Monthly Archives: May 2016

Why do we have to sleep?

Every day nurses witness firsthand the cumulative results of all science and medicine has discovered, and you get to use that information to help heal, cure and comfort your fellow humans. But for all of the answers we now have … Continue reading

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Love and work – the dish about dating coworkers

Stuff happens, right? Even though your head tells you not to get involved with someone at work, sometimes it’s unavoidable…and, yes, sometimes there is a happily ever after. Having said that, an “office romance” in nursing can present a serious … Continue reading

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What are the signs and symptoms of nurse fatigue?

We all know that our patients hate to have their sleep interrupted. New studies show that interrupting their sleep may be detrimental to their healing as well. Now there’s another sleep issue with implications for patient welfare that’s not getting … Continue reading

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Keep calm! 4 stretching and meditation videos for nurses

An increased sense of calm—couldn’t every nurse use that? One way to get it (explored in the Spring 2014 issue of Scrubs!) is through meditative breathing and stretching exercises, which have even been shown to reduce nurses’ symptoms of post-traumatic … Continue reading

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5 easy while-you-work exercises to keep nurses fit

Nurses are experts at maximizing their time. So what can you do when you want a workout…but won’t be able to make it to the gym? Here are five activities that’ll keep you fit, burn a ton of extra calories … Continue reading

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9 things every nurse should know about coffee

Coffee. Joe, java, go-go juice, nectar of the gods. Whatever you call it, coffee can be a nurse’s best friend. These days it seems like there’s a coffee shop on every corner, just waiting to deliver the delicious, caffeinated beverage … Continue reading

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25 prayers for nurses

We pulled from many traditions to give you prayers that we hope will work for any nurse of faith. Find a prayer that’s helpful to you today from the list below. And please, share a prayer from your own life … Continue reading

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