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melissa.mills1117, BSN 10,161 Views

Joined: Feb 8, '17; Posts: 122 (62% Liked) ; Likes: 302
Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

12 Ways to Keep Remote Nurses Engaged

When you became a nurse manager you likely thought that you would always be face to face with your staff. The emergence of managed care has changed the face of healthcare and nursing. Today, many...

10 Productivity Busting Tips for Nurse Case Managers

Nurse case managers produce results. They manage a caseload of patients with unique healthcare needs. The nurse case manager must be uniquely attuned to patient needs, even between visits. Most...

Psst....Let's Talk About Gossip in the Nurses' Station

It is flu season. Turn on any news station and you will hear statistics about how this year's flu has spread faster than anything. But, there is one thing I can think of that spreads faster than flu...

My Body Is Not My Resume: Exploring Nursing Dress Codes

Let's talk dress code. I am certain that everyone has an opinion on this topic. We can discuss nursing whites versus colors or clogs versus gym shoes, but that is just too mundane! Let's dig deeper. ...

Work From Home: Utilization Review

Another popular work from home option is to become a utilization review nurse. Utilization review nurses work behind the scenes to control costs while monitoring the quality of patient care. With...

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

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 one thing - they need help tomorrow....

Nursing Across the Generations

If you read most any blog about how to work with others and you will likely learn about generations. But, have you ever thought about what motivates each generation and how we can use that at the...

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money is not just a phrase for Jerry McGuire! This is a phrase that nurses should get comfortable saying. Now, maybe we should not yell it at our boss in true Cuba Gooding Jr. fashion,...

10 Best Practices for Telephonic Nurse Case Managers

Best Practices are procedures shown by research and experience to produce optimal results. These established standards are suitable for widespread adoption. Case management practices can vary from...

10 Tips for Resume Readiness

Nurses should have their resume in working order at all times. Whether you are actively looking for a new opportunity or just warding off bad job mojo, it is important to stay on top of changes on...

My Body Is Not My Resume: Exploring Nurses and Body Shaming

Writing is a conversation generator. Without facts and even opinions that differ from our own, we would not be challenged to think outside of the box and grow. My recent article My Body Is Not My...

9 Communication Tips for Nurses

Communication is an integral part of life. In its simplest form, communication is the act of transferring information from one person to another. In healthcare, a large portion of the responsibility...

Work From Home: Nurse Case Manager

Many nurses have the dream of working from home. But, how? There are several different types of work at home nurse positions. One of the most common work from home nursing positions is a nurse...

5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing

As nurses, we often want to "fix" patient's problems. But, the reality is that when we spoon feed our patient's solutions to their health problems, the likelihood of failure is high. Patients who are...

How to be S.M.A.R.T with Goals

With the new year lurking around the corner, let's talk goals! Now, I am not advocating for new year's resolutions, as these usually fall by the wayside by early late January. I am talking goals!...


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