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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 […]

How To Relate To Your Non-Nursing Friends

How To Relate To Your Non-Nursing Friends

As nurses, we often have friends both inside and outside of the healthcare world. And honestly, there are some things that non-nurses just don’t really seem to “get” about our jobs. Every day, we run into new challenges and don’t […]

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 […]

10 Tips To Find A Great Pediatric Dentist For Your Child

10 Tips To Find A Great Pediatric Dentist For Your Child

Every parent wants the best health care possible for their child and if you’re looking for a pediatric dentist, you know it can be a daunting task.  You want someone who is kind, caring, experienced, has a fun and inviting […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Night Shift Nursing: How To Make It Work For You

Night Shift Nursing: How To Make It Work For You

With our impressively detailed color vision (for a mammal), and our not-so-great night vision, humans are really best suited to a diurnal lifestyle. And indeed, for most of recorded and archaeologically attested human history, the vast majority of people have […]

5 Ways To Keep Your Children’s Eyes Healthy

5 Ways To Keep Your Children’s Eyes Healthy

It’s not an overstatement to say that the first five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. They are the bedrock that shapes a child’s future health, development, happiness, achievements, and growth. When it comes to the formative years […]

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Bullying Is Not Just For The Playground…. How To Handle Passive Aggressive Behavior On The Job

Nurse bullying is a thing, and it affects all nurses, directly and indirectly. Passive aggressive interactions with your peers can leave you feeling emotionally drained and defeated. Yet, whether 10 or 30, a bully can always be put in their […]

Why Is Nurse Scheduling Stuck In The Dark Ages?

Why Is Nurse Scheduling Stuck In The Dark Ages?

Nurse schedulers have a higher percentage of migraines than any other industry. I have no peer-reviewed evidence of that statement, but it’s not hard to imagine when you look at the daunting task assigned to them. Creating a perfect schedule […]

My Patient Won’t Stop Hitting On Me. What Can I Do?

My Patient Won’t Stop Hitting On Me. What Can I Do?

It’s a given. Patients will hit on you, in more or less obvious ways and varying degrees of inappropriateness. It can get very upsetting, especially after a long shift. Although we are not encouraging this practice, we try to understand […]