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Dealing with Dysfunctional Coworkers

Does your workplace have coworkers who complain constantly, fail to pull their weight or behave as drama mamas? You are not alone. Dysfunctional employees are everywhere and they can make the workday extra stressful.

In the Spotlight: Lorraine Freytes

No one can ever say Lorraine Freytes backs down from a challenge.

New Website Helps Nurses Provide PTSD Care

Do you know the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]? Do you know who is at risk? Are men and women at equal risk of developing it?

Dealing with Workplace Gossipers

Regardless of their age, gender or position, gossipers on the job share the same goal: to use “information” to feel more powerful than their targets. What can be frustrating are their methods.

4 Reasons Why You Have to Make Time to Network

Lots of professionals say they just don't have time to network. With busy schedules, having a membership in a couple of professional organizations is about as far as they get.

Leave Job Stress At Work

Are you taking job-related stress home to your loved ones? Nurses are expected to be engaged, enthused and active at work.

Managing Job Related Stress

Your job-related stress can affect your patients, colleagues and loved ones, so getting it under control should be a high priority. The first step is to admit to being stressed. If you find yourself dreading going to work, ask yourself: How well am I managing my stress?

How to Land an Internal Job Opening

Have you been working for a company awhile but would like to move up the ladder or on to another unit? Career changers can often find opportunities within their current company instead of having to start afresh.

Don't Risk Becoming a Casualty of the Keyboard

Nurse with laptop

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, are common in the healthcare workplace. Though not life threatening, RSIs are a painful and potentially disabling health hazard.

How Hiking Can Help

For those of us longing to break away from the daily grind and reconnect with nature, hiking and camping can be a way to revisit youth, revisit the earth, and remember how to get along without the little luxuries of city life.

 

Is Sunshine Magic for Nurses?

Few nurses were probably surprised by the latest study linking natural sunlight to better moods.

The Latest Buzz on Sleep

Nurses have a love/hate relationship with sleep – love it when you can get it, hate it when you have to struggle to stay awake during a 10-hour workday or a graveyard shift. Here's the latest news on how you can catch more restful shut-eye, starting tonight.

5 Ways to Prove You're the Best Job Candidate

Congratulations on landing a job interview you've worked so hard to get! Now that you have a chance to shine, what do you need to do in that interview to really shine?

5 Tips to Make Yourself Memorable at Work

Even if you're in your dream job today, careers do change. Job changes sometimes happen at the most unexpected times - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity might come along, you might decide to pursue a new interest, you might move, or your organization could downsize.

How to be a Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Nurse

Nursing can be physically taxing on the body, putting your health, and ultimately your finances in jeopardy. This can all be avoided by taking steps to being healthy, wealthy, and wise.

What NOT to do when a friend is ill.

Ill Friend

As nurses know, when you are sick friends and family can contribute to healing, or slow the process with unconsidered words and actions.

How a Student Nurses' Association Can Help You

As a nursing student, responsibilities and demands pull at your time and energy constantly. You have classes to attend, homework to complete, clinicals to work, clubs to join, and organizations to check out.

Train for a Fall 5k: A Nurse's Guide

The heat is on this summer, but one of the best times to run a 5k race is in the fall. Charity Turkey Trots and Halloween-themed 5ks are among the fun events runners can participate in during fall.  The system in this blog can help you train for any 5k event.

Nurses Advocating for Patients

People of different age, gender, and race may have similar values, beliefs, and faith as their family and caregiver, but what would you do if a patient’s values and faith are different from one’s family and/or caregiver?

4 Self-Care Practices for Nurses

As a nurse, your job is to focus on the health and healing of your patients. But in order to give them the best care possible you need to take care of yourself first.

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