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3 Signs of Nursing Burnout, and Tips to Help You Cope

3 Signs of Nursing Burnout, and Tips to Help You Cope 
Nursing can be a highly rewarding career. Not only do you spend your days helping people recover from - and manage - health problems, you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor when your patients are discharged. However, the responsibilities aren’t always glitter and gold. The fast pace of the work day and emotional stress can lead to issues down the road.

September 30, 2014

Best Compression Socks for Nurses

Best Compression Socks for Nurses 
Compression socks and hosiery are worth their weight in gold in comfort and safety when taking care of our legs’ circulation. Not only am I on my feet much of the day but while traveling between assignments I know too well how easy it is for blood to pool and run the risk of having a dangerous blood clot build up.

September 23, 2014

Male Nurses Don't Carry Purses: Top 10 Reasons Why It's Great To Be A Male Nurse

Male Nurses Don't Carry Purses: Top 10 Reasons Why It's Great To Be A Male Nurse 
That’s a man-bag, thank you very much! Of course, male nurses have essentials to carry around—but let’s be accurate with our terms! Call it a backpack or just a bag, people. Census Bureau data from 2011 shows that nearly 10 percent of US RNs were male. That’s 3X the percentage of male nurses that existed back in 1970.

September 18, 2014

Travel Nurse Tip | A Night Nurse's Survival Guide

Travel Nurse Tip | A Night Nurse's Survival Guide 
Making the transition to working nights may feel a bit intimidating, but many night nurses, myself included, have grown to love the position! It tends to be quieter and less chaotic because the patients are generally asleep, and there's a special camaraderie that develops between a team of night nurses. Put these tips into practice to survive, and even thrive, in your night shifts.

September 11, 2014

5 Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy While Traveling

5 Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy While Traveling 
As a travel nurse, receiving top pay and visiting new locations are probably at the top of your priority list. And while you might have explored more cities than most, this kind of fast-paced lifestyle can take a toll on your health. According to the CDC, at least 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stoke deaths happen to people under age 65.

September 8, 2014

Top 10 Classic Nurse Sayings

Top 10 Classic Nurse Sayings 
There's a good reason why nurses choose to do what they do. Few other professions are as noble or rewarding on so many levels compared to nursing. Being a nurse means showing compassion and caring for countless people from one day to the next. It takes a special person to devote their lives to this occupation.

September 4, 2014

Got Some Downtime? Fun Nurses' Game Apps For Your Smartphone

Got Some Downtime? Fun Nurses' Game Apps For Your Smartphone 
One of the best things about having a smartphone is that I never have to be bored. Any time I have a break, I can just pull out the phone and play a fantastic nursing game. It's such a great way to relax, even if I only have a few minutes to play. There are many different types of nursing game apps.

September 2, 2014

Where Did The Nurses Cap Go?

Where Did The Nurses Cap Go? 
Do you remember the humble nurses cap? It has stood as a powerful symbol of the profession throughout history—but why? When was the nurse’s cap invented and what was its original purpose? Let’s delve into the mystery: Perhaps one of the best ways to learn all about nurse’s headwear is to visit the Museum of Nursing History, located at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

August 28, 2014