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Reporting violence in the workplace—how and why to follow up

Reporting violence in the workplace—how and why to follow up

We hope you’re able to steer (way) clear of hospital violence. But just in case, here are some things we think you should know.

Preceptor personality types—Sound familiar?

Preceptor personality types—Sound familiar?

A good or bad preceptor makes or breaks orientation for a new nurse. Which of these four are you?

4 nursing degrees you may never have heard of

4 nursing degrees you may never have heard of

Ready to delve into some lesser-charted territory? These degrees provide niche practice avenues for those interested in something different.

The irritating work habits you must nix (or you may lose your job!)

The irritating work habits you must nix (or you may lose your job!)

Many of us have worked with one—a nurse who we feel shouldn’t be kept on staff. She’s the one causing problems on the unit. But what if that nurse (say, the one who is always running late) is…me?

5 people you should NOT talk to about work stress

5 people you should NOT talk to about work stress

Let’s great real — opening up to the wrong people at work could have unfortunate consequences.

Finding the unit that feels like home

Finding the unit that feels like home

Don’t walk into a new nursing gig blind—here are the questions to ask while you can.

Keeping germs off your hair, hands and face

Keeping germs off your hair, hands and face

Dr. Brady and Nurse Rebekah have talked about white lab coats as carriers of germs. Now, they tackle your hair, hands and face

The New Issue of Scrubs Magazine is NOW AVAILABLE!

The New Issue of Scrubs Magazine is NOW AVAILABLE!

Have you picked up the latest issue of Scrubs yet? Here are some highlights from the Spring 2015 issue!

Easy phrases to calm, focus and invigorate a nurse mind

Easy phrases to calm, focus and invigorate a nurse mind

Here are a few simple mantras that will calm, focus, and invigorate your mind when you’re having a bad day.

Ask Auntie Aggie: Were you people raised by wolves?!

Ask Auntie Aggie: Were you people raised by wolves?!

We have a couple of really difficult questions this month, and one more light-hearted.

Home healthcare done right

Home healthcare done right

When providing care outside the hospital walls, you’ll want to exercise as much control as possible. Here’s how.

How do I deal with nurse bullies?

How do I deal with nurse bullies?

Any nurse who has been rejected by a nurse clique or has been the victim of another nurse’s malicious gossip wonders, “Weren’t we all supposed to grow out of this?”

How do I deal with an on-the-job injury?

How do I deal with an on-the-job injury?

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, obtain treatment as soon as possible. That doesn’t mean stopping by employee health on your way out the door after your shift. It means stopping what you’re doing, notifying your supervisor and seeking medical care immediately.

Beware: Occupational hazards

Beware: Occupational hazards

We explore the cause of effects of nursing’s most formidable occupational hazards, as well as a few simple steps that can be taken to help curb them.

Career advice on networking with other nurses

Career advice on networking with other nurses

Dave Hobler’s engineering career was cut short by a stroke caused by a rare bacteria. See how the experience led him to become an RN.