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Insights from the New Nurse

Shares the experiences of new nurses, including their advice to students and recent graduates launching their careers in nursing.

Insights from the New Nurse
August 31, 2017

Growing up with nurses in her family, Kimberley Munn, RN, BSN, OCN, was exposed to medical science and the art of helping others early on in life. Read on to learn about the everyday life of this new oncology nurse and why she loves her chosen specialty.

Insights from the New Nurse
July 12, 2017

2017 has been quite the year for Jennifer Kalenkoski, RN, who was recently elected as 2017-2018 president of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). After graduating with an associate’s degree in May, Jennifer moved to Rochester, Minn., to begin her career in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at the Mayo Clinic this fall as she completes a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. We recently spoke to Jennifer about her nursing journey and how she manages her busy schedule, as well as NSNA’s plans for the upcoming academic year.

Insights from the New Nurse
June 23, 2017

While midwives are well-known for attending births, certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) also provide various levels of prenatal, reproductive and primary care for many patients. We spoke with Samantha, a recent graduate of the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program at the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies in Washington, D.C., about the unique aspects of her specialty and why she loves being a CNM.

Insights from the New Nurse
May 4, 2017

Now, more than ever, nurses are critical to the health of our world. The future of our healthcare system is dependent upon recruiting and retaining passionate student nurses. In their own words, discover what inspired Melanie, Jennifer, Kyle, Raya and Marcus to become nurses, and why we feel so confident about the future of nursing.

Insights from the New Nurse
April 26, 2017

Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler believes there are no boundaries to nursing care. Inspired by a personal connection to the plight of refugees, Raya, a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East.

Insights from the New Nurse
March 29, 2017

"It’s important to have nurses at the table making decisions, because we can translate information from the bedside to the boardroom." - Brandon “Kit” Bredimus, director of emergency services at Midland Memorial Hospital

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