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Melissa Mills, BSN 17,570 Views

Joined: Feb 8, '17; Posts: 218 (71% Liked) ; Likes: 718
Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

Renee Thompson and the Healthy Workforce Institute - The Many Faces of Nursing

This article is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! Think of a nurse who has a career that you wish you could have. You know, that one...

8 Tips for Tough Conversations with Patients

Informing patients of abnormal assessment findings or lab values can be hard. On the one hand, you want to be honest and forthcoming, yet, you don't want to cause unnecessary stress or alarm for the...

Nurse Suicide is Real: 3 Ways to Help

"The Power of Connection," is the theme of the National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from September 9th -15th. Many organizations and professionals are working diligently this week to ensure...

5 Reasons Nurses Get Fired and How to Avoid Them

"You're Fired!" Those words might make you queasy at the thought of hearing them directed at you. Many nurses get fired every day for reasons that range from legitimate to downright ridiculous. And...

Finding Purpose in Volunteering and Heritage: Meet Elaine Alston

According to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, at least half of the world's population lacks access to essential health services. As more people than ever are facing...

3 Reasons Why Nursing Schools are Turning Away Candidates During a Nursing Shortage

Over 56,000 qualified nursing school applicants were turned away in 2017. You read that right - 56,000. This is happening while hospitals and clinics continue to report a nursing shortage. According...

Physically Taxing: Historic Nursing Gender-Discrimination Suit Settled

Women have been fighting for gender equality for decades. These battles have taken the form of the right to vote, the right to control their bodies, and the right to equal pay and opportunity in the...

Redirected, Not Rejected: Lessons Learned When the Answer is No

It doesn't matter what kind of person you are - rejection after a job interview hurts. And, it is okay to withdraw a bit and take your time to recover. But, as the old adage goes - you must get...

5 Things Your Home Care Quality Assurance Nurse Wants You to Know

If you're a home care nurse, there's a good chance that your agency has quality assurance nurses (QA). They might be in-house, or they may work for another company. No matter where or how these...

Too Many Hours: The Dangers of Long Shifts on Your Health and How to Avoid Them

You wake up to get ready for your 5th, 12-hour shift this week. As you open your eyes, you realize that your head is pounding, your stomach churns, and you feel feverish. Ugh - you're sick, but why?...

Employers Gone Bad: 10 Ways to Survive

Hospitals and those who run them being fined or charged for unethical, immoral, or even illegal activities, seems to be a common occurrence these days. But, if this happens to your workplace, what...

7 Writing Tips for Nursing Students

Nursing school is full of dosage calculations, clinicals, and writing assignments. You were probably prepared for the first two, but writing might not be your strong suit. If your palms get sweaty...

Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

Men in nursing - it's a simple phrase that can bring many emotions to the surface for nurses of both genders. You might feel that we need more men to level out the amount of estrogen on units across...

Staffing Ratios in the ED

You enter the emergency department (ED) right at shift change. But, tonight's different - instead of going to work - you signed in as the patient. As you register, you hear one of the nurses...

How to Support the Next Nursing Generation: The Z's

You've finally figured out what makes your millennial co-workers tick. Time for a breather? Not a chance! Right on the coattails of the millennials is the next generation - the Zees. Generation Z...


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