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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Diagnosing Lyme Disease: What to Look For
Jul31

Diagnosing Lyme Disease: What to Look For

In September 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their estimates, indicating that more than 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease were contracted each year in the US — an increase of up to 10 times of what was previously believed. The report also stated that 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from only 14 states. The main geographic territory ranges from Maine to Virginia along the East Coast...

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Food for Thought: Top 4 Brain Food That Boosts Productivity
Jul07

Food for Thought: Top 4 Brain Food That Boosts Productivity

Food is an essential part of our daily lives. It is our main source of energy, which is an important necessity for our jobs as nurses. With that being said, the life of a nurse can be difficult with the struggle of balancing night shifts and the often fast-paced work environment. Nurses need to be alert and ready to serve their patients at all times, which is why productivity is an integral part of what makes a great nurse. There are...

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