Career Advice Contributor
Melissa is a nurse with over 21 years of experience, ranging from bedside to executive level leadership. Her writing has appeared in Oncology Nursing News, AllNurses, and MindBodyGreen. She enjoys helping nurses explore their careers to get the most out of the profession. She worked as a hiring manager for over a decade, and understands the importance of networking, creating a stellar resume, and writing a cover letter that tells your story as a nursing professional.
Nursing Cover Letter: Top 5 Tips to Avoid a Cookie-Cutter Cover...
Do you have your eye on a dream nursing job? For the best chance at winning that coveted interview, you'll...READ MORE
Return to Nursing: 5 Essential Tips for Rejoining the Workforce
Being out of the nursing workforce for a significant length of time happens to many nursing professionals at every level....READ MORE
How to Fill in Employment Gaps in Your Nursing Resume
So, you've had a few gaps in your employment history. Don't worry — your career isn't over. Job lapses are...READ MORE
Changing Your Nursing Specialty: Fine-tuning the Resume is Key
One of the best aspects of nursing is that it offers you so many different career paths. You may choose...READ MORE
Is It Time to Update Your Outdated Nursing Resume?
Has it been a while since you applied for a new nursing job? It may be time to freshen up...READ MORE
4 Tips for Your First Year in Nursing
You survived nursing school and landed your first nursing job. The hard work is behind you, right? Not quite. Your...READ MORE
Your First Travel Nurse Contract
Many nurses consider travel nursing for the salary and opportunity to explore the country. Finding the best agency and knowing...READ MORE
Check Out the Best Nursing Apps
With the healthcare field evolving every day, nurses need to constantly keep up on the latest technology that affects their...READ MORE
The Nursing Career Ladder: CNA to LPN/LVN to RN
CNAs make up the backbone of the healthcare industry. Without certified nursing assistants (CNAs), providing excellent patient care would be...READ MORE
Is Nursing Leadership Right for Me?
Have you ever wondered if taking on a leadership role in nursing leadership is right for you? Many nurses consider...READ MORE
Careers After Nursing: Leaving the Bedside
Many nurses go into the profession dreaming of a lifelong career of direct patient care in a hospital setting, only...READ MORE
5 Strategies for Building Your Professional Nursing Network
Cultivating a network is vital to any professional development strategy for nursing. Your network includes the people you go to...READ MORE
Best Practices for Writing a Nursing Cover Letter
You might think that the only thing you need to land your next nursing job is a well-crafted resume but...READ MORE
Guide to Nurse Salary Negotiation
Finding the right nursing job can be a long, stressful process. You may be tempted to say yes to the...READ MORE
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