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One of the most essential parts of your job to give end-of-shift reports to incoming nurses and patient care teams, but it’s not always an easy task. You’ve just put in your 12 hours and you want out of there. The nurse to whom you’re handing over your patient has a lot of questions and… Read more »

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Demographic shifts in the U. S are a determining factor in the 5 growing areas in healthcare. Expanding populations, particularly senior citizens, create a need for certain medical personnel that can be difficult to keep pace with, even as these areas of healthcare grow and develop into specific specialties.  For those who are just entering… Read more »

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Nurses aren’t born knowing the ropes. Nor are they introduced to all the day-to-day minutiae and details that come with years of practicing the vocation. Mentoring for new nurses is the single best way to onboard new hires and familiarize new staff members with the ins-and-outs of working in a specific medical facility.  Nurturing through… Read more »

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When you work with an agency organization is the key to your success. Shiftboard provides you the opportunity to stay on top of things by allowing you access to your schedule, putting you in control of your hours, and helping you stay up-to-date on any changes that my come up. The shiftboard advantage puts you… Read more »

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Gaining experience as a nurse can be especially difficult for those who are new to their career. You apply for your dream job only to be told you lack the experience they need for the position. But, how are you to go about gaining experience when you can’t get a foot in the door? This… 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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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 »

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As a nurse there are so many opportunities to grow your career through temping. In fact, as you gain exposure to different scenarios and ways of practicing patient care, administrative duties, and working with different people, you not only broaden your nursing knowledge, you open your mind. An open mind and a caring heart, combined… Read more »