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New-Grad Notes - February 2008


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Welcome to the premier issue of New-Grad Notes!

Welcome to the premier issue of New-Grad Notes. As a new nursing school graduate, you are about to embark on an exciting career as a registered nurse in a variety of settings. We are here to guide you through your first year on the job, keeping you informed of the latest news and trends in nursing, offering helpful features on the nursing profession and introducing you to a variety of specialties and nursing resources. New-Grad Notes will arrive in your e-mailbox every two months. We hope you enjoy it!


















Real World Advice for New Nurses

By Karen Siroky, RN, MSN, Contributor

So, you're a new nurse. How does it feel? Are you overwhelmed? Starting to become comfortable? Adjusting to the pace? Do your feet hurt? Do you find yourself thinking about your patients or actions you performed even after you are at home?

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Super-Grad How-To's: Tips to Achieving in the Working World

With so many new nurses, it may seem difficult to distinguish yourself from the pack. But by practicing a few simple steps, you can successfully sell yourself as a super achiever.

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New Nurses Offer Insights into Retention

Exploring the attitudes and experiences of newly licensed nurses, the results of a comprehensive study may help hospitals figure out ways to retain nurses at all experience levels.
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Why Travel? Why Not!

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

As you venture out into your new nursing career, you may be questioning: Where do I want to work? What kind of nurse do I want to be? One option you may not have considered is travel nursing.
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Nurse Recruitment Heads for the Border

By Amanda Sounart, associate editor

The Philippines, India and China have been the three largest suppliers of foreign-trained nurses, but, more recently, recruiters have started looking to recruit nurses from Mexico—with both benefits and drawbacks.

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New Study Shows RNs May Have a Lower Mortality Rate

By Amanda Sounart, associate editor

A recent study shows that RNs have a lower mortality rate than other members of the general public from a variety of health problems including cancer, heart attacks and strokes.

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Never a Dull Day as a Med-Surg Nurse

Diverse practice settings, diverse patients and diverse nurses—all make for a very diverse and interesting career for medical-surgical nurses, such as Kathleen Reeves, RN, president of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

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