Author Archives: Nurse Amy

Prioritize in the New Year!

I spent a little time enjoying the holidays, visiting family, and resting.  I hope you got a bit of a study break as well as they say, “all work and no play…makes us dull”.  Caregiver role strain is going to … Continue reading



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A Study Break for Resume Writing and Professionalism

Not only are you trying to probably balance finally getting some sleep after grueling months of school – but many of you might be also working, looking for a new nursing job, and interviewing for one.  I know this can … Continue reading



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Merry Cold and Flu Season! – Vaccinations on the NCLEX

Sorry if I have been a little quiet lately.  If you have a child under the age of 6 – as soon as the weather gets cold, you are certain to get sick.  They are a walking, playing petri dish. … Continue reading



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7 Must-Know Tips for Dosage Calculation

We all cringe when we see medication calculations on the NCLEX or even in real life.  Not only are nurses asked to do complex dose calculations – we often are doing them in real life under extreme time pressure or … Continue reading



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When Does One Become a Nurse?

Is it when you pass the NCLEX? When you graduate from nursing school? When you get that first license? Or when you start your first job?  When do you become a nurse? So technically it is when you graduate.  When … Continue reading



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