The Night Shift Nursing Survival Guide

Nov 20, 2015
three night shift nurses sleeping at break tablep>We’re just kidding – you will survive. Regardless if you’re a first-timer on the night shift, or you’ve been managing to make it through every night shift for years. These tips will help you seriously own the the night shift with ease.

The Perks of Being a Registered Nurse: 5 of the best things about being a RN

Nov 11, 2015

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Kelley Johnson is still inspiring us. Her monologue during the Miss America 2016 pageant remains an encouragement to nurses nationwide, prompting an entire hashtag (#nursesunite) all about celebrating the irreplaceable responsibilities and compassion that nursing entails. Seriously Kelley, you rock!

Nursing is about much more than the salary. If you ask an honest nurse why he or she wanted to pursue nursing, you probably won’t get an answer that has to do with salary. Instead, you’ll receive an answer that comes from the desire to help others.

Nursing School Tips: How to study better, not harder, for nursing final exams and ace every one

Nov 03, 2015

nursing students studyingThe semester is coming to an end; the light at the end of the tunnel is approaching! Why are you dreading it? Final exams, of course! This time of the year is bittersweet, but we firmly believe in our nursing school students and want to share some essential tips that will help you pass your nursing school final exams with confidence.

While some students seem to be naturally efficient test-takers, you may not consider yourself one of the “lucky ones”. Have no fear, AMC wants you to be successful in your nursing school journey. Whether you’re preparing for the NCLEX, GREs or just a final exam for a college course, you can do this!

How to Throw a Hair-Raising Medical Halloween Party

Oct 27, 2015

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Having a party for your practice is a perfect way to release some tension within your hospital or healthcare facility and just take a much-needed break! Halloween is a great excuse to throw a seasonal party, and an opportunity to have a little more fun and be more creative than a typical office party. Having a Halloween celebration can be as simple as having spooky treats in the break room, to throwing a fully planned party! We’ve gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks to throwing an awesome Halloween party tailored to nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Creating the Perfect RN Resume - Step by Step Guide

Oct 23, 2015

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Did you know, it takes job recruitors an average of 6 seconds before making the first "maybe or no" decision based on a resume? With that in mind, you need a resume that is flawless and showcases your hard work! Check out this guideline for creating the perfect registered nurse (RN) resume to help you find that competitive edge you need to land the job!

Nursing Humor: The 9 Types of Nurses you Probably Know

Oct 15, 2015

tired looking nurse cartoonIn 2012, there were over 2.5 million registered nurses in the United States alone according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the number keeps on growing. With that being said, there are several types of nurses within each specific healthcare practice. Here are 9 types of nurses that we think are common, amazing and hilarious. And of course each and everyone is a quintessential part of the nursing family!

Making Kids Cry Sometimes: The daily duties, job outlook and world of pediatric nursing

Oct 08, 2015

child blowing on dandi lion with aristotle quoteSo you’re curious what a day in the life of a pediatric nurse looks like. Maybe you’ve just started dating one, or maybe you are considering becoming a pediatric nurse (or maybe you’re just fascinated with their career choice because children are the cutest). Well we have a news flash for you: pediatric nurses don’t typically get to see the happiest of children. Instead, they often make the kids cry, and undergo shift after shift of screams, tears and protective parents.

Saving Lives with Music: How these tunes are being taught in harmony with CPR certification

Sep 30, 2015

100 beat per minute ecg readingCardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, has to be performed in quick repetition in order to be effective, and is typically taught to be practiced at a rate of 100 compressions per minute. You may be thinking what I’m thinking, “How do I know what 100 compressions per minute looks and feels like?” Well, you’re not alone on this one. Understanding how to perform CPR, especially during the stressful moments of an emergency situation, can feel nearly impossible to some. Because of this, medical professionals and health care providers have been trained to perform CPR to the beat of the popular disco tune “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees (ironic, right?) In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) actually recommends performing CPR to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” on their Hands-Only CPR website and even created a video campaign featuring Ken Jeong!

Online Nursing Certification: The basics of e-Learning for healthcare professionals

Sep 23, 2015
medical student taking e learning classes on computerTechnology is shaping the world of education everyday, especially within the world of nursing. Modern technology has shaped the Internet into the interactive, united vessel that it is today. For many healthcare providers, the Internet has provided online nursing certification courses that are required by employers all over the world. Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have become a platform for nurses and employers, allowing for virtually everyone and anyone with Internet access to learn a specific trade. This type of open distance learning is aimed toward making obtaining proper nursing licensure easier, accessible, and more comfortable.

Nursing Careers and Nursing Certification 101: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses caring for the tiniest hearts

Sep 19, 2015

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When choosing a nursing career and the type of nursing certification to pursue, some consider specialized training for the smallest patients, who require a special kind of TLC. NICU nurses work as a staff of registered nurses, who only care for infants often born in the hospital or healthcare facility. NICU nurses receive nursing certifications that allow them to specifically care for infants who undergo several complications such as delivery issues, prematurity and congenital defects.