Multitasking Does NOT Increase Productivity!

Last week, I talked about daily, mainly electronic, distractions keeping you from focusing on your work. That post may have resonated with some of you – I know I struggle with turning off distractions and multitasking, too. I want to continue on the theme of obstacles to productivity and talk about

Expert Advice: Eliminate Distractions to Stay Focused

Email. Twitter. Blogs. Instagram. Facebook. Podcasts. TV. Video games. Text messages. Telephone calls. Google. YouTube. Smartphone apps. SnapChat. CandyCrush. “Surfing the Web.” What does each of these things have in common? They are distractions keeping you from doing the work you need to get done. Yes, distractions – while you

Seven Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Nursing School Admission Interview

All month we’ve been talking about getting over the first major hurdle of advancing your nursing career – the logistics of applying for nursing school. Once you’ve applied, if you make the top rung of consideration, you may be asked to schedule a personal interview. In this post, I’ll share

Five Tips for Writing Your Nursing School Application Essay

This month my post theme has focused on issues surrounding advancing your nursing career. Getting an advanced nursing degree has its challenges and writing the nursing school application essay is probably one of those areas with which people struggle. As someone who has read many application essays, in this post, I’ll give

Getting an Advanced Degree in Nursing: The Application Process

This month’s posts focused on advancing your nursing career by deciding to go back to school and get an advanced nursing degree. In today’s post, we’ll talk about first major hoop to jump through once you’ve made the decision to return to school: the application process. Tips on writing your

Getting an Advanced Degree in Nursing: What Type of Nursing Program is Right for You?

Last week we started talking about advancing your nursing career by deciding to go back to school for an advanced nursing degree – be it BSN, MSN, or PhD/DNP. That post covered the types of questions to ask to see if you are ready to go back to school. This post will outline

Career Advice: Making the Decision to Get an Advanced Degree in Nursing

Wow, it’s August already! Of course, that means we’re nearing the end of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) and getting ready to go back to school. Nursing students may have taken the summer off, but many take classes through the shortened summer semester or summer quarter sessions.  For many nurses,

Sleep: Life’s Rejuvenator

Guest Author: Debra A. Wolff I’m very excited to welcome my colleague Debra A. Wolff, DNS, PCNP, RN as a guest author for the last post of the month.   Dr. Wolff is the president/chief executive officer of NURSES-Ready for the Next Step, a business to help prepare nurses for

Sitting is the New Smoking? Health Benefits of Standing vs. Sitting

“Sitting disease” is a (non-medical) term given to the long-term effects of sitting too long and a sedentary lifestyle, in general. Recently studies have been published about the health effects of desk jobs – that is, any job for which the employee sits for most or all of the day.

Practice Mindfulness for Personal Wellness

This month’s blog theme is personal health and wellness and this post is about being present in the moment — whether you are sharing that moment with family or friends or having some time to yourself — being mindful of the moments of our lives leads to greater satisfaction and greater

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