If the human brain were a hard drive, it could hold up to 2.5 petabytes of information. That’s 2.5 million gigabytes. To put that into perspective, the average computer generally holds about 300 gigabytes. No matter how you frame it, that’s a lot of information. But it’s one thing to feasibly store that amount, it’s another to readily access that information and put it to good use.
No matter what career you choose or how long you have been in your field, everyone needs a resume. As a nursing student, a resume is your way of making a first impression to potential employers.
So what should you include in your resume? While resume formats may vary among industries and individuals, there are some features which are constant. Here are the sections you should include on your resume, and why they are important.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, around 2.3 million men and women are incarcerated in U.S. jails and prisons. It’s a population with complex and diverse healthcare needs – injuries, chronic conditions, even palliative care.
Providing nursing care to this group of patients, and in this setting, is not a job for everyone, said Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, a correctional nursing specialist and visiting professor in Chamberlain’s MSN program. However, for the right nurse, it can also be extremely satisfying and rewarding specialty.
Did you know that the number of nurses with informatics in their title doubled in the last three years? Or that 81% of nurse informaticists are satisfied with their career choice?
In the latest survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), these topics and others are covered in an in-depth look at the continued growth of nursing informatics. This year’s survey examines current professional status and practice trends while highlighting changes that have occurred over the last decade.
Pamela Matthews is a woman with a big heart and career aspirations just as large.
A native Bostonian, she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work and began working with a local hospital, managing residential sites and group homes for people who were developmentally delayed. Pamela was responsible for all of the behavioral components of her caseload and acted as a liaison between her patients and their medical care teams. Concurrently, she volunteered with the Special Olympics, working with kids and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The Nurse Life series of blog posts examines real world experiences of both current and prospective nurses as they share their stories of what drew them to their career and what has made it meaningful.
Emily Sizemore, senior career services advisor for Chamberlain’s Chicago campus, recently spoke with Chamberlain Instructor Mary Beth Sakis about her career experiences.
Last month, more than 37,000 healthcare and IT professionals descended upon Orlando, FL for the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition. As always, a lot of exciting news and developments were shared at the event, much of which can impact the day-to-day work of nurses.
Whether you’re settling in for your online class after a long day at work or heading over to campus bright and early, a nutritional snack is a great way to get a quick, natural boost of energy or elevate your mood. Best of all, it’s healthy for you and won’t cause any feelings of guilt.
Congratulations, you did it! You were accepted into the nursing school of your choice. It’s nothing but smooth sailing from here on out… said no nursing student ever. We know the next few years can be tough, so to help you out, we’ve put together a brief guide to facing some of the biggest challenges of nursing school.