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Not sure how to make yourself stand apart from the pack as a new nursing grad? Read on for tips on what recruiters are looking for, and more top nursing news stories from the week: 

What Recruiters are Looking for on New Nursing Grad Resumes

Recruiters across the nation came together to share their advice on what newly graduated nurses should include on their resume and what to expect during the job search. “Work in a related capacity such as a certified nursing assistant, volunteer in ways that serve those in need, both medically and socially, and build a solid nursing résumé during school,” said Lisa Mauri Thomas, dean of education at a career college in Minneapolis. ”Always look for ways to go above and beyond.” Read more at Advance for Nurses.

10 Inspirational Quotes for Proud Nurses

A list of top 10 quotes written by nurses were collected to inspire those in the profession. “I know I will be a good nurse, but I want to be more than that. I want to be a nurse who makes a change in my community; one that improves the lives of my patients through quality, compassionate, culturally centered patient care,”  wrote Jaime Contreras. Read the other top picks at Scrubs Magazine.

From ICU Patient to ICU Nurse Within Same Medical Center

After suffering broken bones and near fatal injuries due to a severe car accident, Kelli Ashby was rushed to Doctors Medical Center in California. After completing nursing school, her astonishing recovery has landed her a position in the ICU as a novice nurse where she was once cared for. “At times, I can speak to the (patients’) families,” said Ashby. “It’s not that I’m overly optimistic about the patients’ chances (for a complete recovery). I just don’t want them to give up. They told my parents at the beginning, ‘Don’t count on much.’ But look at me now.” Read more about her story at The Modesto Bee.

3 Tips to Help Deliver Bad News

Delivering sensitive news to patients is a challenge that every nurse faces. Fortunately, there are 3 body language tips on how to handle these situations. “The first thing a patient does when hearing bad news is inhale quickly and momentarily stop breathing,” writes author Sharon Saylor. “At that point, the patient can’t hear anything, so stop talking and break eye contact.” Read more advice at Scrubs Magazine.

Chamberlain Alumna Works in Oncology to Honor Parents

Chamberlain College of Nursing graduate Camille Bejar’s decision to work as an oncology nurse was sparked by the tragic loss of her two parents to cancer during nursing school. “Everyday I go on to the floor, and you know, you kind of leave your own problems and worries behind,” she said. ”You gotta put a good face on for your patients because they are your main concern.” Read more of her story at the Daily Herald.

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