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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 30, 2016

Transitioning from being a student to practicing as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse (PMHN) is a big step. We sat down with Valeria Dworkowitz, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, a psychiatric nurse in Old Bridge, N.J. who practices at an outpatient setting that offers programs for adolescents and adults, to learn more about her first year as an independent Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). She shared advice for students considering a specialty in psychiatric nursing.

Insights from the New Nurse
July 25, 2016

Getting an advanced practice nursing degree is a tough decision, but is it worth it? Ryan Werblow, MSN, CRNA, a new nurse anesthetist at the WakeMed Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., shares his insight on the ins and outs of a career in nurse anesthesiology, which is one of the largest specialties in nursing.

Insights from the New Nurse
June 28, 2016

Finding your way from college into your first job as a nurse can be confusing. We asked recent nursing school graduate, Ryan Bannan, RN, to share his tips for ensuring a smooth transition. Bannan is the immediate past president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and a New Grad Residency Program for the Intensive Care Unit at DeKalb Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Insights from the New Nurse
May 24, 2016

"I believe that nursing is a field that doesn’t completely click until you practice it -- no matter how much studying and reading you do. In school you learn the textbook, but in practice, no patient is 'textbook.' You realize that your patients are human, and they have an entirely different range of needs and personalities that should be considered in your care." - Kimberly Appelbaum, RN

Insights from the New Nurse
April 25, 2016

Pursuing advanced nursing education can be daunting at first, but hearing firsthand from a nurse who earned advanced degrees can help ease that fear. We sat down with Michelle Dynes, RN, MSN, Ph.D., nurse epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to discuss her nursing journey. Over the past 23 years, Dynes has earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees and found her passion in public health nursing.

Insights from the New Nurse
March 23, 2016

Graduating from nursing school and starting your journey as a new nurse can be daunting at first, but hearing firsthand from new nurses on how they made their way can help ease that fear. We sat down with Joseph Potts, BSN, RN, past president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and current clinical nurse II at Orlando Health in Orlando, Fla., to discuss his journey during his first full year as a nurse in the real world.

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