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Easy 3-Step Budgeting

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The word “budget” doesn’t usually excite most people. In fact, many think of budgets as restrictive. Or they may think of spreadsheets, complicated equations or time consuming number crunching. The good news is that a good budget doesn’t have to involve any of those things.

De-stress: DIY Lavender Fabric Softener

Safely soften your laundry -- avoiding toxins and their associated hazards -- and lower your skyhigh stress levels, so common in the nursing profession, at the same time. Rather than using conventional, chemical-laden fabric softener, you can easily make your own aromatherapy version. 

Soak Away Stress: Relaxing DIY Lavender Bath

Essential oils are a lovely way to scent cleaners, air fresheners, or bath products. Not only do these naturally scented items make us happier, some proponents of aromatherapy believe they make us healthier, too.

Standout Resume Tips for Nurses

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Have you been applying for nursing jobs and instead of getting invited for interviews, you’re only hearing crickets? In today’s competitive job market, how you market your education, skills and experience in writing can make or break your job application.

"Race for Results" Report Addresses Health of Minority Children

A recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shed light on something nurses see every day - there's a large gap in the well-being of minority children in the United States.

Preventive Screenings: Medical Tests and Vaccinations for Healthy Nurses

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At home, you may be the point person in your family that keeps track of who needs what test and then books the associated doctor appointments. But when it comes to your own tests, vaccines, and checkups, do you need a helpful nudge to take care of business?

Travel Nursing: Q&A with Recruiter Miles Mattern of Rise Medical Staffing

We’re continuing our travel nursing career series with an interview with Miles Mattern, director of recruiting and marketing at Rise Medical Staffing, a travel nurse staffing company that offers nationwide placements. Today he shares information on what he’s looking for when recruiting new travel nurses, what the current job market is like, and he dispels some of the myths associated with traveling.

How to Land a New Grad Position in a Tough Market

As graduation season quickly approaches, it’s time to start focusing on that first job.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult for new graduate nurses to find a job in some areas of the country.  New nurses can increase their chances of gainful employment after graduation by employing a few key ti

Attention, Nurses! Your Input is Needed

Got a couple minutes? Interested in participating in a study? Consider taking one of the following surveys to help further minority nursing research.

Letter to the Editor: Let's Mark National Minority Health Month

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As you know, April is National Minority Health Month, our opportunity to increase public awareness of the health disparities that unfortunately still impact ethnic and minority groups in the American population. Because the theme this year is "Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity," nurses are perfectly poised to take up the banner for highlighting the role of prevention in closing the health disparities gap.

Health Disparities Spotlighted in April

As health professionals, nurses are well aware of health disparities in communities of color. Some patients will live shorter life spans simply because of their race, ethnicity, education or income.

4 Budget-Friendly Workouts

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It’s no secret that gym memberships are expensive. It’s also no secret that many people join gyms with good intentions, but end up not going and wasting the monthly fee. You don’t have to break the bank to workout. Here are four easy and accessible ways to get a great workout on a budget.

Two Side Business Ideas for Nurses

Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? You don’t have to give up your nursing career or job in order to be a business owner. In fact, many people work full time and run side businesses or “side hustles” to earn extra income, grow their savings or pay off student loan debt.

Recovering From Identity Theft

So you find out somehow you’ve been victimized by an identity thief. Maybe your bank notified you of an outrageous charge on your account or you receive an email one day from a company thanking you for a purchase you didn't make.

Financial Matters: How to Handle a Lay-Off

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It’s an unpleasant reality that in our current economy many workers experience being laid off – and that unfortunately includes nurses.

Five Fun Tips (and a Weird One!) to Avoid Nurse Burnout

Every day, we jump in the scrubs, head to the hospital, and complete the tasks that keep people alive. It's a tough job, and most days it's really, really rewarding. But let's be honest: there are some days when being a nurse is a total drag. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to re-motivate and stay cheerful.

Ready to Change Your Life? Consider Working With a Life Coach

We all experience periods in our careers and lives where we feel stuck-in-a-rut or unsure of which direction to go in.

4 Steps to Ease Your Caregiving Stress

With April officially designated as Stress Awareness Month, this is a great time to take a hard look at making your life a little easier.

Love Your Skin: DIY "Green" Laundry Soap

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Suffering from dry, itchy, sensitive skin all over your body? Maybe you'd like to see whether laundry soap is the culprit.

Making a Difference Forever: Nurse-Family Partnership

It’s one of the most effective health programs in the country, and one of the most trusted health non-profits in the United States. It could never happen without the care and dedication of nurses.

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