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.

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.

Empowering Nurses Through Collaboration

As a nurse do you collaborate with others? The truth is, going it alone can lead to overwork and burnout for you, and can create unnecessary stress and tension in your workplace. It can breed competition, fear, dishonesty, tunnel vision and inefficiency. Does that sound familiar to you? I know as nurses we tend to think we have to do it all ourselves and asking for help is a sign of weakness or that no one will help but by thinking this way you limit yourself and set yourself up for having a miserable day. I know, I’ve been there.

nurse putting her nursing resume online

3 Tips Posting Your Nursing Resume Online

It’s been over 10 years since I’ve done my nursing resume so when I started on his I realized I needed to brush up on how to set up a good resume  online, something I have never done before.  It now was turning out to be harder than I thought it would be. But I got through it So let me share with you what I’ve learned.