How to Become a Nurse:
Your Nursing Career Guide

How to Choose a Homecare Agency: the Inside Scoop

From Nurse Ingrid’s Notebook“In all my years running a homecare agency, I can perhaps count less than a dozen times when the person doing the shopping actually came around to investigate us in person. That is to say that for the most part, choosing and hiring a homecare agency happens over the phone. Narrow down your search to two or three agencies that are local to you, and follow my guidelines for a more confident approach”, says Nurse Ingr ...

Preparing for the NCLEX: 3-Step Expert Guide for Nurses

You did it! You finished nursing school after years of a grueling class schedule, stressful clinical rotations, and impossible exams! Congratulations! Now, the only thing standing between you and your RN license is that pesky board examination, the NCLEX! The last thing you may be wanting to do at this point is crack open a book and get to work, but proper preparation is essential for success on the NCLEX. The following 3 step guide will help you ...

10 Amazing Places You Must See As A Travel Nurse

With literally thousands of options at your fingertips, it can feel impossible to decide where to take your next travel assignment. We have taken time to compile a list of what we believe are the top ten coolest destinations to consider.10 Great Places to Go to As a Travel Nurse1 California Home to several excellent teaching hospitals (UCLA Medical center, UCSF Medical Center, Stanford Hospital among many others), California also offers ...

5 Most Promising Nursing Careers You Might Consider

Whether you’re just starting to think about becoming a nurse or are already one and are thinking of branching out, there’s no doubt about it: the amount of nursing career options is always expanding, with nursing specializations becoming more and more in demand.With baby boomers getting older, longer lifespans, and healthcare coverage getting a bump from the Affordable Care Act, the need for trained nurses is projected to dramatically increase ...

This Is How You Become a Travel Nurse: 5 Expert Steps to an Easy Transition

Travel nursing is one of the most unique opportunities within the nursing profession. There are few other positions where you can uproot yourself from your hometown and explore new and exotic locations while still making a livable wage. While the benefits of travel nursing are exciting, experienced travel nurses will tell you that there is a lot of planning that goes into the process. Jennifer, a relatively new travel nurse currently on assignmen ...

5 Healthy Snacks For The Busy Nurse: Packing A Nutrition Punch On-The-Go

Nurses are exceptionally busy on the job. There is no doubt that they are continuously on the move with few breaks for basic self-care. Many nurses are guilty of skipping meals altogether if the shift dictates that there is not enough time to stop and eat a nutritious lunch. Naturally skipping or skimping on meals takes a major toll on overall health, energy level and ability to think clearly. Ideally, a nurse should never sacrifice their mea ...

Drug Addiction: Signs and Risk Factors

Overview: addiction among celebrities In the movies, we are led to believe that when troubled, celebrities mix staggering amounts of alcohol with whatever else is at hand -mostly opioids these days. Prior to that, Frank Sinatra, in The Man with the Golden Arm, showed us what a heroin addict looked like in withdrawal.The list of celebrities who either overdosed accidentally or overdosed on purpose thus seems to be never-ending, and it is hard ...

Sundown Syndrome in Patients with Alzheimer’s - A Case Study

What is Sundowning? Sundown syndrome, or “sundowning”, is best described as an eruption of manic agitation that some people with Alzheimer’s experience in the twilight hours of the day as the sun starts to set. This surge of bustling activity is a well-known behavior at living facilities, often triggered by the comings and goings of visitors, the humdrum of dinner time, and staff in shift-changing mode. Often referred to as “nocturnal delirium” ...