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How To Build Confidence In Your Nursing Skills

How To Build Confidence In Your Nursing Skills

Conquering Confidence in Your Nursing Skills In nursing school, you aced every exam and impressed all of your professors. Now, with your learned skills being put to the test, you find yourself constantly second-guessing your actions. Your senior nurses are […]

Does Your Personality Make You A Better Candidate For Long-Term Nursing Care?

Does Your Personality Make You A Better Candidate For Long-Term Nursing Care?

The personality traits of a successful clinical nurse are pretty basic: be compassionate, be empathetic, and communicate effectively. These traits work well across the nursing career board, but some specialties will require a bit more. If you are looking into […]

5 Top Beauty Products For Nurses

5 Top Beauty Products For Nurses

Nursing is equal parts difficult and rewarding—although, as you know, sometimes the difficulties seem to outweigh the rewards. One of the hardest parts about being a nurse is what it does to your body. We work long shifts, stay up […]

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How to Get a Good Sleep After Working a Long 12-hr Night Shift

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Shift Work Disorder From 12 Hour Rounds Nurses are at a higher risk for an ailment referred to as shift work disorder. This disruption in sleeping patterns can make it increasingly difficult to get the […]

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Creating a Balance For Improved Mental Health The demands put on us can often make nurses feel overwhelmed at times. Work days are spent hustling through patients while home life is a balancing act of sleep and attending to personal […]

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How To Impress Your Instructor At Clinicals

Conduct Your Clinicals Correctly and Seal Your Nursing Career Fate Getting clinical experience is a crucial aspect in educating nurses. Not only are you given the opportunity to watch nurses in action, you are expected to be an active participant. […]

10 Tips On Starting Your Own Company As A Nurse

10 Tips On Starting Your Own Company As A Nurse

  I was very fortunate and blessed to have worked in Beverly Hills with the top plastic surgeons in the world in the operating room and doing facial injectables. Although I had a job that many nurses envy and strive […]

Nurses Need Happy Places, Too

Nurses Need Happy Places, Too

Whether it’s under the covers tucked-in, or on the hot sand in the Bahamas with a Mai Tai, every nurse has their own idea of what their happy place is. When we turned to our awesome Funny Nurses community to see […]

Climbing The Nursing Ladder

Climbing The Nursing Ladder

Navigating Your Nursing Career towards the Final Rung of Your Professional Ladder In many ways, advancing a nursing career is more like working your way through a maze than it is climbing a ladder. Not every step will be an […]

A Usual Shift + Tips – Episode 73 – The Katie Duke Show

A Usual Shift + Tips – Episode 73 – The Katie Duke Show

Take a look inside a “normal” day of Katie Duke:

Migraine Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Migraine Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Affecting approximately 38 million Americans, migraine is one of the most prevalent and serious primary headache disorders. Despite the fact that migraines can be extremely painful and disabling, migraine awareness is unacceptably low. June was National Migraine Awareness Month, so […]

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

13 Things That Only A Nurse Would Do

Part three to “You Know You’re a Nurse When…” article. ___ They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so during Nurses Week 2016, we asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above) and […]

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Scleroderma Patients: What Nurses Need to Know

As a nurse, you’ll care for patients from all walks of life. You’ll also encounter a wide range of disorders and diseases. To provide the best care possible, it’s necessary to learn what you can about treating a diverse range […]

Patients Can Say The Darnedest Things

Patients Can Say The Darnedest Things

As nurses, we get to work with and care for patients everyday. Some days we hear some VERY interesting things come out of their mouths! With some help from our fantastic Facebook community, we’ve compiled some anecdotes that are sure to […]

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6 Ways Risk Managers Make A World Of Difference In Healthcare

From today until Friday, we’re celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week! This year’s theme, “Making a World of Difference,” celebrates the important work that risk managers and other patient-safety professionals do to ensure the safe, quality care of patients throughout the […]