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Re-centering Your Practice Around Being Present

on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Re-centering Your Practice Around Being Present

As the healthcare professionals who spend the most time at the bedside with patients, nurses must be present and engaged to be successful caregivers. The best nurses are engaged during their conversations, act with genuine care and concern, and make each patient experience feel personal. But it is not easy to be present every minute of the day, with every patient, all the time. Use the following four tips to help re-center your interactions to be present with your patients.

10 Historical Medical Practices You Won't Believe Existed

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

10 Historical Medical Practices You Won't Believe Existed

Modern medicine and medical practices have come a long way since the earliest days of treatments and patient care. Many remedies thought to solve health concerns were harmful and often deadly. Fortunately, medicine has evolved into a practice largely based on science and safety. Here are 10 medical practices any healthcare professional will find hard to believe existed.

7 Things for Nurses to Do on Their Day Off

on Monday, 12 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

7 Things for Nurses to Do on Their Day Off

It’s your day off! Now, what to do? Your shift schedule might give you days off that are different from your family and friends, and you might as well find the positives to the non-traditional hours of a nurse. Making sure you take advantage of your day(s) off can help you feel refreshed and energized once returning to work. Want to go on an adventure? Or simply relax and recover while still feeling productive? Here are seven things to do on your upcoming day off.

How to Manage the Transition to Nurse Manager

on Wednesday, 07 June 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

How to Manage the Transition to Nurse Manager

Whether you're visualizing long-term career advancement or your first day is around the corner, you may be wondering how to manage new responsibilities as a nurse manager. Transitioning from any position to a different role requires patience and optimism; no one is perfect in a new environment right away. Here are some tips on where to begin and how to navigate the promotion to nurse manager.

How to Succeed in Your RN to BSN Program

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Academic Advice, Nursing

Advice from an Advisor: How to Succeed in Your RN to BSN Program

If you're an RN in the field and you’re thinking about going back to school to earn your BSN, you’re not alone. Whether the goal is to remain competitive in the industry, advance from an existing position, or simply to meet the requirements of a current employer, having a bachelor’s degree is becoming the new standard.

Five Roles Nurse Managers Play at Work

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Five Roles Nurse Managers Play at Work

Nurse managers wear many hats on the job. This position oversees the operations of a nursing unit in a clinic or hospital and must fill a variety of needs to meet both nursing care and organizational goals. The overarching mission of a nurse manager is to provide exceptional patient care while aligning their unit's goals with the hospital or clinic’s goals. But just how do they do that?

Ten Jokes All Nurses Will Understand

on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted in Nursing

Ten Jokes All Nurses Will Understand

Whether on the job or talking about the job, nurses share a special connection with each other. After all, the profession can be exhausting, frustrating, and sometimes, down-right messy. One of the easiest way to survive the roller coaster of emotions you experience during a 10-hour shift is to bond with your coworkers through laughter.

4 Post-Shift Tips from Science for Nurses Looking to De-Stress

on Monday, 15 May 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

4 Post-Shift Tips from Science for Nurses Looking to De-Stress

You know being a nurse goes hand in hand with stress. Like smoke and fire. Or, a hammer and a nail. Your day is often stressful moment after stressful moment – and that can take a toll.

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