What are the qualities of a good nurse? You need to be empathetic, hard-working, and so much more. Read the complete list.
One of the most terrifying things for new nurse grads is accidentally messing up a patient’s meds. This is how to avoid medication errors.
If you ever receive a stroke patient and they are NPO, this is why that call was made and how you should handle it.
How do I become a nurse? Do you want to become a nurse? This is everything you need to know about school and the job – from an experienced nurse who’s been there.
I know it’s confusing, but this is how a doctor’s schedules works, from an experienced nurse. It’s not always the same, but this can help.
Don’t be intimidated! Follow these tips for working with physicians and banish your nursing anxiety for good.
Read and laugh along with me – a nurse – as I share the very real story of my first bed change. We’ve all been there, it’s so relatable!
This is so important! Nursing delegation frees up your mind so you can focus on the most important tasks first. Here’s how to master it.
If you’re considering international travel nursing, check out this guide for foreign nurses to answer some of the most common questions about nursing and healthcare in the US
The operating room offers a fast-paced, technical, and exciting nursing career. Here are a few tips for new grad nurses in the operating room.
Are you thinking of becoming an orthopedic nurse? What is the Orthopedic Nurse job description? Let’s look at this exciting career.
If you’ve been thinking about becoming an orthopedic nurse, I’m going to answer some of your burning questions in this post on becoming an orthopedic nurse.
Are trying to decide whether to go to nursing school? If you’ve ever wondered “why become a nurse” then read on – I share my entire story!
You are now clocking in with confidence, and you’re ready for the next challenge. But you enjoy your role, your team, and don’t want to change units or go back to school. In this episode, Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss some next steps you can take in your career now that you are no longer a newbie.
The first day of your new job is surely a mix of excitement and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to want to prepare for your first shift. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss what you can and cannot prepare for, as well as how to handle the transition from nursing school to working full-time as a nurse
So you didn’t land your dream job right out of nursing school. That’s OK! Many new nurses don’t. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea talk about how to handle not getting that ideal job and how to become a stronger candidate for the next time you apply.
So you’ve just started your new job as a new graduate nurse. You have a great preceptor, you like your unit, and your manager seems pretty cool. But you dread going to work. You get report and you’re already an hour behind. You’re already an overwhelmed nurse. There are so many things to do right this second that you shut down. You can’t do this. It’s too much. You struggle through each day, just trying to get to the end of the shift. You are elated for days off. You dread going back. Is this really what you signed up for? Will this EVER end?
Your idea of a “high performing” new grad might not be the same as what your leadership team actually expects of a brand new nurse. In this episode we hear from Amber and Chelsea, who lead a nurse residency program, about what qualities make a really great new grad nurse.
By the time we leave nursing school, most of us have a hierarchy of nursing roles ingrained in our minds– that you should want to work your way “up” to the ICU and also go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Well in this episode we are talking about why that hierarchy is garbage and some of the interesting and valuable nursing jobs that you may not have learned about in nursing school.
In this episode Kati, Amber, and Chelsea sit down to discuss nursing interviews. We cover some very common nursing interview questions, discuss good and bad answers, and learn what your interviewer is really thinking.