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    Honoring Civil War Nurses

    The Civil War began 150 years ago this year. It was a bloody battle that forever altered the course of our nation. It also forever altered the profession of nursing. Prior to the Civil War, the prevailing ethos was that women belonged at home – and far from the battlefield. But nurses like Clara Barton and Dorothea Dix worked on ...
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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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    How to Sign Up for the Newsletter

    Twice a week, NursingLink sends out a recap of the best and most popular content from our site. It also showcases new and under-the-radar features you might have never known were there! Plus, it's FREE! How to Sign Up for the NursingLink Newsletter FOR NON-MEMBERS: 1) On the NursingLink homepage, you'll see a sign up box for the newsletter on the ...
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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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    Top 10 Qualities of a Great Nurse

    Nurses are pretty amazing. Great nurses aren't just compassionate and kind — they have all the medical smarts of a doctor too! Plus, a career as a nurse offers a sense of personal satisfaction that you just can't beat. Those who succeed in nursing and who gain the most personal fulfillment from it start their careers with certain unique qualities. ...
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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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    10 Ways to Lose Your Nursing License

    10 Ways to Lose Your Nursing License
    Although we would like to believe that every nurse is a good person with good intentions, we can't ignore the fact that every year, state nursing boards revoke dozens of licenses. While some of these men and women lose their ability to serve as nurses because of non-nurse related activities, others suffer the consequences of patient endangerment or worse. The threat ...
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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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