Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nurses, Don’t Be Reluctant to Test for Breast Cancer

Joan was an RN with decades of nursing experience. When she found the lump in her breast, she didn’t tell anyone. She couldn’t bear the thought of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and all that went with those treatments. She silently hoped the … Continue reading

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Healthy Fast Food Choices for Your Nursing Shift

Are you often tired and hungry during or after a long nursing shift but don’t feel like cooking a packed meal? You can always stop at that fast food restaurant and in within a few minutes have hot, inexpensive and satisfying food. … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Overcome Challenges of Going Back to Nursing School

In 2011, I completed my BSN and went back to nursing school to earn my Masters in Nursing Education. The BSN program was difficult, but it definitely prepared me well for the MSN program. I have learned a great deal throughout the … Continue reading

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How Your Personal Growth Triggers or Prevents Nurse Fatigue

Nurse fatigue, compassion fatigue, burnout and disengagement are words that describe the same thing – the feeling of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual depletion. Why is it that nurses in particular feel so depleted when we are so valued by our … Continue reading

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4 Steps for Professional Nurses to Get Noticed in a Good Way

Most of the time, as professional nurses, we are content to do the best we can do for our patients and our employers because that is the kind of people we are. However, there are times when we begin to wonder … Continue reading

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7 Steps to a Healthier Work-Life Balance for Nurses

As a busy nurse, I often find it challenging to maintain a sense of healthy work-life balance. Sometimes I find myself running from task to task, taking care of everyone around me, only to get home and do more of the … Continue reading

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Why Am I Still a Nurse? Stories Can Keep the Passion Burning

Most nurses didn’t choose this career because of the great hours and working conditions. As trite as it may sound, most of us entered the profession of caring to help people in their toughest times. I often say that nursing … Continue reading

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