Tips for Gaining Experience as a Nurse

If you are searching for your first nursing position, you may feel exasperated by the job boards. Every posting requires experience, but you are right out of nursing school. How can get experience if you can’t get a job? Fortunately, a lack of experience doesn’t have to stand between you and employment. Here are five… Read More »

Learn How to Ask Your Boss for Feedback

To do your job well, you need to know what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. Unfortunately, many companies don’t automatically provide feedback to their employees. You may need to ask. Here are five tips for approaching the subject with your boss. Schedule a Meeting Feedback should be part of a… Read More »

How to Improve Collaboration on Your Nursing Team

Especially in medical settings, teamwork is vital for success. But, how can you create an effective team? Harvard professor and researcher, Amy Edmondson, asked a similar question in her study. Why do some teams click while others don’t? Edmondson followed 16 surgical teams learning to perform a new heart surgery technique. After several months, she… Read More »

How to Answer the Question “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”

Be prepared. If you left your last job, chances are an interviewer is going to ask, “Why?” Here are seven tips for approaching this dreaded question. Tell the Truth – Between background and reference checks, your interviewer is likely to uncover the whole story. It’s better if the answer comes from you. Don’t Avoid the… Read More »