might want to consider changing locations. According to the 2005 Earnings Survey, published by the professional journal RN, the region in which you work significantly affects the money you make.

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Survey Says: Total Number, Average Age of Nurses Both on the Rise

By Christina Orlovsky, senior staff writer

According to the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, the number of RNs living and working in the United States increased nearly 8 percent in the last four years. The current total: 2,909,467.

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Perioperative Nursing
Pauline Robitaille, RN, MSN, CNOR, chief nursing officer of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), has practiced as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist and director of nursing and has even held a role in nursing informatics—all associated with the perioperative setting. Here, read more about Ms. Robitaille and perioperative nursing.

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    Have you lost touch with your nursing school friends? Let them know you’re thinking about them with one of these free e-cards.

 
   
   
     
 
 

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