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Nursing Job Change: Jump Ship or Sit Tight? 5 Things to Consider

Nursing Job Change: Jump Ship or Sit Tight? 5 Things to Consider

by jeastridge - As we walked around the track together, my friend shared some of her nursing job frustrations with me. She had been in her current position for a little over 2... Read More →

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Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

by melissa.mills1117 - You just finished your third twelve hour shift in a row. As you go to clock out, you hear the charge nurse singing your name and praises. This can only mean only... Read More →

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New Journey towards Nursing 2019

New Journey towards Nursing 2019

by Destined4Nursing 2019 - This is my very first blog by the way. :wavey: So please bear with me. I just decided to share my story/journey. I will continuously blog as I am going through my... Read More →

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Ask These Three Questions During Rounds to Improve Patient Experience

Ask These Three Questions During Rounds to Improve Patient Experience

by ErinShipley - "When I round on my patients, they tell me great things about their nurses and say how happy they are with their care, but the surveys tell a different story. Why?"... Read More →

No call no show, and feeling terrible about it!

No call no show, and feeling terrible about it!

by omha - As a background; I have been a CNA since 2012 and worked in both skilled nursing and hospital environment. When I worked in the hospital I was a float CNA, floating... Read More →

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What they don't teach you in nsg school

What they don't teach you in nsg school

by littlelight07 - Great interpersonal skills - It all starts with attitude, but it doesn't end there. You will need wisdom. Intellect will only get you so far. We all know some... Read More →

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Are You a "Fixer" Nurse? 5 Things to Consider

Are You a "Fixer" Nurse? 5 Things to Consider

by jeastridge - A friend approached me about caring for her elderly, increasingly disabled, parent. She told me about how her mom had become forgetful, slightly confused, and had a... Read More →

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10 tips for nurses to achieve a healthy lifestyle

10 tips for nurses to achieve a healthy lifestyle

by mooreea8 - As nurses we are really good at taking care of others and educating patients on healthy lifestyles, but sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Exercise and... Read More →

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The Value of Mentors

The Value of Mentors

by whalloran - I chose the nursing profession a little later in life at age 42, after working for several years in the business world. Of course, it was the best career choice I... Read More →

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5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

5 Tips to Handle Stressful Times as a Nurse

by ElizabethScala1 - We already know that caring for patients comes with a tremendous amount of stress. Nurses are regularly charged to be the calm face in the room with patients,... Read More →

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All Nursing Education IS NOT Equal.

All Nursing Education IS NOT Equal.

by My_NurseConsultant - All nursing education is not equal and a nursing degree is not just a degree. There are different coursework and experiences that go into each nursing degree. But... Read More →

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Mandatory Staffing is a Cop Out

Mandatory Staffing is a Cop Out

by My_NurseConsultant - Mandatory Overtime is a lazy way of making sure that the shifts are adequately staffed. When you mandate staff, you unconsciously say three things about your... Read More →

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Why Do Nurses Quit?

Why Do Nurses Quit?

by Nurse Beth - Jamie looked at the framed group photo on the wall of Cohort 22, the 24 new grad nurses who started a year ago in 2015. They all look so happy and eager. Where are... Read More →

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A Feminist Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

A Feminist Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

by Issaiah1332 - Nonmedical prescription opioid abuse (NPOA) is an ongoing problem in America, with data showing an increase in this phenomenon in every state (Paulozzi & Xi, 2008).... Read More →

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Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions

Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions

by jeastridge - Can We Talk? End of Life Discussions Jan busied herself at the bedside of her patient, a woman she had seen before during a similar admission for COPD. As the... Read More →

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EMDR: Another Tool for Your Mental Health Toolbox

EMDR: Another Tool for Your Mental Health Toolbox

by klsm1968 - In part one of this article, Keep What You Love, Return The Rest: Healing with EMDR, I described Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - a therapy being... Read More →

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Five Nursing Myths… Untruths Disproved

Five Nursing Myths… Untruths Disproved

by ElizabethScala1 - It is hard to believe that is has been two years since the 2015 Miss America scandal. If you are a nurse, you know the one. Daytime television hosts from the show,... Read More →

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