Donna Cardillo Announces Newly Revised & Updated Version of Her Book, YOUR FIRST YEAR AS A NURSE

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Sea Girt, NJ (May 2023)This classic primer takes nurses inside the hospital, the exam room, and the locker room to help you survive and thrive on the job—now updated for the post-pandemic world.

In this thorough, readable guide, Donna Cardillo, known as “The Inspiration Nurse,” pulls back the curtain on what it’s really like for first-year nurses, with practical tips for navigating the healthcare system as a new member of the workforce in a world that looks vastly different from ever before. Drawing on her thirty-year nursing career and brand-new insights and perspectives from real healthcare workers, Cardillo shows nurses how to use the principles of self-care, assertiveness, and mindfulness to navigate the interpersonal dynamics that are so key to nursing success and preserve their own longevity in the field.

New graduates, second-career nurses, and healthcare workers of all kinds will learn to:

  • Find a job that’s a perfect fit
  • Navigate clinical settings with confidence
  • Develop positive relationships with physicians, patients, and co-workers
  • Stay upbeat, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout

With newly updated material on holistic patient care, empowerment, wellness practices, and cultivating resilience in a post-pandemic world, Your First Year as a Nurse is an essential guide for nurses and healthcare workers looking to survive and thrive in today’s health-services landscape.


About the Author

Donna Cardillo, R.N., is The Inspiration Nurse, a transformational keynote speaker, humorist, retreat and seminar leader, and author helping others to maximize their potential. A passionate advocate for nurses and family caregivers, she lives in Sea Girt, New Jersey, with her husband, Joe.


YOUR FIRST YEAR AS A NURSE: Revised Third Edition

By Donna Cardillo, R.N.

Crown | May 10, 2022

Pages: 336 | Price: $22.00 | ISBN: 9780593240458

* Also available as an ebook *

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