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Developing a professional nurse portfolio is much more than creating a resume, or a curriculum vitae account of your education. While it’s true that your portfolio involves an accurate and up-to-date record of your employment history as well as your schooling and certifications, for a nurse there is a lot more involved. The more detailed… Read more »

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Workplace violence is at an all time high in the US. Sadly, this epidemic has spilled over into the healthcare industry. More and more episodes of a threatening nature are occurring daily, putting patients and caregivers at risk. While violence anywhere is abhorrent, it seems like violence in healthcare is even more so. Safety is… Read more »

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  Whether you’re providing humanitarian aid in a foreign country, offering help amid the recovery after a natural disaster at home, or working as a military nurse in an active war zone, nursing in crisis requires a special kind of skill you won’t learn until you’re in the thick of it. Not even the most… Read more »

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It’s that dreaded time of year once again-tax time. You hunt for receipts for scrubs and the tools of your trade, travel, and loan payments. You curse the mess of paper and lost payment records and you vow to do better next year. There has to be a simple way to get through tax time…. Read more »

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  When applying for a new position in your nursing field, you know recruiters will be reviewing your resume, including your employment history. Should there be a few unemployment gaps when you opted to do something other than pursue your nursing career, your recruiter may have some questions for you. Explaining the unemployment gap in… Read more »

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Most nurses experience some form of traumatic loss at some point in their career. For the pediatric trauma nurse, this can be especially difficult. The loss of a patient, witnessing the outcome of devastating injuries, and the grief of the family take a toll. No two experiences are ever alike and each one can feel… Read more »

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Adopting a person centered approach to nursing care is the ideal way to provide for your patient, as an individual with unique needs, values and preferences. Across the fields of healthcare, a focus on the whole person is becoming more of a common practice every day. Hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers and long term care… Read more »

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Hunting for your next nursing job can be one of the most frustrating and stressful endeavors anyone can undertake. You’ve graduated with your nursing degree and you feel like a shiny new penny. You’re positive about your career choice, hopeful about your job prospects, and you’re looking forward to beginning a long and lucrative career…. Read more »

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  Becoming a nurse practitioner opens the door to a whole world of opportunities for those already in the medical field. For nurses already called to a specialized field, such as acute care, family health, or mental health, or for those who are drawn to a specialized population like children, or the elderly, moving forward… Read more »