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Joined Feb 8, '17. melissa.mills1117 is a Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor. She has '19' year(s) of experience. Posts: 65 (55% Liked) Likes: 128

My Body Is Not My Resume: Exploring Nursing Dress Codes

by melissa.mills1117 - 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

by melissa.mills1117 - 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

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 one thing - they need help tomorrow....

Nursing Across the Generations

by melissa.mills1117 - 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

by melissa.mills1117 - 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,...

Burnout: A Burning Flame At Both Ends

by melissa.mills1117 - Nursing is not an easy profession. You are needed by many people at work and then go home to a busy family life. It is easy for the wick to start burning from both ends of our figurative candle. This...

Nursing Across State Lines: Telephonic Case Management and Licensure

by melissa.mills1117 - Modern nursing is sophisticated and flexible. The days of nurses working primarily at the bedside surrounded by physicians and other staff is no longer accurate. Our tech savvy world has provided our...

9 Communication Tips for Nurses

by melissa.mills1117 - 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

by melissa.mills1117 - 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

by melissa.mills1117 - 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

by melissa.mills1117 - 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!...

Mr. G and Baby B: Unforgettable Patients

by melissa.mills1117 - Patients can change the trajectory of our careers and lives. The power of human relationships is undeniable. As a nurse, we go to work with the intent of helping and blessing others with our gifts,...

Follow the Leader: 3 Unique Traits of a Successful Follower

by melissa.mills1117 - In today's world of Kardashian's and Beyonce's we are all looking for someone to follow. Yet, when you ask nurses to be followers at work, you will likely not have a long line of eager individuals...

Stepping Back To Move Forward

by melissa.mills1117 - Sometimes in life, taking a step back provides breathing room, which breeds clarity. This clarity can illuminate the path to achieving dreams. Stepping back can be a great tactic to find clarity in...


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