Guys! Be prepared! – “What you can expect when you’re a male nurse.”

Male Nurse

Guest Post by Matthew Morris The field of nursing offers some incredible benefits. These include; job stability, decent salaries and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. More and more men have decided to enter this field, and that’s a good thing. But the truth is if you’re a male nurse, you’re going to stick out! You’re going to face the same questions and the same issues again and again. Here are some common experiences among nurses who happen to be male, including how they deal with them, and what they’ve learned.     You’re going […]

How To Make Sure Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Fail

        Most of you wait for the new year with such anticipation because you want to start working on your new year’s resolution. I have a friend who starts making her new year’s resolution as early as November of the previous year. I once asked her why she just can’t start her plans in November.  She said that she strongly believes new goals and ideas should always start at the beginning of the year. Even though I don’t share the same beliefs as she does, the starting of a new year is a good time for new […]

5 Ways Of Dealing With An Angry Patient.

No nurse or caregiver expects to be confronted by an angry patient, but it happens more often than not. It is usually most unexpected and catches you by surprise. It is quite natural to react immediately either by getting irritated and angry or by walking away.   1. Remain Calm The best thing to do is to remain calm. It may not be easy to do, but just remember that being calm is like pouring water on fire. Avoid raising your voice when talking to the patient.   2. Exit Routes Check out your exit routes in case they become violent […]

Constructive Criticism: Do you have the best delivery?

Giving Criticism

As we interact on a day-to-day basis with our colleagues, we may notice that one of us is doing something wrong or which does not benefit the team, making work more difficult than it should be. For example, you may work with a fellow nurse who refuses to help when there is an admission or who disappears whenever there is an emergency or code situation with a patient. This kind of behavior needs to be addressed or it will continue. It is usually easier to report the behavior to your supervisor with the hope of letting them deal with it, […]

Passing the Test for English as a Foreign Language.

International Nurse

    As an international nurse, one of the tests that the board of nursing will expect you to take before you get licensed to work in the United States is the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test measures your use and understanding of the English language at a college level. The test was developed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for people who do not speak English on a daily basis or as a native language. Your aim is to get the highest score that you can. The board of nursing will […]

Tips on Finding the Best Nursing Recruitment Agency.

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  Many nurses look for jobs through nursing recruitment agencies. There are several of them online and it can be quite difficult to know which one is the best for you. There are some things that you need to focus on to avoid applying to an agency that will not meet your needs.   Years in Business It’s necessary to know how long the agency you’re applying to has been doing business. I know of one agency that had the most attractive website with lots of bells and whistles on it. This agency asked for a fee upfront with no […]