How to Relate More Easily With Your Coworkers as a Minority Nurse

 When I say “minority nurse,” I’m referring to one who is different from the larger group. This may be a male nurse among all female nurses, an Asian nurse among Americans, a foreign nurse from another country, a black nurse among white nurses or a white nurse among black nurses. Whenever the word “minority” comes up, the most common thought is a black nurse among white coworkers, but you may at one point find yourself among the minority at your job.   Some time back, when I worked in Kenya, our manager told us that we would get a new […]

6 Common Cover Letter Errors You Need To Avoid.

    When applying for a job, a cover letter shows that you are interested and care about the job. It also serves to introduce you to the employer and explain why you are sending your resume.   Some people argue that employers receive too many resumes, and a cover letter is not necessary because no one will read it. But there are other employers who love to read a cover letter. In fact, when your resume does not have one, some employers automatically disqualify you. When job hunting, you do not know if the company you apply to will […]

What’s The Best Resume Format For Nurses?

          You know the saying, “Save the best for last!” One of the last courses we did in nursing school was “Resume Writing.”   It was such an important course because it would open doors to our future – the icing on the cake. This was one class everyone paid attention to, because if you didn’t know how to write a resume, then how could you to get a job? Nursing school would have been a wasted four years of hard work. I can still hear the professor’s voice saying,” Write your name on the left […]

Why Smile?

          I once worked in a hospital where we were always reminded during the weekly staff meetings not to forget to smile. It felt like smiling was part of the uniform. If you didn’t smile enough, then it was equated to being improperly dressed. Particularly when the bosses were around, you would quickly wear your smile and try to look like “super nurse.” After a while, nurses started getting tired of faking their smiles to look like they were obeying hospital policy. It became more of a chore rather than a joy. How about you? Are […]

Can Nurses Be Wealthy?

      Many people say that, if you want to be wealthy or rich, nursing is not the career for you. In a sense, there is a lot of truth to this. If you look at the history of nursing, it was more of a ministry to mankind than a money-making profession in the early days. For many, it still is a ministry, although today it is a career with financial advances and bonuses along the way. You can build wealth and riches as a nurse if you plan well. What does it mean to be rich or wealthy? […]

Are Nurses Good At Saving Money?

        When it comes to money, how good are you at saving? Some of you may say it depends on how much a nurse makes. Some salaries can be considered high and others considered low, depending on where you work and your specialty.   I once worked in a country where nurses were the lowest paid among professionals. I envied my friends who were teachers and secretaries because some of them earned double my pay. The fact that I had little pay was no excuse not to save.   Saving money is an important habit to form […]