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    How to Deal With the Hospital's Holiday Rush

    How to Deal With the Hospital's Holiday Rush
    Holidays can be a wonderful — and stressful — time for all. And for nurses and other hospital personnel, the emphasis is on the latter. Holidays bring a larger-than-average volume of patients, with fewer nurses to deal with them. Plus, the nurses that are there have to deal with the depressing fact that they're working during the holidays while everyone else ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Featured Author: Donna Cardillo, RN

    Featured Author: 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. For more information, please visit Donna's ...
    Published about 11 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 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Tired of staring at the white walls of your hospital? Going crazy eating cafeteria food? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of those scrubs and away from the dreariness of charting and rounds. Worried your workload will keep you from some summer ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Laura Wisniewski, RN

    Laura Wisniewski, RN
    Laura Wisniewski RN is an educator, speaker and writer with 25 years of front line nursing experience. Her company, Nursing Voice Communications, provides empowering, solution-oriented presentations on nursing workforce issues. Her articles encourage and challenge nurses to improve healthcare. Visit Laura's website, Nursing Voice. Read Laura Wisniewski's featured articles on Nursing Link: *7 Presentation Tips for Healthcare Professionals* *Reengage Your Passion ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?

    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?
    Gender stereotypes abound. But there’s no doubt about it – men and women are different. And we’ve all wondered, at one point or another, what life was like for the opposite sex. With so much misunderstanding between the sexes, we set out to dispel the myths and separate fact from fiction. Except, we’re shaking things up a little. Instead of the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Reasons Why it's Better to Be a Woman

    1. In this recession, you are more likely to keep your job. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now, but it is disproportionately affecting us men. In February 2008 the unemployment rate for men and women who had gone to college but did not graduate was the same: 4.1 percent. Today it's 8.9 percent for men but only ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Reasons Why it's Better to Be a Man

    1. Men are bigger and stronger I know, because I’ve lost arm-wrestling matches to even the puniest ones. The reason for the variance in size? Natural selection. You see, men had to compete with one another for female mates, which weeded out the weaker ones. The result? A man will rarely have to struggle with opening a jar, lifting furniture or ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Halloween on NursingLink

    Trick or Treat! Celebrate a night of ghoulish fun with NursingLink! Here's a round up of all things spooky (and fun!) for your reading pleasure. Have a safe and haunted Halloween! div.custom_widget {border:0px;} 9 Hilarious and Horrifying Nursing Tales Quiz: Which Halloween Candy Are You? An RN's Tale: Our Little Hospital Ghost Halloween Costumes to Avoid at the Hospital Clowning Around ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?

    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?
    If the role of a nurse is to teach patients and the public about healthy lifestyles, is it possible for an overweight or obese nurse to be an effective nurse? We know all too well that many of the chronic health issues seen today in the United States, including type 2 diabetes and hypertension, are related to diet and lifestyle. We’re ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Should You Attend a Patient's Funeral?

    Should You Attend a Patient's Funeral?
    Death is an inevitable outcome of life. We all know it. Nurses spend their days and nights trying to help patients outsmart death or hold it off as long as possible. If nurses work in hospice or palliative care, they don’t prolong life, but they help their patients as they live their last days before death claims them. Yet despite it ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Easy Ways to Avoid Burnout

    5 Easy Ways to Avoid Burnout
    Nursing is often a thankless job. Part of the reason for this is that nurses spend only a short time with patients during a spell of illness. For example, either they are discharged from the hospital before they are "well", or discharged from home health care because they are independent in their own care, and again not yet completely "well." Unlike ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Solutions to Sticky Holiday Situations

    6 Solutions to Sticky Holiday Situations
    We’re faced with more tricky etiquette situations from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve than in the previous eleven months combined. At no other time of the year does etiquette figure as prominently as it does during the time of gift-giving, party-attending, dinner-serving, and houseguest-hosting. ’Tis the season for social faux pas, but Lizzie Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter and author of How ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Gifts Nurses Actually Want for Christmas

    5 Gifts Nurses Actually Want for Christmas
    It’s that time again – food, family feuds, festivities, and fussing over what to get everyone you know. No wonder we’re a little stressed out! NursingLink can’t help you get along with your brother-in-law, but we can give you tips on what to buy for the nurses in your life. And forget cutesy angel trinkets or mugs donned with nursing catch-phrases. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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