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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper

    10 Ways to Control Your Fiery Temper
    I’ll be the first to admit that when I’m behind the wheel of my car, I become a terrible person—a cursing, mad-dogging, dangerous-driving version of myself. The same is true of my public-transportation persona—my evil twin (or, alternately, my inner crybaby) always rears her ugly head when she’s forced to endure train delays or body-to-body buses, and then she spends the ...
    Published over 3 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Banned Books Worth Reading

    10 Banned Books Worth Reading
    When I was a kid, my nose was usually buried deep in a book, but I didn’t feel profoundly affected by literature until I read The Catcher in the Rye. This novel and its infamously sharp and sullen narrator spoke to my pre-pubescent heart in ways my previous favorite, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, couldn’t. Sadly, some people never had ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    12 Small Steps to Happiness

    12 Small Steps to Happiness
    As a caregiver you must find a sustainable way to make yourself a priority. Although it may feel counterintuitive at times, making yourself a priority will better allow you to avoid burnout by exercising choices about your own wellness. A quick way I’ve found that really resonates with nurses is the Wellness Inventory, a series of statements in 12 areas of ...
    Published over 3 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide

    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide
    It’s the middle of December, and you find yourself with a gift-giving list full of friends and family members who already have everything. You’re dreading the gift search because you can never find the right thing—the perfect combination of unique, personal, and thoughtful for each individual. You always wish you were crafty and had the time, skill, and creativity to make ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

    4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending
    Overspending is easy to do. Everyone falls for it every now and again because sometimes you just feel the need to spend. However, there may be things that trigger our overspending even when we know that we are on a budget and cannot really afford to spend money. 1) Stress – Work, family, friends, sickness, money…all these things (and many more) ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at the Hospital

    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at the Hospital
    This holiday season, you’ll shine brighter than the White House Christmas tree if you forgo the temptation to slack off too much at the hospital and decide instead to accomplish a thing or two (really, it’s possible!). Read on for tips on being productive during the holidays: 1. Spread Good Tidings It’s the perfect time of year to get noticed by ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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