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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +54
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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: +8
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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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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    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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    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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    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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 2 years ago | Rate This
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