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Healing Hands That Speak to the Heart

Interested in a nursing career filled with job satisfaction? If you are reading this article, then thespecialty of hospice care

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7 Tips for the FNP

Healthcare workers and providers strive for patient’s to receive great experiences and bedside care. Aside from pride and human satisfaction, financial

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Empowering Your Staff to Empower Your Team

Trying to motivate nurse’s aides/support staff members to complete the details of their individual job roles can be a difficult

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Hiring the Right Fit

In order to produce high quality patient care, you must have high quality nursing staff. Sounds simple, right? Before we

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Improve Nursing Engagement, Improve Retention

Through your hard work and team approach, you have built a strong nursing team. Now, just sit back and enjoy

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The Successful Assistant Nurse Manager

The hierarchal chain of command has taken on many different names over time, yet one thing has never changed-the frontline

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The Traveling Nurse: 5 Tips for Success

Nursing is the career that can literally take you anywhere in the world. Your nursing skills and expertise are highly

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“Life is about coming and going”….quote by unknown author.

I had just walked in the house from my third 12-hour shift. After kicking off my shoe- and-socks and taking

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5 Pros and 5 Cons of Working at the Retail Health Clinic

Walk-in retail clinics have sprouted throughout the country in the past decade: MinuteClinic, RediClinic, Healthcare Clinic (formerly TakeCare), The Little

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Nursing and Key Roles in Our Profession

There are a multitude of paths that you can explore during your nursing career.  Usually, to start out, many pick

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The Right Way to Staff Your Unit?

I am often greeted by the nursing staff with a, “Good morning!  Today I have five patients.” I often reply

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Happy Nurses = Happy Patients

In a time of patient satisfaction scores, fear of litigation, and working in environments that are concerned about the proverbial

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9 Traits of an Ideal Workplace for a Nurse Practitioner

I have worked in a variety of medical settings over the past 10 years starting at the retail clinic, then

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Nurses Working with PTSD and Combat PTSD Patients

Some of our peers are privileged to work with the men and women who have served in our United States

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Self-Care for Nurses with Ayurveda

As we all know, working long shifts as a nurse can cause primary imbalances in our body, such as unhealthy

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9 Must Haves for Healthcare Organizations to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

With aging population, increased chronic illnesses and retiring workforce, the demand for mid-level providers continues to grow. Competition for the

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Lessons Learned: Listening when they say “I don’t feel right”

I would have to say, when I graduated and passed my Family Nurse Practitioner certification, I became nervous about diagnosing

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Concerns for Food Allergies when Prescribing Medications

Food allergies seem like they are becoming more prevalent, either that or I was in the right field to see

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Diary of a Nurse and a Family Member

I have been a nurse for 25 years and have taken care of many patients along with their family members. As a

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I Will Care For Her

It was change of shift and the break room was bustling with people. The night shift looked worn out and

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Is Your Employer’s Liability Coverage Sufficient?

Even though your employer offers RNs company provided liability insurance, it is worth asking yourself if that is sufficient or

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Should you have professional liability coverage?

When you are driving, how much control over other drivers, road conditions, the weather and other factors do you have?

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Why didn’t they say it like that? – Health Literacy

I was working at a teaching hospital and rounding with the neurology team when we came into J’s room. The

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Re-Think Sign-on Bonuses and Wait to Take the NCLEX

Whether you are a new grad or an experienced nurse looking for a new job, or even a savvy nursing

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Why Should I Care About Nursing Law and Where Does It Come from?

One of the purposes for the posts on this site is to give you important information that can impact, protect

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Safe Staffing: Why Ratios Aren’t the Answer

As the nursing community continues its fight for safe staffing mandates, another concept is being brought to light: acuity-based staffing.

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Abandonment: What It Is And Is Not

Over the years I have seen and heard many nurse leaders threaten to report nurses for patient abandonment. State boards

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To Be a Nurse: Mortality, Sadness, and Other Things You Don’t See on TV

Nursing isn’t easy. It isn’t all pillow fluffing, injection giving and comforting people when they’re sick. It isn’t glamorous like

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How the Nurse Shortage Will Affect Your Recruitment Process Part 1 of 10

This video article explains the current nurse recruitment landscape based on metrics pulled from various reliable sources. Subsequent videos will

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Are You Aware of Workplace Depression?

Most all of our articles in this publication are about our experiences as a nurse working with our patients and/or

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Me Too – Nurses and Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has been a hot topic in the news the last couple of months. It is one that most

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Yelling about Yelp (and other review sites)

These days it seems that everyone you do business with wants feedback about their services; healthcare is no exception. (Press

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

When I first started my nursing career, I worked on a busy telemetry unit.  I loved the hustle and bustle

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Do You Have One?

If you are like approximately two-thirds of nurses, you don’t have an advance directive. Surprising as that number is, even

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Résumé Tips for Healthcare Professionals

Résumé Tips for Healthcare Professionals We asked some of our resister nurse consultants to share their tips and tricks with us

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For the Love of the Job

By Krystina Ostermeyer – RN, BSN, CDE Let me tell you a story, fellow nurses. I was once a floor

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Why Listening Is So Important in Making a Huge Impact

  RN, Diandra, shares a valuable experience she had about how listening impacted one of her patients.

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