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.
By . . .
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 . . .
Take advantage of your digital footprint to demonstrate your skills and experience.
By Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE, and Yosemite Olivo, RN
Digital identity is the online presence of an individual, including social media presence, profiles and engagement, and any discoverable online content.
Professional nurses and nursing students should . . .
These changes may affect your practice.
Enhanced NLC will replace original NLC
eNLC implementation date is January 19, 2018.
Nurses and employers should stay abreast of changes to the NLC.
By James Puente, MS, MJ, CAE
Since 2000, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) in the Nurse . . .
How to use your CV to achieve your career goals
A well-developed CV is a roadmap of where you are and where you want to be.
The CV helps you outshine other applicants for a job or a seat in an academic program.
Strategic and intentional decisions made . . .
Your CV should highlight the leadership skills you display every day.
The CV is vital to showcase your professional career as a nurse and illustrate what you give back to nursing and your community.
Your CV can be used for employment opportunities as well as for academic applications.
As . . .
The secret is finding balance and working collaboratively.
By Timothy P. Luckett, CRNFA
Working as a nurse in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires the ability to take on multiple responsibilities.
Success as an RN in an ASC requires knowing when and how to delegate, understanding finances, staying organized . . .