“Crossing professional boundaries or engaging in improper use of social media are violations of the nurse practice act and can be the cause of professional discipline and termination of employment.” The repercussions for violating professional boundaries can also go beyond professional chastisement and lead to nurse burnout and turnover, compassion fatigue, moral distress, and negative mental health outcomes.
Proving you are a lifelong learner is a simple but continuous process. Here we list ways to demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and improving healthcare and the benefits you will experience as a result.
There are many compelling reasons to become certified in a specialty to further your nursing career; from earning more money to showing commitment to your specialty, nursing certifications allow nurses to be more confident in clinical decision making. Here we outline steps to certification, how to test and what to consider.
After graduating with a 3.83 GPA in Biology, I struggled to find a job. I had a friend who had been caught in a similar situation who went through an accelerated nursing program, was working as a nurse and was loving it! Motivated by my love for healthcare and, to be honest, better wages, I decided to go to nursing school.
Nursing is a journey, one with many rewarding moments and difficult lessons. As a nurse, you are likely to grow and change as your career develops. In my experience, there are several stages that nurses go through – each as exciting as the next.
COVID-19 has presented new opportunities in the work world, and remote work is here to stay. As a nurse, you should look forward to more flexible opportunities to work from anywhere while getting paid the same amount you would if you worked in a physical location.
After passing your NCLEX, receiving your nursing license, and accepting a nursing job offer, you are ready to jump into practicing as a nurse! Here are some common pitfalls that new nurses should avoid.