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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    5 Tips for a Safe Online Job Search

    5 Tips for a Safe Online Job Search
    Think you’re safe job-searching online? Think again. Conducting a job search using the Internet has definitely transformed how job seekers contact hiring companies. The availability of copying and pasting a text version resume into a form at a company’s website [or uploading a Word file] has laid the foundation for an easier and more convenient job-search process. No longer does a ...
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    Got Sued? What Initially Happens When a Lawsuit is Filed

    Got Sued?  What Initially Happens When a Lawsuit is Filed
    No one goes to work with the idea that they will be sued for malpractice today. However, nurses understand that not all patients will get well, and some patients will believe they were misdiagnosed or mistreated. When you receive court documents, whether by mail, by deputy sheriff, or private process server, your life will change, and you will need expert help ...
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    Bedside Nursing Care by the Numbers

    Bedside Nursing Care by the Numbers
    I think we all can appreciate the argument. Nurses feel overwhelmed when the nurse-to-patient ratio is extended beyond our means. Not only beyond our means, but also when it borders on compromising patient safety. That has always been the source of our angst and distress. Having one nurse care for additional patients in a single assignment becomes cumbersome and borders on ...
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    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview

    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview
    Looking for a job has changed a lot in the past 10 years. For one thing, there’s less of a need to actually leave your house for a job interview. Inexpensive Web cams and videoconferencing tools like Skype mean that, nowadays, your first interview (or first couple of interviews) with a company may take place in front of your home computer ...
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    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?

    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?
    In tough times, job seekers are often advised to be flexible about issues from commute length to salary to job title. But while it's true that you have to be realistic, some compromises may end up hurting you more than they help. "I don't believe that you just cave and take anything," said Mary Jeanne Vincent, a career coach in Monterey, ...
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    Find Your First Nursing Job

    Find Your First Nursing Job
    When you're trying to find your first job as a health professional, it may seem the cards are stacked against you. After all, employers prefer job candidates with experience, and can't get that requisite experience unless someone hires them, right? It's a vicious circle, but you can escape it. With some patience and persistence, you should be able to work in ...
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    Breaking Into the Health Care Industry

    Breaking Into the Health Care Industry
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. After many years in the corporate world, I decided to go back to school and get an associate’s degree in health-care administration. I’m currently looking for a job in a medical or hospital setting, but it’s very frustrating. Health ...
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    Who's Not Washing Their Hands?

    Cold season is upon us, and the constant advice you will hear from doctors and friends it to keep washing your hands. Everyone claims they do, but do they really? A recent study found that although most people claim to wash their hands after dirty activities, when you observe them in person, the story (especially for men) is a little ...
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    10 Superstitions in Nursing

    10 Superstitions in Nursing
    Does the idea of working on Friday the 13th make you squirm? Have you banned the "Q" word from ever being uttered on your floor? If you said yes to either of these, you're definitely a superstitious nurse. If you said no, let's see if you're really not superstitious, or if you're just not aware of it yet! 1. The "Q" ...
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    Considering Nursing as a Second Career?

    Considering Nursing as a Second Career?
    Are you considering a new career? Did you always want to be a nurse, but took another route? Or are you dissatisfied with your present career and its lack of personal touch? Nursing as a second career is becoming a very popular move. Second career students are popular with nursing schools and faculty as these students are more mature and frequently ...
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    Is it Smart to Dumb Down Your Resume?

    Is it Smart to Dumb Down Your Resume?
    If you’re an experienced worker, you might be considering dumbing down your resume to land an interview for a position for which you might seem overqualified. This strategy could include downplaying or omitting work experience, resume skills, degrees and other credentials. But is reworking your resume in this manner a wise thing to do? Employment experts weigh in with their advice. ...
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    How to Say No to the Head Nurse

    How to Say No to the Head Nurse
    Working as a nurse can be very taxing at times. You’ll have to deal with senior nurses, matrons, doctors and other medical staff, some of whom may outrank you. Sometimes, you may face unreasonable demands from your head nurse. Saying No to unreasonable demands on time and efforts is a tough job, given the criticality of a health care center environment. ...
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    Don't Underestimate Your Accomplishments

    Don't Underestimate Your Accomplishments
    Many of us underestimate our achievements. We're often told not to boast, that modesty is the best policy. We show up to do our jobs every day and sometimes do great things -- isn't that enough? Well, not if you want your resume to get noticed. Employers look for achievers, candidates who go above and beyond their job duties. Your resume ...
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