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Mentoring is successful only when both the mentor and mentee contribute.
Formal or informal mentorship can promote the longevity of mentees.
Mentorship can create pride in mentees while simultaneously increasing the confidence of mentors.
Mentorships drive the nursing profession forward by building self-confidence, which can help reduce attrition . . .
Don’t be overwhelmed by your new role—make a plan for success.
Transitioning into a clinical educator role is both rewarding and challenging.
Prepare for the clinical educator role by establishing a relationship with the academic institution and learning about the clinical site.
Build relationships with the students . . .
This growing field provides opportunities for nurses.
Nurses provide clinical leadership in assisted living.
The assisted living healthcare setting offers many nursing rewards and challenges.
Assisted living nurse skills include effective communication, creative problem-solving, strong clinical judgement, and critical thinking.
By Leslie Tripp, MSN/MHA, RN, RCFE
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Prepare for a timely, goal-oriented, forward-thinking discussion.
Having crucial conversations regarding suggestions for improvement serves as an important method for supporting professional growth of novice nurses.
Delivering constructive feedback following a structured approach can yield positive goal-oriented results to help ensure the delivering of efficient, safe . . .
Use this guide to plan large and small events.
Because no universal guide exists for coordinating a professional meeting, these 10 steps may prove useful as you plan your next event.
The steps to planning a successful conference include booking the location, creating a budget, building a team, reviewing . . .
Organize, communicate, and document for a successful clinical nursing instructor experience.
The transition from expert clinician to novice clinical instructor requires a shift in thinking.
Today’s nursing programs are placing more emphasis on critical thinking and safe patient care using current best evidence.
By Melinda Bowman, MSN, RN . . .
Learn the rules and what to do if you make a mistake.
For nurses, social media use has daily applications in their personal and professional lives, facilitating conversations with colleagues about best practices and advancing healthcare.
Inappropriate use of social media can create legal problems for nurses, including job . . .
Making a connection between your opening and closing engages the audience and enhances learning.
By Tresa Kaur, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE, CTN-A
Presentations are most effective when they start with a strong commitment to the audience with measurable objectives.
Presentations should end with a restatement of the . . .
Learn how to bring the patient-simulator experience to nursing units to prepare for emergencies.
Bring the patient simulator experience to your unit to practice mock codes.
Ensure your nursing staff knows how to call a code.
Confirm nurses are comfortable with their crash carts on the unit.
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Acute care vs. chronic care is the key.
By Caroline Lloyd Doherty, AGACNP-BC; Patricia Pawlow, ACNP-BC; and Deborah Becker, PhD, ACNP-BC, CHSE, FAAN
As a current or future advanced practice nurse (APRN), you must understand the Consensus Model and its career implications to practice. The model was . . .
Help protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public.
Serving on your board of nursing is challenging and rewarding.
Success requires learning and understanding the many facets of board service.
Serving on your board of nursing allows you to make a meaningful contribution to the profession.
By Barbara . . .