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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Less is More: The Rise of Workplace Sabbaticals

    Less is More: The Rise of Workplace Sabbaticals
    Every year around this time, when summer casts its sunny spell and beckons me to come out and play, I’m reminded of the wily wisdom of my mother. Because while I’m sitting in front of a computer fending off carpal tunnel and brain drain, my mom is outside, tending to her veggie gardens, paddling in her kayak, and composing a poem ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Featured Authors

    [photo:38098] Donna Cardillo, RN Donna Cardillo, RN has been referred to as the ‘guru’ of career development for nurses. Donna is a professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and coach. Her accomplished career combines over 20 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing. *Donna's ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Reasons Nurses Deserve an Oscar

    10 Reasons Nurses Deserve an Oscar
    With the Oscars just around the corner, where the members of the entertainment world gather to pat each other on the back, it makes one wonder why nurses don’t have their very own Oscars. After all, many of these awards are handed out to actors who imitate what we do in real life. In the spirit of recognizing the amazing talents ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    7 Celebs' Funny First Jobs

    7 Celebs' Funny First Jobs
    Fame, that elusive quality coveted by many and achieved by few, almost always has an expiration date. Today’s “it” actors and actresses have a far greater chance of becoming tomorrow’s has-beens and reality-show contestants than they do of being the next Elizabeth Taylor or Jack Nicholson. That’s why so many young upstarts branch out beyond acting into entrepreneurial roles, becoming clothing ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Reasons to Shop Less and Give More

    5 Reasons to Shop Less and Give More
    Once the leftovers have been sorted, the good china has been put away, and the last of the Thanksgiving guests have left the house, Americans’ thoughts quickly turn to Christmas. More specifically, they start thinking about all the delicious loot they’re going to give and get. Discussions of who’s giving what to whom and which stores are having sales and who ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due date. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Unbelievable Hospital Scenes From TV

    How many times have you paused, shook your head at some random situation at work, and said, “I can’t believe this is happening.”And that’s real life. We thought you might need a laugh at times like this, so we dug through clips from TV shows spanning more than a half century to find these 23 unbelievable hospital scenes. Some are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 SlangRN.com we present these slang terms nurses use and wonder, what are some more? Scroll to the bottom to submit your favorites! 1. Frequent ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Things Nurses Are NOT Thankful For

    10 Things Nurses Are NOT Thankful For
    During this holiday season, it’s time to sit back and reflect—to reflect on what nursing is to us and, for one perverse instant, think about what we’re not necessarily “thankful” for. Here is our top 10 list. 1. Mobile phones. Okay, whose idea was it to tether down the nurses with mobile phones and then give the phone numbers to the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    2011 Astrological Forecast for Nurses

    Happy new year, nurses! Time for a fresh start; a clean slate is just what we need. A new year means new resolutions, and new things in store for the future. Our friends at Scrubs magazine have put together this fun list of predictions based on your astrological sign. What's your astrological forecast? FIND OUT! Sign: Aries Sign: Libra Sign: ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Thanksgiving: Cut Costs, Not Flavor

    Thanksgiving: Cut Costs, Not Flavor
    The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about money, too. If you're a little tight on cash this season (or just want to save a few bucks!) we've researched the top ways to get the most out of your Thanksgiving feast. Just because you're saving money doesn't mean that you're losing flavor. In DIY Turkey's case, you're actually adding your own ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Ways Hollywood Goofs Up Medicine

    7 Ways Hollywood Goofs Up Medicine
    ‘As seen on TV’ does not apply to the real world of medicine, nursing and health care in general. I for one fell victim to this urban legend until I entered the world of nursing and became entrenched in the ‘real’ world of health care. We’ve all seen the TV shows. Everything from the ground breaking ER, Third Watch, House, Grey’s ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Breastfeeding Moms Can Pump Milk at Work

    Breastfeeding Moms Can Pump Milk at Work
    A little-known clause of the new health care bill gives new mothers the right to pump breast milk at work. It's not something most of us think about until we actually have to do it. After all, who really wants to have to pump their breasts at work? It's bad enough having to share a bathroom with our co-workers, let alone ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at the Hospital

    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at the Hospital
    This holiday season, you’ll shine brighter than the White House Christmas tree if you forgo the temptation to slack off too much at the hospital and decide instead to accomplish a thing or two (really, it’s possible!). Read on for tips on being productive during the holidays: 1. Spread Good Tidings It’s the perfect time of year to get noticed by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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