melissa.mills1117's Nursing Blog

melissa.mills1117, BSN 10,143 Views

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

Understanding Health Disparities: A Case Study of Jane and June

When you meet a new patient, do you consider all the things that affect their health choices and overall health status? Of course, there are those things like race, sex, and age that the patient has...

9 Tips for Communicating Under Pressure

Nurses understand stress. Sometimes you can feel it in the air as you walk on to the unit. For nurse leaders, it may hit you like a ton of bricks as you open the door to a meeting room. Once the...

Man's Best Friend: The Benefits of Pet Therapy

For many of us, we come home from a long day of work to the pitter patter, tail-wagging love of a pet. According to the Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy, the strength of the human-animal...

Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Case Study

Post-Concussion Syndrome is difficult to recognize. Would you know the symptoms? Let's meet Mr. Jones and learn about his symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. Case Study: Mr. Jones is a school...

Behavioral Interviews Explained: Tips and Tricks

You worked hard on your resume and applied for jobs that spoke to who you are as a nurse. You received a call and landed an interview. Now what? How do you prepare? What type of questions will they...

Understanding Pain Assessment Tools

Let's talk about pain assessments. Knowing how to assess pain is the first step in effectively treating it. Pain assessments are at the core of good nursing care. All hospitals and other nursing...

My Boss Hates Me and Other Workplace Conundrums

Do a google search for any myriad of statements related to nurses, their bosses, coworkers, and conflict and you will be bombarded with stories. These stories are your stories. It may be a nurse...

4 Times You Should Hire a Career Coach

Whether you are a new grad or a tenured nurse, finding the perfect job to advance your career takes work. You will have to search online, tap into your network, and apply to many opportunities to...

10 Ways Nurse Leaders Can Make Work Enjoyable for Staff

Being a nurse leader is stressful. You lead a team of nurses who have hard jobs. They deal with death and sadness on the daily. Oh, and let's not even start the discussion about staffing issues. ...

Keeping the Peace: 6 Tips for Conflict Resolution in Nursing

You walk on the unit and can cut the tension with a knife. Everyone looks stressed. You ask how the day was to be told of multiple admissions, an unexpected death, and bedside procedures that...

10 Tips For Writing A Great New Grad Resume

You finished nursing school and passed the NCLEX. You are ready to land that first job. You sit down in front of the computer to hash out your resume.........crickets! You freeze. Do really have any...

Get Linked: 6 Reasons Nurses Need a LinkedIn Profile

It seems everyone is on social media these days. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are just a few of the many social media platforms out there. Almost everyone uses these for social...

Beyond the Bedside: 10 Nurse Opportunities Outside of the Hospital

For most nurses, landing your first hospital job right out of school is one of the high points in your career. As you become more skilled, you may move around to try new specialties and find your...

8 Ways to Prepare for an Interview for the Mid-Career Nurse

Midlife and Mid-career can be an exciting time for nurses. You know your skills, values, and worth. You have experience that goes beyond the bedside and you are ready to use it for a new employer. ...

Be Healthy: 10 Self-Care Tips and Tricks for Nurses

You just finished your third 12-hour shift in a row. As you sit down at home, prop up your feet and begin to relax, your mind wanders to all the pain and sorrow you witnessed over the past 3 days....


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