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    10 Stress-Relief Tips On and Off the Shift

    10 Stress-Relief Tips On and Off the Shift
    How many times have you complained about stress only to have someone make the half-hearted suggestion “Go get a massage.” Not that massages aren’t great, but who has the time? There have to be other options out there for nurses to shake off stress! We asked experts and you, our readers, for some great ideas for beating stress, and your ideas, ...
    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 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The "Nurses are Angels" Myth

    The "Nurses are Angels" Myth
    “Nurses are so special, I just don’t know how you do it!” “Nurses are angels, such special people.” “Nurses are such selfless giving people, never thinking of themselves.” How many times have you heard comments like these? How many of you cringe because either you don’t feel that you’re so special, or you know nurses who are anything but selfless? Or ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Featured Author: Donna Cardillo, RN

    Featured Author: 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. For more information, please visit Donna's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2009

    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2009
    A new year, a new president, new financial pressures -- 2009 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity, uncertainty, optimism and change. However change doesn’t only have to be negative. Change can be very positive, and balancing work and personal life is key to positive attitude and your happiness. Keeping an open mind and an optimistic heart will go ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Nursing Version)

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Nursing Version)
    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and night in the ward I glanced at the names that graced the white board. The charts were all piled on the desk without care In the hopes I’d have time to see what was there. The patients were restless, moving about in their beds While call bells went off, causing pain in my head. Charge ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Laura Wisniewski, RN

    Laura Wisniewski, RN
    Laura Wisniewski RN is an educator, speaker and writer with 25 years of front line nursing experience. Her company, Nursing Voice Communications, provides empowering, solution-oriented presentations on nursing workforce issues. Her articles encourage and challenge nurses to improve healthcare. Visit Laura's website, Nursing Voice. Read Laura Wisniewski's featured articles on Nursing Link: *7 Presentation Tips for Healthcare Professionals* *Reengage Your Passion ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Secrets Behind the 10 Happiest Jobs

    The Secrets Behind the 10 Happiest Jobs
    Now that I’ve graduated from college, non-specific degree in hand (what does one do with a BA in English?), the job hunt has begun. Looking around me, I see so many people who are unhappy with their jobs. Their days resemble a real-life version of Office Space, sans Jennifer Aniston; they sit in traffic, then they sit in a cubicle, then ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Reasons Nurses Deserve an Oscar

    10 Reasons Nurses Deserve an Oscar
    With the Oscars just around the corner, where the members of the entertainment world gather to pat each other on the back, it makes one wonder why nurses don’t have their very own Oscars. After all, many of these awards are handed out to actors who imitate what we do in real life. In the spirit of recognizing the amazing talents ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Love Notes to Nursing

    Love Notes to Nursing
    Heading to work day in and day out can oftentimes lead to a rollercoaster in the morale department. Although I love my job, the night before a shift just the thought of having to get up and spend 13 hours of the next day cooped up in a hospital sounds less than appealing. I think nurses can easily get lost in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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