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Tips for a Full Nights Rest after a 12hr Shift

According to a recent article by ScrubsMag, Nurses working 12 hr shifts are at higher risk for Shift Work Disorder, an ailment resulting in excessive sleepiness during times you need to be awake, alert and productive. Shift Work Disorder can ultimately affect the way you function, resulting in an inability to focus, difficulty retaining information,Continue Reading

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6 Tips for New Nurses

Starting your first day as a new nurse is filled with excitement, joy and sometimes, a whole bunch of nerves. It’s easy to feel like the new kid without a clue, doubting your capabilities and awkwardly trying to fit in, especially with other senior nurses clearly accustomed to both the culture and your coworkers. FirstContinue Reading

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When Bad Attitudes Kill

Bad attitudes kill more than just the “vibe” with your coworkers, if you work in the medical profession it can kill patients too. A recent study, “The Impact of Rudeness on Medical Team Performance: A Randomized Trial”, revealed rude comments decreased performance amongst doctors and nurses more than 50% in hypothetical life or death situations.Continue Reading

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How to Choose a Nursing Specialty

Starting your path to Nursing is filled with excitement, late nights, rewarding encounters and many choices. One of the most important choices you will make, is picking a specialty. You don’t necessarily need to have a specialty, but Nurses that do command a higher salary and enjoy greater job security over time. Deciding what typeContinue Reading

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June is Men’s Health Month

June is more than sunshine and beach vacations, it’s also Men’s Health Month, according to menshealthmonth.org. Considering Father’s Day falls under the same month, it’s no better time to encourage your loved ones to check on their wellness. Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other healthContinue Reading

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Why you Should Partner with a Staffing Agency

Searching for a job these days is a lot easier then when we had to hit the pavement with our resume’s in tow, seeking out any employer with a “Help Wanted” sign. With thousands of job hosting sites available, Job Seekers are now more in control of their job search than ever; but it’s alsoContinue Reading

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9 Rules for Nurses from 1887

The Nursing profession has had an interesting evolution since the practice first became notable in the 19th century. The following list of nurse duties provides an insight into what the nursing profession was like more than a hundred years ago! These nine rules for nursing were taken directly from a job description in 1887, providedContinue Reading

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5 Tips for Maxmizing your Days Off

We live in a fast-paced, demanding era where our jobs take priority over many of our personal needs, goals and errands, especially when you work in healthcare. Regardless if you work a straight 8-5 or a 12 hour shift, the effect is the same; most of us feel tired and stressed out, unable to accomplishContinue Reading

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The Lady with the Lamp – Florence Nightingale

Many Nurses will rightly enjoy a week of appreciation, but do you know where this highly celebrated week origins are rooted? Nurses Day is celebrated on the 12th of May, in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, a woman considered to be the pioneer of modern nursing. Born into a rich, upper-class, well-connected British family, NightingaleContinue Reading

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3 Tips to Keep the Health Care Professional Organized

Do you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed out or unable to maintain your surroundings? Balancing multiple things can be overwhelming and stressful. For example some people are mothers, students and full time workers. Studies shows that 30% of employees often or very often feel burned out or stressed by their jobs, 27% feel emotionally drained fromContinue Reading

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