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As a nurse, you spend a lot of time worrying about your patients’ well-being. When you’re so distracted thinking about other people, it’s easy to let your own safety take second place. However, nurses work in extremely hazardous environments, and it’s very easy to get injured on the job. What is the major contributing factor… Read more »

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As nurses, we are not just responsible for our patients’ physical health; to claim that we are fulfilling our job description, we must be concerned with their emotional health, as well. This holistic approach is a fundamental part of nursing theory. At no point is this concept more important than after a traumatic or emergent… Read more »

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Hospitals don’t get to shut down after business hours; if you still have patients to take care of, someone needs to be around. For this reason, almost all nurses have spent a significant amount of time working the night shift. Since most people are adapted to sleep at night and work in the day, it’s… Read more »

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The role of charge nurse is different in each facility, but one thing is certain; at some point in your nursing career, you will need to fill this leadership role. Being a great charge nurse means so much more than just barking orders. While your unit’s nurse manager remains responsible for the functioning of the… Read more »

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If you’re strapped for cash, being offered an extra shift can be a dream come true. At almost any other time, you’ll be dreading that phone call from your nurse manager asking you to work overtime. Whether it’s because you’re feeling sick, tired, busy or just don’t want to, working overtime is often the last… Read more »

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It’s no secret working in a hospital is stressful. It’s hard enough for RNs and others who work in direct patient care, but nurse managers have an especially heavy load. If this is a position you have recently taken on, or even if you’ve been at it for years, you know it’s not a responsibility… Read more »

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Life tends to throw a lot of curveballs at us, which is why few people are able to stay in the same line of work throughout their lifetime. Many nurses find, for one reason or another, they have to leave the healthcare field for a time. Even if you left nursing some time ago, you… Read more »

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Preparing for your clinical rotations is one of the most stressful parts of nursing school. If you talk to any RN, you’ll hear stories of sleepless nights before clinicals and nervous moments during them. Even though clinical rotations are a vital part of your training, there’s no need to be stressed out. After all, this… Read more »

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Staying sane despite a tough schedule is one of the biggest struggles for travel nurses. Travel nursing allows us to have exciting experiences with interesting people in vibrant, new cities. Remember these travel hacks and you’ll keep a smile on your face throughout your entire contract. 1.      Go Paperless Tracking and paying your bills while… Read more »

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It’s been said over and over that nurses eat their young. Sadly, there is a lot of truth to the saying. Perhaps it’s the high-stress environment, but too many veteran nurses are unforgiving of novice mistakes. If you’re just getting started out as an RN, this can be frustrating, even terrifying. But don’t start to… Read more »