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    10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bedside Manner

    Emma Wilkinson reveals how you can boost your counseling and interpersonal skills, by bearing in mind a few rules when dealing with patients. It doesn't have to be this hard - we promise! Developing a good 'bedside manner' is just as important as improving clinical skills in expanding your role. Whether it's dealing with the embarrassing medical complaint, the overly nervous ...
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    How to Score in Your Nursing Career

    How to Score in Your Nursing Career
    It is official…3 West is closing permanently. During an emergency meeting, the staff was informed that the neurosurgical floor will close at the end of this month. One of the neurosurgeons has retired and the other two are leaving to start a practice in another state. The patient census has been consistently down over the past year…the unit is simply losing ...
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    How to Post a Topic in the Forum

    Posting a topic in the forum can be a great way to get answers to questions, vent about a bad day, and connect with other nurses or nursing students. Posting a topic is easy, but make sure you know how to format posts using our toolbar. Step 1: Click on "Forum" in the blue navigation bar. Next, click "Start New Forum ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to talk medical jargon. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through medical dictionaries and pretending I was a nurse.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success ...
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    5 Salary Secrets Your Company Won't Tell You

    5 Salary Secrets Your Company Won't Tell You
    by Joy Victory, special to PayScale.com It's normal to wonder how and why you get paid the salary you do. After all, most employers are not willing to share inside salary information and salary decision methods, without at least a little prodding. So how are wage increases determined in big companies? And how can you use that salary information to your ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself an Unfireable Nurse

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your hospital has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable — yet. But instead of sitting ...
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    How to Perform a Head-to-Toe Assessment

    How to Perform a Head-to-Toe Assessment
    This article describes the basics of a head-to-toe assessment which is a vital aspect of nursing. It should be done each time you encounter a patient for the first time each shift (or visit, for home care, clinic or office nurses). This assessment includes assessment of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of all body systems as well as the environmental ...
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    Keywords are Key to Getting Your Online Resume Read

    Keywords are Key to Getting Your Online Resume Read
    If you’ve ever posted you resume online, you were probably asked to fill out a section entitled “keywords.” Knowing the right keywords to use can make the difference in your resume being identified for further scrutiny or getting passed over in a sea of data. (See How To Use The Internet In Your Job Search.) Keywords are the words and phrases ...
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    How to Communicate with Your Nursing Supervisor

    How to Communicate with Your Nursing Supervisor
    Maybe it’s the whiny colleague who makes your 12-hour nursing shift seem twice as long or the turf war raging between the nurses, physicians and technicians in your department. Or maybe you’re just tired of feeling overworked and underappreciated. Whatever the scenario, you sense that changes are needed before you lose your sanity or start looking for another nursing job. Whether ...
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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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    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager

    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager
    Editor's note: To commemorate National Boss Day (October 16th), Scrubs sent out a missive to nurses asking: "What makes your boss great?" One particularly enthusiastic nurse not only responded immediately, she and a colleague developed a list of wonderful things their manager does that wins universal adoration from her unit. Terri Engelman, LPN wrote, "I just talked with my co worker ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Nurse

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Nurse
    There is a projected need for 1,001,000 nurses needed in the United States by 2016. Nurses are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is the 10 best and ...
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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    Steps for Successful Networking

    Steps for Successful Networking
    Have you heard of the value of networking but don’t know how to get started? Do you consider yourself shy and uncomfortable striking up conversations? Then join the crowd. Most people feel exactly as you do and dread going out in public and meeting new people. However, once you learn a few practical tips on how to get started and get ...
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    Unemployment Insurance and You

    Unemployment Insurance and You
    If you've just been laid off, your first questions probably involve unemployment insurance. How does it work? How much will you collect? Where do you sign up? The answers depend on where you live. Some unemployment insurance policies are set at the federal level, but states set most of the rules and run most of the programs, explains Rich Hobbie, executive ...
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    7 Things to Learn from a "Lifer" Nurse

    You've got a lot to learn, grasshopper! Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between seasoned nurses, whom we call "lifers" because they will likely retire on our floor and have been around a long time, and new nurses. This probably has something to do with the fact that, in my new job, I am working with nurses ...
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    7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

    7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid
    The student's resume was impressive. The formatting was impeccable, the content was excellent, and he did a great job of focusing on accomplishments instead of job duties. If I were an employer, I would have been impressed. Then I looked at his cover letter and imagined the employer tossing that perfect resume into the trash bin. Many college students and recent ...
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    Expectations From Your Nurse Manager

    Expectations From Your Nurse Manager
    As a parent I let my expectation be known to my child and they can work within those expectations when making decisions on her behavior (note: it does not always work with a four year old, but it’s never to soon to get her learning). As an ED nurse dealing with a large amount of psych and intoxicated patients, I let ...
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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 Ways to Keep Your Nursing Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Nursing Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
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