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    Top 10 Qualities of a Great Nurse

    Nurses are pretty amazing. Great nurses aren't just compassionate and kind — they have all the medical smarts of a doctor too! Plus, a career as a nurse offers a sense of personal satisfaction that you just can't beat. Those who succeed in nursing and who gain the most personal fulfillment from it start their careers with certain unique qualities. ...
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    7 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Nursing Career

    Have a happy and healthy work life! When you first become a nurse, it's easy to believe that you'll always love your job. But there will come a time where burnout, frustration and boredom take their toll. While you can't avoid every pitfall all, there are some mistakes that you can veer around. Make the most of your career as ...
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    7 Things to Learn from a "Lifer" Nurse

    You've got a lot to learn, grasshopper! Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between seasoned nurses, whom we call "lifers" because they will likely retire on our floor and have been around a long time, and new nurses. This probably has something to do with the fact that, in my new job, I am working with nurses ...
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    10 Top Hospitals Hiring Nurses Right Now!

    10 Top Hospitals Hiring Nurses Right Now!
    We've all heard about how more people are losing their jobs more than ever before, but there is one industry that has remained steady: healthcare. While thousands of people lost their jobs this past November, the healthcare industry actually added over 50,000 positions. As the population ages and new developments emerge, the healthcare industry will continue to grow. This is great ...
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    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager

    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager
    Editor's note: To commemorate National Boss Day (October 16th), Scrubs sent out a missive to nurses asking: "What makes your boss great?" One particularly enthusiastic nurse not only responded immediately, she and a colleague developed a list of wonderful things their manager does that wins universal adoration from her unit. Terri Engelman, LPN wrote, "I just talked with my co worker ...
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    5 Ways to Become the Head Nurse

    If you care about your job, you probably want to move up to the highest level possible. That's how you make more money, tackle more challenges, and, in many cases, gain more respect. For nurses, the position of head nurse is the ultimate goal. Head nurse is an important leadership role that can put you in the position to control ...
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    All Nurses Are Leaders

    All Nurses Are Leaders
    Do you consider yourself to be a leader? The definitions of the words leader and manager are often confused. Traditional managers have assigned roles and titles within an organization, as they carry out specific functions, duties and responsibilities. Managers exert control over decision making and obtaining results as they direct both the willing and unwilling. In contrast, leaders do not necessarily ...
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    How to Score in Your Nursing Career

    How to Score in Your Nursing Career
    It is official…3 West is closing permanently. During an emergency meeting, the staff was informed that the neurosurgical floor will close at the end of this month. One of the neurosurgeons has retired and the other two are leaving to start a practice in another state. The patient census has been consistently down over the past year…the unit is simply losing ...
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    How to Get Ahead in Nursing

    How to Get Ahead in Nursing
    Who doesn't think about getting that promotion? We all want to be our own boss someday, but before we can rule the hive, we have to tough it out as a lowly worker bee. These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze. There are many ways you can move your ...
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    7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs

    7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs
    Nursing may be a labor of love, but it is also a profession in which some additional education and training can go a long way toward taking your job title -- and salary -- to the next level. Here are seven top-paying jobs in the profession, covering a range of positions and requiring various degrees and certifications, with salary data from ...
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    Hospitals With the Best Nursing Benefits

    Hospitals With the Best Nursing Benefits
    Finding your first job as a nurse can be overwhelming no matter your background. Not only are there thousands of employers to choose from, there are also dozens of specialties and sub-specialties. We're here to help. We've narrowed down the field to the ten best hospitals we think are great places to launch your nursing career. These hospitals span the US ...
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    8 Amazing Skills Nurses Have

    8 Amazing Skills Nurses Have
    Think nursing is just another profession? Think again. Nurses aren't your everyday people – they are amazing individuals who have chosen a career dedicated to helping others. It isn't just enough to want to help people; a true nurse has a pretty unique skill set. From being a multi-tasking queen (or king!), to playing mediator, or holding a patient's hand, nurses ...
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    Why You Should Join Professional Nursing Associations

    Why You Should Join Professional Nursing Associations
    Would you like to get a competitive edge in the workplace? Do you want to stay sharp with your knowledge and skills? Would you like to develop your leadership, speaking, and writing abilities? Do you want to have a voice in issues that affect nursing practice, licensure, and other areas? You can do all of this and more by becoming active ...
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    Top 10 In-Demand Healthcare Occupations

    Top 10 In-Demand Healthcare Occupations
    The healthcare industry is one of the few career fields that, despite hard economic woes, is hiring at an alarming rate. Healthcare jobs are expected to grow faster than any other industry - roughly 24% by 2016. As baby boomers age, and Generation X has children, healthcare professionals will become more in-demand than ever. What are the hottest healthcare fields, and ...
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    Nurses Can Enter Legal Field As Expert Witnesses

    Nurses can now become expert witnesses, a field previously dominated by physicians. All nurses, regardless of education or specialty, interested in expanding their career options to be nurse expert witnesses will learn skills for this new career at a two-day legal nurse certification course in four locations this spring which are offered by Jurex Center For Legal Nurse Consulting, www.jurexnurse.com. The ...
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    Hospital Personalities of the Year

    For a New Year’s treat, we asked Head Nurse Jo to give us the lowdown…and the highlights…of the people that you meet each day. She advised us, “These are in no particular order.” So, draw whatever conclusions you wish! Without further ado, THE LIST. Next: Attending Physicians >> Featured Author: SCRUBS MAGAZINE Scrubs Magazine is a lifestyle website 100 percent ...
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    Make or Break Your Nursing Career Over Lunch

    Make or Break Your Nursing Career Over Lunch
    You’d think it would be easy. At lunchtime you get hungry, so you grab some food from the hospital cafeteria and go on with your shift. However, lunch at the hospital is rarely that simple. What you eat, where you eat and whom you eat with are all things your coworkers are paying attention to. This doesn’t mean every lunch has ...
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Nursing Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Nursing Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
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    How to Communicate with Your Nursing Supervisor

    How to Communicate with Your Nursing Supervisor
    Maybe it’s the whiny colleague who makes your 12-hour nursing shift seem twice as long or the turf war raging between the nurses, physicians and technicians in your department. Or maybe you’re just tired of feeling overworked and underappreciated. Whatever the scenario, you sense that changes are needed before you lose your sanity or start looking for another nursing job. Whether ...
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    Steps for Successful Networking

    Steps for Successful Networking
    Have you heard of the value of networking but don’t know how to get started? Do you consider yourself shy and uncomfortable striking up conversations? Then join the crowd. Most people feel exactly as you do and dread going out in public and meeting new people. However, once you learn a few practical tips on how to get started and get ...
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