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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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    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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Power Struggle: Why Women Compete

    Power Struggle: Why Women Compete
    Recently, columnist Meghan McCain wrote an essay on how the Republican Party was failing to attract young people. How did conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham respond? By sarcastically deriding her as “plus-sized.” Ouch. And these are two women who are supposed to be on the same side! We’re taught that women should stand together in solidarity, so it was more ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Thanksgiving Irreverance

    Thanksgiving Irreverance
    Holiday stress can be easily abetted by the flood of well-intentioned advice from women's magazines urging you to plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and offering mind-bendingly complicated recipes to "wow" your friends and family. Instead, try one of these five Thanksgiving Day ideas inspired by the antics of the fictitious ragtag crew from the hit TV show M*A*S*H to turn a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Holiday Lessons at the Hospital

    [photo:177391] Meet Nurse Hilary. She looks like she’s flirting with Dr. Dreamy, but she’s not. Hilary is on a mission; she’s tired of all the grumbling, so she’s teaching the hospital how they can get through the holiday season. It’s easy to turn into Ebenezer Scrooge and say bah-humbug when you have to work a shift during the holidays. Fortunately, many ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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 over 3 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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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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    'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Nursing Version)

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Nursing Version)
    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and night in the ward I glanced at the names that graced the white board. The charts were all piled on the desk without care In the hopes I’d have time to see what was there. The patients were restless, moving about in their beds While call bells went off, causing pain in my head. Charge ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Healthcare Moments of 2010

    2010 was a crazy year for the healthcare industry. From healthcare scandals, technological advancements, disease outbreaks, hot industry news, and health warnings, healthcare made headlines almost daily! We've put together some of the most notable healthcare stories in 2010. Check 'em out and add your own! THE LIST: 10. Japanese Nurse Robot 5. Daily Pill Lowers AIDS Risk 9. Social Media ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employer Says: Take Your Vacation…And Don’t Come Back!

    Employer Says: Take Your Vacation…And Don’t Come Back!
    Taken from ”J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs’ – the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the U.S. and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. & Dale: I’m an RN who was recently terminated. The reason given was “communication” and that my “attitude has been bad for weeks.” I was sent home twice in the week I was terminated. I ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Awesome TV Nurses

    The medical world and Hollywood have never been far apart. This partnership has spawned some of the most memorable moments in entertainment — from long-running hits like ER, to primetime shows like House, to reality shows like NurseTV. And you have to admit that, while Hollywood seldom gets the medical know-how and jargon right, it does make for fascinating TV. ...
    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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    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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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