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    10 Things to Never Say to a Nurse

    Nurses hear it all: The good, the bad, and the (very, very!) ugly. From pushy patients to bossy doctors, nurses handle it all with grace. But there are some things that can get under the most tolerant nurse’s skin. NursingLink staff members talked to health care professionals, one another and (of course!) nurses to find out what phrases or questions were ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +54
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    8 Things You Should Never Say to a Patient

    You don’t get to choose your patients. So your relationship with them can range anywhere from “match made in heaven” to “your worst nightmare.” Any appointment can be a potentially difficult situation, mainly because when patients come to see you, they’re probably already anxious. They may be concerned about what’s ailing them, be uncomfortable with the sterile atmosphere, or have a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Inspirational Quotes Every Nurse Should Read

    "Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon." - Dag Hammarskjold Continue to Next Quote Submitted by nurseaisha [page] "The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest." - William Osler Continue to Next Quote Submitted by BlueGrassNurse [page] ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Inspirational Quotes Every Nurse Should Read

    Inspirational Quotes Every Nurse Should Read
    A good quote can lift you up when you're feeling blue. It can inspire you to reach your goals. It can even make you laugh out loud. NursingLink members shared some of their favorites and we'd like to share some of ours. As a nurse (or aspiring nurse!), you probably face obstacles every day - whether it's helping a patient overcome ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    NursingLink's Tattoo Gallery

    Tattoos can be a great way to remind ourselves of significant events and people in our lives. We've compiled a slideshow of our members' body art that includes everything from medical symbols to precious memories. Don't forget to weigh in on the heated debate and tell us if you think its professional (or not) for nurses to have tattoos. In ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Historic Nursing Uniforms: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Ah, the portrait of a nurse. The freshly starched dress, that sharp little hat (oh, that hat!), the coveted pin; remnants of an era long forgotten. Or are they? Just a few decades back, nurses were required to wear this cap. They had no choice but to button up that pinafore apron every day. And for what? Certainly not for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    15 Reasons to Date a Nurse

    Nurses work long hours, with schedules that rarely concur with most people's 9-5 — so it can be tough to maintain an active social life. How does a nurse convince someone outside the medical field that beneath that strange work schedule and work stories about bodily functions, there's a great partner? That's where we come in. Here Are 15 Reasons to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    10 Most Influential Female Nurses of All Time

    10 Most Influential Female Nurses of All Time
    Nurses impact lives every day. But once in a while, a nurse comes along who touches the lives of the world, and not just her patients. These women went above and beyond for the field of nursing. They served in wars, broke down racial barriers, and campaigned for women's rights. They have become role models for women everywhere, not just nurses. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +31
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    22 Affordable Ways for Nurses to De-Stress

    Whether you’re an palliative care nurse dealing with end-of-life care, or a nurse educator teaching the next generation of RNs, any job in nursing can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Work-at-Home Options for Nurses

    Work-at-Home Options for Nurses
    Telecommuting provides an attractive option for nurses seeking flexibility and work/life balance. Many large companies hire nurses to work from home doing a variety of jobs. Here's a look at three options: triage (also called telehealth), medical transcription and case management. Telehealth Over the past three years, McKesson Health Solutions, a health care services and IT provider, has increased its at-home ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    15 Things Medical Professionals Should Never Do

    No matter how many years of experience you have under your belt, there are certain things medical professionals should never do. Not only are the things on this list pushing the ethical envelope, they could also be damaging to your career. As a medical professional, the public views you as someone knowledgeable, compassionate and authoritative. You should be proud of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    10 Reasons to Date a Nurse

    10 Reasons to Date a Nurse
    Users on Facebook, the ultra successful social networking site, virtually given birth to a new user-generated genre: the “Ten Reasons Why You Should Date an XYZ (name of your profession goes here) List.” [widget:448] Lists have been published on the site for Why You Should Date a Single Mom, a Geek, a Wrestler and hundreds of other categories. Not to be ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Hilarious Nursing Jokes

    Everyone needs a good laugh now and then. It can brighten your day or help you cheer someone up. A joke can help you develop a relationship with a patient or cool down a hostile situation at work. Whether you are looking for something to make you smile or you need a few tidbits for your humor arsenal, you've come ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The History of Nursing Uniforms

    The History of Nursing Uniforms
    When you think of a nurse, what image comes immediately to mind? A lady in a crisp white frock, with a starched white cloth apron in her hair, wearing white rubber shoes, white socks and white belt; the quintessential image of standard nursing uniform for nurses worldwide. However, the concept of nursing uniforms has changed now, with nurses wearing scrub sets ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to "The Nursing Calculations" Quiz

    Answers to "The Nursing Calculations" Quiz
    Ready to see how you did on the Nursing Calculations quiz? Check out the answers now! Answers are in red. Haven't taken The Nursing Calculations Quiz? Don't cheat! Take the quiz now! [page] 1. To divide by 100 you move the decimal point two places to the: Left Right 2. Convert 0.075g to mg 7.5mg 75mg 750mg 3. What is 0.007L ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Lab Coat Types and Styles

    Lab Coat Types and Styles
    Lab coats are a necessary uniform for doctors, nurses, X=Ray technicians, and lab assistants. Lab coats are used to protect one’s clothing and to help identify the worker’s role. Read on to know what kind of lab coat best fits your role and personal requirement. [gate] Colored Casual Lab Coats A white lab coat gets dirty very fast. A colored lab ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the "Would You Pass the NCLEX?" Part II Quiz

    Answers to the "Would You Pass the NCLEX?" Part II Quiz
    NursingLink created the "Would You Pass the NCLEX?", Part II quiz to test your NCLEX skills. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. Don't cheat! Find out if you have what it takes the pass the NCLEX by taking this quiz!Take Part I here >> Next: The Correct Answers >> [page] ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use

    Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use
    If you've ever treated a "frequent flyer" patient with a case of "Nintendo thumb" or "Avatar blues," you may be familiar with this list of 40 humorous nursing lingo terms. Courtesy of our Scrubs Magazine readers and we present these slang terms nurses use and wonder, what are some more? Scroll to the bottom to submit your favorites! 1. Frequent ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    9 Hilarious and Horrifying Nursing Tales

    Question: What involves lots of blood, guts, and gore, can be extremely scary at times, and requires a costume? Answer: Why, nursing, of course! Halloween and nursing go hand in hand. After all, they involve a lot of the same things: blood, guts, terrifying outfits. We've rounded up the best nursing horror stories straight from the trenches and just in ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Scrub Styles For Every Body Shape

    You spend a lot of time in scrubs, so it makes sense that you want your scrubs to flatter your body type and be fashionable. We’ve picked seven of the most common body shapes (Full Bust, pear-shaped, full-figured, petite, tall, long-waisted, and athletic) and found scrubs that’ll look great on each. Now find your shape…and see the scrubs that highlight ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -4
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