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    Make Your Nursing Intuition Work for You

    Make Your Nursing Intuition Work for You
    Ever get a hunch about a patient's condition but can't put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it's the way a fellow nurse reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your supervisor isn't happy with your charting. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Happy Nurse’s Week!

    Happy Nurse’s Week!
    Happy Nurse’s week to all my fellow nurses out there! This is the week to celebrate our growth, accomplishments and the impact we have made on the health of the entire nation. One thing that has bugged me about his week is how nurses have been kind of lost in the shuffle of the whole thing and it is now about ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Loss

    7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Loss
    Entering the holiday season after a loss or change in family dynamics can be an emotional adjustment or filled with obstacles to allow celebration. Often taking the first step is difficult. You find it difficult to decorate the tree, or even shop for other loved ones. You may feel hesitance or some guilt for being able to experience the holiday seasons ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Supportive Workplace

    The Supportive Workplace
    As the end to summertime draws near, I find myself dreading the impending cold weather and shorter daylight hours. The combination of the two usually results in a decreased drive to exercise on days that I work because my routine of running post workday in daylight that extends to 9pm is interrupted by chilly temperatures and sunsets prior to 6pm. Kindly ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Potluck at the Hospital

    Potluck at the Hospital
    I don’t mean to be a Turkey Scrooge but I absolutely hate working on the holidays. Every year. And every year that I hate it I wonder why I continue to be surprised by it. Hellloooo, I do work in a facility that is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Like 7-11, only with less snacks and more ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Filing Taxes Online

    Filing Taxes Online
    Tax season is right around the corner and several military families will attempt to file their taxes on paper. However filing taxes on paper is a long and cumbersome process. If an individual taxpayer chooses to file without the help of a certified public accountant (CPA), the process can take hours. And, if mistakes are made the repercussions can take the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Cures for Busy Nurses

    4 Cures for Busy Nurses
    If you’re like most nurses, there are never enough hours in a day. You’re constantly juggling your career, spouse, kids, friends, your entrepreneur opportunities and volunteer work. If the Moms of the 50′s, Mrs. Cleaver for instance, could see all the technology we have now, she’s wonder why we aren’t relaxing 10 hours a day! But many of us have a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Power of Positive Thought

    The Power of Positive Thought
    What do you think about the most? The world’s greatest minds, philosophers and spiritual leaders have all addressed our thoughts. Even Shakespeare said that things are not good or bad; it is thinking that makes them so. Have you thought about that? Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “Dr. X stresses me out!” or “Nurse Y makes me so mad!”? Well, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Christmas Donor Miracle

    A Christmas Donor Miracle
    It was Christmas, my holiday to work. I arrived early to make assignments and to get the feel of how the previous shift was going. When it was time to assign myself a patient, I was drawn to a young woman who ended up with a brain injury causing her to be on life support. Soon after the shift began, all ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Working Off the Shift

    Working Off the Shift
    Corporate America for the most part designates Monday through Friday from the hours of 8 to 5 as the normal work week. How is that different in the world of nursing? Well, for nursing managers and administration - it’s not. But the nursing world uses 8 hour and 12 hour shifts spread over 24 hours/7 days per week. Technically, a nurse ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 healthcare services and IT provider, has increased its at-home worker ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Pediatric Hospital - A Haven for Fame

    Pediatric Hospital - A Haven for Fame
    There are huge perks that come along with working at a pediatric hospital. Every day that I step onto the floor I get the joy of knowing that I am working at a top-ranked pediatric facility with unbelievably strong and equally precious patients. Brightly colored walls, fun scrubs, an outstanding frozen yogurt machine…all perks. But something else that still excites me, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?

    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?
    No one ever said nursing was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a night shift in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the opposite! Extensive research on the subject of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    You Are Not "Just a Nurse"

    You Are Not "Just a Nurse"
    I recently viewed a terrific video interview on Nursing Ideas TV with Suzanne Gordon who has authored several terrific books for nurses such as Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care. Gordon was passionately discussing the subject of what nurses really do and how nurses tend to trivialize their ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Self-Defense for Nurses

    Self-Defense for Nurses
    You’ve finished your shift and stayed late to chart. It’s after midnight and you’re walking to your car or the bus stop. It seems like you’re all alone. You hear footsteps behind you. They’re fast and coming closer—it sounds like the person is running. Suddenly, a jogger runs by you and turns the corner, leaving you with your heart beating fast. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Popular Nursing Collectibles

    Dolls, wine bottles, postcards…what do these items have in common? They're all collectibles and valuable to someone. If an object comes in more than one size or one style, there's a sure bet that someone collects them. This includes nursing paraphernalia. While you may not be into collecting iron lungs, here are some nursing contraptions that have found their way ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Just a Nurse? No Such Thing

    How many times have you said “I’m just a nurse” or “I’m only an RN / LPN.” When I hear someone say this I’m always tempted to say, “As opposed to what? Someone with a better job, better profession, better skills?” Nurses are multitalented individuals. We have unique skills, many of which are transferable into other areas of healthcare. We’re also ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses

    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses
    It’s a simple prescription really: You get up, go about your day or shift, go home, wind down and then go to sleep; repeat daily. But if you’re one of the nearly 10 percent of Americans who report having chronic insomnia or one of more than 25 percent who have occasional trouble sleeping, getting that shut-eye is anything but easy. These ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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