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4 Reasons Ghosting an Employer is a Bad Idea

4 Reasons Ghosting an Employer is a Bad Idea

Ghosting is a term usually used in online dating to describe "standing up" a date or connection. However, it's been used in the job market when employees disappear from the application process, interv…

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Nurses
You Misspelled "Domestic Violence"

You Misspelled "Domestic Violence"

Domestic Abuse is not "fighting" or "arguing". Minimizing it or justifying it doesn't help anyone except the abuser. Let's call it what it is.

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Nurses
Nursing Career Adventures

Nursing Career Adventures

Nursing continues to evolve and change. We all remember to some extent the way it was “when I graduated from nursing school.” Change occurs at different rates and for different reasons. Allnurses.com …

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Nurses
Understanding the Power of Nursing Specialty Certifications

Understanding the Power of Nursing Specialty Certifications

Healthcare faces many challenges, such as cybersecurity and payment models. However, nurses are likely to ponder on problems of patient care and experience and come up with strategies to improve both.…

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Nurse Beth
The Evolution of Nursing Education - Is Today’s Education Preparing Nurses for Tomorrow’s Growing Health Challenges?

The Evolution of Nursing Education - Is Today’s Education Preparing Nurses for Tomorrow’s Growing Health Challenges?

Since nursing education and training began 150 years ago, it has undergone many changes with debate over the best way to prepare nurses. It will be interesting to see where the next 150 or even just 5…

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Nurse Beth
How Often Do Nursing Managers Ask Clinical and Medication Questions During Interviews?

How Often Do Nursing Managers Ask Clinical and Medication Questions During Interviews?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a Cardiothoracic Surgery Stepdown Nurse for almost 2 years now. My hospital is currently restructuring and eliminating the Stepdown phase of care. Because of this chang…

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Nurse Attorney
The Dilemma of Multiple Licenses

The Dilemma of Multiple Licenses

Dear Lorie: I have a license in Indiana for which I have received a reprimand. I just got a complaint filed in Ohio where I also have a license. Can Ohio also take action against my license?

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Nurses
Current Issues in the Nursing Profession and Resolutions for Future Change

Current Issues in the Nursing Profession and Resolutions for Future Change

The demand for qualified nurses is expected to continue to grow. The shift toward value-based patient care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires a larger, more diverse, highly educated nursing wo…

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Gonna Quit: When Nursing Is Rough...

Gonna Quit: When Nursing Is Rough...

The author presents some of the current issues in today's nursing profession including nurse/patient ratio, living wages, bureaucracy, positive mentoring, and discusses possible ways to address them.

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Nurses
Are Nurses Oppressed?

Are Nurses Oppressed?

Nurses have a rewarding profession, but face many challenges in their work. Could oppression be one of them, and what are the solutions?

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Nurses
20 Re-Boots for the New Year

20 Re-Boots for the New Year

It’s that time of year to re-evaluate your life.  Yes, most of us have declared New Year Resolutions, but often they fail.  Right? Let’s go below the surface of what is going on for you so you can unc…

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Nurses
Nursing as a Profession: Changes through the Years

Nursing as a Profession: Changes through the Years

In this article, the author interviews Rosalee Sites, a nurse who has been part of the changing landscape of nursing over the years.

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Nurses
Nursing Uniforms: From Skirts to Scrubs and Beyond

Nursing Uniforms: From Skirts to Scrubs and Beyond

Nursing uniforms have changed drastically over the years. Learn about the traditional whites, scrubs, caps, and everything in between.

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Ob/Gyn
Why Breastfeeding Is Good For Mothers

Why Breastfeeding Is Good For Mothers

We all know the advantages of breastfeeding for newborns but what are the emotional benefits to mothers? This article tells the story of one mother who despite significant challenges, managed to have …

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Nurses
Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

We all have had bad managers and good managers, but there is a phenomena regarding the bad ones. How do they get into management? How are they able to keep their jobs? Is it because upper management…

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Nurses
Hot August Night

Hot August Night

Picture this: It's a hot summer Saturday night in Anytown, USA. The moon is full, and the Med/Surg unit is filling up. Here's a look at what happens when the combination of heat, alcohol, and human st…

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