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How to Be New on the Job

Many years ago, my nurse mentor told me, “You’re only new once, so make the most of it.” She was right — it’s important to maximize the advantage found in those first few weeks or months on the job when

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Let’s Raise Our Horns (and Some Money!)

A lot can happen in 40 hours! You’ve not heard from me as a guest blogger before, but I can’t think of a better time to ask for your help for nursing education. This week the School of Nursing will

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Getting Hired (part 2): Preparing for Interviews

Your job search may include both phone interviews and face-to-face meetings. Be sure to schedule these at a time when you are well rested and at your best. Spend some time thinking about what you want the interviewer to know

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Vaccines and the Retreat from Common Sense

This thing of American parents refusing to vaccinate their children makes about as much sense to me as countries that don’t educate their female children. Both are choices based on ideologies that defy reason; both can cause irreparable harm. We

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Getting Hired (Part 1): Maximizing the Online Application

Good news: Soon you will graduate from a highly respected nursing school and then you will pass the NCLEX with flying colors. Bad news: Other top notch recent grads, as well as experienced nurses, will be competing with you for

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Where Seldom Is Heard

In the late 1800s, an otolaryngologist named Dr. Brewster M. Higley wrote the words to the familiar cowboy song “Home on the Range.” The last line promises that “seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy

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Staff Nurses and Evidence-Based Practice

Editor’s note: The following blog is by Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Yoder is an associate professor and director of Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management at the University of Texas

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The Big Picture

In May my mother-in-law experienced a syncope episode while shopping at the outlets. Luckily she felt dizzy and sat down before she passed out. My father-in-law became paralyzed with fear, but gracious bystanders came to his aid. The emergency medical

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Welcome to a New Semester

I always find the beginning of the school year to be exciting and full of promise for the future. A new year always offers a new start, with opportunities to engage with new professors, confront and challenge new ideas and

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Dell Medical School Construction Update

Things are changing here at the UT Austin School of Nursing. Seriously changing! Once ground was broken for the Dell Medical School and a new teaching hospital on April 21, it’s been full steam ahead. Parking lots have been ripped

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