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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +32
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper

    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper
    I’ll be the first to admit that when I’m behind the wheel of my car, I become a terrible person—a cursing, mad-dogging, dangerous-driving version of myself. The same is true of my public-transportation persona—my evil twin (or, alternately, my inner crybaby) always rears her ugly head when she’s forced to endure train delays or body-to-body buses, and then she spends the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Best and Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts for Nurses

    10 Best and Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts for Nurses
    Almost ten years ago now, my honey and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day together. I, being the consummate romantic and girly girl, scoured the stores for the perfect gift. I settled on a nice shirt and a nice bottle of cologne. Excited for the gift giving, I wrapped the presents in heart themed wrapping paper and awaited the exchange. I ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    The Relationship Between War Veterans and Nurses

    The Relationship Between War Veterans and Nurses
    A new study led by University of Michigan researchers concludes that nurses are an important part of the survival and recovery of wounded veterans. The same study showed that most vets prefer care by military, rather than civilian nurses, because military nurses better understand the unique challenges of the military life. Military nurses may also be more aware of the realities ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Clothes Make the Nurse

    Clothes Make the Nurse
    Clothes make the nurse. The days of all-white uniforms are long past, but patients and the public still judge us, in part, by what we wear. Nurse Rebekah: Imagine if aliens landed in a hospital and were trying to figure out what our clothing meant. It might seem as if the people wearing the pajamas had all the power and did ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    WINNER of NursingLink's Spa Day for the Holidays Contest

    WINNER of NursingLink's Spa Day for the Holidays Contest
    Announcing the WINNER of the Spa Day for the Holidays Contest! A few months ago, we asked NursingLink users: Why do YOU deserve a day at the spa? After reading every one of the thoughtful, touching, and inspiring messages, we've finally come to a decision. It wasn't easy; there were so many great entries to choose from! Nurses have it tough, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Nasty Things Lurking in Your Cosmetics

    Quick disclaimer: We are patently against fearmongering, so don't anyone start panicking. That being said, when you look at some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and body-care products, it raises some serious questions of the "How is that even possible?" variety. Well, here's how: The cosmetics industry is self-policed, operating with very little regulatory oversight. As such, it is ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    This is Your Brain on Love

    Syracuse University professor Stephanie Ortigue compiled MRIs from people around the world who indicated they were either in love or were "experiencing maternal or unconditional love." Using that data, she was then able reveal a "passion network" in our brains, a roadmap of spots that "release neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain and blood that create the sensations of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Do Glasses Make You Look Smarter?

    Do Glasses Make You Look Smarter?
    It used to be pretty hard being a bespectacled kid. For years, I was inundated with the message that glasses are unequivocally uncool. Movies like She’s All That or The Princess Diaries didn’t help—both leading ladies didn’t get a second look from their guys until their four eyes became two. That’s because glasses were usually equated with brains, not beauty; as ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Reasons to Change Up Your Beauty Routine

    5 Reasons to Change Up Your Beauty Routine
    You wouldn’t wear the same outfit every day of your life, would you? You wouldn’t eat the same meal over and over. So why would you keep the same beauty routine for twenty years? But many women do. They discover a product they like and remain loyal to it for years, or they learn how to create a particular makeup look ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Top 8 Smartphone Beauty Apps

    Top 8 Smartphone Beauty Apps
    Smartphone applications help us manage our calendars, find the next bus, locate the nearest bar or restaurant, and stay entertained on the go. Why shouldn’t they help us get beautiful, too? If you’re looking for an easy electronic solution to common beauty problems, or just a better way to shop for products, don’t worry—whether you use an iPhone, a BlackBerry, or ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart

    Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart
    Relationships: just the word brings out many thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. There are good relationships and not-so-good ones. There are solid relationships and fractured ones. There are ones we remember fondly and there are those that lie forgotten. But we all have them. Over the years, anthropologists and sociologists have studied relationships and asked, what makes people connect? What makes some ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Powerful Effects of the Human Voice

    The Powerful Effects of the Human Voice
    For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved listening to the radio. The mellifluous voices of my favorite programs’ hosts—from David Allan Boucher, the DJ of the easy-listening nighttime show "Bedtime Magic", to Ira Glass, of NPR’s "This American Life"—never fail to calm me down and make me feel right at home. On the other hand, when I hear a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Tell if You’re Experiencing Burnout

    5 Ways to Tell if You’re Experiencing Burnout
    Bitter, battered, negative and unhappy. These qualities do not a nurse make. Ever worked with anyone whose candle seems to dimming each day you see them? Here are five ways to tell if you are approaching that limit. You have nothing nice to say about your job (current position) Nobody’s job is perfect. We all have certain things that annoy us, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Ultimate Nursing Adventure

    The Ultimate Nursing Adventure
    "Get out of classes for a week and get credit for it! Spend a sunny nine days in a five-star hotel with plush interior decorating and just minutes from the beach. Only $45 per night, all-you-can-eat breakfast included, exotic animals, jungles and marvelous tourist attractions thousands of years old -- all for discount prices." Warning: Do not drink the water, go ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Dark Side of Sleeping Pills

    The Dark Side of Sleeping Pills
    By now, most of us have heard of the "Ambien defense." A certain scandalous professional golfer used to text his mistresses requesting the sleep aid, and other people have reported performing a multitude of crazy actions under the veil of slumber that this drug and other, similar sleeping pills induce—ranging from binge eating to dangerous driving to uncharacteristic sexual encounters and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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