Thursday, February 27, 2014

Should APRNs be allowed to write prescriptions?

“Doctors Versus Nurses” – Did you read it? (via http://scrubsmag.com/)
West Virginia broadcaster Hoppy Kercheval recently wrote up a report for WV Metro News on the continued debate about allowing APRNs more power (including the ability to write prescriptions) in hospitals. While this is something that has been discussed…

Friday, February 21, 2014

Taking Charge: What Every Charge Nurse Needs to Know @ANANursingWorld

Interested in becoming a Charge Nurse?  Check out ANA's resources, "Taking Charge: What Every Charge Nurse Needs to Know" including a tip card and fact sheets!
  • Fact Sheet: Taking Charge — 3 Techniques for Communicating Effectively
  • Fact Sheet: Taking Charge — 4 Steps to Delegating Effectively
  • Tip Card: Four Tips for Effective Charge Nurses
Source: American Nurses Association, Inc.www.nursingworld.org.


Disclaimer:  This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. All content provided on the "Surgical Nurse Recruiter" website is for informational purposes only. From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse or have any affiliations with the linked website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Successful Nurse Habits @ScrubsMagazine

7 habits of highly successful nurses (via http://scrubsmag.com/)
Given the current state of our economy, I’m pretty sure no one would mind some additional tips for success. Our nursing profession is not exempt. While there is this supposed “nursing shortage,” climbing the nursing corporate ladder is still challenging…

Social Networking for Nurses

If you're a Nurse using Social Media, stay up to date with the American Nurses Association's policies. Check out ANA's Social Networking Principles Toolkit for more information.
  • Fact Sheet: Navigating the World of Social Media
  • Tip Card: 6 Tips for Nurses Using Social Media
  • Poster: 6 Tips for Nurses Using Social Media
Source: American Nurses Association, Inc., NursingWorld


Disclaimer:  This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. All content provided on the "Surgical Nurse Recruiter" website is for informational purposes only. From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse or have any affiliations with the linked website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience. 

Are You a Negative Person?

Monday, February 17, 2014

5 Traits of a Perioperative Leader

Are you a formal or informal leader? Check out this article for the top 5 traits of successful Surgery Nurse Managers by Periop Insider Weekly Newsletter, 5 Traits of a Perioperative Leader.

Source: Periop Insider

Friday, February 14, 2014

Do you have what it takes to be a good nurse?

Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a good nurse? (via http://scrubsmag.com/)
You’re clinically competent. You know your drugs, diseases and diagnoses. But do you really have what it takes to be a good nurse? According to Jo, RN, the best nurses know how to stand their ground as well. Take a crack at these questions to see…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Salary: Top paying specialties–perioperative

Salary: Top paying specialties–perioperative (via http://scrubsmag.com/)
Ever wonder what the top 10 best paying nursing specialties are?. So far we’ve covered the top 3 – #1: certified RN anesthetists, #2 orthopedics and #3 geriatrics. This week, at number 4, we’re taking a look at perioperative nursing. Nurses…

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

5 benefits to working an OR job

5 benefits to working an OR job | Scrubs – The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles

You know you’re an ambulatory surgical nurse when…

You know you’re an ambulatory surgical nurse when… (via http://scrubsmag.com/)
We at Scrubs couldn’t stop laughing when we saw this list sent to us by an ambulatory surgical nurse. Read all ten and share a good laugh. You know you’re an ambulatory surgical nurse when… 10. You can rest your sandwich on a patient’s hip and…

What nurses make, 2013: Salaries for RNs, CNAs, LPNs, staff nurses and more!

What nurses make, 2013: Salaries for RNs, CNAs, LPNs, staff nurses and more! (via http://scrubsmag.com/)
Are you curious about how your salary stacks up against that of other nurses with similar credentials and experience? Do you wonder if you have more earning potential? Would going back to nursing school for a more advanced degree substantially change…

How to Become a Surgical Nurse: 5 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Become a Surgical Nurse Step 1.jpg

Source:  "How to Become a Surgical Nurse: 5 Steps (with Pictures)." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. Carolyn Barratt, Meg. Web. 02/11/2014.

Guide to Becoming a Surgical Nurse

To learn more about required education, i.e., training, skills, salary, of a Surgical Nurse, read the article, Guide to Becoming a Surgical Nurse by Lisa Davila on InnerBody.com.

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