4 steps to landing your first nursing job

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Job Stories, Nurse Stories

Landing your first nursing job may seem like an insurmountable task, but with some hard work, you should be able to find a place to begin your career. Although some areas are experiencing job shortages for nurses, some areas need … Read the rest

The ins and outs to finding your first nursing job

Posted on August 5, 2014 by in Job Stories, Nurse Stories

Graduating nursing school and passing boards are not the end of the story.

If you want to work as a nurse, you’re going to have to go through the job hunting process.

Although nursing jobs are expected to grow in … Read the rest

Don’t Bite the Hand that Helps You

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in Job Stories

Why is it in some areas, when you are floated there or come in as an agency nurse, you are automatically given the worst assignment on the unit.

This assignment may come as an overload of 8 patients when … Read the rest

Hospitals institute non-smoking hiring policies, but is that ok?

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in Job Stories

There once was a day when smoking cigarettes was the epitome of cool and glamour. We’re probably talking 1947, but still, there was a day.

Now? Many businesses, including hospitals, are going so far as to entirely prohibit the hiring … Read the rest

Employees first

Posted on April 16, 2013 by in Job Stories

The following is just an opinion and should be judged as such.

This opinion is based on past work experience in a different field. During my time as a restaurant manager, I learned a couple of things.

One thing I … Read the rest

Poor staffing decisions

Posted on April 3, 2013 by in Job Stories

As nurses, we’ve all experienced staffing shortages.

It’s a pandemic, increasing compassion fatigue, burnout, turnover, and poor patient care.  Obviously, it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out the negative impacts of under staffing on patient care.

However, it persists, and … Read the rest

Top 10 expectations for a travel nurse

Posted on January 29, 2013 by in Job Stories

The top 10 things that a hospital should consider when working with Travel Nurses (from a Travel Nurse perspective):

  1. Set realistic expectations. Travel Nurses can make mistakes.  We are fallible. As much as making a mistake wounds us personally, provide
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BSNs, MSNs with positive job outlook in 2013

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Job Stories

The economy is tough! Are you a new graduate nurse at the bachelor’s or masters level? Do you have a job locked down? Nurses all across the country are asking themselves this same question. The American Association of College of … Read the rest

What nursing shortage? A look at now and into the future

Posted on August 9, 2012 by in Job Stories

Nursing job waters

Nurses and future nurses across the nation are starting to question whether or not they want to dive into the treacherous nursing waters that might be in store for the near future.

A post earlier this week on our Mighty Nurse … Read the rest

Ohio nurse says she likes being able to book herself to job openings

Posted on April 25, 2012 by in Job Stories

Mighty Nurse

If you’ve been around Mighty Nurse long enough, you’ve seen some great articles, humorous cartoons and fun contests. But did you know you can get a job, too?

In select markets, Mighty Nurse posts thousands of per diem jobs for … Read the rest