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New Year… New Focus

New Year… New Focus

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

5 Tips To Start Your Travel Nursing Journey By Nurse Mo

5 Tips To Start Your Travel Nursing Journey By Nurse Mo

    Become Specialized Focus on gaining experience in your area of specialty. This means 2 to 3 solid years of staff experience in your unit of choice; Medsurg, ICU, CCU, pediatrics, or any other area of expertise. This is […]

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Marijuana: 4 Facts Every Nurse Needs To Know

Since the beginning of the last century, the use of marijuana in the United States has been a legal taboo, no matter what the reason. This has changed dramatically at the beginning of this century, as more and more states […]

NOW HIRING At Southside Regional Medical Center!!

NOW HIRING At Southside Regional Medical Center!!

The Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Team is expanding and scheduling interviews for a hiring event taking place in September!!   During the event, all invited nurses will interview with hiring managers in every department from Med-Surg, ER, NICU, and […]

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How Pets Save Lives

You’ve heard the stories of pets that save their owners’ lives. Can dogs really detect cancer? Can cats sense impending death?

Check Out These 11 Vintage Photos Showing The Aura Of Nurses

Check Out These 11 Vintage Photos Showing The Aura Of Nurses

Peter Dunne / Getty Images A nurse feeds a young baby in 1965 at the newly built U.S. Air Force Hospital in Suffolk, England. Three Lions / Hulton Archive / Getty Images  A nurse takes the pulse of a male […]

7 Easy Ways To Take Care Of Your Hair

7 Easy Ways To Take Care Of Your Hair

    Everyone wants gorgeous, naturally flawless hair, but taking care of your morning mane takes a lot of effort. If you don’t have the time to give your hair a complete makeover, you can use these quick and simple […]

10 best responses to annoying patients

10 best responses to annoying patients

Yes, I have heard all these things–and some multiple times!

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Would you show up to work in a disaster?

Who will actually show up when a disaster occurs? And if staff nurses are unwilling or unable to fill a sudden critical need, what then?

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15 CRAZY minutes in my workday. How does yours compare?

A blow-by-blow look at one of “those” days in the ICU. Ever had one of these?

Katie Duke On Cattiness In The Workplace (Video)

Katie Duke On Cattiness In The Workplace (Video)

  Transcript: Hey, guys. Katie Duke here, and today I’m going to talk about how to deal with unnecessary cattiness at work. Number one: don’t get involved in the gossip, in the cattiness at work. Don’t surround yourself with those people […]

How to Destroy a Great ER: A Step by Step Guide

How to Destroy a Great ER: A Step by Step Guide

Article from KevinMD by Thomas Paine, MD & Physician ___ I took a fantastic emergency medicine (EM) job when I finished residency. There was no question in my mind that it was the best job within a hundred mile radius, maybe more. When […]

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Article from NPR.com written by Alan Yu ___ Jordin Purcell-Riess has worked as a registered nurse at the emergency department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., for three years. She describes her workplace as phones going off, voices everywhere, every room […]

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A Sea of Me Time

Article originally published on HuffPost by Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach  BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU Nurse. Bibliophile. Caffeine Addict. Eternal Optimist. ___ What I aspire to do and what I hope to say becomes far more lucid when staring at a wide cobalt ocean on the breezy […]

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9 Instagram Accounts You Should Already Be Following

As you already know, the nurse community on social media is HUGE, and it only continues to grow. We thought we would put together a list of just some nurse-rockin’ Instagram accounts that we follow and love dearly. In alphabetical order, […]