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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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    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable

    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable
    The economy is shaky -- and it may feel like your job is, too. Whether you're already job hunting or believe you may need to soon, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are eight tips from the experts on increasing your marketability: Use Your Name as Your Brand, Especially in Email Don't ...
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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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    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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    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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