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How to Document Nursing Continuing Education Credits
October 26, 2021 | Kristen Hamlin
This guide offers the pros and cons of different methods of documenting nursing CEUs. Learn about these options and general information about nursing continuing education.
Best Side Gigs for Nurses
November 12, 2021 | Daniel Bal
Review the pros and cons of some of the most popular side gigs available to nurses that can help them earn additional income and experience.
How to Become a Nurse Freelancer
January 21, 2022 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Freelance nurses enjoy flexibility, freedom, and extra income. Find out how to become a freelance nurse and take charge of your career.
Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses By State
October 26, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Nursing loan forgiveness programs can greatly reduce your student debt. Learn about student loan forgiveness for nurses in your state and how to qualify.
Questions to Expect in Your RN Job Interview
November 10, 2021 | NurseJournal Staff
Are you an RN preparing for a job interview? Read on to learn about the most important interview questions RN candidates should expect.
What Does It Take To Become an Effective Charge Nurse?
October 12, 2021 | Gayle Morris, RN, BSN, MSN
Are you seeking a leadership role in nursing? This guide covers the top traits charge nurses need to be effective leaders.
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