Coping With the Loss of a Patient
Nov30

Coping With the Loss of a Patient

You enter the room quietly to check on your patient. They’re happy to see you, and you share a smile. Neither of you says it, but as your eyes meet there’s that unspoken understanding that you both know the end is near. Although caring for a patient in their final moments is a painful and unsettling reality, it’s a special moment to share with someone. Coping with the loss of a patient is one of the many occupational hazards of being...

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Travel Nurses Suffering from Anxiety: Tips for How to Cope
Oct18

Travel Nurses Suffering from Anxiety: Tips for How to Cope

People with anxiety are often misunderstood by those who have never experienced it. Anxious people may come across as unapproachable or rude, but really, they are struggling with nervousness and fear that often they don’t even understand. Although most people can understand feelings of nervousness – perhaps the way you feel when going for an interview or starting a new job – they still struggle to understand what it means to feel that...

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Nurses with Social Anxiety | Understanding the Condition
Oct13

Nurses with Social Anxiety | Understanding the Condition

Social anxiety affects about 7% of the total population at any given time, and nurses are no exception. Even though nursing is one of the most people-oriented jobs you’ll find, it’s not uncommon for nurses to struggle with certain social aspects at work. Nurses with social anxiety have their own unique set of challenges and difficulties when dealing with this issue. Luckily for them, it’s not impossible to find everyday solutions....

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Becoming a Nurse Practitioner
Sep12

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

Much has been said and written about the growing physician shortage facing the United States. While this gap in healthcare provision and the needs of the population is certainly cause for concern, it also presents a great opportunity for registered nurses to both contribute to society in an important way and find job opportunities. In fact, nursing is projected to grow at a rate of 16% between 2016 and 2024 according to the Bureau of...

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Sepsis Awareness for Nurses | The Basics
Sep07

Sepsis Awareness for Nurses | The Basics

Remaining one of the most common and devastating conditions known to modern medicine, sepsis is a disease that has significant healthcare implications across the world and right here in the United States. By some estimates, this condition actually causes more deaths than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined each year! Overall, the cost of public contraction of sepsis costs the healthcare industry nearly $17 billion...

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Sore Feet from Standing All Day? Foot Health Tips for Nurses
Aug18

Sore Feet from Standing All Day? Foot Health Tips for Nurses

You’re about eight hours into your 12-hour shift at the hospital. You’re rushing from patient room to patient room, perhaps to grab something from a different floor of the building, and back again. Let’s face it, by now your feet hurt. When you finally get home, there are probably days where you don’t even want to move again because you have sore feet from standing all day. Foot pain can hold us back from enjoying life after work,...

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