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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Double Standard for Nurses?

    Double Standard for Nurses?
    Let's face it ladies. The fight’s not fair in the hospital. We may be picking away at the salary gap but we still only earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And despite filling more seats at nursing school, fewer than 3 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. So how does bias run rampant ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Loss

    7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After a Loss
    Entering the holiday season after a loss or change in family dynamics can be an emotional adjustment or filled with obstacles to allow celebration. Often taking the first step is difficult. You find it difficult to decorate the tree, or even shop for other loved ones. You may feel hesitance or some guilt for being able to experience the holiday seasons ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Happy Nurse’s Week!

    Happy Nurse’s Week!
    Happy Nurse’s week to all my fellow nurses out there! This is the week to celebrate our growth, accomplishments and the impact we have made on the health of the entire nation. One thing that has bugged me about his week is how nurses have been kind of lost in the shuffle of the whole thing and it is now about ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Cures for Busy Nurses

    4 Cures for Busy Nurses
    If you’re like most nurses, there are never enough hours in a day. You’re constantly juggling your career, spouse, kids, friends, your entrepreneur opportunities and volunteer work. If the Moms of the 50′s, Mrs. Cleaver for instance, could see all the technology we have now, she’s wonder why we aren’t relaxing 10 hours a day! But many of us have a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 4 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 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Working Off the Shift

    Working Off the Shift
    Corporate America for the most part designates Monday through Friday from the hours of 8 to 5 as the normal work week. How is that different in the world of nursing? Well, for nursing managers and administration - it’s not. But the nursing world uses 8 hour and 12 hour shifts spread over 24 hours/7 days per week. Technically, a nurse ...
    Published over 3 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses

    Top 10 Sleep Tips for Nurses
    It’s a simple prescription really: You get up, go about your day or shift, go home, wind down and then go to sleep; repeat daily. But if you’re one of the nearly 10 percent of Americans who report having chronic insomnia or one of more than 25 percent who have occasional trouble sleeping, getting that shut-eye is anything but easy. These ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Quick Mantras for Nurses

    5 Quick Mantras for Nurses
    When was the last time you took inventory of your recurring thoughts? Studies have shown that freeing your mind of negativity is one immediate way of reducing stress that can have lasting effects on your health and mental well-being. Whether it’s the first thing that flashes across your mind in the morning or those troubling “what ifs” that crop up during ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    12 Small Steps to Happiness

    12 Small Steps to Happiness
    As a caregiver you must find a sustainable way to make yourself a priority. Although it may feel counterintuitive at times, making yourself a priority will better allow you to avoid burnout by exercising choices about your own wellness. A quick way I’ve found that really resonates with nurses is the Wellness Inventory, a series of statements in 12 areas of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 4 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence

    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence
    We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas, and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be, and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages. Think of all you see ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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