How the Opioid Epidemic Can Impact Your Nursing Career

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the U.S. die every day from overdosing on opioids. Misuse and addiction include prescription pain relievers such as Oxycontin, as well as street drugs, such as heroin and synthetic opioid such as Fentanyl. This serious national epidemic affects economic welfare, public health,…


Don’t Be Forgetful! 5 Mental Activities that Help Strengthen Your Memory

As a nurse, you’ll be called upon to remember a number of things. Juggling responsibilities can be difficult, and it’s helpful to use strategies to improve your memory, so remembering the small details at work is not as difficult. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help improve your memory, including focusing your…


The Top Do’s and Don’ts of Work Fashion and Apparel

Registered nurses were once easily identified as they wore a white uniform, white hose and white shoes, often topped off with a white nursing cap. However, over the years fashion has changed. Nurses began to wear uniform pants and colored tops. Soon the profession switched to colored scrubs, once only allowed in the operating room.…


Get Your Dream Job! Learn the Top Tips for Acing Your Next Interview

The interview process may be stressful, but by following some simple tips you’ll have everything you need to know to nail it and get the job. Not every candidate who seems perfect on paper will present themselves well. However, by preparing beforehand, you’ll be able to share facts about your experience most relevant to the…


Burnout is Real! Learn How to Keep Yourself Motivated and Fresh at Work

Burnout is a reality in a profession where you spend 8 to 10 hours every working day caring for people who are sick, disabled and dying. While the profession is incredibly rewarding and offers benefits no one outside of nursing could understand, it’s also important you recognize the potential for burnout in order to avoid…


Top 5 Things You Didn’t Learn in Nursing School You’ll Need to Know for Your Career

Nursing is a rewarding career, both personally and professionally. After spending years at school, you might think you’re ready to step into the working world and grow an amazing professional career. However, there will be things you didn’t learn at school that are absolutely necessary for you to become tops in your field. Here is…


Is it Time to Update Your Nursing Credentials?

Adding credentials to your nursing degree gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to provide informed and certified care in specialized areas. It also demonstrates your commitment to the nursing profession. Certifications are offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), whose goal it…


How to Quickly Fit in at Your Next Placement

The key to fitting into your new contingency staffing placement is to quickly recognize the company culture and determine how you can integrate without changing your personality. Company culture matters, and in healthcare, it may matter even more as the ability of teams to work together impacts life and death situations. To do your job…


Looking to Diversify Your Specialties? Per Diem Nursing May Be Perfect For You

“Per Diem” is a Latin word meaning “by the day.” As a per diem contract staff nurse, you have the opportunity to work for different agencies across the city, as you aren’t hired internally, but rather on an as-needed basis to fill staffing requirements for a hospital or facility. There are a number of benefits…


4 Gadgets That Will Make Any Nurse’s Day Easier

Technology can be fun and make your life easier, both as a professional and in your personal life. From smartphones to fitness trackers, integrating technology can streamline and destress your life. Some of these are free and others will cost money, but all will be fun to use and help boost your personal and professional…