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LIES About LPN's and LVN's

LIES About LPN's and LVN's

I am a nurse who started out in this profession with little knowledge about how complex nursing is, despite all that I have learned in nursing school. There is so much to learn about nursing that scho…

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Nurses
Is It Possible to Never Make an Error? The Perfect Nurse Fallacy

Is It Possible to Never Make an Error? The Perfect Nurse Fallacy

Is it possible to get through an entire nursing career without making a mistake? If nurses are well-trained and careful, can we prevent patient harm? What does it take to get through a hectic nursing …

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Welcome Home!!!! - Home Sweet Home

Welcome Home!!!! - Home Sweet Home

The wait is over. The door is open wide. Grab a comfortable chair, a cup of coffee (or whatever you like), some snacks, come in and plan to stay awhile. We appreciate your patience.

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Nurses
Healthy Work Environment - Interview with Dr. Beth Ulrich

Healthy Work Environment - Interview with Dr. Beth Ulrich

NTI 2018 was an exciting time as allnurses.com secured interviews with some very interesting and deserving award recipients. Dr. Beth Ulrich shared with us some insights from AACN's Healthy Work Stan…

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Nurses
8 Best Apps for Patient Self-Care

8 Best Apps for Patient Self-Care

Many mobile phone users download health apps to assist with personal health goals. Nurses could use this to their advantage when helping patients with self-care topics. Here are a few of the best heal…

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Nurses
Nurse Leaders: Is Promoting From Within a Disservice?

Nurse Leaders: Is Promoting From Within a Disservice?

Nursing provides limitless opportunities. You can find a specialty or decide to climb the ladder and go into leadership. When nurses are promoted from within and then given little or no training, it c…

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Nurse Beth
Ageism in Nursing

Ageism in Nursing

We are so accustomed to ageism in our society that it's not always recognized for what it is- prejudice and discrimination.

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Nurses
Recognizing the Red Flags of Sex Trafficking

Recognizing the Red Flags of Sex Trafficking

Unfortunately, human trafficking has been in the news far too many times. Human Trafficking is an umbrella term that includes sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude. Victims of sex tra…

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Nurses
Are Patients Cared for Equally?  Challenges of the VIP Patient

Are Patients Cared for Equally? Challenges of the VIP Patient

Do you feel defensive, resentful and uneasy when told you will be caring for a “very important patient (VIP)”? Have you been caught off guard when asked to treat a VIP differently from your other pati…

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Stress 101
How to Create a Meaningful and Healthy Holiday

How to Create a Meaningful and Healthy Holiday

Its that time again when you are not only busy with work, but you also have the busyness of the holidays added on. Do you feel OVERLOAD and OVERWHELM taking over? I have been busily presenting program…

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Critical
Successful ICU Orientation: Interview with Maureen Bishop, MSN, CNS

Successful ICU Orientation: Interview with Maureen Bishop, MSN, CNS

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) orientation is the cornerstone of success for nurses working in the ICU. Mary Watts, BSN, RN, allnurses.com Community Director recently had the opportunity to interview Maure…

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Nurses
The Value of Joy: Why Feeling Good is Good for You

The Value of Joy: Why Feeling Good is Good for You

I was honored to be asked to speak on the value of joy at the pinning ceremony at which I recently received my doctorate in nursing. I discovered research about how positive emotions contribute to res…

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Nurses
What are you doing?

What are you doing?

How can we change nurse culture into a positive, supportive one and create happy nurses?

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Nurses
Got Stress? Eat These Foods to Lower Your Stress Levels

Got Stress? Eat These Foods to Lower Your Stress Levels

As a nurse, you understand the impact stress can have on your mental and physical health. You probably practice meditation, yoga, or other activities that can lessen your stress levels. But, have you …

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Nurses
Are We Too PC?

Are We Too PC?

Have we become a nation of slugs, so offended by a simple old-time Christmas song that we want to ban it from the radio? Where does this leave us in real life?

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Nurses
Renewal and  Refreshment by Giving More

Renewal and Refreshment by Giving More

The author shares that the secret to renewal and refreshment during this Holiday Season may be giving more!

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