Michelle Shannon

5 Tips For New Graduate Nurses

5 Tips For The New Graduate Nurse

This post goes out to all those new nursing graduates this month and to student nurses as well. It’s an exciting time in your nursing career to be starting out on this journey. I still remember how great it felt to finally be done with school.
But remember that’s only the first part of your journey, you still have to pass the NCLEX and get a job.
5 of my Best Tips for New Nurses –
1.Be selective. Do your homework on the facility or company you are applying to. Nowadays it is much easier then it was for me. You can get online and check out a hospital in just a few minutes. You may even be able to find negative things said about the facility.

7 Tips For Stressed Out Nurses

Stressed out nurses – That once energetic, upbeat, ready to help anyone at a moments notice nurse is no longer present. While there is always going be some amount of stress with the work that we nurses do, it is within our power to mange compassion fatigue by having daily rituals or habits in place to combat that stress monster who tries to creep in from time to time. Here are 7 of my best tips I’ve learned along the way on how you can manage your stress.

Florence Nightingale

Fun Facts About Florence Nightingale

Did you know Florence Nightingale was recruited by the British Military to help introduce female nurses into military hospitals in Turkey. Doctors were not happy to see female nurses in military hospitals but as the reality of war set in nurses became valuable and welcomed contributors to the sick and dying veterans. Florence Nightingale also was the first to see patients as a whole, what we call Holistic Nursing today, treating not just the symptoms but the environment you live in, how you feel and what resources you had available to you and your beliefs systems and most importantly she believed in prevention of illness.

Quote From Jim Rohn about change

Making A Nursing Career Change – How To

I’ve gotten a few questions about how do you make a nursing career change? How do you transition from one nursing specialty to another without any experience in the new specialty? And recently the question came up again on LinkedIn in the Nursing Beyond The Bedside group.
So I thought I would write a post about how to do this. Below are some quick tips to get you started with making a nursing career change from one specialty to another. It requires research, networking and knowing your own skills/experiences that can be transferred from your old nursing specialty to your new one.

What Is Blogging and Should Nurses Be Doing This?

What is blogging? Well, blogging is sharing information on your blog. So what’s a blog? A blog is basically an online information site that publishes articles or posts, photos, links, video and audio, made by the site creator known as a blogger. I call myself a career blogger who just happens to be a nurse. Most blogs allow readers to leave comments creating interaction between the blogger and their audience which is what makes blogs different from a static web page.