Charge Nurse

How close is too close?

How close is too close?

This nurse manager wonders how personal he should get with his staff.

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Charge ain’t so easy!

As a nurse who is newly “in charge” I have been really struggling with how to make the most of my position without acting out.

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The gay-focker male nurse

I must admit, that even though this was a slap-stick comedy with A LOT of tongue-in-cheek moments heavily sprinkled with thick sarcasm – it did the male nurse moniker no harm. In fact it portrayed ‘Greg’ in a rather positive light.

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Who do we nurses work for?

Maybe it’s just me, but in the world of nursing my boss and the person I work for are two different individuals.

Top 10 highest paying nursing specialties

Top 10 highest paying nursing specialties

Pay shouldn’t be your only consideration when deciding on a specialty, but this list of the highest paying nursing specialties is a good primer on where you’ll find the greatest earning potential.

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Managing up….how to get what you want from your nurse manager

So, what do you do when you want something from your manager? You lead them down the path to what you want or need.

How do I deal with a demanding nurse manager?

On the first day I was on the unit, I told my staff what my expectations were. Here’s what I told them.

How do I deal with “nurses eating their young?”

How do I deal with “nurses eating their young?”

Senior nurses or physicians can seem big, scary, and intimidating when you’re new to this gig. Here’s how one nurse got over it.

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Top 10 traits of an effective nurse manager

To commemorate National Boss Day (October 16th), Scrubs sent out a missive to nurses asking: “What makes your boss great?”

Do nurse managers get a break?

Do nurse managers get a break?

Bosses may not be delegating enough, which makes it tough to take a much needed vacation.

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Peer reviews – for or against them?

Peer review: an evaluation tool that gives you an idea of what your co-workers (peers) think of you.

Retention

Everything you see about nursing lately is how to get nurses into the jobs, especially the experienced nurses.  Although that is an important aspect of staffing, I really think retention is just as, if not more important.  But the million […]

Five key components that make the best nurse teams

Five key components that make the best nurse teams

They all start with the letter “c”…and here’s a hint: One of the words is “curiousity.” Does your team have the right stuff?

Who wants my job? Anyone? Bueller?

Who wants my job? Anyone? Bueller?

This nurse manager is already thinking about the next generation of nurses.

Shared governance

Shared governance

I feel that nurses respond to best to change when they can be a part of the change.