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