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Three Resources to Help Anyone Quit Smoking

Almost every nurse has met that one stubborn patient, family member, or friend who would have great health, except that they’re among the 1.1 billion people in the world who smoke cigarettes.

3 tips to Unclutter Your Inbox and Stay Sane in the Process

If you’re anything like the typical email user, you have tons of emails in your inbox and spam folders. And if you’re anything like me, it drives you absolutely crazy to see hundreds of emails in your box! Who seriously needs 452 messages in their inbox?

5 Reasons Why You Should Save for Retirement Every Single Week

You might be years or even decades away from retirement, so you might think you don't have to worry about it right now.

Let’s Talk About Teeth: 5 Tips for Maximizing Dental Health

We all seem to have at least one magical person in our lives who manages to floss every day. Or at least, they say that they floss every day.

Journal to Show Yourself the Love

Looking for a way to show yourself some tender loving care? As a nurse, you already treat your patients with kindness and consideration, but do you always treat yourself as well? Probably not.

Nurse: Are *You* The Bully?

Many nurses are sensitive to bullying behavior from others in the workplace – fellow nurses, doctors, administrators, and even patients – but not to that of their own. Bully or bullied, it’s no fun to experience a hostile healthcare workplace.

"Nerdy Nurse" Offers Lateral Violence Resources

Ever heard the expression “Nurses Eat Their Young”? Somehow it’s meant to be humorous, though those who’ve experienced that abuse know it’s anything but. Perhaps you, right now, are a victim of a of bullying from other health care “professionals.” Where can you turn? First, take a look at what Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, the blogger behind thenerdynurse.com, has compiled on the topic.

4 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation

The weather is finally warming up and you may be dreaming about your vacation this summer. Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re looking for ways to save on your vacation, consider these four tips.

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"The Nerdy Nurse" Blogs on Bullying

Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN, also known as “The Nerdy Nurse,” blogs at thenerdynurse.com and authored The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology. But a love of technology wasn't the genesis of her blogging journey.

De-stressing in a Stressful Profession

Being a nurse is hard. And stressful. Depending on where you work your daily stress level can escalate from 0 to 10 in a matter of seconds when a critical situation arises. What's the best way for a nurse to manage daily on-the-job stressors?

5 Ways to Learn More in Less Time

Keeping current with nursing industry news, health trends, or cutting-edge technology and equipment is a great way to boost your career. But, as many nurses know, finding the time to actually get that information in a class or seminar is daunting. With work schedules and family responsibilities, finding hours every week to just grocery shop sometimes seems impossible.

How to Express Your Condolences for a Loved One

It can be difficult to know what to say when someone passes away. Death is often an uncomfortable topic, making it hard to express your feelings of condolence and sympathy to the survivor. Here are some effective ways you can express your condolences based on what is appropriate and what you feel the most comfortable with.

Minority Nurse Scholarship Announcement

Each year, Minority Nurse awards scholarships to three outstanding nursing students. We receive more applications each year so selecting our recipients can be quite the challenge. This year, we teamed up with the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations to help us decide. Find out who they selected.

In the Spotlight: Katrina Sanders, RN, ONC

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Katrina Sanders, RN, ONC, is a clinical coordinator at Novant Health.

What to Say When You're Being Bullied

Nurse-on-nurse bullying. Lateral violence. Hostile work environment. These are common terms for what's sadly a common situation in many health care environments. If you're being bullied, it can help to have a "script" that helps you face your harrasser. Peggy Klaus, a Berkeley, California, a leadership and communication coach, offers some recommendations.

Nurses Week Culminates, But You Can Still Lead the Way

As you probably already know, Nurses Week began Tuesday May 6th and runs to Monday May 12th this year. That's the anniversry of the birthday of perhaps the most famous nurse of all, Florence Nightingale. 

Tips for Applying for an Internal Job

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You got your foot in the door at your current employer and your goal is to advance your nursing career and climb the ladder to more responsibility, challenging work and a higher salary.

IU Health Celebrates Its Nursing Staff with National Nurses Week Events

Nurses nationwide are being treated to many thank yous and appreciative gestures to celebrate National Nurses Week. Each organization is different, and it's fun to see how nurses' work is being noticed across the nation.

Get the Most Out of Your Nursing Association Membership

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Have you thought about joining a professional nursing association or are you already a member of one? Nursing associations offer a variety of member benefits including opportunities to network and grow your career through continuing education and conferences.

Chamberlain College of Nursing Honors National Nurses Week

With this week's celebration of National Nurses Week, organizations across the country are honoring their nurses and nursing students to thank them for putting their hearts and souls into their profession. Germielynn Melendez, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, and a national associate professor of International Studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing, says the importance of saying thank you cannot be understated. Chamberlain campuses nationwide are celebrating nurses with special activities and events this week.

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