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New Horizons

  • Creator:   Nursing
  • Updated:   3/2/2021
  • Contains:  98 items
A collection of articles aimed at practicing nurses who want to advance their careers or take their careers in another direction.

Office-based nursing in practice

Steppie, Suzanne; Kirchner, Jeffrey

Nursing. 50(6):41-44, June 2020.

In primary care settings, office-based nurses play an important role in collaborative patient care. Here, the authors explore the continuous evolution and expansion of this role and discuss its advantages as a career choice.

Health science librarianship: An opportunity for nurses

Mages, Keith C.

Nursing. 49(12):53-56, December 2019.

For nurses with an interest in research, technology, and education, health librarianship could be a rewarding career option.

Case management: An overview for nurses

Armold, Sarah

Nursing. 49(9):43-45, September 2019.

Case management offers an exciting opportunity for nurses as they decide how best to serve their patients. This article discusses the role of case managers in the healthcare setting.

Using precision medicine to individualize healthcare

Key, Betty A.; Mumba, Mercy

Nursing. 49(8):43-45, August 2019.

Explore nursing's role in the Precision Medicine Initiative, which is intended to encourage individualized care and increase the number of minority and underrepresented patients in clinical research.

Taking on an administrative supervisor role

Crincoli, Suzanne; Weaver, Susan H.

Nursing. 49(7):45-47, July 2019.

Administrative supervisors serve as nurse leaders during the evenings, nights, and weekends. This article discusses the role and offers insight for nurses interested in exploring this career opportunity.

Considering toxicology: Specialists in poison information

Quail, M. Thomas

Nursing. 49(3):45-47, March 2019.

Nurses and poison information specialists have a lot in common. Explore the professional parallels and consider whether this career path is right for you.

Successful grant applications: Follow the 4 F's

Clark, Rebecca Culver; Carter, Kimberly Ferren

Nursing. 49(2):55-58, February 2019.

Preparing a grant application can be intimidating if you don't know the ropes. Increase your chance for success by following these tips for writing and developing a strong grant proposal.

Enhancing communication skills with additional language acquisition

Lundgren, Laura

Nursing. 48(11):43-45, November 2018.

Communicating with non-English-speaking patients can strengthen nurse-patient relationships and prevent errors. This article explores why nurses should pursue additional language skills and discusses how to get started.

Advancing the profession: The clinical nurse educator

Brennan, Jean; Olson, Evelyn Louise

Nursing. 48(10):53-54, October 2018.

Emphasizing required skills, knowledge, and education, this article describes the role of clinical nurse educators (CNEs) and the best practices CNEs can use to optimize education for nurses.

Starting a nurse-led clinic for patients with peripheral neuropathy

Tofthagen, Cindy; Visovsky, Connie; Eckelman, Ellen; More

Nursing. 48(8):39-42, August 2018.

Read about the challenges and success these clinicians achieved as they developed a multidisciplinary supportive care clinic for people with peripheral neuropathy.

Care in crises: Nursing and humanitarian aid

Freeman, Anna

Nursing. 48(7):50-53, July 2018.

A nurse shares how her experiences working in the field with Doctors Without Borders opened her eyes to the challenges and rewards of delivering high-quality healthcare in extremely difficult circumstances.

Critical access hospitals: Meeting underserved community needs

Gaston, Sharon Moutoux; Walker, Barbara Wyand

Nursing. 48(5):51-54, May 2018.

Critical access facilities—hospitals of 25 or fewer beds—were created to meet the needs of medically underserved communities. This article details their scope and function and discusses new professional opportunities these venues offer nurses.

Supporting coworkers after a personal loss

Chichester, Melanie; Janney, Regina

Nursing. 48(3):55-58, March 2018.

What should you say to coworkers when they return to work after losing a loved one? Follow this practical advice to provide support and show you care.

Five steps to your next writing retreat

Parsh, Bridget; Hanson-Smith, Brenda

Nursing. 48(1):43-44, January 2018.

If getting published is on your bucket list, consider organizing a writing retreat with like-minded nurses to foster writing skills and build confidence. These clear and practical steps could lead you to publication.

Getting political about patient advocacy

Warner, Sandra L.

Nursing. 47(11):47-49, November 2017.

To be true patient advocates, nurses may need to step out of their comfort zone and take an active role in the political process. Here's how to get started.

Brush up your professional nursing résumé

Jilk, Erin M.; Crawford, Cecelia L.; Kawar, Lina Najib; More

Nursing. 47(10):41-45, October 2017.

A résumé can be a passport to an entry-level nursing position, a promotion, or an advanced nursing position. Here's how to make yours stand out.

Professional development: Branching out beyond the bedside

Smith, Kathleen

Nursing. 47(9):57-59, September 2017.

Participating in professional activities, such as the one the author describes here, empowers nurses to initiate positive changes at the bedside and beyond.

Emotional intelligence: Five pieces to the puzzle

Mangubat, Maria Dolores B.

Nursing. 47(7):51-53, July 2017.

By developing five core elements of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills—nurses can cultivate healthy, productive relationships with patients and colleagues.

Responding to reviewers

Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing. 47(4):49-51, April 2017.

You've submitted your first article for publication and the peer reviewers have asked for some changes. Here's how to respond appropriately and professionally to boost your manuscript's chances of acceptance.

Compact state licensure: Take the “fast lane” to nursing practice

Ashton, Leigh Miranda

Nursing. 46(12):50-54, December 2016.

Making a big decision about relocating or becoming a travel nurse? First, explore avenues for obtaining individual state and multistate nursing licenses to avoid an unpleasant surprise.

