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Hate The Habit - Not the Person

Nursing exposes us to many types of people. We can become jaded quickly against patient types we... Read More

The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

Many hospitals are moving towards creating mandatory influenza vaccination policies as a condition... Read More

Tender Touch - Its Long-Lasting Effects

This is the story of a hospice nurses' encounter with a special family and how a tender touch can... Read More

Beat Stress Now! Three Tips To Use Today

Stress at work is a given. And with changes in healthcare worldwide and diminishing resources for... Read More

Traveling RN Wants to Get BSN While On the Road

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a travel nurse and would like to continue to travel for the next 5 or so... Read More

5 Ways Night Shifters Can Sleep Better Now!

Sleeping during the day can be very challenging for some nurses. This article is filled with tips... Read More

10 Tips for Staying out of the Nursing Office Hot Seat

No one likes that feeling in the pit in their stomach when they are told the manager is looking for... Read More

Prepping for NCLEX - Don't let your anxiety kill you!

by RNsRWe

How you mentally prepare for the NCLEX will in large part determine how well you do: are you going... Read More

How do I get that first elusive acute care job?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am a recent BSN grad/second career RN, looking for that elusive first acute... Read More

Keys to success for nursing students with disabilities

Nursing school can be a challenge for many nursing students and even more challenging if you have a... Read More

Captain Corelli's Mandolin: A Book and Dream

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a great read that I recommend to all who love heart- warming,... Read More

Ebola Update: Highly Effective Ebola Vaccine Developed

Ebola is back in the headlines again, but this time there is good news. Ebola is the deadly... Read More

I began nursing at 10 years old

I want to take this opportunity to tell the world why I am going to nursing school. Maybe no one will see this. That's okay, it needs saying... Read More

8 Nursing Tips When Caring For Geriatric Patients In The ER

Geriatric nursing presents a unique set of difficulties and situations for the ER nurse. In this article, learn some tips to help you navigate these... Read More

Criminal Infraction? Writing a Letter of Explanation to the BON

Ashley is sick with worry. She has made it through nursing school and applied to the BON for testing privileges. Her application was denied... Read More

Nurse Practitioner Restrictions

This article discusses limitations on Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice. Unfortunately, Nurse Practitioners in some states are unable to... Read More

Skilled Connections...the Heart of Nursing

While new nursing students often are very focused on their hands-on nursing skills, they don’t always realize that some of the most important skills... Read More

Fur Ball Therapy: Nurses Need it Too

Two words: animal therapy. Enough said. These wonderful bundles of joy come into our workplaces in their volunteer vests and bring warmth in the form... Read More

9 Tips For Surviving Nurse Practioner School

With only one semester left in NP school, I thought it would be fitting to share some of the lessons that I learned as an NP student. The school is... Read More

Anyone who says she doesn't is lying

Like most students, I thought the 5 Rights of Medication Administration were a little… bogus. I wasn’t a kid; surely I could be depended on to have... Read More

I was bullied out of my job

Dear Nurse Beth, I had the unfortunate experience of being bullied out of a job, and now am considered "un-hirable" by this company which happens... Read More

How do you lose your license??

Dear Nurse Beth, Working in a Sub Acute/LTC facility as a manager I hear "I don't want to lose my license" a lot from floor nurses. This is said... Read More

Taboo - 10 Things Nurses Should NEVER Say!

Nurses are a strange bunch with superstitions - whether we want to admit it or not. For some of the smartest people on the planet (more so than... Read More

Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

Does hearing loss automatically mean you can’t become a nurse? Or, end a career in nursing? The answer is often “No”. Read on to learn more about... Read More


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