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Nurse germ protection—at home!

Nurse germ protection—at home!

As nurses, we need to ensure that the germs we deal with at work don’t make their way to our home. Here are some practical strategies that can help.

Protect and defend

Protect and defend

Cherokee is changing the garment game in a big way. Check out the latest and greatest in scrubs technology here.

Sidestep a scare with proper scrubs care

Sidestep a scare with proper scrubs care

Here are important maintenance tips for keeping your scrubs as clean as possible.

10 tips to fill your tummy, not your scrubs!

10 tips to fill your tummy, not your scrubs!

Working shifts, particularly evenings and nights, can be tough, and eating a healthy, regular diet can be tougher when your schedule is so out of whack. So what can you do about these hunger pangs without adding a pile of calories to your daily allotment?

5-minute exercises: Before, during and after your workday

5-minute exercises: Before, during and after your workday

Remember when finding time to exercise was easy? Yeah—neither do we. Let’s work on that.

What to eat checklist: Evening shift ideas

What to eat checklist: Evening shift ideas

Here’s your list of items to choose and how to pack your meals when working rotating shifts.

May I have your attention, please? The hospital will be closing shortly.

May I have your attention, please? The hospital will be closing shortly.

The hospital never closes. It operates in some capacity 365 days a year, 24 hours a day (and yes 366 days a year on leap year).

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5 easy make-at-home infused waters for nurses

We’ve gathered recipes for five delicious make-at-home infused waters, perfect for busy nurses who have decided to make 2015 their healthiest year yet.

A guide to snooze-sneaking for busy nurses

A guide to snooze-sneaking for busy nurses

Nurses—live for naps, never seem to find time for them…until now.

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10 most exciting jobs in nursing

From medical esthetics to leading the hospital geeks into brave new frontiers, here’s a list of dream jobs you’ll want to know about.

Stocksy | Victor Torres

A nurse’s tips for responding to hostile patients

It’s smart to create a plan to prevent violence from happening to you, but what if your plan fails or you get caught off guard? Try these five tips.

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55 low calorie fast food options for busy nurses

Need to fuel up, but have no time to spare? We’ve gathered some low-cal fast-food options to help satisfy your hunger!

19 ideas for shift nurses to get more sleep

19 ideas for shift nurses to get more sleep

Your body knows what it likes. It likes to sleep when it’s dark. And quiet. At night. Unfortunately, you may not have that luxury. Fortunately, your body can be tricked. And here are the ways to do it so you can get the rest you need.

Sean Dent, RN

5 ways nurses can prevent workplace violence

The best offense is a good defense, so arm yourself with knowledge and have a plan. Here are five tips to help you protect yourself from harm.

How to prevent your gloves from spreading germs

How to prevent your gloves from spreading germs

You already know how essential winter gloves are, but those hand protectors can easily turn into germ distributors if you’re not careful.