As a nursing student in the United States on an F1 Visa, you will need an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to begin working as a registered nurse. The Optional Practical Training (OPT) EAD provides the authorization necessary to start. But what does OPT mean, and what does…
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February 7, 2023
Nurse Managers: What You Need to Know
As a nurse, you may find yourself working with a nurse manager. A nurse manager’s job is to champion and assist nurses in their day-to-day duties. At the same time, nurses need to be aware of the expectations of having a nurse manager. Let’s look at what…
January 6, 2023
Maximizing Your Unit Orientation
Effective orientation prepares nurses for their role in a healthcare facility, ensuring they are knowledgeable about procedures and protocols. But did you know that you can get even more out of unit orientation with the right approach than just knowledge? Read on to learn how to maximize…
December 29, 2022
The Importance of Mental Health in Nursing
As a nurse, you are constantly exposed to complex and emotionally-charged situations. Whether you are caring for a patient who is terminally ill, witnessing the struggles of those living with chronic conditions, or helping those who have been injured or traumatized, it is vital to be aware…