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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

We work and play in environments where smoking is now banned, and we are well-versed on the effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke. However, tobacco is still the single most preventable cause of death1 and disability in our country. It is important that we, smokers and non-smokers alike, understand the facts surrounding tobacco usage. READ MORE

Every woman is at risk for breast cancer, and men are not immune either. Michelle Pry Isacson, MSN, WHNP-BC, APN, maternal-child nursing and informatics instructor at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Ill., provides the following proactive tips to monitor breast health and help reduce your risk of breast cancer. READ MORE

Patricia Fedorka, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNE, professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing, is on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses’ national committee and is an editorial reviewer for its publication Nursing for Women’s Health. Dr. Fedorka provides the following information to educate women about ovarian cancer and increase the likelihood of early detection. READ MORE

You might want to think twice about putting your sleep on the back burner. Sleep deprivation is proven to cause lasting effects such as memory loss and heart disease, as well as a shortened attention span and increased stress throughout the day. For adults 18 years and older, it’s recommended you receive between 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night. READ MORE