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Getting Around NursingLink

Getting Around NursingLink

NursingLink

So now that you’ve found your way to NursingLink, what exactly is there do? There are many ways to be interactive and if you need some ideas, this guide will show you exactly what there is to do in each section.

Careers

You can search our job listings to see who is hiring nurses. We’ve partnered with Monster.com to bring you the most healthcare job listings on the web. Find out how to use NursingLink to find a job. You can also add your resume to the career network, and employers will come to you. There are also some great articles about building resumes and interviewing techniques.

Also, if you’re looking to become a nurse, this page is a great place to start.

If you’d like advice from other nurses, you can post a question in the discussion section. Just click on the blue bar that says “START A NEW TOPIC.”

Education

Are you thinking about starting a career in nursing? “10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse” is our essential guide to get you started. Already in nursing school? Drop by our Student Lounge discussion area and leave a message. It’s a great way to connect with other nursing students.

Play: Videos, Games, & Quizzes

Cut to the good stuff. From humor to major government broadcasts, our videos section is informative and entertaining. In fact, you can upload your own videos to our collection, and give input into which videos should be featured on our home page. Our Nursing Trivia Game and Quizzes are designed to challenge you, and to help you become more career-savvy.

Videos
Nursing Trivia
Quizzes

News

You can rate every news article that you read. Go to the box that says “Rate.” Hover over the amount of stars that you would like to give that article and click. Your rating will be automatically registered. In fact, you can start by rating this very article that you are reading! That way I will know if it has been helpful.

You can also leave a comment after any article that you read on NusingLink. Leaving a comment is a good way to start a conversation about the article.

You can submit your own news story by writing it yourself, or by providing a link to an article that you found interesting. If enough people read and rate your article it may just find its way to the front page on the “What’s Hot” list.

Training

Search our selection of training articles and CE courses. You can read the course and then go directly to our CE partner to obtain the credits. Do you have your own training or teaching materials that you would like to share? You can submit them here.

Product Reviews

You can review any of the products that you see, and you can even add products to your profile. Underneath each product there is a button that says “Add to Things I can’t Live Without.” By clicking on that button, the product becomes added to your profile. You can see from my profile that I can’t live without my Nurse Betty book purse and my Nelcor forehead pulse oximeter.

Do you have a product that you want to tell the NursingLink community about? Maybe a brand of scrubs that you love, or a medical device that you use on the job and find it to be an essential tool? You can also add your own products for review. Just click on “write a review” in the blue navigational bar and follow the steps.

Discussions

This is where much of the action on NursingLink occurs! You can start a discussion on any topic that you can think of. For instance, if you are a student, maybe you have questions about how other students are coping with their clinicals. Perhaps you are a nurse with an advanced degree and would like to find similar nurses to network with. Just start a discussion thread and people will be able to respond to your topic or question.

Discussions
Groups
Photos

Community

You can search for other members here. This is also where you update your profile, and check your NursingLink mail.

If you need more ideas, or still have questions about how you can participate, please send a private message to me (Katie) and I will set you in the right direction.

Lastly, don’t forget to invite all of your friends and colleagues to NursingLink!

Invite Your Friends!


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    lpncathy

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, everyone i just joined the site today. I am very excited to be able to talk with other nurses all over the US. I have been an LPN for over 10 years this time. A very long story, have done travel nursing, hospital, LTC, Private Duty, Home Health, Ventilators, ICU, CCU, TCU, Tele, Ortho,MED SURG, not a lot i havent done. Was injured on the job back in OCT of 2008 and havent been able to work since Jan 20th 2009. Hope to go back to work within the next year if workmans comp will approve my surgery, its been a long battle. After all we all worked very hard for our nursing degree and I have always given 110 percent to my place of employment and my patients. But when something goes wrong with us where is the support from the place that we work? I have even been told that nurses are a dime a dozen. I'm sorry i dont believe that , do any of you?

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    GARNETBABEE

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Hello, everyone I just joined the site today. I am at the beginning stages of going back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. I need to complete all my prerequistes first.

    After reading some of the comments I want to say Thank-You for giiving so much encourgament and advice to everyone. I am a fim beliver that ANYTHING is possible want you put your mind to it. You have to first believe in yourself that you can do it, and the rest will all fall into place.

    "If you can dream it, You can achieve it"

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    Montour

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    Thank you for the warm welcome to the site. It will be nice to talk to other nurses in different states.

