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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Immediate Openings: Role Models and Mentors

    Immediate Openings: Role Models and Mentors
    Nursing profession seeking exceptional candidates from all generations, cultures and specialty areas. The ideal applicant possesses the following skills and characteristics: future oriented, global thinker, change agent, dedicated to life long learning, enthusiastic, empathetic listener, self aware and derives satisfaction from helping others learn and grow. Sense of humor essential. Comprehensive benefits package: Flexible hours, design your own working conditions, with ...
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    The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For

    The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For
    While the tidal nature of job openings ebbs and flows from year to year or even month to month at any hospital, there are some medical centers that where all nurses seem to want to work. Where each open position receives a flood of extremely qualified applicants, all hoping to join the nursing staff and continue working there for a very ...
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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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    Speak More Assertively as a Nurse

    Speak More Assertively as a Nurse
    If you deal with daily staff meetings and interactions with doctors and patients, you know just how important it is to speak assertively and get heard! But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your ...
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    Hospital Peer Reviews

    Hospital Peer Reviews
    Peer review: an evaluation tool that gives you an idea of what your co-workers (peers) think of you as a fellow co-worker (and nurse). The concept of the peer review is a relatively new concept for me. I think I was introduced to peer reviews approximately four years ago. It was used as a monitoring tool during my orientation on a ...
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    Nursing Careers: Beyond the Hospital

    Nursing Careers: Beyond the Hospital
    Non-traditional nursing roles Let’s examine how you can use a nursing degree for a career outside of the traditional venue of Registered Nursing, Licensed Practitioner Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing. To begin exploring alternative nursing employment opportunities, try conducting a web search for: Nursing specialties. Most of these career choices allow nurses to work with patients in direct care ...
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