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How To Build Confidence In Your Nursing Skills

How To Build Confidence In Your Nursing Skills

Conquering Confidence in Your Nursing Skills In nursing school, you aced every exam and impressed all of your professors. Now, with your learned skills being put to the test, you find yourself constantly second-guessing your actions. Your senior nurses are […]

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How to Get a Good Sleep After Working a Long 12-hr Night Shift

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Shift Work Disorder From 12 Hour Rounds Nurses are at a higher risk for an ailment referred to as shift work disorder. This disruption in sleeping patterns can make it increasingly difficult to get the […]

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Crazy Work/Life Balance & Its Serious Effects On Mental Health

Creating a Balance For Improved Mental Health The demands put on us can often make nurses feel overwhelmed at times. Work days are spent hustling through patients while home life is a balancing act of sleep and attending to personal […]

Nurses Need Happy Places, Too

Nurses Need Happy Places, Too

Whether it’s under the covers tucked-in, or on the hot sand in the Bahamas with a Mai Tai, every nurse has their own idea of what their happy place is. When we turned to our awesome Funny Nurses community to see […]

Migraine Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Migraine Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Affecting approximately 38 million Americans, migraine is one of the most prevalent and serious primary headache disorders. Despite the fact that migraines can be extremely painful and disabling, migraine awareness is unacceptably low. June was National Migraine Awareness Month, so […]

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week runs from June 13 to June 19 (Father’s Day). This year’s theme, stress management, is one that deserves some extra attention, especially from men working in the nursing field. When left unchecked, stress can contribute to a […]

3 Strategies For Keeping High Blood Pressure Controlled

3 Strategies For Keeping High Blood Pressure Controlled

High blood pressure affects approximately 1 in 3 American adults, and it’s the primary or contributing cause to hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year. Among other things, high blood pressure increases one’s risk of heart […]

Disability Insurance Month: What Nurses Need To Know

Disability Insurance Month: What Nurses Need To Know

As you know, nurses work incredibly hard and often make a huge financial investment in their careers. What’s more, nurses face a higher risk of being injured or contracting an illness on the job than workers in other fields. For […]

The Life Saving Magic of Compression Socks for Nurses

The Life Saving Magic of Compression Socks for Nurses

Feet may be meant for walking, but there is a limit to how much your legs can take. Nurses spend a good part of their day moving around, and not nearly enough time in a chair. This leads to leg […]

Nurse Satisfaction and Burnout: It’s Not Just Nurses’ Problem Anymore

Nurse Satisfaction and Burnout: It’s Not Just Nurses’ Problem Anymore

Recently, at the Synova Associates NICU Leadership Forum in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, almost 200 nurse managers and leaders from NICU departments came together, from across the country.  From conference-organized yoga to guided breathing exercises before sessions to coloring books handed out […]

Best Reads for Nurses Who Need to Decompress

Best Reads for Nurses Who Need to Decompress

  The early mornings, the late nights, the patients, the coworkers. You love your role as a nurse, but you also cherish every single second of your free time. When you do have a moment alone to clear your head […]

Natural Dry Skin Solutions That Every Nurse Will Love

Natural Dry Skin Solutions That Every Nurse Will Love

Spring is officially here, but the change in season doesn’t always translate to a change in climate. It is no secret that the cold outside air, brisk winds, and artificial indoor heat all contribute to skin problems. This can be particularly […]

Recognizing & Coping With Nursing Burnout

Recognizing & Coping With Nursing Burnout

Nurses are often compassionate by nature. After all, one of the reasons you may have chosen nursing is to help people. But nursing can be a demanding career and at some point, you may find your wide-eyed enthusiasm for the […]

Five Best Snacks To Get You Through Those 12-hour Shifts

Five Best Snacks To Get You Through Those 12-hour Shifts

As a nurse, you’re probably working long shifts. Whether you love them or hate them, one thing is for sure: 12-hour shifts make for a long day or night. To get through your shift, proper nutrition is essential to maintain […]

Celebrate Peanut Butter Day With These Quick, Easy & Scrumptious Peanut Buttery Snacks

Celebrate Peanut Butter Day With These Quick, Easy & Scrumptious Peanut Buttery Snacks

Peanut butter has been a staple in cupboards since the last turn of the century, providing the world with mouth-watering pleasure for over 100 years. January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day and a perfect excuse for nurses to share […]