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  Nurses very often feel pulled in a thousand different directions. Especially in busy healthcare facilities and nursing homes. Your patients all hit the call button at the same time, meds are waiting to be doled out, reports, and general instructions need to be given, and you still haven’t had a break. There has to… Read more »

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  No job is without it’s faults, but often the rewards outweigh the difficulties. So it is when you become an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). There are many occasions when you’ll feel the satisfaction that comes from patient care, however there will also be occasions when you have to do the kind of work that… Read more »

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Being a parent is one of the most exhausting, and rewarding, jobs you’ll ever take on. If you’re a full time parent while working on fulfilling your nursing school requirements, or building your career, then you’re doubly exhausted. In order to build your nursing dream while remaining devoted to your children you’re going to need… Read more »

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  Change can be difficult and in a world where technology drives change at warp speed it can be frustrating. However when technology introduces a tool that not only improves efficiency but also increases productivity and boosts your bottom line, that’s a very welcome change indeed. Enter Shiftboard, the mobile timecard and tracking tool that… Read more »

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There are jobs where workplace hazards are an out and out deterrent for those considering careers. Law enforcement, firefighter, lion tamer, just to name a few. But for a career in nursing it’s unlikely most people consider patient care particularly hazardous or life threatening. One of the biggest challenges faced by nurses today however are… Read more »

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When you work with a medical staffing agency there are seemingly endless jobs available for nurses. How do you make sure the job you want is a good fit? And moreover, how can you secure that agency contract that seems to be the ideal position for you? While it might seem like a challenge to… Read more »

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  For hospice, oncology, and critical care nurses, ignoring the symptoms of burnout can be career-ending, impact your personal relationships, and throw you into a downward spiral of sadness and depression that can be difficult to overcome. Feelings of hopelessness can spill over into many areas of your life and rob you of happiness. Even… Read more »

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In a heavily female dominated industry there is always a need for men. This rings especially true for men in nursing. Depending on the type of nursing career, women make up as much as 90% of the workforce. Although that’s changing. In the past 4 plus decades we’ve seen the number of men in nursing… Read more »

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Ethical dilemmas are defined as those situations in which a choice must be made between  two options. Neither option is perceived as an ethically responsible solution. Typically a solution is realized through much thought and discussion, weighing the outcome of both options.  Medicine in general is fraught with ethical dilemmas. Just because something is allowed… Read more »

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Educators have long known that active learning is far more effective than passive learning. Take simulation education, for instance. The “hands-on” act of patient care for the student nurse is invaluable. Participating in assessment and diagnosis is a powerful way for students to apply what they’ve learned while not putting any patients at risk before… Read more »