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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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    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 almost 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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 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 almost 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 over 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 over 3 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 over 3 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 over 3 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 over 3 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 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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    5 Movies Featuring Nurses

    5 Movies Featuring Nurses
    Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just a reminder of why you love being a nurse, below you will find our top five favorite cinematic portrayals of nurses. No Nurse Ratched here! All the movies we recommend show nurses as they really are: caring, compassionate and very involved in their patients’ lives. 1. Wit Vivian (Emma Thompson), a sharp-witted English literature ...
    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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    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 3 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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    You Are Not "Just a Nurse"

    You Are Not "Just a Nurse"
    I recently viewed a terrific video interview on Nursing Ideas TV with Suzanne Gordon who has authored several terrific books for nurses such as Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care. Gordon was passionately discussing the subject of what nurses really do and how nurses tend to trivialize their ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Popular Nursing Collectibles

    Dolls, wine bottles, postcards…what do these items have in common? They're all collectibles and valuable to someone. If an object comes in more than one size or one style, there's a sure bet that someone collects them. This includes nursing paraphernalia. While you may not be into collecting iron lungs, here are some nursing contraptions that have found their way ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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