Pride Practice | Tips for Nurses Caring for Transgender Patients
Jun06

Pride Practice | Tips for Nurses Caring for Transgender Patients

Boys wear blue, and girls wear pink. Boys play with trucks, and girls play with dolls. Men wear cologne, and women wear perfume. But sometimes, they don’t. To be transgender means to identify more with the opposite gender of which you were born. Transgender people are often misunderstood, but that simple definition seems easy enough to understand, right? However, the discrimination transgender people face is often complex, and it...

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Travel Nurse Reporting Instructions | How to Avoid Chaos!
May23

Travel Nurse Reporting Instructions | How to Avoid Chaos!

So maybe you’re just getting into travel nursing or you’re always looking for actionable career tips — this is the right place for you! No matter your situation, one thing travel nurses new and old constantly deal with is receiving proper travel nurse reporting instructions. As if traveling to a new location, securing housing, and planning your commute weren’t stressful enough, not knowing exactly where to go on your first day just...

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Helpful Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Nursing
May17

Helpful Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Nursing

Nursing can be a very stressful career. From long shifts to difficult patients, being a nurse certainly is no walk in the park. Because of its stressful and demanding nature, the nursing profession can often cause nurses to feel burnt out and defeated. So, what can these stressed-out nurses do to get back on their game? Well, one suggestion is to start practicing mindfulness in nursing. Mindfulness is an easy, effective technique that...

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Why Do We Need More Men in Nursing? | An Exclusive Interview
Apr12

Why Do We Need More Men in Nursing? | An Exclusive Interview

What if people used your gender to describe your professional title? He was a male construction worker. She was a female hair stylist. He was a male grocery clerk. She was a female writer. It seems unnecessary, right? The need to use gender as an adjective to describe someone’s position in their career, in itself, reveals the lack of gender diversity and inclusion in certain professions, Frank Poliafico pointed out to me during an...

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What Are the Top Issues Facing Nurses Today?
Mar28

What Are the Top Issues Facing Nurses Today?

Healthcare is an industry that evolves rapidly. Healthcare professionals must, therefore, rapidly adapt as technology, medicine, and societal health concerns change. While this breakneck pace is a good thing in some ways, it also means that the issues the healthcare professionals encounter are constantly changing as well. Given that nurses are among the most integral members of the healthcare community, this is especially true for...

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Ways to Promote Patient Safety: Patient Safety Awareness Week
Mar12

Ways to Promote Patient Safety: Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient safety should be a top priority at all times, but let’s face it – sometimes things get a little messy. In fact, many doctors feel that patient safety practices are getting worse because of staffing shortages, according to an article published in The Guardian. During Patient Safety Awareness Week, take time to refresh your memory on all the most important patient safety tips. Consider how you can improve your own safety...

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