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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Improve Your Hospital Commute

    Improve Your Hospital Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the U.S. is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Love Notes to Nursing

    Love Notes to Nursing
    Heading to work day in and day out can oftentimes lead to a rollercoaster in the morale department. Although I love my job, the night before a shift just the thought of having to get up and spend 13 hours of the next day cooped up in a hospital sounds less than appealing. I think nurses can easily get lost in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Time Management Tricks for Busy Nurses

    5 Time Management Tricks for Busy Nurses
    Learning how to get to work on time isn’t like searching for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It really is possible to arrange your life so you aren’t always rushing to be on time — something that’s particularly important in nursing because of the team aspect of the job. So, whether your shift begins early in ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Dangers of Oversleeping

    The Dangers of Oversleeping
    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love to sleep. I’m like a baby in that regard—if I don’t get enough rest, I’m a zombie of Evil Dead –esque proportions the next day. I used to pride myself on the fact that I catch more Zs than most people I know; while they chug coffee and sleep in until ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Nurses Are Avoiding Burnout

    How Nurses Are Avoiding Burnout
    Nurses are special people. It is no less difficult being a nurse as it is becoming a nurse. Nursing school is challenging, and the vicissitudes of the job experience can be emotionally draining. Most people are too preoccupied with the notion of sickness and their own well-being around nurses to think about how the nurses feel. It is not uncommon for ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The "Nurses are Angels" Myth

    The "Nurses are Angels" Myth
    “Nurses are so special, I just don’t know how you do it!” “Nurses are angels, such special people.” “Nurses are such selfless giving people, never thinking of themselves.” How many times have you heard comments like these? How many of you cringe because either you don’t feel that you’re so special, or you know nurses who are anything but selfless? Or ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Best 25 Vacation Cities for Nurses

    Are you gearing up for your summer vacation, but aren't sure which direction to go? When it comes to vacationing in the U.S., each city is unique. Which city is the best travel destination for a hard-working nurse? We have rated 25 cities for vacationing by examining what each has to offer. Our criteria • We looked at the average ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 9 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Things to Never Say to a Nurse

    Nurses hear it all: The good, the bad, and the (very, very!) ugly. From pushy patients to bossy doctors, nurses handle it all with grace. But there are some things that can get under the most tolerant nurse’s skin. NursingLink staff members talked to health care professionals, one another and (of course!) nurses to find out what phrases or questions were ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +54
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    Common Nursing Phrases You're Tired of

    Common Nursing Phrases You're Tired of
    You've heard them before: patient complaints, whining doctors, and every excuse in the book. You joke about them with fellow nurses, recount them with your friends and significant others, and roll your eyes as you hear the same phrase for the millionth time. Nursing is a crazy profession in which no one shift is quite like any other. But through it ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending
    Overspending is easy to do. Everyone falls for it every now and again because sometimes you just feel the need to spend. However, there may be things that trigger our overspending even when we know that we are on a budget and cannot really afford to spend money. 1) Stress – Work, family, friends, sickness, money…all these things (and many more) ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Make Friends In and Out of the Hospital

    How to Make Friends In and Out of the Hospital
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave nursing school and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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