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Successfully Blending the Multigenerational Nursing Workforce

Successfully Blending the Multigenerational Nursing Workforce 
Although the average age of US nurses was 50 (as of 2013), you’re typically sharing a unit floor with representatives from several different age brackets. Some researchers have divided the current nursing cohort into three age groups: the Boomers, the GenXers and the Millennials. Generalizations about Generations The Baby Boom occurred from 1946 to 1964.

March 1, 2016

Fastaff's Guide to Nursing Associations

Fastaff's Guide to Nursing Associations 
As a nurse, there are a number of professional organizations you can join to enhance your career. These organizations provide you with a host of benefits, from educational opportunities to financial incentives. Below is information about the most popular associations nurses may decide to join.

February 25, 2016

Smart Snacks: Foods to Keep your Brain Sharp

Smart Snacks: Foods to Keep your Brain Sharp 
What do you eat in the middle of your shift when you need a little pick-me-up? The food you put in your body can either give you a boost or leave you with your feet dragging. Travel nurses have a lot to do, so finding out which brain power foods give you focus and energy is crucial.

February 23, 2016

At Home Foot Care Guide for Nurses

At Home Foot Care Guide for Nurses 
As a nurse, you spend hours on your feet every day. As a result, you may experience aching, swelling and a host of other problems. To counteract the stress you put on your feet, you need to care for them on a daily basis. Below are five tips to help you keep your feet healthy and pain-free.  1. Get off your feet when you can.

February 18, 2016

How to Reduce Dark Under-Eye Circles

How to Reduce Dark Under-Eye Circles 
Everyone gets the dreaded under eye circles now and then, and travel nurses are no exception. Although dark circles can be a side-effect of exhaustion, they are more a sign of water retention than sleep deprivation. Excess water tends to make your eyes look puffy and that casts shadows that give you a tired look.

February 16, 2016

Healthier Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s Day

Healthier Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s Day 
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, chocolate treats start to populate our minds more frequently. And while eating tons of sweets isn’t considered healthy, modern healthcare professionals understand that chocolate is no longer the root of all evil and can be enjoyed on occasion. Here are our top chocolate picks for those day that you want to indulge.

February 11, 2016

Male Nursing Statistics

Male Nursing Statistics 
According to the United States Census Bureau, healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, but unfortunately, men still make up only a small percentage of nurses working in the United States. Nonetheless, the popularity of this career path among men is steadily increasing. Below are some male nursing statistics derived from the most recent trends.

February 9, 2016

Do You Have Compassion Fatigue?

Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? 
As a nurse, caring and compassion are a big part of your life. In fact, for many nurses, compassion for others is the characteristic that drove them into the profession in the first place. However, when you spend day after day caring for the sick and injured, you are at risk of developing a condition known as "compassion fatigue." What is Compassion Fatigue?

February 4, 2016