The best job for new nurse grads

Posted on June 30, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

With new grads coming out of school every year, it can sometimes feel like a horse race trying to find a job. Sometimes, you are just lucky to get what you can.

Even if you are in a job that … Read the rest

The 5 best shoes for Nurses

Posted on June 30, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Being a Nurse is not for the weak. Having a minute to sit down is almost unheard of! One of the biggest mistakes a new nurse can make is choosing the wrong shoe. You learn quickly that that the flashy … Read the rest

How Nurse Leaders can boost morale

Posted on June 29, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

While sitting in a recent interview, I was asked how I would boost morale. My answer was simple, though sometimes overlooked by nurse leaders.

Say “thank you.”

So often we forget to thank each other for the extraordinary work we … Read the rest

The Venting Nurse

Posted on June 29, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Venting is a necessary function of the job. When you vent, this is your time. Feel free to be childish, petty, and unfair.

But just know, that’s not what venting is about. It’s about opening the valve and letting it … Read the rest

7 things to learn from Psychiatric Nursing

Posted on June 25, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

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Whether you’re a psych nurse or not, there are nuggets of wisdom to be learned from psych nursing that can translate to awareness and satisfaction out of your work. Here are 7!

1. It’s Okay to Personally Dislike Some Patients

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The reality of a Home Health Nurse

Posted on June 19, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

When I first applied to a home health care agency as an RN, I thought it was going to be a “gravy job”. It seemed home health and I were going to be a good fit. The job fostered independence … Read the rest

How to know you need to find a new nursing job

Posted on June 16, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

All jobs come with stress, particularly if you work as nurse. Sometimes you feel so overwhelmed by everything you need to do that you fantasize about working as a Walmart greeter.

Have you ever thought, though, that it is the … Read the rest

Male Nurse vs. The World

Posted on June 16, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

I became a nurse after dealing with the dying process of my great grandma. She is the one I credit for my success in Nursing.

Over the years I have dabbled in emergency nursing.

My first code was a two … Read the rest

The 10 highest paying states for Nurses

Posted on June 15, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

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Being a Nurse is no easy task!

… But salaries for a Registered Nurse vary widely from state to state. Here are the 10 lowest paying states (1 being the lowest).

1. Massachusetts (Average Salary – $80,875)

2.  Hawaii (Average … Read the rest

The 10 lowest paying states for Nurses

Posted on June 15, 2015 by in Nurse Stories

Being a Nurse is no easy task!

… But salaries for a Registered Nurse vary widely from state to state. Here are the 10 lowest paying states (1 being the lowest).

1. Iowa (Average Salary – $51,648)

2. Oklahoma (Average … Read the rest

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