NurseZone Newsletter - 2/17/2012
February 17, 2012 
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Experts Identify the Best Nursing Career Opportunities 
Experts Identify the Best Nursing Career Opportunities  
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

While nursing has long been a profession with a myriad of career options, America's aging population and an evolving health care marketplace are creating even more possibilities. Here, industry experts report on the current outlook for nursing jobs and the best areas for future opportunities.


Places to Thrive: Secrets of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 
Places to Thrive: Secrets of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

What do the health care organizations that made Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" list this year have in common?

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 Spotlight on Nursing 
Beyond the Bedside: Five Unusual Careers for Nurses
Beyond the Bedside: Five Unusual Careers for Nurses   
By Kelly Brooks, contributor


Who says that being a nurse means working 12-hour shifts at the hospital bedside? More than half of today's nurses, in fact, have found careers doing something other than hospital staff nursing.  READ FULL STORY 

Getting the Job You Want
Getting the Job You Want 
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor


Have you set your sights on advancing your nursing career and obtaining a new position? Don't overlook tried and true advice and some surprising new insights that can assist you in your quest. Two successful CNOs and a certified career coach offer their tips for becoming a top candidate for the job you are seeking.

Devices & Technology 
Technology Reducing the Risk of Retained Surgical Instruments 
Technology Reduces the Risk of Retained Surgical Instruments  
By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

The scenario is one of a patient's worst nightmares: They go into the hospital for surgery and leave with a lot more than they bargained for--a foreign object left inside the surgical site. Left unnoticed, it could result in numerous medical complications, including infection, bowel perforation, abscess, undue pain, return to surgery and even death.

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Reduce Your Stress: Part 1 in a Special Health Series on NurseZone
Reduce Your Stress 
By Holly Mosier, health expert and author of Stress Less, Weigh Less


It wasn't until I turned 40 ten years ago, and hit my wall, that I began searching for the answer to why we tend to gain weight and lose energy as we age. I knew I was constantly stressed--I was a medical malpractice trial attorney, wife, mother and stepmom--but it took several years of intense research before I realized that all those nasty changes we attribute to aging were mainly caused by unrelenting stress.

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