What is a State Board of Nursing?
Mar04

What is a State Board of Nursing?

You’ve certainly heard about them during your schooling, and they’re often talked about when you’re applying for specific licensure, but what is a state board of nursing? Is it the ever-present “big brother” that hovers over the nursing industry? Are they a group of evil board members locked away in a conference room somewhere, plotting how they can take advantage of you hardworking nurses? However, they do hold a lot of power when it...

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Blurred Lines: Proper Nurse and Patient Boundaries
Jan30

Blurred Lines: Proper Nurse and Patient Boundaries

Most nurses join the healthcare profession because they genuinely care about other people and have compassionate hearts. Really, a nurse’s ability to provide assistance and comfort is a virtue. It may cause the nurse to cross over the invisible nurse and patient boundary line. Occasionally, due to the sensitive nature of certain situations, some are more susceptible to offering support that could be misconstrued. Below...

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Nursing Trends For 2019
Jan04

Nursing Trends For 2019

With 2018 receding into the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look towards 2019. While you might wish that you could take a moment to relax and kick your shoes off, unfortunately, the nursing industry has no time to wait. It’s no secret that the nursing industry is constantly changing and that it’s a dynamic career that forces nurses to adapt constantly. As the healthcare landscape shifts, it’s important to take a look at the...

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Packing Light: How Travel Nurses Lighten the Load
Jan02

Packing Light: How Travel Nurses Lighten the Load

When preparing to venture onto a travel nurse assignment that lasts about thirteen weeks or so, packing can be the biggest pain in the keister. As much as we’d all like our packing process to happen seamlessly like in a movie, oftentimes the whole ordeal leaves us feeling more like an episode of Hoarded: Buried Alive. It’s not pretty. However, sometimes sprawling out across the living room floor deliberating on whether or...

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Tips For Relaxing After a Nursing Shift
Nov29

Tips For Relaxing After a Nursing Shift

Picture it. You’ve just finished a 12-hour nursing shift. Your feet are killing you as you sit in traffic on your way home. You spend another half an hour on your feet while you stand in the shower and wash of the blood, sweat, and tears from another grueling shift. Finally, after taking a few minutes to grab a bite to eat do you get to finally sit down. At this point, your eyes should grow heavy, and the tension from the day should...

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