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    Understanding Healthcare Literacy in Patient Education

    Understanding Healthcare Literacy in Patient Education
    One of the most important roles for all nurses is patient education. As we move forward with the healthcare reform, that role is going to continue to expand in action and importance. A big concern plaguing the new reform act is the high cost of medical care. Through education and information, nurses can help patients learn more about their health status ...
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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss at the Interview

    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss at the Interview
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    Through the Eyes of a Patient

    Through the Eyes of a Patient
    Have you ever wondered why certain patients act the way they do around nurses? Why some are pleasant and cooperative and some are disrespectful or difficult to engage? It is easy for a nurse to have expectations of patients because naturally we all want them to be kind, cooperative, and appreciative. But it is important for nurses to keep in mind ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Washinton, DC

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Washinton, DC
    From policy wonks to insurance lobbyists, DC is home base for political power brokers. They hand out the money - at the National Institute of Health,, the National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundaiton - and regulate and enforce health legislation - at the Food and Drug Administration, for example. If you¹re interested in healthcare lobbying, - for for-profit or nonprofits ...
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    Q & A Legal Issues with Elizabeth Rudolph Part 2

    Q & A Legal Issues with Elizabeth Rudolph Part 2
    NOTE: The information in this column is not to be construed as legal advice. Please see an attorney if you need legal assistance. This is for informational purposes only. *Q: My friend has a written contract with her nursing PRN company for employment, but my hospital does not have written contracts for their nursing employees. Can we both be considered employees?* ...
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    15 Top Hospitals That Are Hiring

    15 Top Hospitals That Are Hiring
    We've all heard about how more people are losing their jobs more than ever before, but there is one industry that has remained untouchable: nursing. While thousands of people lost their jobs this past November, the nursing industry actually added over 50,000 positions. As the population ages and new developments emerge, the nursing industry will continue to grow. This is great ...
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    Dealing with a "Code Brown"

    Dealing with a "Code Brown"
    As much as we may like nursing and the fun parts of our jobs, like talking to patients and getting to do procedures (yes, this is fun for us students!), there are the parts that make us feel sort of like the “Dirty Jobs” guy. Cleaning up after our patient’s is definitely low on my list of “why I love nursing,” ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Atlanta

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Atlanta
    Poster child for the southern boom, Atlanta, the third fastest growing city, has grown from Southern belle to belle of the ball, doubling its population in the last 20 years and becoming a growing international business center that¹s expected to grow another 20% by 2012. Once the center of the malaria zone, Atlanta is home to the nearby federal government¹s world-famous ...
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    Creative Benefits to Recruit and Retain Nurses

    Creative Benefits to Recruit and Retain Nurses
    Despite the nursing shortage, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington, has no problem attracting a steady steam of job candidates. “We’ve never offered nurses a sign-on bonus,” says Kathy Franz, the hospital’s director of human resources. “Sign-on bonuses typically keep nurses in their jobs for two years. Our goal is to attract candidates who want to work here for other ...
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    Signs of a Selfish Boss

    Signs of a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in a medical environment, you've probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest nurses. According to a Gallup poll, supervisor problems surpass most other areas of ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Boston

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Boston
    Boston¹s brainiac tradition, both in education and in medicine, is leading the city to seek its 21st century fortune not in tea but in tech -­ as in medtech and biotech. Typical are companies like Palomar Medical Technologies, which makes cosmetic lasers, and Aspect Medical Systems, which makes brain monitoring systems. Both make products that are ultra nouveau. Boston has not ...
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    Tips to Survive the Night Shift

    Tips to Survive the Night Shift
    "May I Please Have Your Attention. The Hospital Will Be Closing Shortly." Ahh… If only this were true. (Insert dream sequence…) The hospital doesn’t function like the local town store with posted ‘Store Hours’. The hospital never closes. It operates in some capacity 365 days a year, 24 hours a day (and yes 366 days a year on leap year). It ...
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    How to Get a Nursing Reference

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer nursing resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the hospital door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. After ...
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    Time for a National Nursing License?

    Time for a National Nursing License?
    Missouri recently joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), an interstate coalition that makes it easier for nurses to practice in multiple states. The twenty-four states involved in the compact operate under a mutual recognition model; a nurse licensed in one NLC state is able to practice in another NLC state without obtaining another license. Previously, nurses needed to be licensed in ...
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    How to Write Your Yearly Self-Evaluation

    How to Write Your Yearly Self-Evaluation
    It happens every year. Nurses must write a self-evaluation when it's time to get their raise. No worries, right? Wrong! What you write can affect what your boss is willing to shell out of his or her pocket at the beginning of the fiscal year. Learn how to write a self-evaluation that will make your boss think you're the greatest nurse ...
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    Big Cities, Big Bucks: NursingLink's Guide to America's Top 10 Cities

    Big Cities, Big Bucks: NursingLink's Guide to America's Top 10 Cities
    Usually a job's not a dream job unless it's in your dream place, right? Find out what city suits your style. NursingLink has profiled America's ten biggest cities to help you find out what the average salaries are in each of the top ten and who the biggest employers are. In most cities today, healthcare is the biggest employer, responsible for ...
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    Refresh Your Nursing Resume for the New Year

    Refresh Your Nursing Resume for the New Year
    A resume refresher doesn't need to be painful. And your efforts could pay off with big dividends. Arm yourself with an updated, high-octane resume, and this could be the year that you land a better job. Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Let these ideas guide you. Find Your Passion ...
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    Nursing Jobs in Oklahoma

    Nursing Jobs in Oklahoma
    Contents: Career Projections Average Salaries for Nurses Open Nursing Jobs in Oklahoma Training Requirements Nursing Degree Programs Career Connections in Oklahoma Career Projections Job opportunities are expected to be excellent in the coming years for nurses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the healthcare sector of the economy is continuing to grow, despite significant job losses in ...
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    Should Nurses Believe in Ghosts?

    Should Nurses Believe in Ghosts?
    How many night nurses have you met who swear they have, at one time or another, seen or heard something during their shifts that can’t quite be explained? According to a CBS News article in 2005, 22 percent of Americans believe they have seen or felt a ghost and 48 percent said they believe in ghosts. As healthcare professionals who deal ...
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    Sleeping During Your Night Shift

    Sleeping During Your Night Shift
    Night shifts, be they 12 or eight hours (1900 to 0700 or 2330 to 0730) are tough to work, even if you work them regularly. It's just not natural for our body to be up and alert all night, only to (hopefully) be refreshed during the day. It seems that no matter how well you think you sleep during the day, ...
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