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Becoming a nurse was an easy choice for you, but now it’s time to decide on a specialty, and you’re not sure what you want. The possibilities are nearly endless, from working in a hospital emergency room or labor and delivery unit to serving as a nurse researcher or nurse educator. This is an important… Read more »

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Light industrial jobs require a lot of specific hard skills, but those abilities aren’t the only qualification that matters. In fact, many employers place a greater emphasis on soft skills, because they’re much harder to learn. Many soft skills closely align with personality traits, meaning they’re more of a natural strength than something acquired on… Read more »

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As a nurse, you don’t have a ton of spare time, which is why you like podcasts. Since you can listen to them during your commute, on breaks, or even during a workout, they’re a great fit for your lifestyle. You’ve listened to several nursing podcasts — and you probably have some favorites — but… Read more »

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You’re ready to find an entry-level job, but you don’t exactly have the flashiest of resumes. Since you’re just getting started with your career, you don’t have much pertinent experience to highlight — and that’s okay. Potential employers know you’re new to the professional workforce, so they don’t expect your employment history to include flashy… Read more »

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You’ve landed an interview for a job you’re really interested in — but you’re afraid you’re not completely qualified for it. This is causing you to second-guess your abilities and have major anxiety about the interview.  It’s time to start believing in yourself because you can do anything you put your mind to. If you’re… Read more »

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Lately, you haven’t been getting the same satisfaction from a day’s work that you used to. Maybe you’re so bored by your standard responsibilities that you’re having trouble being productive or perhaps you’ve developed a bit of a chip on your shoulder that has left you with a cynical attitude.  Regardless, you’re not happy at work,… Read more »

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One of the most important skills a nurse can have is the ability to communicate with patients and their loved ones, as well as fellow healthcare professionals. Without this skill, key details that can largely impact patient care will likely be missed. Right now, you feel like your communication skills are good, but you know… Read more »

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You’ve been working as a nurse for a while now, and you can’t get enough of it. Helping others is your passion, but you feel like your current job might not be the right fit. If you’re interested in an adventure, travel nursing could be exactly what you need. Many facilities across the country are… Read more »

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You’re in the market for a new job, but you think you can find one on your own. In the past, you’ve never had help from a recruiter, so you don’t feel the need to answer when they call. This might seem like a logical move, but it doesn’t actually benefit your career. If a… Read more »

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Working in healthcare is your dream. You delight in helping patients and want to provide them with the best possible experience. You know you’re good at your job, but like any excellent healthcare provider, you’re always searching for ways to better serve your patients. Here are a few ideas that can help you become even… Read more »