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Working As a Telephonic Case Manager

The pandemic is driving nurses from the bedside now more than ever. Many nurses are looking for positions that will allow them to work from the comfort and safety of their homes. A great alternative to bedside nursing is telephonic case management. Telephonic CMs still get that patient interaction; you’re still able to educate and…

Interview Tips for Remote Nursing Jobs

Due to the recent pandemic, there has been an influx of nurses looking to leave the bedside. Work-from-home positions have become more appealing to expert and novice nurses alike. Let’s face it, bedside nursing isn’t for everyone. Even nurses who love the bedside have become burned out due to the working conditions during the pandemic.…

Night Nurse: 4 Tips for Surviving Night Shift

Being a nurse can be physically and mentally exhausting. These challenges are magnified when you’re working night shifts.  Night shift nurses often get a bad rap. The perception is that night shift is “easier” than days and patients are “sleeping” for most of our shift.  That’s simply not the case. Having worked on both day…

How I Cleared My Eczema

Defining Eczema Atopic Dermatitis is a form of eczema, a common skin condition resulting in red, itchy, inflamed skin.  Eczema does not have a known cause and can appear anywhere on the body. It’s believed that eczema is genetic, and usually begins in childhood. Only about 10 percent of eczema cases begin in adulthood (lucky…

Tips For New Grads

Surviving your first year When I was a new grad, I remember feeling like a straight up idiot. I felt like I forgot everything I learned in nursing school. I would follow my preceptor around like a lost puppy and dread being left alone in a room with a patient, even for a moment. I’m…

Should You Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

NOTICE: FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorizationexternal icon for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in persons aged 16 years and older for the prevention of COVID-19 On December 12, 2020, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to…

5 Reasons You Should Become A Nurse – Even During A Pandemic

Nurses Change Lives Nurses can make a huge impact on a patient’s life, especially with the current state of the world. Currently there is a no visitation policy at hospitals across the nation. As a nurse, this means that often you will share your patients last moments since their loved ones cannot be there. There…

Surviving Nursing School: How To

First off, CONGRATULATIONS on getting into nursing school, that’s no easy feat! As sad as it is to say, at least one of your peers in your graduating class won’t walk across the stage with you. Nursing school is no joke, it’s a fight to get in and a fight to stay in. Below you’ll…

Tips on Passing The NCLEX & Why I Thought I failed

In nursing school, the NCLEX was like a dark cloud hovering over my head. The thought of failing would literally keep me up at night. I wasn’t a great test taker in school, and our in-school NCLEX prep was not helpful to say the least.   I knew that if I wanted to pass the…

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