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    Consider Possibilities For Your First Job

    Consider Possibilities For Your First Job
    So what can you do to make your transition from nursing student to working nurse easier and your first years on the job more satisfying? Here are some issues to ask about and consider before and after taking the job. Ask About First-Year Nurse Turnover Rates High turnovers indicate how the employer treats first-year nurses, Benner says. Turnovers higher than 20 ...
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    Choose the Nursing School That Fits You

    Choose the Nursing School That Fits You
    There are nursing programs in the largest universities as well as the smallest community colleges. There are even online programs! So there's bound to be something for you. Here are the questions to ask yourself when selecting a school. Should I get an ADN or BSN? Deciding whether you want to go for an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree is ...
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    Learn About Being a Nurse

    Learn About Being a Nurse
    Considering Nursing? Nursing is the largest health care profession in the US, with over 2.9 million RNs nationwide. Because nurses are involved in every type of health care need from basic health to acute care, every nurse has followed a specific path of education to become an RN and develop an expertise. Not sure where you fit? This guide was designed ...
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    School Nurses - An Endangered Species

    School Nurses - An Endangered Species
    With continuous cut-backs in education budgets, many school nurse positions are being eliminated, putting our nation’s children at serious risk. Part of the problem is the considerable misunderstanding of what school nurses do and the value they bring to the community, the educational system, and the healthcare system. There is considerable evidence to support the fact that fewer school nurses has ...
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    Ambulatory Care

    Ambulatory Care
    Only an ambulatory nurse could transition from working in a jail, to a childbirth center, a family practice clinic, telephone triage, and finally to ambulatory clinical education without breaking a sweat. [widget:determined_to_be_a_nurse] Meet Renee E. Maynes, BSN, RN, BC, AAACN member, and currently the Ambulatory Clinical Educator at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Renee admits that she has ...
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    Oncology Nursing

    Oncology Nursing
    If you find your way into oncology nursing, you may never leave. Jobs are plentiful, diverse and challenging, oncology nurses say. And once you've gotten a taste of caring for cancer patients, other nursing jobs pale in comparison. "It's ‘once an oncology nurse, always an oncology nurse,'" says Mary Murphy, MS, director of clinical systems at the Hospice of Dayton in ...
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    Become a Nurse Entrepreneur

    Become a Nurse Entrepreneur
    A number of nurses today are taking a "leap of faith" from traditional patient care to a career as an entrepreneur. If you are one of them, whether changes in the healthcare setting or the desire to be your own boss are at the root of your desire, personal effectiveness is an essential part of success as a nurse entrepreneur. Transitioning ...
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    Types of Aid: Dollars for College

    Types of Aid: Dollars for College
    With college costs rising, most students need help paying for higher education. And most will rely on more than one source to cover costs. Learn how to put together the pieces of your financial aid package. *Grants and Scholarships: This is free money that doesn't have to be repaid.* Grants are awards based on financial need or funds distributed to support ...
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    Insurance Nursing

    Insurance Nursing
    Is answering the ask-a-nurse advice line your strength? Or perhaps you’re into writing wellness newsletters, running education programs for insurers, or monitoring outcomes data. If so, then insurance nursing offers a lot, including opportunities for growth. Sample job description: "Reviews inpatient admissions to assure appropriate level of care. Coordinates with physicians, staff, and facilities regarding patient care." Related: Managed Care Nurse ...
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    Entrepreneur and Nursing Consultant (Self Employed)

    Entrepreneur and Nursing Consultant (Self Employed)
    Nursing gives you valuable and marketable experience to offer businesses. Examples include CPR training, adult day care, staffing agencies, educational companies, and more. Being a nurse entrepreneur is a broad field that is constantly changing and growing. Full day seminars on how to start a home study program are available to help nurses think through various business ideas. More: Become a ...
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    Fitness Nursing

    Fitness Nursing
    Interested in combining personal training with nursing? Fitness nurses can work in cardiac rehab, surgical recovery or in health clubs and spas. Some run health fairs or screenings. Others work in hospitals’ own gyms and fitness centers, doing assessments and providing personal training. Sample job description: “Functions as an advisor and resource for Fitness Techs as a member of the patient ...
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    Outcomes Management

    Outcomes Management
    Do you like to measure progress? Are you the one who keeps score in the Scrabble game? If so, outcomes management may be the nursing specialty for you. Measuring quality – length of stay, quality of care, and utilization – can get you a job working for a health insurance company or hospital system. Sample job description: “Develop ongoing quality measurements ...
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    10 Most Exciting Jobs in Nursing

    10 Most Exciting Jobs in Nursing
    A cool job…what’s that? The best answer is that it’s a job that lets you do things you love – at work – and get paid well for it. You could also add great growth potential as a criteria, too. Today nursing’s outer limits are expanding hugely, with all kinds of creative, exciting possibilities. From mind-body medicine to leading the hospital ...
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    6 Job Market Tips for Nursing Students

    6 Job Market Tips for Nursing Students
    With the shortage the way it is right now, we’re getting all sorts of commentary from our instructors on what potential employers may be asking for when we apply for jobs. The competition is getting fierce, and we’ve been told the days of showing up for a job interview in shorts and flip-flops and getting instantly hired are over (please, don’t ...
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    10 Reasons to Love Nursing

    10 Reasons to Love Nursing
    Lately I have been in a rut of sorts regarding nursing. This happens with most careers probably and had given me a challenge: to come up with things I love about being a nurse, from the serious to the silly. So, let me count the ways: (10) The pay. Yes, nursing is a job, and yes, I do appreciate the income ...
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    Psych Advice From an Old Psych Nurse

    Psych Advice From an Old Psych Nurse
    Nurses are experts at navigating through rough waters. We are always there for our patients in their time of need. Check this nurse out. She is using her critical thinking skills while she sails her boat through a stormy ocean. It’s true. Nurses can do just about anything, just so long as they have a good mentor to show them the ...
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    The Details of an Online Education

    The Details of an Online Education
    Not since the revolutionary invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century has a single technology so dramatically changed the future of education as the web. Just as movable type helped create a booming university culture in the late-middle ages, so too has the modern web created an educational paradigm shift. Not only has the web democratized education, it has ...
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    Is Home Health Right for You?

    Is Home Health Right for You?
    Is a career in home healthcare right for you? The independence, one-on-one patient contact and flexibility appeal to many healthcare job seekers, but home health work isn't for everyone. If you're considering a job in home care, ask yourself the following questions -- courtesy of home health veterans -- to determine whether you'd be happy and successful in the field. Can ...
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    Why You Should Go Back to School

    Why You Should Go Back to School
    When I decided, a little over ten years ago, to go back to college to pursue my bachelor’s degree, I viewed it as a necessary evil. I was contemplating starting my own business and believed I should “beef up” my credentials before moving forward. I saw the whole ordeal as a timely, expensive exercise that would yield me little more than ...
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    Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

    Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
    Average Annual Salary: $75,000 Gerontological Nurse Practitioners (GNPs) hold advanced degrees specializing in geriatrics. They are able to diagnose and manage their patients’ often long-term and debilitating conditions and provide regular assessments to patients’ family members. Similar to all geriatrics nurses, GNPs must approach nursing holistically and pay special attention to maintaining a comforting bedside manner for their elderly patients. For ...
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