Landing your dream nursing job is a complex process, and you will need to prepare to answer questions during your interview. However, you must also think about the questions you will ask regarding the facility and position you are applying for. Using the notepad that you will bring to the interview, prepare a list of questions to ask. In fact, you can kick start your list with these top questions.
After you have gathered your documentation, dressed in business attire and readied your attitude, you may feel completely ready to take on your nursing interview. However, you can go a step further in your preparation by thinking about your answers to these questions to expect from your interviewer.
You’re finally finished with nursing school and ready for your nursing interviews, now what? Completing your education in nursing is the first step toward a successful career in health care. But, you still need to convince potential employers to hire you. Even though you may have the skills necessary to provide superior quality of care, you need to showcase professionalism and attentiveness during your nursing interview, including wearing the proper attire and bringing appropriate documentation with you. Rather than guessing on what you need to do, follow these key steps.
Can a nurse practitioner (NP) perform surgeries? What about deliver babies? A NP can have several different responsibilities depending on where he or she practices, speciality, and other work environments. The role of an NP has evolved over the years since the creation of the career in 1965 and continues to grow as an industry. People typically enjoy their experience with a NP, so the career remains high in demand. Because a career as a NP is fresh and constantly shifting, there seems to be a lingering grey area of confusion on what exactly a NP can and cannot do within the scope of practice. We’re here to help!
Are ACLS-certified persons, without a prescribing license, allowed to push medications in cardiac arrest emergencies?
Medical intervention isn’t as simple as it may seem, especially with legalities that have to be considered. A recent Reddit thread has prompted us to think more into the legal side of when and where certain health care professionals can practice their scope of knowledge. “Is there a doctor on board?” A classic fear associated with air travel: medical emergencies. Although they aren’t as common as many assume, medical emergencies occur on about 50 U.S. flights everyday. Most of these are minor, but some can be life-threatening, such as heart attacks or respiratory issues.
The industry of wearable technology, which includes smartwatches, fitness gadgets, stents, infotainment devices and medical devices, is growing fast. The market for medical wearable technology is expected to grow a whopping 411 million units by the year 2020. About 1 in 5 Americans currently own some type of wearable device, mostly smartwatches or fitness bands, and believe that wearable technology can increase life expectancy by up to 10 years.
Sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is defined as “a sudden and unexpected pulseless condition attributed to cessation of cardiac mechanical activity”, according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. SCA is the leading cause of death in adults over the age of 40 in the United States, but fortunately is often reversible and can be treated with early intervention. Because many cardiac arrest conditions are reversible, determining and treating the cause is a must for optimal patient care and outcome. Here are the H’s and T’s of ACLS from the latest American Heart Association standards and guidelines and AMC.
All great things come to an end – summer break (which is arguably the greatest thing to happen to college students) is not an exception. There are few things as a nursing or medical student more difficult than the dreaded transition of summer to student mode. The professors and curriculum in nursing and medical school don’t exactly care about your struggles with the alarm clock and probably won’t give you much of a break during the first few weeks back.
No one deserves a laugh more than you. You're a nurse and that means you will feel burn out, stressed, bored, and in need of a laugh every once in a while. These aren't like our quotes on how to be a leading nurse - they're the quotes you need to just get through the shift. Being able to laugh at your own career as a nurse can be one of the greatest stress relievers out there. Nurses experience things everyday that most people can't even imagine, and nurses have an understanding of one another that can only be understood in the crazy world of nursing.
By definition a leader is “a person who has commanding authority or influence”, but there’s much more to being a leader than that, especially in the world of nursing. Are you a leader? Nurses have assigned roles and specific titles that involve skill management. To be a leader in the field of nursing goes beyond assigned authority. Nurse leaders are confident, committed, inspiring and honest every shift, day and night (just to name a few of the 10 qualities that make a great leader according to Forbes). Leading nurses challenge the status quo and continue to challenge themselves whether they’ve been a nurse for a month or 10 years. Chances are, you’re reading this because you’re passionate about nursing and being a great one at that, but the job can make us all want to hide under a rock. Finding inspiration to become a leading nurse can be a difficult task, but no worries we have you covered with these 20 inspiring nursing quotes!