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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    NursingLink's Top 10 Holiday Movies of All Time

    10. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer This classic 1964 television special featuring Rudolph and his misfit buddies set the standard for stop-motion animation for an entire generation. Burl Ives narrates as Sam the Snowman, telling and singing the story of a rejected reindeer who overcomes prejudice and saves Christmas one particularly blustery year. With many unforgettable characters, this film is just ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Featured Authors

    [photo:38098] Donna Cardillo, RN Donna Cardillo, RN has been referred to as the ‘guru’ of career development for nurses. Donna is a professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and coach. Her accomplished career combines over 20 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing. *Donna's ...
    Published over 6 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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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Tired of staring at the white walls of your hospital? Going crazy eating cafeteria food? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of those scrubs and away from the dreariness of charting and rounds. Worried your workload will keep you from some summer ...
    Published about 4 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers

    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers
    As a career coach and organizational-development consultant working with many new parents, I hear the stories everyday from passionate, driven professionals: from a woman who can’t take a day off to be with her kids without the blackberry constantly buzzing; or from working mothers who hide on the floor of their offices, backs against the door, when it is time to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 6 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Thanksgiving: Cut Costs, Not Flavor

    Thanksgiving: Cut Costs, Not Flavor
    The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about money, too. If you're a little tight on cash this season (or just want to save a few bucks!) we've researched the top ways to get the most out of your Thanksgiving feast. Just because you're saving money doesn't mean that you're losing flavor. In DIY Turkey's case, you're actually adding your own ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Ways Hollywood Goofs Up Medicine

    7 Ways Hollywood Goofs Up Medicine
    ‘As seen on TV’ does not apply to the real world of medicine, nursing and health care in general. I for one fell victim to this urban legend until I entered the world of nursing and became entrenched in the ‘real’ world of health care. We’ve all seen the TV shows. Everything from the ground breaking ER, Third Watch, House, Grey’s ...
    Published about 4 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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    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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Gifts Nurses Actually Want for Christmas

    5 Gifts Nurses Actually Want for Christmas
    It’s that time again – food, family feuds, festivities, and fussing over what to get everyone you know. No wonder we’re a little stressed out! NursingLink can’t help you get along with your brother-in-law, but we can give you tips on what to buy for the nurses in your life. And forget cutesy angel trinkets or mugs donned with nursing catch-phrases. ...
    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 almost 4 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 about 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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    Friends Vs. "Nursing Friends"

    Friends Vs. "Nursing Friends"
    When I started the nursing program I had a lot of expectations. I expected to be immersed in the nursing world (did that!). I expected to be studying all the time (yup, I do that too!). I expected it to be a challenge, but knew that it would be worth it (yes again – I love it!). What I did not ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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