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10 nurse-tested tactics for calming a patient before a shot

10 nurse-tested tactics for calming a patient before a shot

Think your arsenal of soothing tactics could use yet another strategy? Find out how your fellow nurses calm patients, young and old, before a shot.

You can’t be in nurse mode ALL the time: 4 tips for setting boundaries outside the hospital

You can’t be in nurse mode ALL the time: 4 tips for setting boundaries outside the hospital

Yes—you love being a nurse, but there’s a time and a place. Enter: a few much-needed boundaries.

A guide to snooze-sneaking for busy nurses

A guide to snooze-sneaking for busy nurses

Nurses live for naps, but never seem to find time for them…until now.

When you make a mistake on your FIRST day—how to recover

When you make a mistake on your FIRST day—how to recover

If, on your first day, you make a mistake, here are three things you can do immediately to recover.

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10 of the most memorable things your patients have ever said!

“I once had a patient ask what time her autopsy was scheduled for…” Laugh at these too-funny, very memorable patient quotes.

When you disagree with the doctor’s orders

When you disagree with the doctor’s orders

It’s not about who’s right and who’s wrong. Here are five suggestions to follow when you disagree with the doctor’s orders.

Vacation better: How to plan a budget-friendly nurse vacation

Vacation better: How to plan a budget-friendly nurse vacation

Planning a proper vacation can be hard when time and resources are limited. Nurses, we’ve got the trip-planning tips to help you on your way.

5 “on-duty” stress relief tactics—for when you need relief YESTERDAY

5 “on-duty” stress relief tactics—for when you need relief YESTERDAY

You’ve got stress? We’ve got answers—and they’re all pretty painless.

5-minute exercises: Before, during and after your workday

5-minute exercises: Before, during and after your workday

Remember when finding time to exercise was easy? Yeah—neither do we. Let’s work on that.

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55 low calorie fast food options for busy nurses

Need to fuel up, but have no time to spare? We’ve gathered some low-cal fast-food options to help satisfy your hunger!

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One less cup of joe—how to make victory yours

Cutting back on caffeine is no easy feat, so here are a few options to help you stay on track.

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10 fitness hacks for nurses to try

Try these 10 simple fitness tips from a fellow nurse that can help you improve your current level of health.

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“Why personal branding is important for nurses”

Most nurses don’t think of themselves a brand. But you have to make yourself a marketable asset and resource so that a company sees value in you.

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5 things that can lead to nurse burnout … and how to cope with them

Nurses burn out…and burn out often. Here are five ways to save your sanity.

10 tips for nurses on the night shift

10 tips for nurses on the night shift

Do you work nights? Read The Nerdy Nurse’s 10 tips for staying sane and adjusting on the job.