Nursing Students & New Grads
How to Deal with Irate Patients, Relatives and Physicians

How to Deal with Irate Patients, Relatives and Physicians

Ever encountered an angry individual at work? It’s an uncomfortable position to be in especially when you’re new at work and don’t have much experience with this communication dilemma because no one taught us how to properly deal with irate patients or physicians when we were in nursing school. When an irate patient, relative or...
More than Just a Textbook

More than Just a Textbook

When I graduated in college, I thought that nursing is but a plain science, a profession written in textbooks, and a job dictated by policies and standards, but clearly I was wrong. After seeing my name as one of the Nursing Licensure Exam board passers last 2013, I was so excited knowing that it was...
5 Things a New Nurse Should Think of Getting

5 Things a New Nurse Should Think of Getting

A new nurse might be well-equipped with academic prowess and the zest for life that is paralleled only by a child but she might not be knowledgeable and street smart enough for the real world outside her beloved alma mater. Ask her what she would do after graduation and she might say she’ll look for...
Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) Tips

Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) Tips

The Ultimate Goal of any freshly graduated nurse in the Philippines is to successfully pass the Nurse Licensure Examination being administered by the Philippine Regulation Commission’s Board of Nursing.It is the ultimate gauge of everything an nurse has learned during his academe years with consideration of both theoretic and clinical skills. It taps onto the...
Student Nurse’s Life: Expectation vs. Reality

Student Nurse’s Life: Expectation vs. Reality

Go to nursing school people said, it would be fun they said. That’s what you thought until you enroll to nursing school. And you’ll realize life is not a piece of cake, but a piece of poop inside a patient’s diaper. Well, I think our expectation versus reality will never be the same. 1. Expectation:...
Don't Settle for Less, Hit the High Band Score in IELTS

Don’t Settle for Less, Hit the High Band Score in IELTS

To go abroad, passing the Nursing Licensure Exam is only one of the many steps that you need to accomplish. Or let me try to rephrase it, “this is only the first, of many exams that you have to pass”, and one of which is IELTS. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a common...
Gauging Your Chance of Passing Nursing Licensure Exam

Gauging Your Chance of Passing Nursing Licensure Exam

For a new nursing graduate, passing the board exam is the first step to real success. This is our ticket to make our goals and dreams happen. However, we are often devoured by pessimistic thoughts of “what if’s”… including “what if I fail?”. At this point, we are so anxious of knowing our chances of...
8 Survival Tips in Nursing School

8 Survival Tips in Nursing School

Here is a declaration: if somebody told you that nursing school is not easy, that person is telling the truth. However, it does not mean that there is nothing you can do about it. In fact, nursing school can become a playhouse when you know which keys to strike hard and which are to press...
Job Hunting for Nurses in the Philippines 2014

Job Hunting for Nurses in the Philippines 2014

Nursing has lost its popularity among many Filipinos. In the whole country for example, what once were colleges or departments in universities teeming with nursing students are now but a meager one or two sections. This affects not only school profits but the family of Clinical Instructors relying in their salary for a living as...
A Nursing Student Guide -Study Efficiently and Pass Examinations Successfully

A Nursing Student Guide -Study Efficiently and Pass Examinations Successfully

Most nursing students think that learning comes instantly just by copying notes, reading books and listening to lectures. Actually, learning is a mental process in which your eyes and ears play a passive role. In order to store and acquire information, one must focus, understand and digest the information gained. There’s no such thing as...
Tips on How to Nail that Job Interview

Tips on How to Nail that Job Interview

So your resume has finally been noticed and your job-hunting adventure has reached the next level. When you are being invited for an interview, chances like this comes seldomly so you might want to give it your best shot by being prepared. I have done multiple interviews with countless nurse applicants and what I notice...
Getting Into a Hospital without Working Experience

Getting Into a Hospital without Working Experience

We’re still discussing about job applications and today, let me describe how you can become a desirable candidate even without a previous hospital working experience. According to the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), out of 35,475 test takers, 10.977 aspiring nurses have passed the nursing licensure exams last December. Imagine that, plus the number of previous...
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