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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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    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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    The Relationship Between War Veterans and Nurses

    The Relationship Between War Veterans and Nurses
    A new study led by University of Michigan researchers concludes that nurses are an important part of the survival and recovery of wounded veterans. The same study showed that most vets prefer care by military, rather than civilian nurses, because military nurses better understand the unique challenges of the military life. Military nurses may also be more aware of the realities ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Technology: Friend or Foe in Work/Life Balance?

    Technology: Friend or Foe in Work/Life Balance?
    Technology has given us many conveniences in this modern era. With our Blackberry, laptop, cell phone, and pager, we are better connected to information and people than ever before. Our staff, colleagues, family and long lost friends can reach us instantly and we are never more than a heartbeat away from the information we need. The Internet gives us 24/7 access ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Reasons Why it's Better to Be a Man

    1. Men are bigger and stronger I know, because I’ve lost arm-wrestling matches to even the puniest ones. The reason for the variance in size? Natural selection. You see, men had to compete with one another for female mates, which weeded out the weaker ones. The result? A man will rarely have to struggle with opening a jar, lifting furniture or ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due date. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?

    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?
    If the role of a nurse is to teach patients and the public about healthy lifestyles, is it possible for an overweight or obese nurse to be an effective nurse? We know all too well that many of the chronic health issues seen today in the United States, including type 2 diabetes and hypertension, are related to diet and lifestyle. We’re ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    10 Reasons Why it's Better to Be a Woman

    1. In this recession, you are more likely to keep your job. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now, but it is disproportionately affecting us men. In February 2008 the unemployment rate for men and women who had gone to college but did not graduate was the same: 4.1 percent. Today it's 8.9 percent for men but only ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    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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