… this is tough, it takes some time to understand what you need to know for your specific role. Naturally, a cardiac acute care nurse will deal with this much more than someone who works inpatient rehab, orthopedics, or on another non-cardiac unit. But just becasue you don’t deal with 5-Lead ECG Interpretation on a daily basis, doesn’t mean it isn’t helpful knowledge.
10 Steps to Getting Hired as a New Grad Nurse
Embarking on a new journey as a freshly minted nursing graduate can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. In this blog post, “10 Steps to Getting Hired as a New Graduate Nurse,” we aim to provide you with the essential tips and strategies to navigate the job market and land your dream nursing position. From polishing […]
5 Best Jobs for Older Nurses in 2023
Let’s look at some of the best jobs for older nurses that are out there if you want to work fewer hours, have more time off, or slow down.
What to Wear to a Nursing Interview (2023 Guide)
If you’ve got a interview coming up and are stressed about what to wear to a nursing job interview, I go over some important considerations.
Top Tips for a New Grad Emergency Department Nurse
NOTE: If you would like to repurpose this copyright-protected material, please contact us before doing so. We thank you for respecting this website’s intellectual property. Meet the Author Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC, PHN is a registered nurse with 25+ years of diverse experience including pre-hospital care, emergency department, intensive care unit, […]
“What Are Your Weaknesses?” How to Answer This Common Nursing Interview Question
What You’ll Learn In this mini episode, I discuss how to answer the common “what are your weaknesses?” interview question with confidence and without compromising credibility – all while coming off authentic and honest.
How to be the Unit’s Favorite New Grad Nurse
Graduation is upon us and there will be many new grad nurses among hospital units very soon if they have not started already. Starting a job in nursing can be very overwhelming. I would argue that learning the ropes of the healthcare culture is quite possibly one of the most difficult jobs. In addition, the […]
How Hard Is It to Become a Nurse? (2023 Guide)
There are quite a few steps involved in actually getting your nursing license and working as a registered nurse. Let’s walk through the steps
What is the Difference Between an ADN and a BSN in Nursing?
If you’re considering becoming a nurse, you may have already realized there are multiple paths to get your license. The most common ways are by obtaining an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). After completing either of these degrees at an accredited nursing school and passing a background […]
Nurses Arrested After Missing Dressing Changes
What You’ll Learn On Dec 5, 2022, two LPNs in South Carolina were arrested after dressing changes were not performed on two vulnerable adults from Sept. 9-11, 2022 resulting in worsening of their health. In this video, I SBAR the situation, why it may have led to criminal charges, and go over important considerations for […]
Clinical Rotations for Nursing Students – What to Expect
Clinical rotations are a crucial aspect of nursing school education, but can be intimidating. Let’s discuss what to expect!
Future Male Nurses and Male Nursing Students: Tips & Advice
Being a male nurse can come with some pretty unique challenges – but also some pretty awesome perks. I asked male nurses if they had any insight on advice for guys getting ready to become registered nurses.
What to Say When a Patient Wants to Harm Themselves
What You’ll Learn When a patient gets admitted to the hospital, we ask routine questions to assess risk for self-harm. But… what should you say when they say yes? I asked my husband (professional counselor, worked in mental health for 10+ years) for some talking points!
Clinical Tips for Nursing Students (from Experienced Nurses!)
I asked experienced nurses for their input on clinical tips for nursing students. I thought the response was incredibly helpful and valuable, and I wanted to to share these clinical tips with you! Clinical tips for nursing students More Resources: Clinical Tips for Nursing Students
Medication Administration Basics for Nursing Students
One of the major things you learn in nursing school is how to give medications. I’d like to explain some nursing basics because when I was in school, no one told me this stuff… it was just assumed we knew all of this. So, let’s go over some medication administration basics for nursing students. Medication […]
Pharmacology Tips for Nursing Students – From a Nurse!
Pharmacology is challenging in nursing school, but it doesn’t have to destroy your life, soul, and all that you hold dear. If you take a few steps in organizing yourself before you tackle this class, it will make it easier to learn and recall later down the line. Let’s go over some pharmacology tips for […]
What Do You Think of When You Hear the Word “Nurse”?
When you hear the word “nurse” .. what do you think? What do you see? More importantly, what do you feel? I see a person, standing there in the middle of chaos – with a subtle grin. Someone that can not only handle the world flying by them a million times a minute, but they […]
Math Exam Tips For Nursing School – Tips from a Nurse!
Worried about the math classes in nursing school? I’ve got the best and most effective math exam tips for you. Read them, learn them, use them. They will help you out! Math Exam Tips for Nursing School I hated nursing school math exams. I’m not the best at math, at all. I’ve never taken a […]
When to Take the NCLEX After Graduation
When to Take the NCLEX After Graduation Alright, so you’ve graduated nursing school and are trying to figure out when to take the NCLEX after graduation. Unfortunately, there isn’t an answer to this question that is right for everyone. However, there are certain things to consider as you make this important decision. You don’t want to […]
Nursing School Organization Tips
Learn how to stay on top of all your projects without losing your mind! These nursing school organization tips are amazing!
Test Taking Strategies for Nursing Students
Do tests make you nervous? Let’s look at some test-taking strategies for nursing students that will help you perform better during exams.