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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +54
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Inspirational Quotes Every Nurse Should Read

    "Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon." - Dag Hammarskjold Continue to Next Quote Submitted by nurseaisha [page] "The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest." - William Osler Continue to Next Quote Submitted by BlueGrassNurse [page] ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 health care services and IT provider, has increased its at-home ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier for Your Morning Shift

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

    [photo:123611] Hospitals can be crazy places. From ambulances rushing in patients and nurses shouting vitals to security having to deal with frantic family members, you may blink and find you miss an important moment. But for many health care professionals, hospitals are their second home. With all the different departments and types of health care workers in hospitals, it’s not ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?

    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?
    No one ever said nursing was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a night shift in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the opposite! Extensive research on the subject of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    8 Rules for Happy Hour

    8 Rules for Happy Hour
    At the end of a hellish shift, it can be fun to go out and have a few drinks with your favorite nursing friends. But drinking with your colleagues isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your hospital may be, your actions always reflect on your professional nursing persona. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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