Behavioral health: A natural nursing fit

Robinson, Maryann E.

Nursing. 46(9):61-65, September 2016.

Explore synergies between nursing and behavioral health, then consider how to incorporate behavioral health into nursing practice and policy.

Board governance: Yes you can

Boswell, Carol

Nursing. 46(7):49-51, July 2016.

The skills nurses routinely use to provide patient care can be easily transferred to the boardroom. Consider participating on an organization's governing board to extend the influence of nursing and help create a culture of health.

Using social media to increase engagement in nursing organizations

Lucas, Amy; Ward, Cynthia W.

Nursing. 46(6):47-49, June 2016.

Small nursing organizations may find the right audience is just out of reach. Discover one way to overcome barriers through effective use of social media.

Developing nurse leaders from within

Strickler, Jeffery; Bohling, Stephanie; Kneis, Clare; More

Nursing. 46(5):49-51, May 2016.

Discover how a large healthcare organization helps clinical nurses make the transition into management and other leadership roles.

The ABCDEs of nursing: Essentials for new nurses to know

Dabkowski, Melissa Ann

Nursing. 46(2):51-53, February 2016.

New nurses need support and guidance to ease their transition into practice. By understanding and implementing these core components—advocating, breathing, communicating, documenting, and educating—they improve patient care and increase their confidence and satisfaction as nurses.

Strike gold when interviewing for your first nursing job

Rosati, L. Jane

Nursing. 44(5):49-52, May 2014.

How you prepare for, respond during, and act after a job interview may be the difference between success and failure. Review the pointers presented here, then practice and prepare for that critical interview.

Overcoming the barriers to achieving a BSN PART 2

Stalter, Ann M.; Keister, Kathy; Ulrich, Deborah L.; More

Nursing. 44(4):46-49, April 2014.

If you have an ADN or diploma, this practical guide will help you select an RN-to-BSN program in an organized, efficient way.

Overcoming the barriers to achieving a BSN part 1

Stalter, Ann M.; Keister, Kathy; Ulrich, Deborah L.; More

Nursing. 44(3):50-53, March 2014.

After reviewing the key reasons for earning a BSN, seasoned nurses can leap common obstacles to further education by following these guidelines.

Students promoting healthcare practices in Belize

Natale, Mary Lou De; Sabatini, Lisa M.

Nursing. 43(8):60-63, August 2013.

Participating in a nursing partnership and global immersion project, nurses and nursing students improved their cultural competence while providing health education to residents of a small Central American town.

Put a stop to bullying new nurses

Flateau-Lux, Laura R.; Gravel, Tammy

Nursing. 43(6):24-28, June 2013.

Also called horizontal violence, bullying involves psychological and social harassment perpetrated by nurses against other nurses. First identified over two decades ago, this troubling phenomenon persists today. Be part of the solution by taking the practical steps outlined in this article.

How to finance your dreams of further education

Smith, Linda S.

Nursing. 42(1):28,30-33, January 2012.

If you're ready to take the next step in your educational journey, this comprehensive guide will help you find the resources you'll need.

Nursing U: a new concept for nursing orientation

Culley, Thomas; Babbie, Andrea; Clancey, Jeanne; More

Nursing. 41(11):59-61, November 2011.

Nursing orientation doesn't have to be dry and dull. Nurse educators can take this innovative approach, which resulted in giving new nurses a better learning experience. The bottom line? Fewer errors and a higher retention rate.

Thinking of going back to school? Just do it!

Smith, Linda S.

Nursing. 41(3):52-55, March 2011.

Consider the many benefits of obtaining more education and take the plunge! This article outlines the practical steps you need to reach your goal.

Learn, grow, and bloom by joining a professional association

Guerrieri, Rose

Nursing. 40(5):47-48, May 2010.

Plant the seed for professional growth by joining an organization focused on nursing, your specialty, or other common bonds. Then get ready to harvest the benefits.

Tap the unique strengths of the millennial generation

Chambers, Patricia D.

Nursing. 40(2):48-51, February 2010.

These tech-savvy new nurses bring enthusiasm and energy to the nursing unit. Here's how to bridge the generation gap so everyone benefits.

Do you want to be a staff-development specialist?

Dorin, Michelle

Nursing. 40(1):25, January 2010.

You'll need to stay at the top of your game to teach the latest advances to other nurses, healthcare providers, and patients.

Are you ready to move into critical care?

Cottrell, Damon; Kendall, Stephanie M.

Nursing. 40(1):20-21, January 2010.

Consider the personal rewards of critical care nursing, then find out how to plunge into this demanding and in-demand field.

Prepare for a behavioral interview, then ace it!

LaMaster, Mark A.; Larsen, Ruth A.

Nursing. 40(1):8,10, January 2010.

Be confident when you encounter this thoughtprovoking interview by following six key steps.

Be someone's angel: A long-term-care nurse

Ferguson, Donna Smouse

Nursing. 39:10, January 2009.

For a job close to home with benefits close to your heart, consider becoming a long-term-care nurse.

Explore the world of nursing in the OR

Thomas, Bernadette

Nursing. :18-19, January 2008.

The OR is like nothing else. If the field of perioperative nursing intrigues you, here's what you need to do to move into it.

Explore occupational health nursing

Fitzpatrick, Carol

Nursing. :8,10, January 2008.

An interesting case history introduces the complexities of occupational health nursing and case management. Find out how nurses can use their skills in the workplace.

Weighing the benefits of a job offer

Howell, Susan

Nursing. :6, January 2008.

Before you accept that great job offer, think about the wide range of benefits that come along with it, from health care coverage to opportunities for advancement.