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    lizziedawn0524

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Hey! I just got accepted into LVN school in East Texas. I am searching for scholarships and grant information, so if anyone has any info or advice LET ME KNOW! =) Becoming a nurse has always been a dream for me and I am very excited to have the opportunity to make my dream a reality. I am also the mother of one awesome little 4 year old boy so this next year will be filled with excitement and some struggles, I am sure. I welcome the challenge!

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    chips123

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    hello everyone Im in nursing school and I must tell you to study real hard to succeed, because it is not easy. You will have no time for partying believe me I know,but it is a beautiful career to have, you will be helping people plus getting paid for a job you will love. WELCOME

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    JenRN87

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    HEY! Just joined and am extremely excited!! Im about to be a nursing student and am soooo glad i have the oppurtunity to have a place to be able to connect with other nurses!

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    bzbell

    over 5 years ago

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    Hello. Thanks for the welcome and the opportunity to connect with other nurses. I've been recieving emails for a while, but just joined today. I'm a LPN and new ADN grad playing the waiting game for my ATT. I'm grateful for some leisure time to check out articles and networking opportunities. I'm a little nervous about the job market in NE Ohio. Jobs seem sparse even though RN's are supposedly in demand. I look forward to making use of all of the info and tools this site provides. Maybe I can be of help to others as well. This is a neat site! Thanks.

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    roses1

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Thank you for the welcoming mail. I look forward to meeting you.
    I am a CNA and will be going back to college for an associate degree.
    This is a great site! Thanks!

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    cinvanheiden1345

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Thank you for the warm welcome. I am a first term LPN student and may have some questions about some things. I hope someone will be able to help me. I am terrified of the NCLEX. But like I said, I am a first term student and have a long way to go. I was really scared of the pharmacology and stressed over it and am doing great. However, the fundementals class is hard. I just need to get used to the application questions I guess. Well, thank you again, and I am looking forward to speaking with some of you.
    By the way, since I haven't had time to look a the site completely, is there a chat room or instant messenging thing here?

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    vikkythenurse

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Thanks for the welcoming mail. I believe this site will be useful to me to get started. Thanks once again

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    nikie123

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I just joined this website and i have not seen the whole site yet but...i love what i see so far. I am very excited about learning new things in nursing, and hopefully meeting new people. If i didn't have class tomorrow i would have time to review the whole site..but i don't so can't wait to start my journey!!

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    boomernurse

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    As a newbie here, I would just like to say how eager I am to make some connections and read the articles available on the site. I am particularly interested in getting on legal nurse consulting and me freelance writing in the health field. I'm coming up on 25 years of experience in an acute care setting including ortho, neuro, trauma and rehab. Look forward to meeting some of you on this site!

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    CBBrooks

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I just joined this site today. I think it will be a fantastic avenue for healthcare professional to share their thoughts and views regarding this ever changing field. I am a registered nurse with an associates degree and am looking to advance my career in this tough new economy and I think the info and reviews available will give great guidance in my dicision making. I look forward to telling my nursing friends about this site.

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    ALS84

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Thanks for the quiz and sign-on, I am an LPN with 18+ years in all care areas and am REALLY interested in getting my BSN to return to my first love, teaching so I can pass on to the youth in this country how to be a good, smart, and compssionate nurse, or STNA. I am in SW Ohio and would love to see the discussion panels. Also can anyone tell me why the job market in my area is simply "flooded" with LPN's right now? I am a unemployed nurse , yes you read right UNEMPLOYED ! If healthcare is the "safe" industry at this time in our economy why am I having such a hard time obtaining fulltime employment? Please help!

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    jennifer14225

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    Just got on today and I am so excited!!! I did not know this was out here. I am like a messenger and whatever I learn that is good and healthy, I will pass to others....I am all about educating, but at the present moment I am not getting paid to do it....LOL....My day will come....this is my passion to educate. I am an RN with a BSN but feel too trapped in the conventional nursing job because I am an outside of the box thinker and get alot of innovative ideas that could better a situation. In a conventional job, I have had my co-workers and supervisors torment me for my innovative ideas when they asked for suggestions and then turned around and used my ideas. I don't want to put myself in this situation again, therefore, I am creating my own business. However, I am open to know if there is an employer out there who is open to Holistic Nursing. Any feedback would help...It is more important to me to work in an environment without strife and jealousy than working in an environment with alot of benefits/high salary---where there is alot of strife. My organizational skills of setting up committees and teams are great and teaching other team leaders to run with the ball . Any suggestions?

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