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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The Truth About Being Blacklisted
Jul15

The Truth About Being Blacklisted

For a travel nurse, being blacklisted is one of the worst-case scenarios. You would think that to avoid this label you just have to be an overall good nurse.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There is an ugly truth to why hospitals blacklist travel nurses. This ominous listing puts fear into many nurses, but even if you do become blacklisted, it’s not the end of the world. Below we’ll take a good look at the...

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Nursing Shortage Issues Hurt Everyone… but you can help
Jun05

Nursing Shortage Issues Hurt Everyone… but you can help

We hear over and over again that there is a shortage of healthcare workers across the country, and the problem is going to get worse. It’s the same story – there are more people than ever before with access to healthcare, the number of senior citizens is growing, and students aren’t graduating from nursing school fast enough to meet this demand of patients. Yet, the untold story is the way in which these nursing shortage issues...

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Eustress vs. Distress: Dealing with Stress as a Travel Nurse
Mar29

Eustress vs. Distress: Dealing with Stress as a Travel Nurse

Sweaty hands, nail-biting, a racing heart, these are just a few of the physical side effects of stress. Stress comes in many forms and is felt differently by everyone. However, there are some commonalities to the symptoms of stress. Before you write stress off as a horrible nuisance, it is important to know that there are two types of stress: eustress vs distress. In case you weren’t already familiar, eustress is positive stress and...

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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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