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    Nurses deal with a special brand of stress that other people don’t understand. There are 3 nursing stresses that are hard to avoid, but learning to identify theses unique types of stress, and finding healthy ways to deal with them, is key to keeping your peace of mind-and staying the course of your… Read more »

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For those who have a heart full of wanderlust, and a nursing degree, travel nursing can be the right career choice for you. Travel nursing exposes you to diverse cultures and different ways of providing patient care. Nurses choose from a wide range of care facilities, including inner city hospitals, rural medical clinics, vast medical… Read more »

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Stress in the workplace isn’t limited to any one profession. Across the board, American workers are burdened day in and day out, with stress and anxiety on the job. From job performance to interpersonal relationships with coworkers to dealing with the daily demands of those they serve, employee burnout is a common occurrence. In the healthcare… Read more »

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As immigration rises and a nursing shortage looms, so does the demand for bilingual healthcare workers, especially Spanish-speaking nurses.  According to 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data, 55 million people of Hispanic origin are living in the United States—that’s about 17% of the nation’s population. At least 38 million of them are still speaking Spanish in… Read more »

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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 »