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Melissa Mills, BSN 17,366 Views

Joined: Feb 8, '17; Posts: 214 (71% Liked) ; Likes: 706
Freelance Writer, Nurse Case Manager, Professor; from OH , US

Psst....Let's Talk About Gossip in the Nurses' Station

It is flu season. Turn on any news station and you will hear statistics about how this year's flu has spread faster than anything. But, there is one thing I can think of that spreads faster than flu...

My Body Is Not My Resume: Exploring Nursing Dress Codes

Let's talk dress code. I am certain that everyone has an opinion on this topic. We can discuss nursing whites versus colors or clogs versus gym shoes, but that is just too mundane! Let's dig deeper. ...

Work From Home: Utilization Review

Another popular work from home option is to become a utilization review nurse. Utilization review nurses work behind the scenes to control costs while monitoring the quality of patient care. With...

Back to Basics: Spine Health for Nurses

You just finished your third twelve hour shift in a row. As you go to clock out, you hear the charge nurse singing your name and praises. This can only mean only one thing - they need help tomorrow....

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...

My Body Is Not My Resume: Exploring Nurses and Body Shaming

Writing is a conversation generator. Without facts and even opinions that differ from our own, we would not be challenged to think outside of the box and grow. My recent article My Body Is Not My...

9 Communication Tips for Nurses

Communication is an integral part of life. In its simplest form, communication is the act of transferring information from one person to another. In healthcare, a large portion of the responsibility...

Work From Home: Nurse Case Manager

Many nurses have the dream of working from home. But, how? There are several different types of work at home nurse positions. One of the most common work from home nursing positions is a nurse...

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...


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