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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 […]

5 Common Legal Mistakes That Nurses Make

5 Common Legal Mistakes That Nurses Make

Are You Prepared For a Medical Malpractice Suit? Medical malpractice is a form of personal injury law where the actions of a health care provider, the treatment facility, or both, have led to a negative outcome for a patient. Nurses […]

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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Caretaking Goes Both Ways: Expanding The Triple Aim

Despite its noble intentions, the Triple Aim of healthcare may be causing more pain than intended, at least according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. And it’s no surprise that nurses and nurse managers are feeling the […]

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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 […]

HIV & Nurses’ Duties For Patients

HIV & Nurses’ Duties For Patients

In the early 1980’s the medical world was stunned by the sudden introduction of a new, deadly virus. HIV sent shockwaves around the world, as physicians and scientists tried to determine its cause and create a treatment. Four decades later, […]

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 […]

10 Essential Facts About Nursing You Need To Know

10 Essential Facts About Nursing You Need To Know

1. Employment for Nursing Employment for nursing is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2020. The aging population is expected to increase due to advances in medical care, increasing the lifespan of individuals that will depend on nursing […]

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:

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Nurse Training Sites & Online Resources

Registered Nurse General Information Choosing a nursing career is a very exciting and rewarding path in helping patients and working with a professional team. Understanding what training to be an RN entails will help you discover if a nursing career […]

Will Understanding EKG Blocks Help Your Nursing Career?

Will Understanding EKG Blocks Help Your Nursing Career?

After the stethoscope, an electrocardiogram (EKG) is the most powerful tool a nurse has for knowing what is going on with a patient’s heart. Understanding how the heart works and what an EKG is measuring is your first step towards […]

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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 […]

Nurse Managers: Caught In The Middle

Nurse Managers: Caught In The Middle

As we wrote about in our last post, the problem of nurse burnout and the challenge of figuring out how to engage, satisfy, and retain nurses is one facilities who care about their bottom line can no longer afford to […]