Author Archives: Joyce Fiodembo

Written by Joyce Fiodembo
Joyce Fiodembo is a nurse and author. You can find plenty of resources on her blog;, where she writes to inspire and uplift nurses to thrive. Joyce is the author of “The Foreign Nurses Guide to Settling in America” and “How Nurses Cope with Difficult Coworkers” found on Her other book "Reflections and Prayers for Nurses" can be found on She started her career in Kenya where she worked as a travel, ICU and operating room nurse. Joyce works with nurses who may be struggling with cultural challenges, equipping them to settle down easily. She is also a career counselor, helping nurses with interview skills and resume writing among others. Currently working in Ohio, she enjoys volunteering for mobile clinics abroad. Joyce is passionate about writing and currently has a website with a goal of inspiring nurses worldwide. You can visit her website at
How to succeed as a student nurse with a disability

Getting admitted into a nursing school is always welcome news for any student. Particularly if the student has a disability and knows the chances of him or her being rejected are high. The fact that you got that admission means the institution is satisfied with your credentials and they believe …

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How to get rid of Exam Anxiety

Nursing students know and understand how exam anxiety feels. You feel like you have butterflies in your stomach and even experience difficulty in falling asleep. You study diligently but worry that it isn’t enough. Your concentration fails. The day of the exam arrives, and you are close to panic. You …

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How to Study During the Holidays

  The holidays are a great way to spend time with your family and friends. There are so many parties and outings to go to. You may find yourself invited to as many as two parties a week. If you have exams and assignments to study for, it can become …

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How Student Nurses Can Practice Self Care

With so many assignments to complete, many of you will easily put self-care on the back burner. Students prioritize homework, projects and assignments more than anything else.  The truth is you are the most important person. Your most important priority is to take care of yourself. Self-care will not only …

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How to Choose a Nursing Job You are Passionate About

  Being passionate about what you do is so important otherwise you will hate your work, get depressed, and eventually quit. Statistics shows that about 50% of Americans hate their jobs according to the Gallup Study done this year. So how can you make sure you are not a nurse …

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Seven Habits of Highly Successful Students

  Have you wondered why some students seem to struggle through college while others seem to ace with straight A’s? What is it that those students have, and others lack? In this article, I want us to look at seven habits that highly successful students have.   Believe they will …

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5 Things Worth Doing During Your Summer Break

Summer breaks are worth looking forward to; the only problem is they do not last very long. It is important to make your summer break memorable since you will probably be back in class for the fall semester, and your life will be busy again. There are some things you …

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Why Nursing Students Need to Sleep Enough

“Sleep and enough of it is the prime necessity. Enough exercise and good food are other necessities; but sleep, good sleep – and enough of it; is a necessity without which you cannot have the exercise of use, nor the food.” ~Edward Everett Hale All of us completely validate this …

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Top 6 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

When you attend an interview, you do not plan on making any mistakes, in fact you prepare to do your best, however, you can get caught unawares and it is so easy to make these 6 common mistakes. Lying When an interviewer asks you if you have experience in doing …

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The Secret to Getting Your Resume Noticed After College

Your primary goal after graduating is to make sure your  resume stands out. Clearly articulate what you can bring to your potential employer, and pay close attention to what you write. Your resume should be flawless and to the point, yet leaning toward action. Since you are looking for your …

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