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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.


"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.

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


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.

Nurses Week Reflection: The Crimea, Nightingale, and Tubman Connection

The month of May is probably the most celebrated month of the year. The list, reflecting a very busy calendar, includes Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May —this might be more than a day’s celebration—and Cinco de Mayo. That’s not all. Starting on May 6th through the 12th, as you swab your wounds from the disappointing performance of your favorite steed at Churchill Downs, celebrating our 3.1 million nurses should also be on the list.

National Nurses Week Is a Good Time to Address Compassion Fatigue

During National Nurses Week, nurses are honored and thanked for all the different and essential ways they touch lives. From a compassionate hand on a shoulder to life-saving emergency treatment, nurses are at the forefront of the nation's well being.

Be Good to Yourself During National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week kicks off tomorrow and is a great time for nurses to take a breath and think about all the reasons they have chosen the career path they are in.

Five Things You Should Know About Your Mental Health

While great attention is given to maintaining one’s physical well-being in the health care profession, the importance of the maintaining one’s mental health can be under-recognized or neglected until it is too late. Here are five key things every nurse should know about his or her own mental health.

3 Morning Time-Savers

Getting ready in the morning is a frantic, stressful time for many people. Getting yourself ready can be difficult enough, but if you have children, mornings are often a race against the clock.

Thriving in Your First Nursing Job

You earned your degree and landed your first nursing job. Congratulations! You’re well on your way to a meaningful and challenging career.

Everyone wants to make a great first impression when starting a new job. Here are a few pointers to get you started on the right foot.

Nation Needs More Nurse Scientists

Are you interested in identifying patient care issues and finding solutions?  Consider getting on track to become a Ph.D trained nurse scientist. With a doctorate you can do independent research.

Nursing research develops knowledge to:


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