Careers In Focus
Name: Nicole A. Kapalko, R.N., B.S.N.
Job: Travel Nurse
Place of Employment: American Mobile Healthcare, San Diego, CA. I am currently on assignment at Gwinnett Medical Center in an Atlanta suburb.
How did you find the job? Did you know someone who helped you get your foot in the door?
A fellow nurse referred me to American Mobile—one of the biggest travel companies. When I first started traveling, [...]
Rookie Wit & Wisdom
I've been searching for words of encouragement since my first patient death the night before last--anything that will help me get back to my nursing job.
I graduated in May 2009 and began my first nursing job on a telemetry monitored vascular unit in August. I just ventured on my own after three months of orientation. The night before last was just like any other [...]
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Extreme tiredness, negative feelings, weight gain, and marital problems.
One moment, Kayla thought she was depressed and that medication would help. Another moment, she thought her husband was the problem and that she should quit her marriage.
But Kayla wasn’t depressed. She suffered from something that affects many professional caregivers.
In recent years, Mary Jo Barrett, author and social worker from the Center for Contextual Change, in Elmhurst, [...]
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