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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 3 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 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cope with Working the Holidays in Healthcare

    Cope with Working the Holidays in Healthcare
    Are you a healthcare professional who's feeling anything but merry about working yet another holiday shift? Healthcare veterans offer tips on how to banish your inner grinch and make the most of another holiday on the job. h4. Plan Ahead Healthcare professionals say one of the worst aspects of working a holiday is missing family events. Diane Speranza, RN, a certified ...
    Published over 4 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 about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Tips to Make Any Job Less Stressful

    5 Tips to Make Any Job Less Stressful
    Stress is inevitable. But the debilitating strain of chronic work stress is not, even if you're in an inherently stressful profession. In fact, learning to manage your stress is likely to improve your career, according to career coach Julie Jansen, the author of "You Want Me to Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life--No Matter ...
    Published about 3 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 2 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Inspiring Movie Scenes to Pump You Up

    Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” These famous movie scenes make us want to dive into that cake with the gusto of a child on her first birthday. For one reason or another, they all inspire us to get up, get out, or get down. 1. Easy Rider 6. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    5 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2009

    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2009
    A new year, a new president, new financial pressures -- 2009 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity, uncertainty, optimism and change. However change doesn’t only have to be negative. Change can be very positive, and balancing work and personal life is key to positive attitude and your happiness. Keeping an open mind and an optimistic heart will go ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Technology: Friend or Foe in Work/Life Balance?

    Technology: Friend or Foe in Work/Life Balance?
    Technology has given us many conveniences in this modern era. With our Blackberry, laptop, cell phone, and pager, we are better connected to information and people than ever before. Our staff, colleagues, family and long lost friends can reach us instantly and we are never more than a heartbeat away from the information we need. The Internet gives us 24/7 access ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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