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.
Nursing Jobs & Interviews
From picking out your next career transition to acing your nursing interview, you'll explore different nursing specialties, interview tips, and other aspects of nursing jobs. This content is all about exploring different nursing career opportunities and getting you ready to make the transition via nursing interview, nurse resume, and other skills.
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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.
Worried about how to create a resume that will stand out? Use these super-easy resume tips for nurses and – there’s even a free template too! I totally get it, cause I went through it too. It’s so easy to psych yourself out when you are trying to write your resume. As a new nurse, […]
What jobs should new nurses look for? What are the best nursing jobs for a new grad nurse? Knowing where you want to work is helpful, but all’s not lost if you don’t know. Please don’t think that if you don’t get your dream job right away that you’ve failed, that you will never work […]
Whether you are a brand new nurse grad or an experienced nurse looking for a change, here’s where to find nursing jobs near you.
What do Infection Prevention nurses not do! There are a variety of titles that cover our job including Infection Control Practitioner, Infection Prevention Coordinator, and most often the Infection Preventionist, or IP. IPs now come from a variety of backgrounds including nurses, medical technologists, and public health professionals, but the profession has historically been dominated by nurses. In fact, Florence Nightingale is not only viewed as a pioneer of nursing, but also a pioneer of infection prevention and control. A day in the life of an IP is never boring.
Interested in becoming a CRNA? Not sure exactly what that means? This guest post takes a closer look at what do nurse anesthetists do! Most operating rooms release the schedule the night before. Unlike bedside nurses, nurse anesthetists don’t start their day with Nurse Drama Hour. You know, the hand-off that details all the hard, […]
Labor and Delivery nurses work in the happiest place in the hospital. Where else do you get to go to birthday parties all day and night long? If you love adrenaline, babies and a little bit of everything, the “Baby Factory” might be the place for you! Labor and Delivery is a mix of the Emergency Department (ED), Medical-Surgical, Operating Room (OR), Recovery Room, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Critical Care all mashed together into one exciting unit!
Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke Center What You’ll Learn Resumes Applications Interviews Resumes Perfect, no typographical errors Don’t put all of your clinical experience Put things that are relevant to this job Put people other than your clinical instructors; nurses on the […]
Being an NICU nurse sounds like a pretty amazing job! I mean you get the word “intense” in your title and there are little babies. While it sounds amazing, many don’t know what NICU Nurses do in a typical shift. What Do NICU Nurses Do?
As many of you know, I am not an emergency department nurse. However, I receive many questions about emergency nursing. In going along with our “what do nurses do” series, Susan DuPont, fellow nurse blogger and emergency nurse, will go over a day in the life of an ER Nurse!
So you’re a nurse or in nursing school, and you think you want to work in the operating room… or endoscopy… or the postanesthesia care unit… or interventional radiology. But, what are the important things to know before getting into this specialized field within nursing? What do perioperative nurses do, exactly?
You graduate soon and have started applying at different facilities and finally got some interviews. Now lets talk questions for nurse job interviews.
This post has been sponsored by Alvernia University. Please see my disclaimers page for more information on our partnership. New nurses enjoy a model of care that provides increased quality, safety and efficiency, thanks to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. […]
Please enjoy this guest post, written by Tricia Hussung at Concordia University, St. Paul A job interview can be one of the most intimidating hurdles involved with securing a new position as a nursing professional. However, being prepared can help calm your nerves and make you stand out as a strong candidate. Here are some frequently asked nursing […]
Something I’ve always been interested in is correctional nursing and am really pumped to for this post. I’ve known a few nurses that work in corrections and they have all had positive things to say about their work environment. If you want to see correctional nursing in action, check out the American Nurse Project movie. […]
Landing a nursing job isn’t easy right now for new grads. The interview is important, but you have to get there first. Out of all of the applications on their desk, you need to stand out. You need to have an edge. Here’s my advice on how to get an edge on the competition.. or […]
This might seem like a nit-picky question but in job interviews what is the best response to “So why did you want to be a nurse”? I find this question to be a frustrating one because I’m not applying to nursing school. I’m already a nurse. My response has been “Well, it’s what I decided […]
Here are my tips for rocking an RN interview. 1. Make a good impression with the person at the front desk. Many times they’ll ask that person what their impression was. They know you’ll be on your best behavior for them, but they want to see what kind of impression you left on everyone. Don’t […]
Should I be a Nurse or a Social Worker? When you are trying to decide which job to get, how do you decide between being a nurse or social worker? Follow this advice!