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5 Essential On The Job Study Tips For Nurses

5 Essential On The Job Study Tips For Nurses

If you’re like many nurses, you’re currently working a full-time job while you earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. In today’s tough economic climate, it’s nearly impossible to get yourself through school without holding at least a part-time job, unless […]

The Top 5 Financial Moves Nurses Need To Make In 2017

The Top 5 Financial Moves Nurses Need To Make In 2017

Planning for the Future: Important Financial Decisions for Nurses in 2017 Nursing is an extremely demanding career. From nursing school to long hours at the office, anyone that works in the nursing industry needs to make sure that they are […]

Dear Patient Who Keeps Hitting The Call Light

Dear Patient Who Keeps Hitting The Call Light

As nurses, we often find ourselves working with difficult patients. These uniquely hard-to-work-with patients come in many varieties. Some of them suffer from dementia or severe mental illness, making them combative and noncompliant in ways that they can’t really help […]

7 Great Things About Being A Single Nurse

7 Great Things About Being A Single Nurse

Being a single nurse can be lonely sometimes. On Valentine’s day, you see your married or paired-off coworkers getting flowers and gifts from their husbands, wives, or partners. Everyone else is having romantic weekends away, it seems, while you’re at […]

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Ways To Help Your Co-Workers Deal With Shift Stress

Being a nurse is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding occupation. Nurses struggle with unusually high stress levels, compared to many other common white-collar occupations. Work stress in nursing was first explored as early as the 1960s, when four key […]

How To Protect Yourself From Malpractice Lawsuits

How To Protect Yourself From Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians and healthcare facilities aren’t the only entities that can become the target of a malpractice lawsuit. Nurses can also be sued, and over the last ten years, malpractice suits against nurses have been on the rise. Not only could […]

The Three E’s Of The Nurse Commitment

The Three E’s Of The Nurse Commitment

Deciding to become a nurse is more than a career decision, it’s a decision about the way you’re going to approach life in general. The nurse commitment starts when you first enroll in undergrad classes toward your nursing degree, and […]

New Year… New Focus

New Year… New Focus

For me and my unit, my focus this year will be on team building.

Balancing Studying With A Full Time Job, 5 Helpful Tips For Nursing Students

Balancing Studying With A Full Time Job, 5 Helpful Tips For Nursing Students

  Between rising educational costs and high costs of living, it’s almost impossible to go to school without working at the same time. Whether you’re working as an RN while you get your Master’s degree, or you’re an undergrad student […]

6 Things Nurses Say Under Their Breath Every Shift

6 Things Nurses Say Under Their Breath Every Shift

As nursing professionals, we have to be tactful — with our patients and with each other. There are always things we wish we could say, but we can’t, because it would be rude, inappropriate, or just plain mean. Here are […]

Are You A Nurse Administrator Natural?

Are You A Nurse Administrator Natural?

  Becoming a nurse administrator is one of many possible career paths within nursing. While most nurse administrators have a bachelor’s degree, many also have a master’s degree. Some nurse administrators are in charge of a single department, while others […]

Worker’s Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claim, A Legal Difference

Worker’s Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claim, A Legal Difference

    As nurses, we treat many patients whose medical care is relevant to an insurance claim or a court case. This is part of why accurate charting and accurate medical records are so important. For these patients, the details […]

How Much Do Nurses Actually Make?

How Much Do Nurses Actually Make?

In a world where an increasingly poor job market has left many graduates underemployed and overwhelmed with debt, nursing shines as a beacon of hope. Along with IT, software development, and a few other career choices, nursing continues to offer […]

The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

When you meet a new patient, you’ll need to introduce yourself. But for many nurses, this is easier said than done. If you’re not exactly a social butterfly, meeting new people can be challenging. But the way you introduce yourself […]