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Melissa Mills BSN

Nurse Case Manager, Professor, Freelance Writer

Hi there! I'm Melissa and I'm a skilled writer, editor, and content manager and I would love to help you with your next project. I specialize in healthcare and women's content

All Things Nursing

    Nurses
    Nursing: The Most Trusted Profession

    Nursing: The Most Trusted Profession

    For the 17th consecutive year, nursing was named the most trusted profession by the annual Gallup poll. While it might be easy for you to understand why your profession is number one year after year,…

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    Headlines
    Nurse Accused of Taking Naked Photos of Nursing Home Patients

    Nurse Accused of Taking Naked Photos of Nursing Home Patients

    How would you feel if a nurse took pictures of your mother, father, or grandparents in various states of undress? Learn about the case against a Pennsylvania nurse for doing just this.

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    Headlines
    Workplace Violence: Is it Just Part of a Nurses Job?

    Workplace Violence: Is it Just Part of a Nurses Job?

    Some Texas nurses are turning to lawmakers for help to create and enforce new rules. Learn what's being done to protect nurses.

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    Headlines
    Staffing and Unions: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak

    Staffing and Unions: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak

    All nurses want safe nurse-to-patient ratios. But, what if it comes in the form of a union? Would you be ready to join the union to have a seat at the table on the critical subjects like staffing or o…

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    Activism
    Should Hospitals Set Workloads for Nurses?

    Should Hospitals Set Workloads for Nurses?

    Some states are taking this power out of the hands of nurses and administrators and creating laws to follow. Discover one nurse's thoughts about Illinois HB 2604.

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    Headlines
    Washington Nurses Celebrate House Bill 1155

    Washington Nurses Celebrate House Bill 1155

    This bill places mandatory meal and rest breaks for nurses and will extend to other healthcare professionals by 2021. Discover what this bill is all about.

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    Nurses
    5 Tips For Using People First Language in Your Daily Practice

    5 Tips For Using People First Language in Your Daily Practice

    How we talk or chart about our patients is just as important as how we speak to them. Using people first language places the person ahead of the diagnosis or disability. Discover five ways to use peop…

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    Nurses
    6 Tips for Working with a Chronic Condition

    6 Tips for Working with a Chronic Condition

    Having a chronic condition is challenging. Working full-time and balancing your life and health can feel downright impossible some days. Discover six ways you can work with a chronic condition and rem…

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    Management
    6 Phrases Every Nurse Manager  Must Learn to Say

    6 Phrases Every Nurse Manager Must Learn to Say

    As a nurse leader, you walk a fine line between upper management and those who report to you. It isn't always a comfortable or easy place to navigate. You might find yourself in some situations that a…

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    Nurses
    Medical Marijuana: Understanding the Six Principles of Essential Knowledge

    Medical Marijuana: Understanding the Six Principles of Essential Knowledge

    As more states continue to pass legislation for various levels of marijuana use, you need to understand what you can and can't do. Discover the six principles of essential knowledge in this article.

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    Home Health
    The Essentials of Medication Reconciliation in Home Care

    The Essentials of Medication Reconciliation in Home Care

    Medication reconciliation is one of the most critical tasks that home care nurses complete. A thorough medication review and communication with all prescribing providers can get your patients on the r…

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    Nurses
    5 Reasons to Invest in Your Continuing Education

    5 Reasons to Invest in Your Continuing Education

    Continuing education might be required in your state. However, have you ever considered the benefits of continuing education that far surpass merely maintaining your licensure? Discover five reasons y…

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    Specialties
    Protecting the Vulnerable: How Nurses Must Place Patient Safety at the Forefront of Practice

    Protecting the Vulnerable: How Nurses Must Place Patient Safety at the Forefront of Practice

    Nurses work with many vulnerable populations. It's our job to care for these patients with sensitivity, skill, and above all use - protection. Discover the definition of vulnerable patients, recent he…

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    Nurses
    4 Reasons Ghosting an Employer is a Bad Idea

    4 Reasons Ghosting an Employer is a Bad Idea

    Ghosting is a term usually used in online dating to describe "standing up" a date or connection. However, it's been used in the job market when employees disappear from the application process, interv…

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