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    Live Your Dreams: Volunteering Abroad

    Live Your Dreams: Volunteering Abroad
    Ever had dreams of leaving it all behind to volunteer your skills in another country? More importantly, have you thought of all the lives you could improve with your nursing skills? Whether you’re clearing debris from a storm or volunteering in a medical clinic, the actions that you take while volunteering can make a big difference. So why not explore it? ...
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    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
    Income…$0. Value…Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the ...
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    3 Attention-Getting Tactics for Cover Letters

    3 Attention-Getting Tactics for Cover Letters
    Hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds—or even thousands—of applications for each open job. Typically, they can spend only a few seconds scanning a candidate's cover letter before moving on to somebody else's. So if you're looking for a job, your cover letter has to capture a reader's attention right away. Career coach Evelyn Salvador, the author of the recently released ...
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    How to Handle Bullies in Nursing

    How to Handle Bullies in Nursing
    Did you know that bullying affects at least half of the American workforce? According to a study published in 2010, back in 2007, 35% of workers in the U.S. reported having been bullied, while another 15% witnessed workplace bullying. That’s half the American workforce who admitted to experiencing or witnessing bullying behaviors. Bullying goes beyond the playground; it's more than just ...
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    Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume

    Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
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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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    The Meaning Behind Stupid Nursing Interview Questions

    If you’ve been in the nursing game long enough, the same lame questions will manage to show up in interview after interview. Where do you see yourself in five years? What's your greatest weakness? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up the time between the really important questions. But all those seemingly meaningless questions actually have a purpose — ...
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    Meet Pattie Jakel, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

    This article originally appeared in Scrubs Magazine. In nursing, like all vocations based on serving others, the best practitioners are those who do it not for recognition or financial gain, but rather out of a sense of responsibility. As a young girl in upstate New York, Pattie Jakel felt the calling. At the age of 15, she found herself caring ...
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    How to Deal With Overbearing Doctors

    All workplaces have people that you might not get along with. Hospitals and care centers are no different. The only difference is the stress levels can be even higher because you're dealing with actual life and death situations. For nurses who already have their hands full with multiple patients, long shifts, and the inevitable unexpected situations, the last thing they ...
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    Leadership in Nursing

    Leadership in Nursing
    Coming from an era where women’s sports weren’t an option, I found the “new” team-building concept that was introduced in my last year of nursing school in 1972 very exciting! Learning how to build, manage, work with and lead successful teams to harmonious, well-run days was a welcome relief from memorizing the millions of potential childhood diseases, taking post-op vitals and ...
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    How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion

    How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion
    You did everything right. You were accessible, you met every deadline, you handled every task and you even boosted the company's bottom line. That promotion you've been eyeing should be yours. Well, maybe not. Nearly everyone has been passed over for a job they "deserved." If and when that happens there are five important steps to take, according to career counselors. ...
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    4 Ways to Follow Up After a Nursing Interview

    4 Ways to Follow Up After a Nursing Interview
    You had your interview, and you the way it ended left you hopeful. Now comes what is often the most agonizing part of the job hunt: waiting for the hiring manager to call. But you still have some control over the process. Experts offer the following advice on maximizing your chances for success: Send thank-you notes. Don't stress too much over ...
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    5 Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option

    5 Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option
    Those who say “quitters never win” are fooling themselves. If you stick something out just because you’re afraid of giving up—and it’s something that no longer serves you—you’re wasting your time. And ultimately, you lose. Sure, you’re not a quitter. But you sure as hell aren’t winning either. When it comes to work, quitting is sometimes the best move you can ...
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    Find a Nursing Job With Help From Friends

    Find a Nursing Job With Help From Friends
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new nursing job can be just as time consuming as working an 16-hour shift. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from ...
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    Minimizing Compassion Fatigue

    Minimizing Compassion Fatigue
    Having been a nurse for over 20 years, I have experienced burnout or compassion fatigue several times during this journey. Wikipedia describes the follow symptoms of compassion fatigue: "Sufferers can exhibit several symptoms including hopelessness, a decrease in experiences of pleasure, constant stress and anxiety, and a pervasive negative attitude. This can have detrimental effects on individuals, both professionally and personally, ...
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    8 Amazing Skills Nurses Have

    8 Amazing Skills Nurses Have
    Think nursing is just another profession? Think again. Nurses aren't your everyday people – they are amazing individuals who have chosen a career dedicated to helping others. It isn't just enough to want to help people; a true nurse has a pretty unique skill set. From being a multi-tasking queen (or king!), to playing mediator, or holding a patient's hand, nurses ...
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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents

    How to Deal With Difficult Parents
    Imagine finding yourself in an overwhelmingly stressful situation. Then imagine having no control over said situation. I have to keep this in mind each day that I venture to work and am faced with a difficult parent or family member. Working in a pediatric facility, I have the added challenge of not only caring for the ill child, but caring in ...
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    Nursing Jobs in Alabama

    Nursing Jobs in Alabama
    Contents: Career Projections Average Salaries for Nurses Search Open Nursing Positions in Alabama Training Requirements Nursing Degree Programs Career Connections in Alabama Career Projections Job opportunities are expected to be excellent in the coming years for nurses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the healthcare sector of the economy is continuing to grow, despite significant job losses ...
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    How to Handle Common Interview Questions

    How to Handle Common Interview Questions
    Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy -- not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for. In this series, ...
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    Nursing Careers: Beyond the Hospital

    Nursing Careers: Beyond the Hospital
    Non-traditional nursing roles Let’s examine how you can use a nursing degree for a career outside of the traditional venue of Registered Nursing, Licensed Practitioner Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing. To begin exploring alternative nursing employment opportunities, try conducting a web search for: Nursing specialties. Most of these career choices allow nurses to work with patients in direct care ...
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