Today we have a guest blog post from Nick Angelis, CRNA MSN, about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – financial planning. I know it’s a weird thing to be passionate about, but I believe any and everyone should be able to get a higher education without going into financial ruin […]
Professional Development for Nurses
Once you’ve got things figured out at work, you may start to feel the itch to discover and conquer your next challenge. Plus, best practices are constantly evolving and new evidence is brought to the forefront, so nurses are constantly in a state of learning and growth. Nursing certifications, advanced degrees, and continuing education are all vitally important aspects of nursing professional development.
These articles are focused on professional development for nurses and will aid in your journey in growing as a nurse.
For this week’s product review, I am going to discuss a website called CEUFast.com. Thank you to CEUFast.com for partnering with me for this post. All opinions are my own and this review is completely honest. CEUFast.com is a website in which you can get all of your nursing continuing education credits. It’s your one-stop […]
I was watching TV the other day and saw this commercial for an online college I had never heard of out of the north east. It was for some sort of business or finance graduate degree, but what they offered was an interesting concept. Basically, you take exams (or competencies) and if you pass […]
In my mere 5 years as a nurse, I’ve been to 6 national nursing conferences (NTI, Magnet, AONE, and the National Nursing Symposium). And I love them. You get to learn about what some of the most successful people across the country are doing in their units, you get invigorated and inspired, and you begin to understand […]
One of my former coworkers is now in CRNA school! CRNA school is no joke, you guys. It’s tough to get in, it literally takes over your life, and is incredibly stressful. I’ve had a few people ask me about CNRA school and I thought who better to discuss it than someone going through school […]
This is my third and final post in my nursey series about precepting new graduate nurses. Here’s the link to the first post. Here’s the link to the second post. Thanks for catching up! Onward.. Once your orientee has mastered caring for 1-2 patients, it’s time to start putting the on the heat. Phase three is […]
Hello good friend! Welcome to my second post in a series of three about how to become an awesome nursing preceptor. Please keep in mind that this is aimed towards the orientation of a new graduate nurse on a general medical-surgical floor. However, it’s pretty general so it can be adapted to fit the needs […]
I was very fortunate to have some amazing preceptors both when I started nursing and again when I transitioned into critical care. I’ve also had the privilege of precepting people myself. I pray I was a tiny fraction of the awesome that my preceptors were to me. Because of an awesome question I received via […]
I would like you guys to meet Courtney, a nurse that started a website (http://fromnewtoicu.com) to help anyone interested in becoming a nurse! You can check out her About Me page here: http://fromnewtoicu.com/heritage The main purpose of her website is to make finding nursing school information as easy as possible. This makes it faster for both high school […]
This guest blog post was written by Mitch Lee. Mitch Lee is a community health education specialist and writer on behalf of University Alliance. With several years of experience in public health, Mitch has worked on several community wellness campaigns and participated in education advocacy projects for non-traditional students. Transitioning from ADN to BSN ─ […]
One of my BFFs is a rapid response nurse (I know, coolest job ever). Whenever a patient is going downhill or looks not-so-hot, she gets a call. Many times, the call could and should have occurred hours before. However, what she is told most frequently is “but the doctor said it was okay”. Notify MD, […]
I went to NTI in Denver, Colorado this last week. For those of you that don’t know, it’s an annual national conference for critical care nurses. And it’s awesome. I went to a lot of sessions. Some on brain death, some on vasoactive drips, on sepsis, and hyponatremia.. but the ones that hit me the hardest […]