A Nurse’s Guide to Social Media
Nov16

A Nurse’s Guide to Social Media

A busy nursing shift can make it feel like you’re being stretched in a million different directions at once. Now thanks to social media, nurses can actually (or at least their content can) exist in the palms of smartphone users across the nation and throughout the world. Yet, as the ubiquitousness of mobile technology and social platforms remains strong, this resource presents a range of responsibilities and considerations for medical...

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How to Master the Art of the Staycation
Aug08

How to Master the Art of the Staycation

10 Tips for an Epic Staycation Summer is coming to an end and you haven’t had a proper vacation, and let’s be real, who in the medical field has time for one? Luckily, staycations are a thing, and they are perfect for those with no time, energy, or money for the real thing. And if you do it right, a staycation can feel like a real vacation. The secret is commitment. Go big or go home. In this case, do both! So grab your...

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Shai Wilkins: Pageant Queen, Travel Nurse & Health Enthusiast
May12

Shai Wilkins: Pageant Queen, Travel Nurse & Health Enthusiast

An Alabama native, Shai Wilkins attended high school in Harvest, where she spent a lot of her time participating in school clubs, and sports, like basketball. She continued on to Belmont University in Tennessee, where she made her way through nursing school. But don’t let this seemingly ‘average, American girl story’ fool you, because Wilkins is far from average. As if getting through nursing school isn’t...

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6 Nursing Myths Debunked
Apr25

6 Nursing Myths Debunked

Most professions have at least one stereotype or illusion that come along with it; for example, most people assume construction workers are men, and only women work in day care centers. Sometimes these myths have a certain level of truth behind them, and other times they are completely ridiculous. Well, if you’re a nurse, you’ll know that people have tons of assumptions about your job. Here are 6 of the most common nursing...

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Nursing the Nerves: Overcoming First Day Anxiety
Apr08

Nursing the Nerves: Overcoming First Day Anxiety

Think back to the first day of kindergarten – you were probably a little nervous, but mostly excited. As you get older, “first days” become a little more anxiety inducing. You were probably worried about what to wear on your first day of high school, and who to talk to your first day at college. Honestly, first days never really get easier, and the same worries might still run through your head: Will people be nice...

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Election 2016: Voting for Travel Nurses
Mar29

Election 2016: Voting for Travel Nurses

In recent elections, the U.S. has been notorious for low and declining voter turnout. Data shows that fewer than 60 percent of eligible voters turned out for the 2012 presidential election, and even less participated in the primaries. Securing the Travel-Nursing Vote With several hot-button healthcare issues on the ballot for 2016, the upcoming presidential election is crucial for medical professionals nationwide. Between polarized...

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