A Job for the Long Haul
Nov14

A Job for the Long Haul

Perhaps you’re new to the field of nursing – a recent graduate – or you’ve been in the field for a while and are looking for greener pastures. While the latter group brings with them real experience of what it is like to work their specific clinic, office or hospital, it doesn’t necessarily put them in a prime position to choose their next job wisely. It is human nature to gravitate toward what we are used to. This eases any learning...

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How to Deal with Interruptions
Oct24

How to Deal with Interruptions

It’s a great metaphor. Nurses aren’t a spoke in the wheel of care for patients. They are the wheel. Think about the care of patients coming into a physician’s office, in urgent care, the ED or the hospital. The ones who get the ball rolling and keep it rolling are the nurses. But we know that, right? What you may be unaware of, however, is how often you are turned to by office staff, the doctor, the patient or even auxiliary staff to...

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Meditate to Relieve Stress
Sep27

Meditate to Relieve Stress

The act of meditation can be a moving target of sorts. It can bring up images of sitting cross-legged with fingertips touching thumb, eyes closed and chanting a mantra. Sure, this is meditation. But so is going for a walk in nature. So is making the bed. So is chopping up vegetables for dinner. So is sitting by a lake or the ocean and gazing out. And so is closing your eyes for 30 seconds to center yourself, allowing negative emotions...

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Keep on Top of License and Certs
Sep07

Keep on Top of License and Certs

By nature, nurses are very organized people. They have to be, considering the amount of balls they have in the air on any given shift or any given day in the office. But nurses tend to be “in the moment” kind of people as well. This is important for their careers and the care they deliver. Because every patient is different. Every diagnosis is unique, in some way. That means every care encounter must also be different and tailored to...

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