Hey all, I’m 26, and definitely love working in a faster paced environment, unfortunately on the other spectrums fast paced specialties butt heads. Any advice on a fast paced specialty like the ER, but with a less emotional impact, such as wound care. To summarize, I want to be moving but don’t believe I can […]
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Where do most nurses work in the United States? What are the most popular industries in terms of employment numbers? Those are all great questions. In this article (and video), I’m going to show you the top five industries for registered nurses. These are the industries in which most RNs work in the United States. […]
Hi! I really need help. I have been in US for almost one year and I have a B’s degree on early childhood education from my country (Turkey). I am working in a day care. I want to switch my career but I have worries. If somebody would help me I will be so happy. I […]
Which states hire the most registered nurses? That’s a great question. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 2,687,310 registered nurses in the United States, as of 2014. That’s a lot of nurses. But hey, we can never have too many! But which states have the most nurses? California topped the list, […]
Being a nurse is a great job and we sometimes hear the most insightful and nicest comments from our patients and colleagues. However, as a nurse we do hear things that make us do a double take. Let’s face it, it is funny and fun to sometimes laugh and share with each others, who are health care […]
Are you going to be working night shift as a new nurse? Most new nurses enter the field of nursing working the night shift. I recently published an article about how it is to work day shift as a nurse and gave an hour-by-hour account on what you might expect during a 12 hours shift […]
Are you in nursing school or thinking about it? Maybe you are almost done with nursing school (possibly graduating this December or May)? Well, if you are any of those 3 categories you will need some tips on how to dress as a nurse. Before I became a nurse, I thought scrubs, shoes, and a […]
There are a lot of myths & stereotypes about nurses! Many people assume that being a nurse is an easy job, but they don’t take into account the job hazards we are faced with daily. In this article, I want to dispel the top 15 nursing myths and stereotypes that people think about the nursing […]
Nursing sign-on bonuses are often offered by healthcare companies. As a new nurse graduate–or a nurse looking to change specialties or companies–you may have noticed advertisements from companies offering a sign-on bonus. When I got my first job, the company I worked for just stopped offering sign-on bonuses a month or two before I applied. […]
Before I became a nurse, I always wondered what “a day in the life of a nurse” was like, what a 12 hour shift was like, and what type of things I would be doing on the job daily. In this article, I want to share with you how a typical day would be for […]
New nurse tips: HIPAA & Privacy. Adhering to patient privacy is a major rule we follow as nurses. When you are first starting out as a nurse, you may be confused on what you are allowed to share with others regarding your patient and who you can tell. In nursing school, you should have heard […]
Code status of a patient? This probably isn’t a typical new nurse tip you would think of giving a new nurse because it seems self-explanatory. However, I have found out that discussing code status with a patient is one of the most overlooked things we do as healthcare professionals. As nurses, we tend to “just” trust the […]
When you are starting out as a new nurse, you want your patients to have a good impression of you and the care you provide to them. Because let’s face it, as a new nurse your confidence in your nursing abilities is minimal at first until you gain experience. However, you don’t want your patient […]
Hello Registered Nurse RN. Your website and Youtube videos are awesome, they are easy to follow and very helpful. I need help with care plans and am unsure where to post this to get your help, I could not find a place to ask, but if you can offer some advice for me for next week. […]
I am currently an ASN nursing student. I plan to further my education towards becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Is it best to attend an RN-MSN program (with an associates degree) or get a Bachelor’s degree prior to pursuing a Doctorate in nursing? For example, Vanderbilt University accepts nurses with an associates degree into their […]
I would like to become a registered nurse (rn) one day. I was wondering if after nuring school are jobs hard to find in Houston, TX? -Jackia
RN Salary: How Much Money Does a Registered Nurse Make? RN Salary-How much does a registered nurse (RN) make in income per year? Do registered nurses make good money? What is the hourly wage for nurses? These are questions that nursing students and aspiring nurses often ask. Nursing salary comparisons can also be an important tool […]
I am a high school junior who will be applying to colleges in the US within the next year and have a few questions. Firstly, I would like to become a nurse. More specifically, a pediatric nurse. There are many options and routes to becoming a nurse. What I know for sure is that I […]
I am a Radiologic Tech (RT/X-Ray tech) have been for 30 years and want to become a registered nurse, RN. Are there any online programs where my 2 year education would suffice towards an online BS degree leading to BS in Nursing? -Warren This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
Hello, My name is Kristen Carter and I am competing in the HOSA Regional competition for career health display. Our specialty is organ transplant nurse, and need one to interview as apart of our project. I have a few questions listed below, if you could find someone with this specialty to answer them your help […]
I’m confused on what LPNs can and can’t do. Sorry if this question has already been answered , just curious! Thank you! -Kenna This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I am a convicted felon for auto theft in 1996. I do understand this will stay with me forever, however would this restrict me from obtaining a nursing license? I have come a long way since my conviction I currently possess a government secret clearance. Would that help persuade the nursing licensing board? -Duane This […]
How can I land a job if I don’t have experience as a nurse. I graduated last year with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and have not been able to land a job since I graduated. I realize that I haven’t been persistent in the job hunt, but I would like to know what I need to […]
Looking to become an RN. The thing is I work 9 hours per day as a CNA now. So I’m looking for a school online. I know I have to do clinicals but I also know I can do my core classes online. My question is I need to find a place where I will be […]
I have been reading all the questions and comments on this page and they have been really helpful to a lot of the questions I have about nursing. I am currently attending Santa Fe community college. I have always wanted to go into nursing. However, just recently I decided I wanted to go into the […]
So I have finally done what felt like the impossible, I’m graduating from nursing school in May. I was wondering if everyone could give me some tips on how to be a good nurse. I don’t want to mess up and I want to be a great advocate for my patients but I know I […]
How many CEUs are needed to maintain active membership in California? -Martin This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
Hi everyone, I am interested in becoming an RN and so far I still have past student loans from a career that didn’t go anywhere. I love helping people and pursuing a dream of becoming a nurse feels like it’s worth it, but I’m concern with the cost. Do you break even once you are […]
Graduating from nursing school is one of the biggest obstacles that nursing students accomplish. They now have the degree that can take each of them places. The only thing left to do is to get a job. The application process is relatively easy, but the interview process is another thing. The interview process is very […]
ADN VS BSN Nursing Degree–What Is the Difference? ADN and BSN degrees are two types of degree programs offered for future registered nurses. The Associates Degree of Nursing, which is known as the ADN, is typically a two year degree certification program (and is often offered by technical nursing schools). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree […]