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Amanda Blanton

Amanda Blanton is the Social Media & Content Manager for General Healthcare Resources. She holds a Master of Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina.

Recent Posts

Nurses’ Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

Nov 26, 2018 2:13:38 PM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Thanksgiving

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Whether it is celebrated early, the day-of, or a day late, nurses love Thanksgiving and cherish traditions with their family and friends. We wanted to know what nurses’ Thanksgiving experiences were like, so we sent out a survey recently and got an overwhelming response. Here are some of the more interesting insights.

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Top Fall Reads for Nurses

Oct 16, 2018 1:06:36 PM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Nurses, Fall Reads

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Fall is here! Whether you are relaxing on a patio enjoying the fall foliage, or in your favorite comfy sweater on the couch with a cup a coffee, autumn is the perfect time to start a new good book. With so many books to choose from and so little free time, we put together a list of our top recommendations specifically for nurses.

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Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

Oct 9, 2018 1:58:14 PM / by Amanda Blanton

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Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are excellent ways to share information, network and stay up-to-date on the latest industry news. But, they can be problematic when it comes time for job searching. While looking for your next nursing job, presenting and conducting yourself with proper online etiquette is critical. Read our five tips to set you up for social success when it comes time for your job search.

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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 Blanton 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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Quick Tips for Improving the Patient Experience

May 10, 2018 9:36:54 AM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Career Advice, Nursing

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There is a reason Gallup Inc. ranks nursing as the most trusted, honest and ethical profession in the country. After all, patients, and their family and friends, see you as their main point of contact for healthcare insight and support. Earning and maintaining that trust goes beyond delivering quality care. It also depends on building positive relationships with those you come in contact with. Here are six “real life” tips to keep in mind when dealing with patients to help make those relationships stronger.

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Warning Signs It’s Time for a New Nursing Job

Apr 24, 2018 11:06:32 AM / by Amanda Blanton 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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The Top Five Apps Every Nurse Should Have

Apr 13, 2018 9:09:00 AM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Nursing, Career Advice

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There is a wealth of knowledge and technology right in your back pocket. We’ve chosen our top five favorite mobile applications that are must-haves for nurses. They are sure to make your life easier and healthier!

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Six Ways for Nurses to Avoid Burnout

Dec 21, 2017 3:14:00 PM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Nursing, Career Advice

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Nursing is one of the most challenging professions out there, and it’s no secret that the dropout rate for nurses is high. The long hours, high-stress situations and physical toll on the body can drive anyone out the door. Good news, though! We have six tips that are sure to help you avoid nursing burnout. Let us help you rejuvenate your work life and add more pep in your step.

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