NewGrad Newsletters

New-Grad Notes - October 2007


 
      ISSUE 5 
 
 
 
   
Welcome to your latest issue of New-Grad Notes!

It has been almost a year since you graduated from nursing school. New-Grad Notes congratulates you on reaching this milestone! As you continue your transition from new-grad nurse to seasoned professional, New-Grad Notes aims to keep you informed about the latest in nursing news and to serve as a valuable resource for your professional enrichment. We hope you enjoy your latest issue.
 
 
   
 
 














 
  A New Nurse's Role as Patient Advocate

By Karen Siroky, RN, MSN, contributor

As you reach the one-year mark as a new nurse, it is time to expand your patient-advocacy role.

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Creating Strategies for a Successful Long-Term Career

By E'Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

A 32-year veteran of the nursing profession shares advice with new grads on how to balance your academic, professional and personal lives, and create a career that will last!

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By the Numbers: The Steps in a Nurse's Workday

By Christina Orlovsky, contributor

As a nurse, you are on your feet all day, but does this mean you walk more steps than the average person? NurseZone put three nurses to the test to determine if their rubber-soled shoes really were made for walking... and if they met the standard number of recommended steps in a day.

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Traveler Winters in
Sunny Spot


By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

For med-surg nurse Jaime Walker, RN, travel nursing offered an opportunity to escape Michigan's harsh winters while exploring the country. She winters in Florida or Hawaii and summers in Virginia or Illinois. "My favorite part of traveling is I don't do snow," she said. 

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New Nurses Offer Insight on Retention

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

A new study uncovers what is happening to new nurses—if they are staying, if they are going, how many are going, why they are going, and what hospitals could do to retain them.

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Survivor Study Shows Breast Cancer Changes Lives

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NurseZone reveals the results of a breast cancer survivor study and explores the role of nurses in a post-treatment role.

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Oncology Nurses on the Forefront of Cancer Care

Oncology nurses can expect to make a tremendous difference in the lives of cancer patients while being at the forefront of exciting new scientific discoveries.

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