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How I Got a Specialty Nursing Job Straight Out of School

You’ve probably all heard the standard advice:  “You need to do 1-2 years on a Med-Surg floor before getting into a specialty area of nursing.”  That advice felt misguided to me when I was in nursing school, and I think it’s still wrong today.  With so many specialty nursing areas available, it’s really possible to …

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ETHICS ALERT – Should you buy exams online?

Finals are here, and that  means that STRESS and (often) DESPERATION have also arrived.  For some students, final exams represent a last ditch effort to pass their class, or even to continue their nursing program.  Stress and desperation can make us do crazy things that we wouldn’t even consider doing under normal circumstances, which means …

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Failing through Abbreviations

Have you ever listened to a conversation between two experienced medical professionals and thought, “What the heck are they talking about?!?!”  With all the jargon, medical terminology, and especially acronyms, talking about healthcare can sometimes sound like one big bowl of alphabet soup.  Whether it’s referencing a medication (i.e. MAOI, TCA, SSRI), or a medical …

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The Core Study Method You Need for Nursing School

One of the most common questions I get from students is “What is the best way to study for (fill-in-the-blank with your current nursing class)?” Here’s my (not so short) answer! Step 1:  Identify What “Normal” Looks Like Time to revisit Anatomy and Physiology!  If you’ve spent any time around Your Nursing Tutor, you probably …

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