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Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Being a nurse is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding occupation. Nurses struggle with unusually high stress levels, compared to many other common white-collar occupations. Work stress in nursing was first explored as early as the 1960s, when four key […]

How To Protect Yourself From Malpractice Lawsuits

How To Protect Yourself From Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians and healthcare facilities aren’t the only entities that can become the target of a malpractice lawsuit. Nurses can also be sued, and over the last ten years, malpractice suits against nurses have been on the rise. Not only could […]

The Three E’s Of The Nurse Commitment

The Three E’s Of The Nurse Commitment

Deciding to become a nurse is more than a career decision, it’s a decision about the way you’re going to approach life in general. The nurse commitment starts when you first enroll in undergrad classes toward your nursing degree, and […]

The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

When you meet a new patient, you’ll need to introduce yourself. But for many nurses, this is easier said than done. If you’re not exactly a social butterfly, meeting new people can be challenging. But the way you introduce yourself […]

Night Shift Nursing: How To Make It Work For You

Night Shift Nursing: How To Make It Work For You

With our impressively detailed color vision (for a mammal), and our not-so-great night vision, humans are really best suited to a diurnal lifestyle. And indeed, for most of recorded and archaeologically attested human history, the vast majority of people have […]

Do You Know The Right Things To Say To An Alzheimer’s Patient & Their Family?

Do You Know The Right Things To Say To An Alzheimer’s Patient & Their Family?

Nurses encounter all kinds of people on the job, and if you work with geriatric patients in any capacity, you’ve probably met your fair share of Alzheimer’s patients. This devastating neurodegenerative disease affects 19% of people aged 75-84, and 42% […]

7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water (Infographic)

7 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water (Infographic)

We love taking everyday things and making them a little more fun. As nurses, we’re constantly on the go, so it’s important to stay hydrated especially when our schedules get the best of us. Tired of lugging around a bottle […]

Are You Charting Correctly? What To Look For In A Patient’s Chart

Are You Charting Correctly? What To Look For In A Patient’s Chart

  For nurses, charting is an essential part of the job. But are you doing it correctly? Filling out a chart the wrong way can have serious consequences for a patient’s care. There’s a saying in medicine: “If you didn’t […]

When Everyone Else Is Home: How To Deal With Working Holidays

When Everyone Else Is Home: How To Deal With Working Holidays

The alarm rings at 05:30, and it only takes a second for the dread to set in. Today is Thanksgiving. And you have to work the holiday shift. Your mind starts to look for solutions. Maybe you could call in […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Vibrant

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Vibrant

  If there were such a thing as a magic potion that would help us get healthy, glowing, incredible skin, we’d be the first in line to buy it. But, great complexion doesn’t come in a bottle (believe us; we’ve […]

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Bullying Is Not Just For The Playground…. How To Handle Passive Aggressive Behavior On The Job

Nurse bullying is a thing, and it affects all nurses, directly and indirectly. Passive aggressive interactions with your peers can leave you feeling emotionally drained and defeated. Yet, whether 10 or 30, a bully can always be put in their […]

How To Identify The Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease

How To Identify The Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, designated by Ronald Reagan back in 1983. It’s a time to raise awareness about one of the most common, yet devastating, degenerative diseases affecting our senior citizens. Many nurses interact with Alzheimer’s patients […]

10 Tips for New Nurses on Avoiding Medication Errors

10 Tips for New Nurses on Avoiding Medication Errors

Nursing medication errors are not as uncommon as we would like to admit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 1.5 million cases reported every year and that over 60% of the errors are […]

How To Survive Nursing School: 10 Essential Tips

How To Survive Nursing School: 10 Essential Tips

Sit in the front of the class. Make sure your instructors know you. And ask questions!

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

  This week is Infection Prevention Week, a time to raise awareness of how infections spread and how they can be prevented. Infection prevention is of great importance in a healthcare setting. In one 2011 study, it was discovered that […]