Take advantage of the resources available to you.
By Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Whether you’re a newly licensed nurse or a seasoned professional, the time is always right to take the next step in your education. Returning to school opens new doors of opportunity for your career . . .
The media—television, radio, the Internet, books, and more—often depict nurses unprofessionally.
When nurses create the media, they can ensure professional depictions that ensure the public understands the important role nurses play in health care.
Nurses pop up in all sorts of contexts within media. From . . .
Beth, a former hospital nursing director-turned-faculty member, learns she has to present her research at a national conference and write it up for publication and funding. Like many nursing faculty members and researchers, she enjoys conducting research because the evidence it yields allows her to help more patients . . .
Christina, a 29-year-old RN, BSN, recently obtained her MSN in clinical management. She has worked 3 years as a staff nurse and wants to move into a leadership position. Some managers, and even some of her colleagues, feel that because of her age, Christina isn’t ready for . . .
Nurses want to provide evidence-based care that reflects best practices. But they also have uniquely local clinical questions that can’t be readily answered through the literature alone. How can these types of questions be addressed so the answers are relevant and useful? Consider original research.
But wait, you . . .
For many nurses, job interviews induce fear. The competitive job market has made interview preparation more important than ever, especially for new graduate nurses. Competition for new graduate positions can be fierce; some employers get up to 1,000 applicants for a single new graduate opening.
At the same time . . .