In an ideal world, everyone performs their job duties to the best of their abilities and exhibits great attitudes along the way.
In the real world, however, dealing with negative coworkers on a daily basis is an unfortunate necessity.
After time, negative coworkers can have a damaging impact on the overall morale of a working environment.
Negative coworkers have the ability to make a difficult task seem impossible.
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Deciding what specialty of nursing you wish to pursue can seem overwhelming. One avenue that is not widely discussed is being a home health nurse. Home health nursing has become a vital part of overall medical care. With an aging population and a stronger focus on preventing hospital visits and stays, home health nursing is projected to continue to grow over the next few decades.
Home health nurses enjoy many benefits that other nurses do not get to experience. Independence, ongoing relations...
Being a travel nurse can open up a world of opportunities for you in your career and personal life. The benefits of travel nursing range from some of the best health benefits in the industry, as well as high-quality, private housing that's fully furnished and located close to your assignment facility.
Other benefits include a higher salary - up to 15 percent higher - than non-traveling nursing salaries. Take-home pay includes a daily allowance for meals and incidentals, and a minimum number o...
Nurses play a vital role in the overall patient experience. Many facilities have started huge campaigns on helping to improve patient satisfaction.
Striving to improve a patient’s experience can often create a stressful environment for nursing staff.
By focusing on five key areas, nurses can start improving the experience for current and future patients.
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What is emotional intelligence? You may be hearing this question more frequently.
With the development of non-traditional career paths, understanding emotional intelligence is a necessity for progressing through the changing landscape of nursing.
Emotional intelligence encompasses all the skills that are in the non-technical realm.
Emotional intelligence in the workplace is a vital key to providing a stable, efficient, and progressive environment.
So what exactly is included in the category o...
With so many options, you can quickly become overwhelmed when choosing what to wear to a nurse interview.
While society has definitely lowered the stringent standards of years past regarding proper and professional apparel, there are still some guidelines to follow to make your nurse interview the biggest success possible.
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Concern for patient safety should lie at the heart of every action taken by nurses.
ER nursing presents many challenges not seen in other areas of nursing, and many safeguards have been put in place to help with patient safety.
Hospitals have developed patient safety indicators to help prevent adverse outcomes in the patient setting.
Many hospitals develop hours of continuing education and training geared specifically toward this topic.
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Ask any nurse how it feels to work a long shift and you will likely hear about the aches and pains that accompany being on your feet all day.
Nurses, even in small clinical settings, stay very active and walk for a large majority of their shift.
Add in any lifting of their patients and muscle aches and pains seem to become an unavoidable part of the job.
While you cannot always lighten your workload, there are steps you can take to help relieve some of the painful aches and pains that you may...
Of the countless tips for new nurses you will receive, one particular piece of advice can have an extremely negative or positive effect on your career, and that is: don't gossip!
Taking part in gossip in the workplace can wreak havoc on your nursing career. As a new nurse, you are eager to make new friends and establish your place on the job.
Many people jump at the chance to get involved with “talkative” coworkers, often mistaking their propensity to share information as friendliness.
Chances are you have heard a lot recently about the repeal of net neutrality. Many people have been discussing how this will potentially negatively affect consumers, small businesses, and even education. But how will this affect the growing field of telemedicine?
As the landscape of medicine is radically changing and being faced with new challenges, telemedicine has emerged as a means to reach those who normally would be unable to get medical help.
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Ask any nurse who has spent a 12-hour shift on their feet, and they all will agree: the best shoes for nurses must provide support. Not just any shoe will do.
Many people immediately think of clunky, unattractive shoes when the word supportive is mentioned, but the best shoe for a nurse doesn’t have to be just a product of function.
While some facilities still have restrictions or specific colors their employees must wear, others allow uniforms to be an extension of the wearer’s personality. ...
Nursing is one of the most rewarding yet most challenging professions. With the increasing pressures of being understaffed, increasing number of patients, and always changing metrics, nurses’ retention is a serious issue across the nation.
Hospitals have spent billions on improving patient outcomes but have struggled with one of the most influential patient care areas: nurses.
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Blogging has exploded into one of the fastest ways to stay current on events and industry standards. Nurse bloggers are no exception to the mass of blogs available across the internet. But how do you know you are getting good nursing advice?
Take the time to investigate nurse bloggers and validate their credentials. Check their current place of employment, their alma mater, and any associations they belong to. LinkedIn and other online sources are great for looking up information. Nurse blogs...
No matter the region of the country, disaster can strike and leave entire communities in complete devastation. Disaster nursing can include nurses from all fields of medicine. Response to a disaster, whether natural or man-made, includes multiple stages of assistance: the initial, intermediate, and final response.
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If you’re interested in the world of travel nursing, you’ll want to know the main traveling nursing requirements that you need to fulfill.
Travel nursing requirements often include a nursing degree, some form of experience, and the right disposition to excel in this position.
Travel nursing offers you the opportunity to explore new areas and cities, widen your career experience and meet new people.
Thus, being a travel nurse holds much appeal for many new grads.
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