Infatuation & the ICU: 7 Benefits of Dating a Nurse
Feb12

Infatuation & the ICU: 7 Benefits of Dating a Nurse

Dating or marrying a nurse has its ups and downs. On one hand, you’ve got yourself a partner with a great career and natural caregiving abilities that your friends are totally jealous of. But, sometimes you might realize that being with a nurse means you’re going to have to get accustomed to their hectic schedule, too. But generally speaking, when you’re lucky enough to be able to “play doctor” with your...

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How Recognizing Biases in Nursing Can Make You a Better Nurse
Dec11

How Recognizing Biases in Nursing Can Make You a Better Nurse

Though many of us would not care to admit it, we all have implicit biases. These are unconscious feelings we have towards the people we interact with. And while nurses dedicate their lives to providing outstanding care and promoting health equity, they are still prone to having biases, just like everyone else. But, we do have some goods new. Learning how to recognize and handle these preconceived notions is an important step you can...

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Nursing Handoff: Ensuring Easy Transitions for Patients
Dec04

Nursing Handoff: Ensuring Easy Transitions for Patients

In the healthcare industry, it is not uncommon for different healthcare professionals to treat a patient. This can happen because of shift changes or other circumstances. This switch is known as a “handoff” and it is actually very common. During this transition, it is important that not only the patients but also the staff feel at ease. So, in this blog, we will go into more detail about what a nursing handoff is...

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Holiday Shifts for Nurses
Dec03

Holiday Shifts for Nurses

Nursing during the holidays can be pretty tough, even for experienced nurses. Not only do nurses see a surge of patients during this time of year, but it can also be hard to stay at work instead of spending time with your family. This being said, dedicating your time and care to your patients is one of the greatest gifts you can give during the holiday season. So, we’ve put together a list of strategies of how to handle holiday shifts...

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Preparing for a Nursing Performance Review
Sep03

Preparing for a Nursing Performance Review

There are plenty of things to worry about as a new nurse. You will encounter many “firsts” as you begin your nursing career, including first days, first patients and first procedures. Another first that all newbie nurses must prepare for is their first nursing performance review. This is a chance for your manager to assess how your performance compares to the requirements of your position. While this review may seem nerve-wracking,...

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Nursing Salary: Highest Paying Specialties
Aug14

Nursing Salary: Highest Paying Specialties

It is no secret that nurses enter the profession for a wide variety of reasons. Of course, nurses unanimously want to help others. While there may be other reasons as well, few would be willing to commit to the education and work needed to become a nurse without genuine compassion. However, at the end of the day, it also helps to make a sizable salary. Regardless of how nurses decide to spend their income, it is helpful to know what...

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