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Melissa Mills, BSN 17,369 Views

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Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

Class of 1998: A Journey Through Two Decades of Nursing

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! If you graduated in 1998 or the few years before or after, you have likely started to...

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap in Nursing

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! While the number of men in nursing remains low, we have seen growth in recent years....

7 Networking Survival Tips for the Introverted Nurse

It seems many people label themselves an introvert these days. Some even use terms like, "extroverted-introvert" to further specify the type and kind of social interaction they enjoy. But, regardless...

30 Safety Tips for the Home Care Nurse

Home care nurses have a unique and rewarding job. You provide skilled care where the patient lives. You get to experience their everyday life and impact their overall health and well-being. But,...

Tips for Finding Evidenced-Based Sources in Nursing

Do you cringe at the idea of having to look for "evidenced-based research" for assignments or work? The term itself can be confusing and finding it can be down-right hard. If the thought of...

12 Healthy Workplace Habits for the Busy Nurse

Being healthy at work takes intention. Nurses in the hospital do not always get the luxury of having a 30-minute lunch away from the commotion of the floor. If you work in an office, it's likely...

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...

Myth or Truth: The Story Behind the Nursing Shortage

This article is featured in the July 2018 edition of our allnurses Magazine...Download allnurses Magazine Now! History of the shortage In March 2000, the National Sample Survey of Registered...

6 Easy Ways to Increase the Quality of Life of Your Senior Home Care Patients

You have been visiting Mrs. Smith for two home care certification periods. Over the last few weeks, you've noticed that she doesn't seem to be talking as much, eating regularly, or even going outside...

Simple Ways to Turn Career Failures Into Something Useful

Are you not sure nursing is for you? Have you made a recent job change only to find that the new company is worse than the last? Or, maybe you made your first med error at work, and you are dreading...

National Safety Month Tips: No 1 Gets Hurt

Do you ever consider the possibility of being hurt at work? We often take for granted that we are safe and sound as we do our job. But, the national numbers for workplace injuries are staggering. ...

6 Things Your Professor Wishes You Knew

I've recently started teaching again. As a professor in the Masters of Healthcare Administration Program at the University of Cincinnati, I come in contact with students in many different parts of...

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...


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