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What You Need to Know About Being an Acute Care RN

Oct 3, 2019 11:05:04 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Acute Care

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Acute care registered nurses (RNs) are highly skilled and in high demand. These nurses typically only work with a patient for a short time performing duties like post-surgical treatment and chronic illness management. The nature of the role requires nurses to learn new things, solve conflicts and stay current on all new developments in health care. The vital skills of an acute care RN include empathy, interpersonal communication, decision-making and critical thinking.

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How to be Successful at Your First Nursing Job

Sep 18, 2019 1:22:12 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Career Advice, First Job

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The first day at a new nursing job can be overwhelming. Anxiety, insecurity, inadequacy and feelings of instability are common among new nurses trying to make the leap from theory to real life. It can be a challenge to take all of your new knowledge and apply it to your new role as a nurse.

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How Nurses Can Improve Their Communication Skills

Aug 7, 2019 11:05:05 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Career Advice, Communication Skills

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As a nurse, you are continually in communication with patients, their families and co-workers. Solid communication skills are essential for a successful nursing career. Communication directly impacts all people you interact with, such as:

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What to Do If You’re Unhappy in Your Nursing Job

Jul 18, 2019 9:45:16 AM / by Amanda Verdin posted in Nursing, Career Advice, Per Diem, Stress, Leaving Job

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It happens. You accept and begin a nursing job that wasn’t exactly as expected. Maybe you’re not a huge fan of the facility, their systems, the pay or the people you work with or under. A number of reasons can affect your happiness at a job. Even several small aspects can add up and are enough to make you unhappy.

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Warning Signs It’s Time for a New Nursing Job

Jul 8, 2019 9:54:00 AM / by Amanda Verdin posted in Nursing, Career Advice, New Job, Job Search

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There are few careers as meaningful or important to society than being a nurse. It is a rewarding, gratifying job that allows you to make a difference in patient’s lives.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Nurses

Dec 28, 2018 9:34:00 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Career Advice, New Year's Resolutions, Goals

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While it may be hard to believe 2019 is coming to an end, it’s time to start putting together our list of New Year's resolutions. The end of the year is the perfect time to not only reflect on all your personal and professional accomplishments but to set new intentions for the future. As nurses, these goals or resolutions may include professional development, volunteering, networking, etc. As the backbone of the healthcare industry, it's critical for nurses to take time and reflect on how they can improve treatment for their patients and the overall quality of care provided by their facilities.

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Stay Sane in the ER Over the Holidays

Dec 6, 2018 9:15:14 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Holiday, ER

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The holidays are quickly approaching, bringing with them one of the busiest times of the year for emergency rooms. Working as an ER nurse during the holidays can be difficult, but with the right tools and mindset, you can get through the next few weeks just like any other time of the year. Below are a few great pieces of advice to help nurses stay sane in the ER over the holidays.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Review Sites for Nurses

Oct 3, 2018 10:15:20 AM / by Amanda Verdin posted in Nursing, Per Diem, Reviews

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When it comes time to vet a future employer, there are several resources online that can help you get a feel for what it’s like to be a nurse at specific healthcare facility or hospital. Salaries, management ratings, interview tips and more are outlined on sites like GlassDoor, Great Place To Work and Indeed. Taking advantage of these resources can make you feel more confident in your decision to work at a facility you may be interested in. However, take any research you find with a grain of salt, because the accuracy of reviews can be hard to confirm.

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Debunking the Myths of Per Diem Nursing

Oct 2, 2018 4:02:39 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Per Diem, Myths

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We all know what Per Diem work as a nurse is all about, right?

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Great Summer Reads for Nurses

Jul 9, 2018 3:00:32 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Summer

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It's summertime! Whether you are relaxing on a deck, in a hammock, by the lake, on the beach or simply in the comfort of your own home, summer is the perfect time to enjoy a good book! With so many books to choose from and so little free time, we put together a list of our top recommendations for nurses.

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