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INTERVIEW TIP: BE LIKABLE

Nov 16, 2016 | Posted by in Blog, Home | Comments Off on INTERVIEW TIP: BE LIKABLE

By: Neil Kokemuller   Hiring committees spend hours evaluating applications and preparing interview questions. Quality candidates spend hours preparing and practicing for their interview. Much of the decision often comes down to one simple factor. Are you likable?   Two Key Questions   Despite the thousands of interview questions already in existence and the new ones created daily, hiring managers typically evaluate two key internal questions. One question is, “Why should I hire you?” The other is, “Do I like you?” or, “Would I wantRead more …

WANT TO CHOOSE A NURSING SPECIALTY WITH NO REGRETS? HERE’S THE FORMULA

Aug 16, 2016 | Posted by in Blog, Home | Comments Off on WANT TO CHOOSE A NURSING SPECIALTY WITH NO REGRETS? HERE’S THE FORMULA
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Written by: J. Peperone   Because nursing has over 100 specialties to choose from, deciding which nursing specialty is best suited for you can become an overwhelming task at any academically prepared level. Research proves we like having choices available to us, but only if we have a few choices to choose from. Too many available choices increase the complexity of our decision-making and will impair our ability to evaluate options clearly. A study done by Lyengar & Lepper reveled that people reported greater fulfillmentRead more …

WORST ADVICE WE EVER HEARD ABOUT PERFECTION IN NURSING

Aug 3, 2016 | Posted by in Blog, Home | Comments Off on WORST ADVICE WE EVER HEARD ABOUT PERFECTION IN NURSING
Worst Advice we’ve ever heard about perfection in nursing

  By: J. Peperone       Do you strive for perfection in your work, personal or social life? Most of us do. In fact, most of us, if not all, are encouraged to achieve perfection in nursing school. We were even told becoming a perfectionist was good for us. It’s easy to assume the perfectionist is a high achiever, however there is a marked dissimilarity that exists between the two. In her book, Practical Perfection, Kelly Exeter explains how to switch from a perfectionist paradigmRead more …

BENEFITS OF MEDITATION ON LEARNING

Jun 30, 2016 | Posted by in Blog, Home | Comments Off on BENEFITS OF MEDITATION ON LEARNING

By: Sam Bissell       There are many unrealized benefits of meditation on learning, many which go undiscussed in worlds of academia. Years ago, meditation was viewed as something weird reserved for hippies.  However, scientists and researchers are producing evidence that show the benefits of meditation.  Some colleges looked at compelling research results on meditation effects and implemented meditation programs as part of the curriculum. McGill University in Montreal included the mandatory Mindful Meditation Program for medical students.  Many people start to see resultsRead more …

TEN INTERVIEWING RULES TO GET THE JOB

Jun 26, 2016 | Posted by in Blog, Home | Comments Off on TEN INTERVIEWING RULES TO GET THE JOB

By: J. Peperone   I don’t like interviews. Thats the conclusion I came to after going on many job interviews and, embarrassed to admit, not doing as good as I could have if I prepared. With time (and much reflexion), I started to analyze and research what I could have done better.  Because of competitiveness within the nursing job market, it’s  now more crucial to have knowledge about the  interviewing process and develop self-awareness that will help analyze your interests, abilities, talents, and unique skillsRead more …

REASONS TO JOIN A PROFESSIONAL NURSING ORGANIZATION

Jul 28, 2015 | Posted by in Blog, Home | Comments Off on REASONS TO JOIN A PROFESSIONAL NURSING ORGANIZATION
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  By: J. Peperone There are many reasons for joining a professional nursing organization. Currently, there are several national and state professional organizations with a variety of specialties, cultures, and interests to choose from. Joining a professional organization is always optional for professionals; however, professional organizations develop standards and provide a voice for your profession.  Here is a list of some professional nursing organizations, that show just how many professional organizations you can choose from in one profession.   Provides Continuing Education Many education opportunities areRead more …