All of that said. research finds that it’s highly beneficial for you to know about salary ranges when you are negotiating. This is especially true for women. As you may have heard, studies indicate that male RNs make more than $5,000 more per year than their female counterparts. Meanwhile, negotiating experts agree that women are more reticent to negotiate salary. Now, there is broad debate as to why that is. However, research indicates that the negotiation gap decreases significantly when women know salary ranges in advance.
How to be organized in nursing school? Record the lectures, if possible. If allowed by your professor, you may want to record lectures so you can focus and absorb the lesson. You then have the option to listen back to the most current lecture – in the car, while you work out or even in the shower. “I record lectures and during the class I will just jot down a few main points about whatever the professor is teaching,” said Roshani, an Addison campus student. “Then I go over the PowerPoint and take more detailed notes after class, as well as listen to the recording. So when you’re in class, you don’t have to worry about rushing to take every single word down and then you can take your time in taking your actual notes.”
Nursetopia was founded by Joni Watson (RN, MSN, MBA), an oncology nurse and leader who is passionate about nursing and the impact nurses have on the world. In her “Confessions of a Nurse” series, she blogs about her own life and issues that affect all nurses; she also encourages the use of art and “gratitude stations” to create healthy work environments. She also runs an online shop through her blog where she sells health care themed greeting cards.
The graphical elements on Dear Nurses are what really set this blog apart from many others. Most blog entries begin with “Dear nurses” and contain a useful graphic explanation, for example, what to do if your patient is having chest pain or which brain areas are involved in the ventricular system. With archives stretching back to 2006, there’s a lot of helpful information here to digest!
The Nursing Site is run by Kathy Quan, an RN with 35 years of experience and a published author of seven books, including The Everything New Nurse Book and The Everything Guide to Caring for Aging Parents. On The Nursing Site blog, she writes about life-work balance, financial and legal issues related to nursing, product reviews, nursing advocacy, and more.
Nurses know that taking care of others all the time can make it difficult to take care of yourself. That’s the challenge that lifestyle design strategist Marsha Battee (RN, SANE-A), a.k.a. “The Bossy Nurse”, helps nurses to overcome through her blog and podcast. Topics like “Self-care Tips for Nurses,” “How to Say No,” and “Decluttering Tips to Keep You Productive” help busy nurses create healthy lifestyles. Marsha’s favorite topics to write and speak about include nursing, blogging, entrepreneurship, self-care, travel, and lifestyle design.