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Take Care of Yourself First: Five Health and Wellness Tips for Nurses

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Take Care of Yourself First: Five Health and Wellness Tips for Nurses

As a nurse, you spend a majority of your time caring for others, but may often need a reminder to prioritize self-care as well. It’s not a matter of knowing that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important; it’s a matter of keeping consistent habits with personal well-being in mind.

Reach Your Nursing Career Goals This Year

on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted in Nursing

How to Reach Your Nursing Career Goals in 2017 and Beyond

The New Year is in full swing, and this time of renewal often sparks people’s motivation to take on new goals and aspirations.

Prevent Nurse Burn Out: How to Develop Resiliency

on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in Nursing

Prevent Nurse Burn Out: How to Develop Resiliency

There is no doubt, being a nurse is demanding – physically and emotionally. While there are a lot of great moments in nursing, sometimes even when everything goes "right" with a patient, the outcome is not the one a team was expecting.

Want to Earn Your BSN? Talk to Someone Who’s Been in Your Shoes

on Tuesday, 04 October 2016. Posted in Nursing

Want to Earn Your BSN? Talk to Someone Who’s Been in Your Shoes

As an admissions counselor and faculty advisor for the Madison School of Healthcare RN to BSN program, Sandra Kleiman brings a very specific perspective to her work. That’s because she’s been in the exact same spot as the people she works with, both as a former nurse and an online student.

Four Healthcare Trends Affecting Nursing Professionals

on Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Four Healthcare Trends Affecting Nursing Professionals

Registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.8 million RN jobs in 2014. It’s no wonder that nurses are so often referred to as the “beating heart” of healthcare. As the industry goes through some rapid changes, it’s important that nurses are able to adjust and adapt to meet the needs of the patients they serve.

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Nursing Career

on Thursday, 18 August 2016. Posted in Nursing

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Nursing Career

Even the most successful nurses can fall into a rut sometimes. Having a career and juggling other responsibilities means having a set routine and a list of boxes to check each day. In the midst of this ongoing cycle, you may find yourself feeling stuck. As you assess your career and try to figure out what’s next, it’s helpful to ask yourself the following questions.

Five Things Male Nurses Want You to Know

on Tuesday, 02 August 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Things Male Nurses Want You to Know

When a patient goes to the doctor or hospital they often expect to encounter a female nurse, and are surprised when a male nurse walks in to begin discussing their medical history. This makes some sense—women make up 91 percent of all U.S. nurses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Men in Nursing Occupations. But what about that other 9 percent?

Four Reasons Why You Should Have a Mentor

on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted in Nursing

Four Reasons Why You Should Have a Mentor

No matter who you ask, seasoned nurses will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are now on their own. In a career that focuses all of your energy on caring for others, it’s important to have a support system. A part of this support system is a professional mentor — someone who’s been in your shoes, knows what is expected of you, and can help you move forward in your career.

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