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Comfortable and Durable shoes for Nurses

 

More than any part of the body, feet take on quite a bit of work each day. Effectively supporting the foot with the right shoe can make huge differences for athletes as well as nursing professionals!

Travel Nursing: Finding a Recruiter

In my first post in our travel nursing series, I discussed some basic questions you should ask yourself to find out if travel nursing is a good fit for you.

Why It Matters If You're an Independent Contractor or an Employee

One of the best perks of being a nurse is the flexibility that can come with the job. Throughout their careers and as their own personal needs change, nurses are able to change their schedules more easily than most other professions.

Is Travel Nursing For You?

Does the thought of living and working in a new city or town every three months appeal to you? Sound like a dream? Maybe to some, but travel nursing is a reality for a growing number of nurses across the country.

DIY Green Hand Cleaner

green disinfecting hand wash

Nurses do plenty of hand washing at work, so they can take it a bit easier on their digits at home. Soap and water is a fine disinfectant (the Environmental Protection Agency says so), and anti-bacterial soaps and liquids are not needed for a true clean.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

A recent national security breech has left consumers concerned about protecting their identity. Your personal information is floating around everywhere. Any place you have done business has a record of your personal information. The local retail chain you love so much.

Health Tech: FitBit Gives the Gift of Data

 

I first met my FitBit when our office manager gave each of us one to wear. The device came in a colorful package with directions on how to start an online account, which, upon sign-in, produced a rainbow of graphs, weekly rankings, and goals.

Get Ready For Your Conference

Are you headed to a conference? Do you know how to effectively spend your time during this professional development opportunity? Make any conference worthwhile with a game plan to keep you focused and organized. Follow these six tips to have a successful conference experience.

In the Spotlight: Dr. Irene Daniels Lewis, NBNA Historian

For all their individual approaches and unique sets of beliefs, nurses share a common bond of a very rewarding, if not grueling, career.

Brighten Your (Indoor) Life: DIY Window Cleaner

Window Squeegee

In the olden-days, before central heating was common, people closed up their windows tight in the winter months and kept warm with wood or coal heating sources.

Nurse's Guide to a "Green" Clean

baking soda cleaner

As a nurse, you're aware of the importance of cleanliness, yes, but also the danger of using toxic brews to deodorize and disinfect. How do you balance household hygiene with health-related chemical sensitivity and allergy concerns?

Spring Cleaning for Your Computer, Tablet, or Phone

It's March, which means it's finally time for warmer weather, basketball, and ... yes, spring cleaning! Just as things can accrue in the real world, they seem to add up as well in the digital realm, and right now is a better time than ever to spring-clean your phone, tablets, and computers. Here are a few short tips on how to conduct spring cleaning on your beloved electronic devices.

Film Spotlights Importance of Nurses

National Nurses Week may be two months away, but it’s not too early to mark your calendar. This year’s observance (May 7-12) includes the national release of a documentary spotlighting the contributions of diverse nurses working across the country.

Spring Cleaning When You Don't Have the Time

Spring is almost here and to many, springtime equals clean time. Some may look upon this time with dread but don’t fret, cleaning can free your mind when you get rid of unnecessary clutter. Don’t think you have time to do a worthy spring clean?

Where Sugar Hides in Your Diet

You may have a problem that many nurses struggle with: a ferocious sweet tooth. Here are some simple ways to cut sugar from your diet. You will see big health benefits—including weight loss—with fairly minimal effort.

Candy is Expandy: Cut Sugar Consumption

Nurses have to be as careful as any other group about high sugar consumption. (Maybe even more so.) Recent research suggests that nurses as a group are more likely to be overweight than the general population. Sugar is certainly one culprit.

Helping Patients Form Healthy Habits

As a nurse, you’re in an excellent position to offer advice to patients about establishing healthier lifestyle habits. The question is: What’s the best way to provide guidance on habit-formation? Here are some best practices on health education.

Five Ways To Burn Fat and Tone Up at Work

Do you find yourself too pooped after work to exercise? Get in line. And it is a rather lengthy one. About half of the adults across the nation say they fail to get the suggested 30 minutes, five days a week of moderate activity or the suggested 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times week, according to a survey by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Drive Changes in 2014 With A Theme Word

With spring less than a month away, now is a good time to assess your progress with your resolutions for this new year. How are you doing? If you are having trouble remembering exactly what your resolutions are, there is ample time to regroup and pursue the life you desire.  

Working with the Enemy

Have you ever had to deal with a disrespectful coworker who makes your life miserable on the job? Know this: you are not alone. Nine out of 10 workers say they have experienced uncivil behavior and have witnessed it.

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