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Turn Resolutions Into Reality in 2014!

So in a matter of hours a brand new year awaits. The possibilities seem endless.  

Consider 2014 a blank book with 365 pages. What will you write? How will you make this year different? 

Organize to Career Awesomeness in 2014

Doing a bit of career housekeeping at year end can help clear away mental cobwebs and stagnant behaviors. Once you've got a clean slate, it's much easier to make the new year into whatever you most desire.

Here are four simple steps to getting your work into tip-top shape:

Career Options to Explore in the New Year

With the new year about to unfold, you have likely reflected on what’s working in your life and what needs altering. Have you decided that the changes you need to make in 2014 include career reinvention? Join the club.

Review 2013 Before Ringing in 2014

One of the best things you can do at the end of the year is to review it. That’s right, flip through your pocket calendar or your digital schedule of the last 365 days and see what worked and what bombed. That way you’ll be able to plan for a fuller, richer, less stressful 2014.

Beat The Post Holiday Blues

Ahhh…the holiday season, who doesn’t love it? The decorations, lights, food and gifts.  Not to mention quality family time. What’s not to love?

Reindeer for Christmas Cheer

Reindeer, Christmas cheer

This is the time of year we wish for peace on earth and good will to men. Sometimes, though, we lose sight of the spirit of the season. It’s easy to get swept up by the humbuggery and consumerism that are part and parcel of the modern American Christmas.

5 LinkedIn Tricks for Job Seekers

You know LinkedIn is a great tool for job seekers, but do you know the tricks for using LinkedIn that will improve your chances of finding a job that's a good match?

In a (Holiday) Hurry? Try the Belly Breath Slow-Down…

The end of the year is a rushed and hurried time for most of us, no matter what holiday we celebrate. Are you marking Winter Solstice (Dec. 21), Christmas (Dec. 25), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 to Jan. 1), or New Years’ Eve (Dec. 31) for observance?

Dining Out Gluten and Allergy-Free

Join our live video Q&A with author Kim Koeller on dining out gluten & allergy-free. This live video session will be held on Spreecast at 1 PM EST today.

Resume Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Last week we reviewed key aspects recruiters look for in a resume.  This week we will focus on what recruiters don’t want to see on a resume and how to avoid getting your resume tossed in the trash.

Why You Need LinkedIn If You Aren't Looking for a Job

LinkedIn is a business standard now, but you may wonder if you really need it. Many people think an online profile, which highlights your career achievements and makes connections with others in the field easy and reliable, is strictly a job-seeking tool. Because of that view, not all nurses see LinkedIn as a valuable career resource. If you are a nurse who has no intention of looking for a new job or even taking one if an offer was made to you, do you still really need a LinkedIn profile?

Did you forget -- or refuse -- your flu shot?

Did you get your flu vaccination yet for this season? If not, you’ve joined the ranks of healthcare workers who, for a variety of reasons, delay or outright refuse vaccination.  Do nurses -- like patients -- have the right to say No to flu shots?

Nurse Residency Program: The First Eight Weeks

I am now in week #7 of the program, almost halfway through the orientation process, and it has been everything I wanted from nursing school and so much more. There are days where we feel like we’re back in school with lectures, PowerPoints, and exams. Then when we are on our various units—not as students or helpers, but as the actual nurse giving patient care and putting our critical thinking to work—all the sacrifices, the long hours studying, the lack of sleep, and the chaos of interviewing is worth it. Here is a breakdown of what to expect during your first eight weeks.

Revamp Your Resume for Maximal Results

As the year comes to an end many people start to evaluate their goals for the upcoming New Year. Typical resolutions like losing weight, saving money, and trying a new hobby prevail, but what if your resolution is to find a new career?

5 Tips for Your Holiday Job Search

Looking for a job in health care during the holidays can be a challenge. Hospitals usually ramp up recruiting in January -- to coincide with graduation at nursing schools.

Take This Nursing and Technology Survey! Win a Gift Card!

Take our annual Nursing and Technology Survey 2013 to help us understand your Nursing and technology needs. The survey is open to all nurses in the nursing profession or academia.  Tell us which Nursing area you specialize in and which digital device you use most frequently.

Stressed? Breath in & Count to 5...

As a nurse, you most definitely know the meaning of the words Stressed Out! If you're anything like me, you've also tried all sorts of techniques for getting a hold of yourself so that you don't Burn Out.

Back to the Past: Recognizing Our Potential in the Moment

Every now and again, I find myself thinking about the next routine or task seemingly without any recognition of the present moment.

Eating Hacks for Party-Happy Holidays

Now that the three-month long holiday season is in full-swing, we could all use a few tips on how to curtail holiday noshing.

Jumpstart 2014 Resolutions in December

In another month, most of us will announce to family and friends the resolutions we plan to pursue, achieve and maintain in 2014.

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