Monthly Archives: February 2014

Creating Positive Work Relationships: How Nice Do Nurses Have To Be?

We all know that positive nursing relationships are the foundation of happy, high-functioning and successful nursing teams. And to create those bonds, we need to be “nice” to each other. But how can we become nice? It starts with communication. Psychologists … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Surviving the First Year of Nursing School

The first year of nursing school, the first year of a new job, even the first year of being married have one thing in common: STRESS! While the goal is not to completely eliminate the stress, we can substantially reduce … Continue reading

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Respecting Different Generations in the Nursing Community

With several generations of nurses in the community, leaders and staff will definitely encounter challenges in managing such a diverse group. This is especially true considering the looming nurse shortage, which is caused by the increase in healthcare demands for the … Continue reading

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When a Patient Doesn’t Want You as Their Nurse

Featured Author: Terri Polick Look at this lucky man: He has a whole flock of young student nurses standing by to meet his every need. I bet this gentleman loved every single nurse in that picture. Enjoy his adoration, ladies; sometime during … Continue reading

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Study: Alcohol ‘link’ to skin cancer

Drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain reaction making the skin more vulnerable to cancer, scientists believe. Ethanol is converted to acetaldehyde after being ingested. The compound that is formed could make the skin more sensitive to harmful UV … Continue reading

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Gaining Confidence to Be a Professional Nurse

No matter who we are or what career path we have chosen, becoming familiar with a role and its responsibility takes time. The difference in professional nursing versus another non-healthcare related career is that for us, the stakes are high. … Continue reading

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5 Time Management Tips for Nurses

Nurses bring their expertise and talent to many different areas of healthcare, however; all nursing positions share the challenges of effective time management. With frequent interruptions, unexpected additional tasks and working with the unpredictable dynamics of health, it is no … Continue reading

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