Making Your First Impression Count

Did you know that most employers decide within the first two minutes of an interview whether they might hire you? Research shows that that within those few brief moments, they get an impression about whether or not you’re a competent, credible person. But you might have less time than that to make a good first… [Continue..]

Staying Positive in Nursing

Use positive self-talk every day to combat the negative chatter in your head. Remind yourself that you’ve already come a long way, have accomplished a great deal, and are a strong and resilient individual capable of great things. How do I know this about you? You’re a nurse!       © Donna Cardillo (DonnaCardillo.com).… [Continue..]

Are You Proud of Being a Nurse?

How you feel about your profession has everything to do with the value you place on the work you do. If you understand the impact and importance of what all nurses do, you will never question your career choice. Make it your business to understand what nursing is all about. © Donna Cardillo (DonnaCardillo.com). All… [Continue..]

Nursing Connections

I recently spoke at a small local event. After everyone had left, I remained, gathering my materials. The lovely server who had taken care of us all evening (she even packed my dinner for me to go) was there cleaning off the tables. She was so pleasant and with a great smile. Something compelled me… [Continue..]

Entrepreneurship -The Road Less Traveled

When I started my education business 22 years ago, I had a dream and vision – to launch a public seminar for nurses and take it on the road. I couldn’t possibly have known where that road would lead me – and what a difference it would make for me – personally and professionally. Certainly,… [Continue..]

Happy Nurses Week 2016!

This week, as we celebrate Nurses Week 2016 around the world, it’s a good time to reflect on the vital, yet often hidden, role that nurses play in our world. Most people are familiar with the work nurses do in hospitals and medical offices but may not know about the many other ways and places that nurses… [Continue..]

What Nurses Do

This week, as we celebrate Nurses Week around the world, it’s a good time to reflect on the vital, yet often hidden, role that nurses play in our world. Most people are familiar with the work nurses do in hospitals and medical offices but may not know about the many other ways and places that nurses are… [Continue..]

Loving What You Do

  I love being a nurse. I have loved it every single day of the 30+ years I have been in it. Not because the work was always easy or because I always felt appreciated or recognized for my efforts. But rather because I have always known, in a very deep and fundamental way, that… [Continue..]

Create a Nursing Tapestry

When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up… [Continue..]

Tell Your Nursing Stories

Stories, however short, are a powerful way to define and delineate the real value of what nurses do. This piece by Lynn Visser, RN beautifully illustrates how nurses make an impact. “I held her hand, looked her in the eye, and told her the procedure was all over. Then I said, ‘I was there the… [Continue..]