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How Top Nurses Communicate Effectively

on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted in Nursing

How Top Nurses Communicate Effectively

When listing all of the skills and traits that make up a good nurse, the ability to communicate well is sometimes overlooked. Of course, like many other occupations that involve working closely with people, it makes sense that this “soft skill” would matter. But when it comes to working in healthcare, good communication has the power to substantially affect patient outcomes. This is true not only for communication between nurses and physicians, but also with patients.

Why I Became a Nurse

on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. Posted in Nursing

Why I Became a Nurse

Nurses are among the most in-demand, highly respected medical professionals in the healthcare industry. Along with the knowledge and skill set to provide the best possible care for patients, it takes a level of compassion beyond measure, the endurance to make it through long shifts, and a thick skin to deal with the fact that the outcome you want isn’t always the outcome you will get.

Five Tips for Talking to Your Employer About Earning Your RN to BSN

on Thursday, 02 June 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Tips for Talking to Your Employer About Earning Your RN to BSN

So you’ve made the decision to go back to school to earn your RN to BSN degree. All that’s left to do before you make the jump is talk with your employer about your new educational goal. The good news is that they’ll appreciate your initiative — according to the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN), close to 79% of nurse employers strongly prefer BSN graduates. But there are still some steps you should take to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.

Five Things Nurses Wish People Knew

on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Things Nurses Wish People Knew

Whether it’s a simple doctor’s appointment, a visit to the school health clinic, or a longer stay at a hospital, everyone has had countless interactions with nurses. But despite their presence in people’s everyday lives, there is a lot that nurses’ patients don’t understand about the profession. Here are five things the nurses in your life want you to know.

A New Way for Nurses to Relieve Stress: Coloring

on Monday, 02 May 2016. Posted in Nursing

A New Way for Nurses to Relieve Stress: Coloring

Any nurse can attest to the fact that the profession can be stressful. Changing protocols at work to manage. Demanding patients and doctors. Trying to figure out how to keep work, school, and family in balance. It all starts to add up.

Four Life Lessons from Fictional Nurses

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Nursing

Four Life Lessons from Fictional Nurses

Movies and television shows get a lot of things wrong when it comes to portraying healthcare professions, especially nursing. While Hollywood tends to play up certain elements of patient care and diminishes (or fabricates) others for the sake of drama, there are a few life and career lessons we can learn from these portrayals of nursing. Here are four bits of wisdom for nurses, based on some of our favorite fictional characters.

Five Life Hacks Every Nurse Should Know

on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. Posted in Nursing

Five Life Hacks Every Nurse Should Know

On your best day as a nurse, life is hectic; on your worst day, surviving it feels practically impossible. In an occupation where efficiency is key, any way that you can (responsibly) save time or effort is priceless. Here are five life hacks to make your job a little bit easier.

10 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

on Monday, 28 March 2016. Posted in Nursing

10 Inspirational Quotes for Nurses

Nursing is a tough profession — from dealing with doctors and caring for patients, to working crazy shifts and being on your feet the whole time, your long list of responsibilities could leave even the most chipper person feeling a little deflated at the end of the day. But being a nurse can also be very rewarding. These 10 inspiring quotes show just how impactful a caring nurse can be, and can serve as little bits of motivation when you’re having an off day.

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