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Nursing Online Career Fair

Register for one of our Online Nursing Career Fairs and prepare for your next step after graduation. Meet and connect with employers to find your next opportunity.

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Student Nursing News and Trends

See the latest nursing news, trends, and information to help you succeed in nursing school.

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Free 2017 Nurse Salary Report

See how nursing salaries compare by specialty, role, certification, and get a better picture of your true value. This report explores salary comparisons across the US and provides you with key tips on how to position yourself for a higher salary in the future.

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Nursing Test Prep

Take our nursing test prep sample questions and test your skills as you prepare for your next exam. Choose test prep questions from 5 specialty areas, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, and hematological nursing.

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Unplanned Extubations in the NICU

Unplanned Extubations in the NICU

If you are a NICU nurse, you’ve likely been in this scenario: the unit is quiet, you’re going about your shift, when out of nowhere the ventilator starts alarming. Next, the cardiac/apnea monitor blinks red in rhythm with high pitched chimes. You quickly assess the...

Five Reasons to Travel During Fall

Five Reasons to Travel During Fall

According to the American Nurses Association, a healthy nurse is “one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional wellbeing. A healthy nurse lives life to the...

A Day in the Life of a Postpartum Nurse

A Day in the Life of a Postpartum Nurse

My name is Sarah and I have been a postpartum nurse for about a year. I work on a 36-bed labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum unit in the Seattle area. We take care of a variety of postpartum patients and babies on our unit, and see gestational diabetes,...

Six Ways to Get Noticed in the Job Market

Six Ways to Get Noticed in the Job Market

The job market for nurses has improved in recent years and nursing experts expect continued job growth. So how do you make the best impression as the best candidate? Here are six strategies: 1. Know thyself.   It’s difficult to develop a clear-eyed assessment of an...

Zika Prevention Tips for Patients

Zika Prevention Tips for Patients

As a travel nurse, you may encounter patients concerned about the Zika virus disease, especially if you are in Texas or Florida. These hurricane-battered states suffered extensive flood damage and have plenty of breeding spots for the disease-carrying bloodsuckers. ...

Surviving Your First Year as a Nurse

Surviving Your First Year as a Nurse

So you’ve graduated from nursing school, passed the NCLEX, and gotten your first nursing job. All the hard work is done, right? ...Not quite. While the path to becoming a practicing nurse may not be the easiest, the reality is that the work is just beginning. Your...

Using Communication to De-escalate Conflict Situations

Using Communication to De-escalate Conflict Situations

The combination of pain, stress, uncertainty, and a lack of control can be a recipe for conflict. Think about the times in your career you’ve heard things like, “What are we waiting for? Why aren’t you helping me? Do you know what you’re doing? When is the doctor...

Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care for Nurses

Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care for Nurses

You know the feeling. It’s your third shift in a row, it’s a particularly difficult patient or family, it’s a heartbreaking story, it’s an intense diagnosis, it’s short-staffed night on the unit. Nursing is profoundly tiring—physically, emotionally, and...

Tips for Navigating Social Media

Tips for Navigating Social Media

Many nurses work for health care organizations that have social media policies to govern their online behavior in the workplace. It’s navigating social media at home when the risk can increase for inappropriately posting identifying patient, coworker, or hospital...

Helping Patients Going Through Opioid Withdrawal

Helping Patients Going Through Opioid Withdrawal

Nurses choose the area of nursing they want to work in for many reasons. Sometimes, though, they choose the patients they want to treat because the disease affecting the patients also affected their family in some way. That’s exactly what happened with Melisa Fincher,...

11 Ways to Get Healthier

11 Ways to Get Healthier

There is good news about the upcoming holiday-pack-on-the-pounds-season. It’s still many weeks away. That means—at the moment—you can’t use the excuse of “it’s a bad time of year” to justify NOT working on your eating and exercise goals to get healthier. Imagine this:...

Spotlight: Shock Trauma Nurse

Spotlight: Shock Trauma Nurse

The Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC) in Baltimore has always been known as a fast-paced place that saves lives of people who are in the most dire condition and often near death. After a brutal accident or other occurrence, Marylanders will often see...

Bully-Proof Steps for Work

Bully-Proof Steps for Work

Of the unexpected horrors that may lurk in the workplace, a hostile environment ranks high, especially if you find yourself with a target on your back. When a bully has someone on his or her radar, a dream job can morph into a nightmare. Workplace bullying jeopardizes...

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

This Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX.

 

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