6 Inspiring things Nurses can do during the Holiday Season

The holiday season is the best time to inspire and rejuvenate yourself after a long year of several disappointments and stresses. There are simple things you can do that will make a difference in your life. Decorate Your home is your haven. It’s the place you retreat to after your …

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What Makes a Great Nurse Leader?

Great leadership is something we all want to see around us, yet many times we find it lacking. I once had an opportunity to work in a department that I knew I’d excel in, but after looking at the leader, I changed my mind and decided to work in a …

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How Nurses can Take Care of their Back

While you are busy taking care of everyone else, do not forget to take care of yourself -and especially your back. Due to the nature of work, lifting patients from one bed to another or from the wheelchair could end up hurting your back. Most nurses who leave the nursing …

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Annoying Habits Nurses Should Avoid

At work, there are some annoying habits or pet peeves that some nurses do. You want to avoid being ‘the annoying nurse’ as much as possible. In this article, I’ll mention some common ones. Walking past the call light Some nurses will not answer the patients’ call light, even if …

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6 Ways Nurses can Handle Criticism at Work

Nursing is a busy and demanding career. When you do a good job, you expect to be acknowledged and praised. However, there are times you will experience criticism as well. In this article, I share some tips on what you can do when criticized. Be open While relating to other …

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The Importance of Constantly Educating Yourself

After graduation, we could say you are ready to live out your nursing career. Initially, the excitement of learning new information and experiencing new procedures keeps you motivated. Some nurses enjoy what they do and are always motivated. However, others begin to ask if “this is all?” Some nurses get …

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How to Prevent Nurse Burnout

Burnout is an emotional, physical and mental state characterized by exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive levels of stress. When you experience burnout, you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet the demands facing you. Continuous stress makes you feel less motivated or interested in your role that you may have …

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How New Nurses Can Overcome Job Anxiety

Being the new nurse on the floor is one of the most intimidating feelings anyone can have. Many nurses suffer from ‘new job anxiety’ which is as bad or the same anxiety you get when you are making a major life decision. Starting your first job as a nurse can …

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Exam Tips for Mature Nursing Students

Many adults change careers at an older age and decide to go back to college. Going to nursing school after several years of being away from a learning environment has its own challenges. The last time you studied for an exam was probably over ten yours ago, salve and now …

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How to succeed as a student nurse with a disability

Getting admitted into a nursing school is always welcome news for any student. Particularly if the student has a disability and knows the chances of him or her being rejected are high. The fact that you got that admission means the institution is satisfied with your credentials and they believe …

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