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Our 10 Most Popular Nursing Articles of 2018

From new grad nurses' favorites, to career development and a variety of nurse news topics in between, we've selected the most popular articles of 2018 from NurseZone on

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The 10 Most Read Nursing Articles of 2018


1. The Top Ethical Challenges for Nurses

When nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in situations in which they cannot do what they consider “the right thing,” they experience moral distress. While some have the courage to speak up or take action, others do not.

2. 7 Nursing Skills You Can’t Learn in the Classroom

It takes a special kind of person to be a nurse—a balanced mix of intellectual and people-person. And it’s often said that nurses are born, not made. We’ve listed the top nursing skills you’ll need to go from good to great.

3. The 7 Best Things About Being an Oncology Nurse

Oncology nursing is a great career for nurses who enjoy ongoing relationships with patients and their families. It has its own unique requirements—things that can tax a nurse both professionally and emotionally—but it also offers tremendous rewards.

4. Top 5 Nursing Associations Every New Grad Should Join

Nursing associations can provide new nurse graduates with the resources they need to find, get, and keep a job. They serve as advocating bodies, giving a voice to their members on critical issues affecting nurses in the workplace today, such as changes in BSN nursing salaries or being overworked.

5. Write the Perfect New Grad Nursing Cover Letter

When you’re ready to move from the classroom to facility, a well-written resume and cover letter are crucial to making the best first impression possible.

6. New-Grad Interviewing Tips: How to Make the Right Impression

You've turned in your last paper, you're studying for your last final and graduation is in sight. How do you make sure that you are chosen by the hospital of your choice? By presenting yourself as the best candidate during the interview. Here's some advice on how to make that great first impression.

7. A Look at New Nursing Technologies and Trends

Nursing technology has transformed the way nurses work and continues to evolve, along with the roles that nurses play in today’s health care arena. The outlook for new technology in nursing remains robust, as new devices, computers and robots aim to transform the future of health care. The following technologies are just a few that have made headlines recently as they ease and streamline each nurse’s workload to help them focus on what matters most--their patients.

8. New Survey Finds High Rate of Nurse Fatigue

Nurse fatigue. It’s a very real problem that affects more nurses than not. And it can lead to nurse burnout. And the consequences of nurse fatigue and burnout syndrome are serious. Such conditions also increase the risk of patient harm. Among the nurse burnout statistics from the Kronos survey, 11 percent of the nurses admitted they’ve made a mistake or error because they were tired.

9. Nurse Legislators: Representing Health Care in State Government

To some people, the link between nursing and politics might seem tenuous at best, but to those who have put aside their stethoscopes for an office in their state capitals, the relationship is a natural one. Nurses are in the unique position of representing the interests of their fellow nurses and the health care needs of the general public.

10. Creating Solutions to the Nursing Shortage

Realizing that desperate promises and sign-on bonuses aren’t working to keep nurses in the acute care setting, some hospital administrators have decided to fall back and punt. They’ve put their energy into creative solutions to the nursing shortage in the hopes that their new strategies will be more effective.

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