Thursday, August 29, 2013

Resources for Your Nursing Education

It's that time of year again when students start back to school and high school seniors begin to apply to schools to advance their education.

Those considering careers in nursing should check out some of my articles on such as assistance in selecting accredited nursing programs and searching for ways to finance their nursing education with grants, loans and scholarships. 

For students who are still unsure about their choices, you might want to read some of these articles Before You Decide to Become a Nurse.

And for young men considering a career in nursing here are some resources just for you. 

Nursing is a fine and noble profession with growing opportunities for men and women of all ages. It is the fastest growing profession in the health care field and as older nurses begin to retire, the need for nurses will continue to grow. The Great Recession put a damper on hiring for some time, but that it easing now and nurses and new grads who are willing to relocate are finding multiple opportunities. The large metropolitan areas are also opening up opportunities for new grads.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Did I Ignore Your Query About Posting on My Site?

Dear Guest Posting Inquirer;

Sorry, but today I'm on a rant!!!  I've received one too many angry emails. Everyday I get at least a few emails inquiring about guest posting on my blog. Sometimes I get follow-ups to the follow-ups from now angry people because I didn't respond to their query. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to respond to all of these emails.

I will admit, I'm VERY picky about what gets posted on my sites!!! I value my readers most of all and I value my time. I very rarely allow guest posting on any of my sites and I ONLY consider it when I get an original, well-written query.

If I had more time in my day, I would write more of my own posts. Therefore I don't have time to re-write your posts to fix grammar, spelling and punctuation or to make them appropriate for my site when you clearly know nothing about the nursing profession.

Google doesn't like spammy sites full of poor quality postings and lots of links to sites that may or may not have any relevance. It's not easy to keep up with these issues and be able to provide a site that I hope is useful to nurses and those who are considering becoming nurses.

If your bottom line is to advertise your site, contact me about advertising. We can work something out. 

If you just want a link to your site, contact me about adding you to the Blog Roll page.

I found this terrific posting today,  7 Phrases That Make Me Ignore Your Guest Post Query, and I think it's important to bring to the attention of all who aspire to write for blogs, websites, print publications, etc. Read it, and learn from it. And before you send me another nasty email... read it again, please! Remember.... I didn't invite you to query in the first place.

Thank you!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Helping Others Beome Nurses

Ask any nurse about the reasons s/he became a nurse and somewhere in that conversation will be a discussion about a passion for helping others. Additionally, nurses are also known to be passionate about helping others join the profession of nursing.

Greg, the spouse of a loyal reader of this blog, recently told me about a project his wife has gotten involved in because her passion for helping others led her to help others become nurses. She has taken this passion to the global level where a team of determined people have a goal of financially assisting 5 Haitian students become nurses so they can help save lives in their country where there is a tremendous shortage of health care workers.

Kate is an ER nurse in LA and her passion brought her to HigherEdHaiti to help raise funds for full ride nursing school scholarships for 5 Haitian students. One year's tuition is $360. To date, the group has raised funds to cover full ride scholarships for 2 students. Find out how you can donate to this worthy cause or get more involved in making the dream of becoming a nurse come true for others.