Don’t Settle For Being an OK Manager, Be a Great Manager!

The following is a guest post by Joyce Fiodembo of InternationalNurseSupport.com There are managers getting hired daily, and lots of nurses apply to be Nurse Managers. If you ask the staff to describe their own manager, many will simply say, “OK.” How does your staff describe you? In this article, I want to discuss how […]

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How to not Burn out in the Medical Field

How to not Burn out in the Medical Field

Americans are known for the long hours we keep. We work a lot. A lot. That holds especially true for those who work in the health-care industry. Not only do you work long hours, but they’re long hours on your feet putting in hard work. Even for the most dedicated caregiver, it will weigh on […]

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The Best Nursing Blogs

The Best Nursing Blogs

There’s no shortage of blogs out there devoted to the field of nursing. Some take a serious look at the troubles and future of the profession and some just look to have a good laugh at the craziness nurses encounter on a daily basis. We’ve scoured the blogosphere and have found five blogs we think […]

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How to Improve Your Bedside Manner

How to Improve Your Bedside Manner

If this you? You barge into a room without knocking. Without so much as glancing at the patient or their gathered family, you pull up to your computer and start spouting off questions without waiting for real answers. You scratch out a prescription while the patient starts telling you about their concern and leave the […]

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How to eat Healthy as a Nurse

How to eat Healthy as a Nurse

Life in hospitals and surgery centers is chaotic at best. You run from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you walk back out. Sometimes, you get to stop for lunch. And if you didn’t pack a lunch, that means you’re hitting the vending machines or cafeteria. Both options are hard on […]

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How to be a Great Coworker in a Stressful Environment

How to be a Great Coworker in a Stressful Environment

Nurses and doctors have high-pressure jobs and spend much of their day in stressful situations. That’s bound to cause some problems between co-workers. Whether it’s a nurse/doctor relationship, which is known to be strained anyway, or two nurses working together, there are bound to be flair-ups when the pressure is on. If you don’t keep […]

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Finding Your Niche in Nursing

Finding Your Niche in Nursing

When many people think of nursing, they think of “Grey’s Anatomy.” They see nurses as people wearing scrubs who work in emergency rooms. There are certainly many nurses who fit that description, but there are even more who do not. Nursing can be a very specialized field. With around 80 nursing specialties, you have no […]

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Top 5 Nursing Schools in the USA

Top 5 Nursing Schools in the USA

So, you want to be a nurse? Finding a nursing school can prove a daunting task. There’s no shortage of programs out there, and they’re not all created equal. Fortunately, U.S. News ranks nursing schools across the country based on surveys sent to deans, faculty and administrators. Respondents were asked to rate each school according […]

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How to Live a Normal Life as a Nurse

How to Live a Normal Life as a Nurse

Struggling your way through nursing school, you told yourself that you could have a life on the other side. And then you got that nursing license and were met with the extreme physical demands and taxing schedules that come with the profession. So much for your social life. Just like their counterparts in nursing schools, […]

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How to Survive Nursing School

How to Survive Nursing School

It wasn’t easy, but you finally got accepted into nursing school. Little did you know, that was the easy part. Now comes the real work: surviving it all. In nursing school, you’re given mountains of information to process and little time to do it in. To say the least, it can be overwhelming. When you […]

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