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Nursing

Neonatal Nursing – Highs and Lows

by Angela Stevens on October 26, 2009

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Working in the mental health field with children, I have come to realize that any work with children who are ill is quite stressful on the caregivers. Doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, and mental health staff all have stressful jobs to begin with, but when that profession focuses exclusively on children, it seems the stress factor increases exponentially.

sunbelt-neonatal-nursing-highs-lowsWhile working with children, I have made numerous friends in the medical field who specialize in pediatrics. One lady in particular stands out – Debbie. For many years, she was a neonatal nurse before she began working with me to help older children. Over lunch or coffee, she would often tell me about some of the highs and lows of being a neonatal nurse.

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A career in nursing is full of possibilities, and jobs are always in demand, no matter the economic conditions. Getting through nursing school is both trying and rewarding, but it doesn’t stop there. Choosing a nursing specialty will help give you an edge in the job market for a number of reasons.

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Mentoring Programs for Nurses

by Angela Stevens on August 5, 2009

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The nursing shortage has been both a boon and a disaster for new nurses entering the job market. On one hand, you’re guaranteed a job. The demand and opportunity in almost every area of the country is tremendous. On the other, the additional responsibilities of fewer nurses on shift can make the lives of all nurses more difficult.

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Preparing for a Nursing Interview

by Angela Stevens on July 6, 2009

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These days, depending on where you live, finding a job may be a difficult task. I remember being very anxious whenever I’ve had to go on an interview. Instead of getting nervous and worrying over your nursing interview, take some time to prepare for it – and calm yourself – with these tips. [continue reading…]

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