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melissa.mills1117, BSN 11,327 Views

Joined: Feb 8, '17; Posts: 130 (62% Liked) ; Likes: 347
Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing

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

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

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

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

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...

Nursing Across the Generations

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

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

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

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...


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