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Tips for handling an irate care provider

Tips for handling an irate care provider

It’s unfortunate but true: There are certain care providers who find pleasure in yelling and barking orders at others. The trick to dealing with these types of providers is staying cool, calm and collected under pressure.

Got a nursing question? Ask Aunt Agatha!

Got a nursing question? Ask Aunt Agatha!

You’ve got questions. Aunt Agatha has the answers.

More tips for surviving the bad days in nursing

More tips for surviving the bad days in nursing

Having a tough day/week/month on the job? Every nurse has been there. But the question is: How do you cope with a stressful work environment on a regular basis?

3 tips for making the best of your first few days as a nurse

3 tips for making the best of your first few days as a nurse

There are certain steps you can take, right from your very first days on the job, to get the best out of your nursing career. These are three of them!

The ONE thing every nurse needs to survive the bad days

The ONE thing every nurse needs to survive the bad days

Every job has its ups and downs. Nursing is no different. The trick to staying afloat and surviving in the face of adversity is learning how to power through it.

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5 life tips every nurse needs to know

Even though many of us aren’t heading back to school, we nurses still could use some helpful life hacks to make our shifts–and lives–a little easier, smoother and/or better, right? Here are five of mine.

How to maintain a healthy work-life balance as a nurse

How to maintain a healthy work-life balance as a nurse

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a nurse can be difficult. But Sean Dent has mastered the art of balancing his work and personal life, and has some tips for YOU.

Must-know tips for landing your first nursing job

Must-know tips for landing your first nursing job

In a perfect world, nursing jobs would fall freely from the sky like raindrops into the hands of recent graduates. For those of us in the real world, it’s not that easy…but Katie Duke has some tips to help you out!

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Advancing your career: the BEST advice from your peers

Nurses are natural givers, and that includes wisdom, so there’s a whole lot of advice floating around out there for you to take advantage of. We’re rounded up some of the best!

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Do you know the patient identifiers HIPAA defines as off-limits?

Do you know what you can–and can’t–share about your patients online? If not, it’s time to brush up on your HIPAA knowledge!

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5 tips for surviving July’s influx of new interns

Of the roughly 5,000 hospitals in our country, about 22 percent are filling up with new first-years this month. Here are five tips to keep your dealings with new interns niiiiice and chill…

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7 (more) habits of highly effective nurses

Nurses are always in demand, but even more in demand are nurses who cultivate good habits that lead to success. Here are seven more habits of highly effective nurses!

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5 times every nurse needs good bargaining skills

How are your bargaining skills? These are five of the times you might need strong ones as a nurse.

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5 ways to keep a normal social life while working the night shift

Ah, the dreaded night shift. How do you keep a normal social life while you work NOC? Check out these five helpful tips.

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6 reasons I chose NOT to follow the typical critical care nurse’s career path

“I tell you my story so that you don’t fall victim to the pressures of what is the “norm” or natural progression of a nurse’s career. Choose your own path, because in the end, you’re the one who has to walk it.”