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Steps to Protect Your Health at Work

When it comes to work-related injuries, nurses get more than their fair share. So, what are you doing to protect your health?

Great Hand Creams for Dry, Cracked Hands

As nurses and budding students, we are constantly washing our hands with harsh industrial cleansers and sanitizers to inhibit the growth and transmission of organisms. Unfortunately, by the end of the shift, we develop unsightly hands that are rough, cracked, and uncomfortably dry. Find out which products this nurse swears by.

Want the Job? Don’t Sell Yourself Short

So you hear about a great job opening and feel excited, until you read the job description. It’s a long list and you lack some of the requirements. What should you do? Apply even if you don’t think you qualify, nursing experts say.

Why Do Nurses Gain Weight?

There’s been some recent research that suggests nurses are more likely to be overweight as compared to the general population. Maybe you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight yourself.

Healthy Living is Catching

It’s no secret: It’s much easier to reach health goals when friends, family, and co-workers have favorable attitudes toward exercise, sensible eating, etc.

Novel Ways to Boost Your EQ

New research suggests that reading fine novels heightens social sensitivity – the capacity to understand the beliefs and desires of other people, and how they differ from your own, that's the bedrock of nursing.

If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

Treasure Map

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we naturally remember Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech, delivered in 1963 at the March on Washington, where he called for an end to racism. That stirring address is ranked by scholars as the top American speech in U.S.

If You Can Read it, You Can Achieve it!

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? Are you persisting and persevering? The first 90 days are especially crucial. Why? Research shows that by the end of this month, more than half of us have already fallen off the self-improvement wagon.

Child Abuse and Autism: How Nurses Can Help

According to 2012 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 88 American children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The ACA and Opportunities for Nurses

It’s just after lunchtime at Community Clinic Inc. (CCI), a federally qualified health center in Takoma Park, Maryland, a Washington, DC, suburb with a large immigrant and refugee population.

Crash Course in Hospital Disaster Planning and Response for Nurses

A spate of disasters this past decade, including Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombing, have shown us as a nation just how vulnerable our health care facilities can be.

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.

Is There Really a Nursing Shortage?

Everywhere you look there’s talk about a nursing shortage. Those already in the field complain about short staffing on the units they work, while new graduate nurses aren’t being hired for their first job as quickly as they thought.

MTV's "Scrubbing In" Rattles Critics

They flirt. Fight. Curse. Party. And that’s some of the behavior in the trailer of MTV’s Scrubbing In, a new reality show about a group of twentysomething traveling nurses in Orange County, Calif.

Nurses Face Greater Risk for Depression

Nurses deal with a spectrum of emotions on any given day. As caregivers, you see your share of gut-wrenching moments. Stressful occurrences are constant. With time, you learn coping skills to protect your heart, your sanity, your life. But what if the “blues” or a “bad day” lingers too long?

Nurses as "Champions of Coverage": Part 2

Today, October 1st, is the beginning of enrollment in online health insurance marketplaces nationwide. The exchanges are at the center of the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), the largest healthcare expansion this country has seen in nearly half a century.

Nurses as "Champions For Coverage": Part 1

The countdown to the institution of the historic Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) has started. October 1st is the first day for enrollment through each state’s Health Insurance Marketplace; coverage won’t actually kick in until January 1, 2014.

Strategies to Guard Against Burnout

The constant stress of dealing with physical and emotional demands as a nurse may leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and disconnected. Some days, it may be a struggle to head into work. You may find yourself increasingly needing a “mental health day” and calling in sick. 

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Targets Childhood Obesity

Children and teens across the nation are learning lifestyle changes to keep a healthy weight thanks to an initiative of The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Muevete USA™ Project.

How to Tackle Nurse-on-Nurse Bullying

It’s common knowledge that bullies are mean, manipulative and moody. But do you know what to do when the bully is your boss?

Bullies exist in every workplace, but when nurses harass other nurses their harmful behavior can also affect patient care and safety.  

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