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As a nurse time management is crucial to your career, your life. Shifts are typically long, often grueling, and always unpredictable. When you have to chase down your supervisor for such things as request for time off, approval for switching shifts with a coworker, or to sign your time sheet, it can add to your… Read more »

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  Ask any nurse, especially nurse managers, the biggest sources of stress they face in the day-to-day of their career and managing work schedules often tops the list. Scheduling vacations, PTO, equitable shift-coverage, holidays, all the while keeping patient acuity and care at the forefront is difficult at best, and downright overwhelming at worst. If… Read more »

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One of the most remarkable technological boons to healthcare education is virtual simulation teaching for nurses and other students pursuing an education in medicine. In an environment that very closely mimics that of a healthcare facility students can practice their skill and apply their knowledge without putting a patient at risk. Through the use of… Read more »

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Though not at all unexpected, the baby boomer retirement wave is impacting all facets of the working world in varying degrees. And as baby boomer nurses gather up their stethoscopes and turn in their badges they are leaving an incredible void to be filled in a healthcare industry already clamoring for quality nurses. The need… Read more »

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As you settle into your nursing career you may begin to think about management possibilities, especially if you find yourself fitting naturally into the role of mentor. You’ve been asked to precept rising RNs and help onboard new-hire nurses who join your medical facility because you have that certain ability to connect with your coworkers…. Read more »

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Once you’ve made the decision to pursue a career in nursing it’s time to take the first steps. For many nurses that first step is choosing between LPN and CNA careers. Although both of these positions involve patient-centered care, they are not as similar as you may believe. There are many different types of nursing… Read more »

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  In the ever-changing realm of healthcare it isn’t always easy to predict your staffing needs. From day-to-day your patient numbers will change, staff members will come and go and you may find it’s a “two steps forward, one step back” kind of situation. You would like to build your healthcare organization however your lack… Read more »

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Returning to nursing after an absence is a common occurrence. Whether you’ve taken an extended leave for medical reasons, to raise a family, in order to be a caregiver for an aging parent, or to experience an entirely new career, the time away probably has you feeling out of touch. And why wouldn’t it? In… Read more »