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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital
    Mid-career nurses who want to reinvent themselves without starting over can apply their clinical skills and experience outside of the hospital. Take a look at these career possibilities. Perhaps one of them is the key to helping you rediscover your passion for nursing. Consultant Want to strike out on your own? Many nurses carve out lucrative niches as consultants, offering data ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Chicago

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Chicago
    Home to the headquarters of the powerful American Medical Association (AMA), the country¹s largest physician organization, Chicago is a healthcare powerhouse. Located here are top-rated University of Chicago Medical Center, a Best Hospital, with more than 8 Nobel Prize winners (in Medicine). Last year, Time magazine ranked the discovery that male circumcision reduced AIDS transmission 51% as the top medical breakthrough ...
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    Options for Older Workers in Healthcare

    Options for Older Workers in Healthcare
    There are two reasons the odds are against any AARP member suddenly becoming a doctor: time and money. But "physician" is one of the only positions in healthcare where older workers don't find a welcome mat. In nearly every other category, the industry brims with employment opportunities. Healthcare is in the vortex of a job seeker's perfect storm. Demographically, an aging ...
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    Best Practices for Charting

    Best Practices for Charting
    Providing excellent patient care is the most important aspect of nursing. Moreover, taking credit for the care given is also an important responsibility. Most nurses hate the paperwork more than any other aspect of their job, but it’s critical that it be done, and be done well. As with every aspect of quality patient care, charting should be exceptional; it should ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Dallas

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Dallas
    Famous for its cotton history, its oil men, the TV series that bears its name, and the Dallas Cowboys (and their cheerleaders), Dallas¹ latest claim to fame is as "telecom corridor." Its health industry is equally modern and forward-looking. UT Southwestern is the healthcare education and research engine of this powerhouse community, rising from Army shacks to a world-class institution with ...
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    Make a Healthy Difference by Volunteering Abroad

    Make a Healthy Difference by Volunteering Abroad
    Have you ever considered lending a helping hand abroad? As a healthcare professional, you can make a dramatic difference in the lives of people all over the world by volunteering with an international health organization. Whether you choose to join a two-week surgical mission or a two-year health education campaign, your experience is likely to be memorable. Here's a rundown of ...
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    How to Handle Salary Requirements

    How to Handle Salary Requirements
    Posted by Kristina Cowan Job interviewing is like art: it requires skill, dexterity, and the right tools and environment. Make one wrong move and the result can be disastrous. This is especially true when it comes to discussing salary requirements. As a job-seeker, approaching a conversation with a prospective employer about salary requirements can be tricky. How soon can you expect ...
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    Hospital Administration Cutbacks

    Hospital Administration Cutbacks
    The changes they are enacting around the hospital are continuing. This confirms the suspicions that many of my coworkers had about the new CEO coming to “clean house”. So far I’ve heard of 9 layoffs in various administrative and management positions. Of course I don’t know all the details, but from what I’ve heard they are consolidating many of these positions ...
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    Angry Male Nurse Myth?

    Angry Male Nurse Myth?
    This one always humors me. Do I get angry because someone called me a ‘male nurse’? Some of the other versions of this story are when patients ask me, “How long have you been a male nurse?”, or “How bad is it being a male nurse?”. It honestly has everything to do with the tone of their voice when asking the ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Philadelphia

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Philadelphia
    Philadelphia is famous for those founding fathers, so is it any surprise the largest employer is named for Thomas Jefferson? In that same vein, in 1830, John K. Smith opened his first pharmacy in Philadelphia. Now, 178 years later, that¹s become GlaxoSmithKline, the second largest pharma giant (after Pfizer) in the world. In the Poconos mountains north of Philadelphia, you'll find ...
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    Grammar and Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

    Grammar and Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-sheet to help you ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Houston

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Houston
    They say everything¹s bigger in Texas, so Houston¹s Texas-sized growth rate is right on the mark. The 8th fastest growing city in America, Houston's projected to grow 20% between 2007 and 2012. Houston¹s healthcare circles feature the larger than life. Heart surgeon Michael DeBakey, 99, pioneered the coronary bypass surgery, receiving a 2008 Congressional Gold Medal. Methodist Hospital's ranked one of ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Miami

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Miami
    It¹s the city famous for bikinis, beaches, Cubans, retirees and the South Beach Diet. This vibrant Caribbean hub is also home to new immigrants -­ more than 50% of the population is foreign born, the only county in the country with this distinction. In this international community, you¹ll find immigrants from Mexico and Jamaica, Colombia and Cuba along with the latest ...
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    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers

    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers
    While some people might be looking forward to a cruise or family trip this summer, many healthcare professionals plan to use their time off to volunteer their expertise at medically supervised summer camps that serve children and adults with medical conditions ranging from asthma to AIDS. These camps, typically held over the course of a week or weekend, rely on nurses, ...
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    Nursing as a Second Career

    Nursing as a Second Career
    Shirley sat in the front row of new hire orientation. Her face beamed with the enthusiastic glow of a new nurse. She eagerly asked questions, scribbled notes and participated in group discussions. Shirley is not your average graduate nurse…she was 60 years old when she graduated from nursing school. Her childhood dream had always been to become a nurse. However, her ...
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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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