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    • 21 Apr 2017

    Stay Positive and Be Confident

    Guest Blogger : Hope Allen, LPN Guest Blogger Bio : I graduated with a diploma in practical nursing from Central Georgia Technical College in Macon Georgia. In addition to a new job, I have been accepted into an RN bridge program at a local community...
    • 22 Feb 2016

    Who me? Call the doctor?

    Guest Blogger : Shandra James, RN, DNP Guest Blogger Bio : Dr. Shandra James is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Michigan, School of Nursing. She has experience in critical care nursing and clinical research; her interests...
    • 19 May 2015

    25 Licenses in One!

    Nursing students nearing graduation have a lot to plan for – I know how overwhelming it can be! On top of everything else that’s going on, deciding where to apply for your initial license can be confusing - especially if you have no idea where...
    • 21 Apr 2015

    I passed the NCLEX, so can you. Here’s my strategy.

    Guest Blogger: Megan Flinn, RN Guest Blogger Bio: I received my Associates (AS) degree in nursing from Pensacola State College. I am currently in a RN-to-BSN program at the University of West Florida. At 22, I see many more years of education in my...
    • 19 Jun 2012

    Resumes and Interviews

    Since many hospital and healthcare job applications are now online, your resume is usually the first thing that a recruiter will see. In order to be considered for the job, your resume needs to be neat, professional, and accurate. Your resume is a place...
    • 16 May 2012

    The F-Word and the Nurse

    Several years ago, I entered an operating room to assist with prepping a cardiac patient, only to find another nurse, “Joe” standing at the feet of my intubated and anesthetized patient. “I can’t believe she’s painted her...
    • 9 Mar 2012

    Give a patient a fish he eats for a day. Teach a patient to fish he eats for a lifetime

    Nursing has many specialties and career options; this is the beauty in our profession. It takes many faces and forms and is continually evolving to meet the needs of those we serve. With our healthcare system searching for answers for of how to manage...
    • 12 Feb 2012

    Staying Ahead in Nursing School while preparing for the NCLEX

    A major complaint of most nursing students is that they are highly stressed and are not coping well with the academics. This should not be the case, yet it is. I would like to share with you tried and tested methods on how to become an A student, but...
    • 17 Jan 2012

    Pharm tips and tricks to learning drugs and everything that goes along with them

    Hello everyone! I am going to talk about Pharmacology and some tips and tricks to learning drugs and everything that goes along with them! I know that Pharmacology is one of the most intimidating courses in Nursing school. It is a subject that you will...
    • 20 Dec 2011

    Preparation Tips for the NCLEX - You Can Do This!

    My name is Kimberly Holloway and I am a May 2011 graduate of Clemson University and a new Registered Nurse. If you are reading this blog then you are probably beginning to prepare for the journey that is that is NCLEX. Whether this is your first time...