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Career Advice for Nurses

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.

It’s time to assess your own patient assessment skills

It’s time to assess your own patient assessment skills

Sounds strange, right? But if you aren’t in tune with the basics, you just might miss something. Oh, and it should help that you can find them here.

How do I deal with bickering and backstabbing?

How do I deal with bickering and backstabbing?

It’s human nature for people to have differing opinions that lead to arguments. But it gets old, tends to solve nothing and creates a counterproductive work environment.

Nurse orientation is no joke—here’s why

Nurse orientation is no joke—here’s why

It may seem like a pain, but take your orientation seriously. It’s during this time that we learn to perform at our best for our patients.