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    Hospitals With the Best Nursing Benefits

    Hospitals With the Best Nursing Benefits
    Finding your first job as a nurse can be overwhelming no matter your background. Not only are there thousands of employers to choose from, there are also dozens of specialties and sub-specialties. We're here to help. We've narrowed down the field to the ten best hospitals we think are great places to launch your nursing career. These hospitals span the US ...
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    Q & A Legal Issues with Elizabeth Rudolph Part 2

    Q & A Legal Issues with Elizabeth Rudolph Part 2
    NOTE: The information in this column is not to be construed as legal advice. Please see an attorney if you need legal assistance. This is for informational purposes only. *Q: My friend has a written contract with her nursing PRN company for employment, but my hospital does not have written contracts for their nursing employees. Can we both be considered employees?* ...
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    Nursing as a Second Career

    Nursing as a Second Career
    Shirley sat in the front row of new hire orientation. Her face beamed with the enthusiastic glow of a new nurse. She eagerly asked questions, scribbled notes and participated in group discussions. Shirley is not your average graduate nurse…she was 60 years old when she graduated from nursing school. Her childhood dream had always been to become a nurse. However, her ...
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    How to Handle Mental Health Patients

    How to Handle Mental Health Patients
    Do you remember the 1975 movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? I saw it my junior year of nursing school when I was just about to enter my psychiatric rotation at an old veteran’s administration hospital that looked like it came straight out of that movie. To make matters worse, my teacher was an older, stricter version of Nurse Ratched. ...
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    From Nursing Student to Professional Nurse

    From Nursing Student to Professional Nurse
    So I've still only been at my jobs a few days, but I am loving it. One thing I have definitely learned about, is what it's like to be on the “other side.” What does that mean? Well, I've gotten to see what it's like working with students on the floor, but from the perspective of an employee doing her job. ...
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    6 Interview Tips to Win the Job

    6 Interview Tips to Win the Job
    You've applied for the job. You're expecting an interview. You're excited yet nervous. How can you best prepare to win the job? The following 6 tips can help you raise your game and present the best you! p((. 1. *Begin With The End In Mind*. It is important to understand first what the health system is looking for in a candidate. ...
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    5 Best States for Nursing Jobs

    5 Best States for Nursing Jobs
    It’s no surprise that nurses are one of the most in demand professions. But some states have a much worse nursing shortage than others. If you are having trouble finding a job in your area, or you are just looking for a fresh start, these five states are estimated to offer the most job growth over the next decade. From sunny ...
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    Immediate Openings: Role Models and Mentors

    Immediate Openings: Role Models and Mentors
    Nursing profession seeking exceptional candidates from all generations, cultures and specialty areas. The ideal applicant possesses the following skills and characteristics: future oriented, global thinker, change agent, dedicated to life long learning, enthusiastic, empathetic listener, self aware and derives satisfaction from helping others learn and grow. Sense of humor essential. Comprehensive benefits package: Flexible hours, design your own working conditions, with ...
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    Explain Your Sabbatical on Your Resume

    Once typical in the careers of tenured professors, sabbaticals aren't just for academics anymore. Millions of people across industries leave the workforce each year, pausing their careers to pursue other interests. Reasons for such a break may include returning to school, traveling, volunteering, conducting research, writing a book or caring for a family member. Some sabbaticals are planned, while others are ...
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    How to Get Back into Nursing

    How to Get Back into Nursing
    Thinking of reentering the nursing profession after a hiatus? You're not alone. Many nurses take time off to raise kids, care for parents or try a different line of work. Getting your foot back in the door after an extended absence requires determination and dedication, but the current nursing shortage could make you a hot commodity. Experts offer these tips on ...
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    Refresher Programs Help Nurses Return to Work

    Are you ready to return to nursing after some time away, but feel you need to brush up on your skills before treating patients again? Many registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are finding the education and support they need to reenter nursing by enrolling in a refresher program. Offered through colleges and hospitals, nurse refresher programs are designed ...
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    How to Handle a Spotty Work History

    How to Handle a Spotty Work History
    In today's economy, you need to carefully present your experience to avoid being seen as unstable. Start by evaluating your situation and determining how bad it really is. If you are panicking about two months of unemployment back in 1984, your job search will probably not be affected. However, if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment extending for months ...
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    Reenter the Workplace Easily

    Reenter the Workplace Easily
    Have you been at home and out of the job market for several years, and now want to get a job? That gap in your resume -- whether it's from taking time off to raise your children, tending to a family illness or just getting some R&R -- can be viewed by a potential employer in a positive light. But it's ...
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    Returning After a Leave

    Returning After a Leave
    So you took some time off from work. People do it all the time, right? Sure, but you've been gone for several weeks on an extended leave. You had legitimate reasons for taking the time, but you're worried about how the absence will affect your career. Here's how to make sure that it doesn't - at least not adversely. h4. Stay ...
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    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers

    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers
    While some people might be looking forward to a cruise or family trip this summer, many healthcare professionals plan to use their time off to volunteer their expertise at medically supervised summer camps that serve children and adults with medical conditions ranging from asthma to AIDS. These camps, typically held over the course of a week or weekend, rely on nurses, ...
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    Make a Healthy Difference by Volunteering Abroad

    Make a Healthy Difference by Volunteering Abroad
    Have you ever considered lending a helping hand abroad? As a healthcare professional, you can make a dramatic difference in the lives of people all over the world by volunteering with an international health organization. Whether you choose to join a two-week surgical mission or a two-year health education campaign, your experience is likely to be memorable. Here's a rundown of ...
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    Options for Older Workers in Healthcare

    Options for Older Workers in Healthcare
    There are two reasons the odds are against any AARP member suddenly becoming a doctor: time and money. But "physician" is one of the only positions in healthcare where older workers don't find a welcome mat. In nearly every other category, the industry brims with employment opportunities. Healthcare is in the vortex of a job seeker's perfect storm. Demographically, an aging ...
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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital
    Mid-career nurses who want to reinvent themselves without starting over can apply their clinical skills and experience outside of the hospital. Take a look at these career possibilities. Perhaps one of them is the key to helping you rediscover your passion for nursing. Consultant Want to strike out on your own? Many nurses carve out lucrative niches as consultants, offering data ...
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    On-the-Job Survival Guide for Mature Nurses

    On-the-Job Survival Guide for Mature Nurses
    Even if you have the strength of a superhero and the stamina of the Energizer Bunny, bedside nursing is a tough job. It's especially grueling for the growing number of RNs 50 and older, who may not bounce back from 12-hour shifts and patient lifting as easily as their younger counterparts. Since 2001, the nurse workforce has added nearly 130,000 RNs ...
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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside
    When providing bedside care loses its luster, working in a nonclinical specialty can renew your love for nursing and draw on your clinical experience. The following positions exist at most health care institutions and are well-suited to experienced nurses. Case Managers Case managers choreograph all aspects of patient care, coordinating the nurses, doctors, therapists and other practitioners who treat patients. As ...
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