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Medical School and Mental Health: Depression Among Doctors

Medical School and Mental Health: Depression Among Doctors

A recent meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature from JAMA revealed that medical students were at unusually high risk of suicide, depressive ideations, and other related mood disorder issues. They also discovered that a full 11% of medical students […]

Entering The Working World: Challenges In Transitioning From School Into Practice

Entering The Working World: Challenges In Transitioning From School Into Practice

First of all, congratulations. You did it! You made it through the rigors of grad school, and now, you’re ready to go into practice as a nurse. That’s a huge achievement, and you should be incredibly proud of that. Transitioning […]

Nursing Abroad: Becoming An International Nurse

Nursing Abroad: Becoming An International Nurse

Even if you got your degree in the US, it’s not necessarily the only country where you can practice medicine. You can actually find nursing positions in other countries, giving you a great opportunity to travel. The skills and education […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

How to sleep, stay connected with your social circle, relieve stress, avoid the “hangover feeling,” and enjoy the perks of working when everyone else is slumbering.

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 […]

Meet Celebrity Veterinarian Alex Hynes

Meet Celebrity Veterinarian Alex Hynes

Dr. Alex Hynes is a rare breed. Not only is she an accomplished professional veterinarian, but she’s also somewhat of an internet celebrity. She’s a mom, a fitness enthusiast, and an accomplished emergency veterinary surgeon. Her exciting lifestyle and passion […]

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 […]

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 […]