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Preparing for the NCLEX: Steps to Ensure Your Success

Ah, the NCLEX. The mother of all nursing exams and the exam that has, and will, continue to keep nursing school students awake at night. It’s the exam on which your entire nursing career depends […]

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Getting Ready for Graduation: Navigating the Unknown    

You've made it.  That last assignment, discussion post, and exam are all on the horizon, and you can finally see the bright light at the end of what seemed at many times, a very dark tunnel.  […]

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The Evolution of Hiring Criteria for New Graduates

From Florence Nightingale to the present, the value, importance, and respect for nurses has remained strong.  Nurses have been rated as the most trusted profession by the 2020 Gallup Survey and is […]

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Nurse to Nurse: 7 Activities for a Self-Care Routine

“Think of yourself as a bank account, you can keep spending, but if you don't put something back in, you're going to end up in a serious deficit." - Wendy Mason PhD, Purdue University 

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Falling in Love with Nursing, Again: Rekindling Motivation and Meaning in Your Work

People become nurses because they care. Nurses pursue this career because they feel motivated to care for others, to help people through difficult times. Some describe their pursuit of nursing as […]

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Is NICU Nursing Right for You?

Neonatal intensive care nurses (NICU) often work in a fast-paced environment requiring a vast amount of skills and critical thinking. NICU nurses provide a voice for the tiniest most vulnerable […]

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Is OR Nursing for You?

Have you ever wanted to view a heart beating inside a person’s chest? Or to be part of the team racing to save the life of a critically injured patient? Do you thrive in high-pressure situations? […]

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Is Critical Care Nursing for You?

Do you love being where the action is?  Do you thrive in complex situations? Do your observation and problem-solving skills shine? Are you drawn to technology, machines, gadgets? Do you respond to […]

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Compassion Fatigue: Recognize It and Address It in Healthy Ways

Maybe it hits you one day in the ICU, where you’ve been caring for COVID-19 patients since Day One, or walking into the room of a new patient after report: Why does this all feel robotic? Why is […]

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