Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion

Don’t let your emotions take over! You did everything right. You were accessible, you met every deadline, you handled every task and you even boosted the company’s bottom line. That promotion you’ve been eyeing should be yours. Read more at Monster.com … Continue reading

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Why Processed Food is Making Nurses Fat

Are you a tired, blah, irritable, achy and an overweight nurse? I will bet it is your diet. When was the last time you ate something out of a bag, pouch, can or box? Today the “food” supply is 80% processed. … Continue reading

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How to Organize Effective Nursing Team Meetings

As the old adage goes, two (or more!) heads are better than one. Most of us believe that. But when it’s time to take on tasks or make decisions, we often forget to ask others for help. Why don’t we … Continue reading

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New Nurse? What Sets Your Resume Apart?

Across the country is seemingly a contradiction of needs. Projections point toward a nursing shortage while in reality at this time, hundreds of nurses are graduating from nursing school and cannot find a job. I read story after story from … Continue reading

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is a vital part of nursing care, particularly as the profession becomes ever more complex and accountable. Critical thinking encourages us to use reflection and intellectual reasoning to make relevant, focused and creative decisions in our practice. Nurses … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Over Demanding Patients

Use Standardized Approaches Most health care centers have standardized approaches to help reduce the emotions involved in dealing with difficult patients. Build on these reasoned, consistent processes to set clear boundaries from the beginning. This will help you avoid problems … Continue reading

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Nursing Responsibilities: Be a Good Example for Your Patients

As I was driving to work one morning, I passed two of our local hospitals. Standing outside of both were several people smoking. About half of those people were hospital staff, including nurses. The other half was visitors, patients, etc. … Continue reading

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