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26 02, 2020

Gratitude in Nursing Impacts Your Body and Mind

By |2020-02-25T20:17:48-08:00February 26th, 2020|Nurses Corner|Comments Off on Gratitude in Nursing Impacts Your Body and Mind

Whether your patients are neonates, the elderly or somewhere in the middle, you want to give them the best care you can. While that often means gaining Continuing Education certifications, learning new skills or improving on the ones you have, it also means something much more basic. […]

29 01, 2020

Nipping Nursing Station Negativity in the Bud

By |2020-01-29T08:55:06-08:00January 29th, 2020|Nurses Corner|Comments Off on Nipping Nursing Station Negativity in the Bud

Whether you like it or not, you spend a great deal of your life at work. In fact, it is estimated that the average person will spend over 13 years of her life at work. Because this is such a huge part of your life, you want to feel happy and fulfilled while on the [...]

8 01, 2020

Creating More Connected Relationships with Health Care Colleagues

By |2019-12-30T13:07:38-08:00January 8th, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Creating More Connected Relationships with Health Care Colleagues

The health care profession is known for being a high-stress place in which doctors, nurses and other professionals are often put into uncomfortable situations. Disagreements between doctors and nurses are common, and nurses often struggle to create positive relationships with difficult patients. On very hard days, nurses may even find themselves at each other’s throats [...]

3 01, 2020

Improve Your Workplace Environment: Improve Your Job Satisfaction

By |2019-12-30T13:07:58-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Improve Your Workplace Environment: Improve Your Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is at an all-time high this year according to The Conference Board, a non-profit research group. In 2019, 54 percent of surveyed workers said they were happy in their jobs, which was up from the 49 percent measured several years ago. These higher numbers today can generally be linked back to improved job [...]

1 01, 2020

Understanding Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

By |2019-12-30T13:08:45-08:00January 1st, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Understanding Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

Because health care deals with both life overall as well as the quality of one’s life, ethical issues are sure to arise. Patients often struggle to know which treatment they should opt for and who they should tell about their health care crises. Even more difficult is the ethical dilemmas that health care providers face. [...]

20 12, 2019

What Is Compassion Fatigue and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

By |2019-12-30T13:09:54-08:00December 20th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on What Is Compassion Fatigue and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

Compassion fatigue is an emotional and a physical state experienced by those who have been caring for one or more individuals for a lengthy time. It certainly refers to a state of tiredness and exhaustion while also pointing to tense feelings and overall distress. Some may refer to it as burnout while others refer to [...]

18 12, 2019

Focus on the Whys of Your Job During Your Next Rough Day

By |2019-12-30T13:10:12-08:00December 18th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Focus on the Whys of Your Job During Your Next Rough Day

A rough day on the job may lead you to pull a pint of ice cream from the freezer in the evening. However, a string of rough weeks and months may be causing you to rethink why you even chose your health care career in the first place. After all, the long hours, stressful work [...]

13 12, 2019

Grieving and Coping After a Patient Death

By |2019-12-30T13:10:25-08:00December 13th, 2019|Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Grieving and Coping After a Patient Death

Coping with the death of a patient is a topic that is very rarely discussed among health care professionals, yet it is an important one that affects your day-to-day stress levels and perception of success. Dealing poorly with death can lead to more perceived stress in your work and may lead to burnout over time. [...]

13 11, 2019

Smoothing Your Path When Dealing with Angry, Hostile and Confused Patients

By |2019-12-30T13:15:36-08:00November 13th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education, Nurses Corner|Comments Off on Smoothing Your Path When Dealing with Angry, Hostile and Confused Patients

Patients who are going through health crises are often filled with fear, which can leach out of them as anger. People who are usually calm and collected may suddenly be blowing up at the least provocation. As a nurse, you may be the person directly in an angry patient’s path. Although the majority of your [...]

8 11, 2019

What Is Mindful Nursing and How Can It Help You Thrive in Your Career?

By |2019-12-30T13:15:15-08:00November 8th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education, Nurses Corner|Comments Off on What Is Mindful Nursing and How Can It Help You Thrive in Your Career?

The term mindfulness has become a hot topic these days with many wanting to know how they can improve their daily lives as they pay more attention to themselves. It has been said that you cannot take care of others until you take care of yourself. Mindfulness allows you to do just that in your [...]