Monthly Archives: July 2014

Beyond the Bedside: Clinical Nursing Specialists

This week we look at the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). This is ideal for nurses who seek leadership positions but want to stay in the clinical area. What Is a Clinical Nurse Specialist? A clinical nurse specialist … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Aggravate A Night Shift Nurse

I always thought night shift nurses were awesome. What exciting lives they led! Naturally, when I graduated, I knew that the night shift was where I wanted to be. As soon as I could get off of orientation, I requested for … Continue reading

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Be Authentic to Create a Healthy Work Environment for Nurses

Almost everyone agrees that creating a healthy work environment for nurses is critical for recruitment and retention. What we don’t usually agree on is what the best practices for a healthy environment are. That said, many nurses I have talked … Continue reading

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Emerging Diseases: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is in the news again. The first U.S. case was diagnosed in Indiana on May 2, reported to be a healthcare worker who has recently returned from Saudi Arabia. The CDC is now following up on … Continue reading

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5 Occupational Hazards in Nursing

How do you minimize injuries and other work fiascos? It’s by avoiding the occupational hazards in nursing. We will start with the 5 most serious and go from there: Needlestick InjuriesOSHA estimates 5.6 million U.S. healthcare workers are at risk … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bedside: Disease Management Nurse

With healthcare costs reaching $2.8 trillion a year, there is a strong focus on finding ways to assist consumers to prevent chronic conditions. There is also an emphasis on assisting those who already have chronic conditions to effectively manage those … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Nursing: Tips and Tricks

Nursing is a calling that’s similar to the call to priesthood. The journey is paved with sacrifices and the desire to make what I call IMAD: I made a difference. Then add to that the rapid changes in technology available to … Continue reading

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