Dr. Marilyn McDonald is a 10-year cancer survivor and an adult gerontology nurse practitioner. She is the program lead for the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP) program at Purdue University Global. In this article, she shares her insights on managing chemotherapy side effects, for both oncology nurses and cancer patients alike.
How many devices do you use on a daily basis? You may have a desktop computer at home and at work, use a smartphone and maybe a tablet at home and on the go, and borrow a computer when you visit friends or the library.
Are you worried that your education is becoming outdated? Perhaps you’re feeling stagnant in your career, or your employer is requiring more relevant skills. Maybe you’re seeing that the competition is more aggressive, especially younger candidates.
Nursing may be one of the oldest and most well-known professions, but public knowledge of this growing field still holds some misunderstandings. Below are 9 common misconceptions about the nursing profession—and the truths behind them.
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Does it seem like people have been using the word “mindfulness” more in the last decade? That’s because they have. Data from Google Trends for the past 15 years shows an upward trend in searches of mindfulness:
Nursing is an honorable and fulfilling career—and one that’s in great demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of registered nurses will grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. If you’re gearing up to interview for one of those jobs, it’s vital that you are prepared.
If you think you want to work in health care but aren’t sure which health care occupation to pursue, consider becoming a medical assistant. It’s a great entry point into the field and can help you learn more about what it’s like to work in health care.
According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, people with mentors were promoted more often those without mentors. They also had higher levels of job satisfaction and were happier with their choice of career.