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All Posts by Angie Best-Boss RN

About Angie Best-Boss RN

Angie Best-Boss, ASN, BA, MDiv is a psychiatric nurse and freelance writer from the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Angie has three daughters and can usually be found with her nose in a book, crafting or, in warm weather, geocaching.

The Job Shadow Interview

Get a Better Result From Your Job Search with Job Shadowing

The position sounded perfect on paper. The HR director slid a contract across the desk and handed me a pen. The salary was fair, the bonus was enticing, and the hours were exactly what I wanted. And yet, I wasn’t sure I was ready to abandon the comfort of a large hospital system for a relatively new private clinic setting. It was a big leap. I put down the pen and asked, “Can I spend a day on the floor and job shadow?”

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What to Expect After Being Summoned by the State Nursing Board

Summoned by the State Nursing Board? Here is what to expect

Summoned by the State Nursing Board It’s a nurse’s worst nightmare. Whether it’s a surprise or completely expected, receiving a summons to appear before the state nursing board is devastating. The stakes are high. The state nursing board has all […]

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Top 5 Mistakes New Nurses Make

Avoid these common "new nurse" mistakes

Being a new nurse is hard – hard enough that 1 in 5 newly licensed nurses quit within a year, according to one national study. Heavy patient loads, the stress of being faced with critical decisions daily, and the seemingly […]

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How to a Survive a Joint Commission Visit

How to a Survive Joint Commission Visit | Healthcare Career Resources Blog

If you have been in healthcare longer than a minute, you know the fear that strikes your heart when you hear the dreaded announcement that “Jay-Co” (JCAHO, or the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization) is on the premises. Healthcare […]

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Why I am a Psychiatric Nurse

Why I am a Psychiatric Nurse, by Angie Boss RN

The first time I tried to kill myself, I was 12. Twenty-three Benadryl just made me very sleepy. That is, until I had my stomach pumped. The second time I didn’t actually take the pills, but instead I held them […]

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How to Protect Your Nursing License

Protect Your Nursing License, by Angie Best-Boss RN

A nurse gets a DUI. Another makes a medication error that claims the life of a patient. A student nurse snaps a photo of a patient and posts it on social media. A director of nursing for a nursing home […]

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Better nursing working environment means better outcomes for surgery patients

Better nursing working environment means better outcomes for surgery patients, by Angie Boss RN

While it sounds logical, a recent study published Jan. 20 in JAMA Surgery reported that hospitals with the better nursing departments had fewer patients die after a surgical complication. What makes a good hospital nursing environment? The two criteria used by […]

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Speaking Up for Patient Safety

Speaking Up for Patient Safety | Healthcare Career Resources Blog

It’s happened to many of us. We show up for work, get our reports, and realize that we cannot safely perform our job under the current conditions. What can we do? A jury awarded Linda Boly, RN, $3 million for […]

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Best Apps for Physicians

Best Apps for Docs

A study by the IMS Health names Wikipedia as the “single leading source” of health care information for both patients and health care professionals. Not so surprising that our patients are using it, but considering that the information is often […]

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How to Use Job Boards for Your Job Search

Healthcare Job Board

Job boards can be an integral part of your job search. Job boards are quite simply a collection of job openings gathered together in one place. Human resource professionals often recommend following the 10-20-70 rule. Only spend about 10% of your […]

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