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If you’ve been in the nursing profession for a while and need a break from the bedside, feel over-worked, or are stifled in your current role and are looking to apply your nursing skills in a new way, there are tons of unique and lucrative opportunities out there—many of which you might never have considered… Read more »

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If you are straight out of nursing school or relatively new to the profession it can be daunting to apply for a job that’s slightly out of your reach.  Kudos to you for pushing through your self-doubt because however underqualified you might feel, your fabulous cover letter and impressive resume enticed the hiring manager to… Read more »

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Patients with special needs can present unique circumstances that influence how you deliver treatment. However, communicating with them is really no different than interacting with any other patient under your care.  Whether you are new to the nursing profession or have years of experience, you know that your bedside manner must always be infused with… Read more »

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U.S. economists project 1.6 million new and vacant job openings for nurses through 2020.  With those stats, you might think getting a nursing job straight out of school is a sure thing.  The fact is, although a stronger economy and a burgeoning need for nurses is anticipated well into the next decade, there are simply… Read more »

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Despite equalities in job title, specialty, education, and on-the-job experience male nurses continue to out-earn their female counterparts every year.  What’s more, this pay disparity has remained virtually unchanged since 1988 in a profession where women dominate men at a ratio of 95:1. Put another way, males make up only between 7 to 10 percent… Read more »

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Balancing a busy nursing career with a personal life — especially when operating on a shift schedule — can be a challenge, so attending regular nursing seminars may seem out of the question. While not required by most employers, making time to take part in these training sessions can be an invaluable experience. Here are… Read more »

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The emotional reward of helping others is likely the reason you decided to become a nurse.  As you entered this profession, you tucked away accounts of difficult situations in the workplace and set your sights on making patients well.  Yet, despite your optimism, these situations inevitably surface, stifling the enthusiasm and self-pride you initially brought… Read more »

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Long shifts and night shifts can leave you too busy and too exhausted to prepare and eat healthy food.  Working nights poses an additional dietary hazard because your body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) intensifies evening hunger, amps up cravings for starchy foods, and increases sugar urges at a time when glucose tolerance is most impaired…. Read more »

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According to the most recent employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the American economy.  From 2012-2022, the number of new and vacant healthcare and social assistance jobs is expected to grow by 29%—compared to an average of 11% for all… Read more »

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Working consecutive shifts of 10, 12, or 16 hours with only one or two days off in-between can mess with your bedtime routine and rob you of quality sleep.  Working the evening shift can hamper your sleep-wake cycle particularly since functioning through the night and sleeping by day goes against your body’s light-influenced circadian rhythm…. Read more »