How Nurses Make the Holidays Special

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Patients benefit from the spirit these professionals bring—especially at this time of year For most of us, the holidays come loaded with expectations and traditions, but being a patient during this time—whether it’s having testing done or a stay in a hospital or nursing care facility—can be challenging. It means being away from the comforts of home as well as friends and family. But caring for others is the essence of the holiday spirit, and if you’re a nurse, or training to work in the nursing profession, you know that patients count on you for nearly all aspects of their care. At the holidays, these healthcare professionals “on the front lines” play an even greater role. It may be hard, as a nurse, to be away from your own loved…
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Are You Using LinkedIn Yet?

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Are you about to graduate from a training program and ready to look for your first job? Are you considering a job change? Are you looking for a way to stay up-to-date on what's going on in your profession? Do you want to connect with other people who work in your field? Then, LinkedIn is the social media networking tool for you. Professionals in all types of industries create LinkedIn profiles to highlight their work experience, look for jobs, connect with people in their professions, and share knowledge, timely news, and information. It can really widen the path of opportunities and possibilities for you. So, what's the first step you should take? Keep reading to find out. It's time to create an account! If you don't have an LinkedIn account,…
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What to expect as a nursing professional

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A peek inside this rewarding career Do you have a long tradition in your family of choosing nursing as a profession? Have you known since you were very young that you wanted to be a nurse, or did you make the decision recently? Have you dived deeply into research as to the type of nursing you would like to specialize in or are you still deciding? Do you have plans to stay close to home once you find a job or move to a different state? New Practical Nursing student nametags are ready for our new class! At Salter Nursing in Manchester, we welcomed 23 new practical nursing students on December 11th. They are enthusiastic about taking this first step onto the exciting and dynamic career path toward becoming a…
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6 Qualities Healthcare Employers Want in Their Employees

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Characteristics of a Desirable Healthcare Worker During your job search, you will be busy preparing your resume, researching potential employers, and practicing your interview skills. Preparing for your healthcare job interview will help you appear more confident and knowledgeable during your interview. Going into your first job interview might be intimidating because you’re not sure what to expect. You might wonder how you can stand out from the other job candidates and impress potential employers. What qualities are healthcare employers looking for in their employees? Below, Salter Nursing offers job seekers six qualities that healthcare employers frequently look for in their future staff. These characteristics may help you build the confidence to get a job in your field: 1. Communication skills Communication skills are crucial to participate in any nursing or healthcare…
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Time Management Tips

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Strategies for staying focused and getting things done If you are currently enrolled in school, chances are you are always looking for more time to prepare for class, to study for an exam, to pay your bills and balance your check book, and these are probably just a few of the many responsibilities you handle in your daily life. Or maybe you are juggling a busy work life with a hectic home life. Do you frequently feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? Do you often wonder why there aren't more hours in the day? Do you have coursework or projects piling up? Whether you are a student or out in the work world, you can benefit from developing solid time management skills. They can help you be more productive, less…
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