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Maureen Bonatch MSN

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    How Do You Referee as a Nursing Supervisor?

    How Do You Referee as a Nursing Supervisor?

    There are some things that just don’t have an easy, or any, solution. But as the nursing supervisor, your staff seems to think you should always have one. When you became a nurse supervisor, you may n…

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    Nurses
    What’s Love Got to Do With It?

    What’s Love Got to Do With It?

    Nurses often provide holistic care by addressing their patient’s physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual aspects of their overall wellbeing. This may lead to discovering patients in e…

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    Stress 101
    Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

    Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

    As nurses, we’re often accustomed to caring for other people’s needs ahead of our own. This habit may continue into our personal lives, and sometimes to the point that it may seem as if we’re placed o…

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    Nurses
    Congratulations! You're a New Nurse Leader…Now What?

    Congratulations! You're a New Nurse Leader…Now What?

    You may have been a nurse for a long time, but once you assume your first leadership role many things may change. Now you’re not just accountable to your boss, and your patients, you’re also responsib…

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    Nurses
    Make These Resolutions Anytime of the Year

    Make These Resolutions Anytime of the Year

    Many people choose January to make resolutions. These resolutions are often the same ones year after year, with the hope to change unsavory habits for the start of a new year. All too often these reso…

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    Nurses
    Current Issues in the Nursing Profession and Resolutions for Future Change

    Current Issues in the Nursing Profession and Resolutions for Future Change

    The demand for qualified nurses is expected to continue to grow. The shift toward value-based patient care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires a larger, more diverse, highly educated nursing wo…

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    Nurses
    When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Long before the holidays arrive, we begin to mentally review what needs to be done to create the perfect holiday, or choose the perfect gift for our loved ones. Many of us develop unrealistic expectat…

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    Nurses
    When the New Workforce Is the Old Workforce

    When the New Workforce Is the Old Workforce

    Many nurses countdown the years until retirement, but when the time comes they discover that they aren't quite ready, or they don’t have the funds to live the life they desire. The ongoing nursing sho…

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    Nurses
    Banish Negative and Self-Destructive Thoughts

    Banish Negative and Self-Destructive Thoughts

    There’s one person we talk to more than anyone else—ourselves. Our internal dialogue is constant most of our waking hours. Although unfortunately, the way we talk to ourselves is often irrational or u…

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    Nurses
    Nurses Can Be at Risk for PTSD

    Nurses Can Be at Risk for PTSD

    Anyone can develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including families of victims and nurses themselves. It can be difficult to recognize PTSD since symptoms may not manifest until long after an…

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    Nurses
    Is Your Nursing Career in a Rut?

    Is Your Nursing Career in a Rut?

    Sometimes it may seem like we’re constantly reaching for the next step in our career ladder, but what happens when we reach the top? Or when the destination we’ve been striving for no longer looks ent…

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    Nurses
    Are Your Older Patients at Risk for Isolation?

    Are Your Older Patients at Risk for Isolation?

    Our goal is to ensure elderly patients are healthy enough to return safely home, but what happens once they get there and they’re home alone? Even if they’re physically able to care for themselves, ma…

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    Nurses
    When Your Personal and Professional Life Collide

    When Your Personal and Professional Life Collide

    A career as a nurse has many benefits, and sometimes these skills can be helpful for your personal life. Although sometimes it can be frustrating if your family acts as if having a nursing degree mean…

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    Nurses
    Benefits of Networking in Your Personal Life

    Benefits of Networking in Your Personal Life

    Some people might cringe at the thought of networking to grow their professional career, or they avoid it until they’re looking for a job. Consider networking with the people you already know and you …

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