Nurse Stories- My Defining Moment

Guest Post by Nursing@Simmons Why Nursing? From the emergency room to the doctor’s office, nurses are present to provide some of the most necessary care to their patients. Working long hours, coping with the physical demand of the job, and making many personal sacrifices, nursing- in any capacity- is no easy feat. So why bother pursuing this as a career?   Delivering a Meaningful Experience Nursing@Simmons, the online master of science nursing program at Simmons College, has recently published an e-book illustrating some of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences by some of the field’s top voices- their defining moments. […]

The Importance of Branding for Nurses

 Guest Post By: Erica MacDonald RN, BSN, MSN Are you satisfied with your nursing career? Are you feeling so confident in your current employment that you don’t ever plan to switch jobs? Or, are you ready for a career change such as job role, or even trying out a different specialty such as nurse entrepreneurship?   What is Personal Branding? No matter what point you are at in your nursing career, utilizing “branding” can make a huge difference at work or in your business. As a nurse, you probably think that “branding” is a marketing activity only used by businesses. […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Study when You aren’t in the Mood

    One thing every student struggles with is trying to motivate themselves to study when they aren’t in the mood. Despite the fact that the majority of nursing students understand the importance of preparing for exams systematically, yet they tend to put it off till the very last moment. Procrastination leads to experiencing the full force of apprehension, anxiety and terror. The best way to deal with this is to discover the real reason for not being able to study. Students are motivated by two factors: Their aspiration to feel pleasure by doing well, and their wish to keep […]

Should I Enroll into Nursing School Offering a BSN or an Associate’s Degree?

As more hospitals aspire to qualify as “Magnet-Recognized Organizations,” there is a greater demand for Registered Nurses to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Many RN’s have had to return to school and acquire their Bachelor’s degree against their will. Some institutions have told nurses, “No Bachelor’s in the Next 2 years, equals No Job -period!” “The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.” Read more about this from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   How do all these changes affect you? Are you an LPN who wants to […]

What’s Your Reason for not Blogging?

When I started my blog three years ago, my goal was to get my message out there. I wanted to share my message with other international nurses to make their relocation to America easier. Do you have a message you want to share?  I know many nurse entrepreneurs who run businesses like; CPR classes, NCLEX tutorials, home health companies, STNA training, and lots more. The question is, do you have a blog that tells others about your business?   Let me tell you a secret, -when I started this blog, I wanted to get my message out there, write my […]

4 Reasons why You should Not start a Nurse Entrepreneur Business

Starting your own business can be both exciting and fun. There are many perks to owning a business. No wonder there are several new businesses starting every day. Despite the many businesses starting daily, there are plenty of wrong reasons why people start a business. In this article, I want to look at four of them.   I hate my Boss There are some bosses that can drive you up the wall. You can get so frustrated and determine to quit your job and begin a business. Hating your boss is not the best reason for beginning a business. Start-ups […]