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How to Become a Pediatric Nurse

Sep 11, 2019 10:16:38 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Career Advice, Peds, Pediatric Nurse

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Pediatric nurses work exclusively with children and their families to ensure a child’s healthy well-being until reaching adulthood. Individuals in this career field have expertise not only in general health, but also have a strong understanding of how a child’s body grows and develops and the countless conditions that can affect that process.

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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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How to Provide Better Patient Care as a Pharmacist

Jul 9, 2019 1:17:44 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Career Advice, Pharmacy

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Pharmacists undeniably play an integral role in healthcare. For decades, the public has relied on pharmacists to dispense medications and provide counsel for proper usage. In the ever-changing healthcare landscape, the role of pharmacists has been slowly evolving to respond to changes in the pharmacist-patient relationship.

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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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Top Questions Asked by New Occupational Therapists

Apr 17, 2019 3:21:46 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Career Advice, Occupational Therapy, OT

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April is Occupational Therapist Month. During this month, we celebrate the many ways in which occupational therapists help change the lives of their patients every day. We continue to share information gained, learn about successful treatments, and help build a strong and supportive professional community.

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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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Determining the Best Physical Therapy Career for You

Jun 7, 2018 2:43:58 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Physical Therapist, Career Advice, Job Search

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Whether you’re a PT student, new grad or an experienced PT looking to make a career switch, choosing the right PT setting and specialty may seem overwhelming. Even for experienced PT professionals, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-in-day-out crunch of your job and forget that there are more options available to you out there. The variations of practice settings, specialties and diversity of patients in the field of physical therapy are often unrecognized.

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Quick Tips for Improving the Patient Experience

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

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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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The Top Five Apps Every Nurse Should Have

Apr 13, 2018 9:09:00 AM / by Amanda Verdin 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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