6 ways to avoid the credit card debt spiral

Tweet 1. Don’t apply for new credit cards: when those ads come in the mail for “0% interest x 1 year” don’t rush to open a new account and transfer all your balances to that card unless you have a realistic (in this universe, not evil Kirk’s) chance of paying off that balance within a […]

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Visiting times in the ICU – are they necessary?

Tweet I am writing this from my perspective as a nurse and understand that it will conflict with the viewpoint of a family who has a loved one in an intensive care unit and possibly many others, even (gasp) some healthcare workers. From my experience in ICU, patients are generally not able to “visit” with […]

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Wrapping up your nursing scholarship essay.

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Essay writingTweet The Third Step to a Great Scholarship Essay The last step of your fantastic award winning scholarship essay is the conclusion. A conclusion is the summation of your essay. There should not be any new points made. It should reiterate what you wanted […]

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Writing the body of your nursing scholarship essay.

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Essay writingTweet Today we will look at the next step in writing an essay for nursing school or nursing scholarships. The step after the introduction in an essay is the body. This is the meat of your essay. This is where you get to tell […]

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The kindest cut? Getting fired in the middle of surgery.

Tweet So I just read today about a nurse at Dean Health Systems in Madison, WI being fired in the middle of surgery. This story is making the rounds on the internet and blogosphere and many people outside the medical field are freaking out. As a former operating room nurse let me explain: During most […]

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Making Your Money Work For You (not the other way around)

Tweet Last post I talked about learning to live on 90% of your paycheck and putting 10% away each pay period into an untouchable account. But when I say “untouchable”, I really mean, “not for jetting off on a last minute trip to Mexico or getting those shoes that are sooo cool”. That pool of […]

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Writing an effective intro for your nursing scholarship essay.

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Essay writingTweet Essays are a very important part of the application process for most nursing scholarships. How you present yourself in your essay is the best way for the scholarship awards committee to form an opinion about you and your chance of winning the award. […]

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